Kubuntu 9.10: Stable, Social and Beautiful

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Oct 29 21:42:57 GMT 2009

On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:41:52 -0700 chuck adams <chuck.adams.k7qo at gmail.com> 
>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.

Plug into a wired network and check for updates using kpackagekit or 
apt-get update.  Then you'll have a local package cache and it should work. 
 See the Known Issues section of release notes about Jockey.

Scott K

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