herd 4 install report

Luka Renko lure at ubuntu.com
Sun Feb 18 07:53:32 GMT 2007

On Sunday 18. of February 2007 08:35:58 Yuriy wrote:
> I just downloaded and did a fresh install with Herd 4.  The install
> went fine, but I noticed some issues:

Nice report. Lot's of issues I have also noticed, but did not care to 
complain. :-(

> First, my resolution (1400x1050) was not detected correctly.  This is
> not new, what package would that be a bug against?

Do you have ATI card? It may be duplicate of https://launchpad.net/bugs/61390
Note: there is work being done to include xorg 7.2 that may fix this.

> I thought the user information page on the installer needed some work,
> mostly on the size and spacing of the text boxes.
> http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l227/GameManK/installer1.png
> It's strange how the username box is so much bigger than the real name box.

Agreed. I am sure Jonathan can fix this without bug... ;-)

> The default size of the save as dialog is really small for some
> reason, and resizing it doesn't save the size on the live-cd.
> http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l227/GameManK/snapshot1.png

This may be related to wrong resolution. ksnapshot has proper Save As here 
(running on correct resolution)...

> This is the only somewhat major issue: qtparted didn't get embedded in
> the installer
> http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l227/GameManK/qtparted.png
> qtparted still worked, but closing it made the installer think it
> crashed (and pop up a message saying so).  To continue with the
> installation I had to click next in the installer with qtparted still
> open.  qtparted then closed.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/79266

Yep, they are working on built-in partitioner which will probably be in next 
Herd. See: 

> I also thought the positioning of the text on the install progress
> dialog is a little off, it should be centered or something.
> http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l227/GameManK/qtparted1.png
> After installation:
> Installing the updates, the qt frontend to debconf came up, but it had
> an error, so the dialog didn't work.  I had to install the updates
> with aptitude.  I don't remember what it was because I thought I took
> a screenshot, but I can't find it.

What kind of error? I have only once had some error about "cannot set nice 
level to -19" or something, bot otherwise adept is working ok now (there are 
still some crashes here and there).
You should try to reproduce this and open bug.

> Usplash only works about halfway through the boot process on an
> installed system:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usplash/+bug/85893
> On the livecd it works all the way through, but changes progress bar
> style (from bouncing to actual progress) some time through.  It might
> be better/ more informative to use the progress bar all the way
> through.

Also seen this in past, but did not notice it on yesterday's clean install of 
Herd4 - it may get back later.

> I'll try to file bugs on these, but please point me to them if you've
> already seen these things reported.  I feel like ubiquity bugs are
> particularly hard to search for.

For ubiquity GUI issues it may be better to just ping Riddell on IRC or at 
least report them all in one bug with screenshots. Or even better, send 
patches to Riddell... ;-)


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