Kubuntu 9.10: Stable, Social and Beautiful

chuck adams chuck.adams.k7qo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 20:41:52 GMT 2009

On Thu, 2009-10-29 at 15:37 +0000, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> Kubuntu 9.10 has been released.  For the first time this includes
> Kubuntu Netbook Edition, a technical preview of the exciting Plasma
> Netbook desktop.  Other features include OpenOffice.org KDE 4
> integration, several social network applications, a message indicator
> and the latest KDE applications.
> For the full announcement see 
>  http://www.kubuntu.org/news/9.10-release
> To download the CD images go to
>  http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/download
> Kubuntu Netbook Edition is intended to be installed from a USB drive,
> use USB Creator available in Kubuntu 9.10 (and for install in 9.04) to
> copy the image to the USB driver.

OK, I took the bait.  Downloaded Kubuntu 9.10 netbook and using 9.04
USB Startup Disc Creator to a 4GB thumb drive.

Using a lenovo s10 ideapad netbook booted the system live and it
recognized the Broadcom BCM4312 wireless card.  But could not
activate from the running live O/S.

Did a complete install.

1.  The progress bar during the install process 'flickers' by flashing
on and off.  

2.  Upon completing the installation and rebooting, the Broadcom
wireless interface is not recognized.

3.  If I go to Internet and attempt to start up Firefox, I get the
install widget.  I click on install and it says Firefox is already
installed.   I bring up a console window and type in firefox and
it displays the 'apt-get install firefox', since it doesn't really
seem to be installed.

Let me know what I'm doing wrong.  It's gotta be a simple user
error on my part.



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