Problems with Dapper RC1 and KDE 3.5
j.hart at hccnet.nl
Sun May 28 19:11:43 BST 2006
Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
>>I tried that link: http://wiki.cchthm.com and I can't find anything
>>related to it. Is it down, or misspelled? I'd like to find that page.
>I found it. The whole link is: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Main_Page
>For some reason it appears I can't just go to http://wiki.cchtml.com
Strange, because I can. The full link, for those interested in ATI
drivers is: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu
I also managed to get the Dapper RC to work, but had to switch to a
console and run dpkg-reconfigure xserver.xorg to do it, even after
telling it to use safe graphics. I think that's a bug. Most newbies
would toss the CD if it did on their computer what it did on mine.
Another issue with the new installer is that it forces you to choose
mount points for all partitions, even if you don't want to mount them.
Then goes and puts every partition on your system on the desktop! I
don't want to have access to my NTFS drive from Linux. I also don't
want my separate boot partition to mount.
I use my own grub to manage my boot, and do not use any of the grubs
that the different distributions try to install. It never fails that
the installs fail to see all of my different OS choices, so I always
have to edit the menu.lst anyway. My test partition changes frequently,
and boot partitions' menu.lst is one of my most accessed files.
I also found it interesting that Dapper RC failed to see the Breezy
partition and didn't put that as one of the choices. You'd think of all
things it could find would be an older version. I guess the developers
just think people will only have their system and Windoze. Also of note
was that the Kubuntu RC's grub calls the OS Ubuntu.
It seems I can always find something to complain about.
Overall I still think Kubuntu is the best distro, but I have to say that
I am not pleased with the new graphical install. I think it's a better
idea to upgrade an existing breezy than to start all over with dapper.
I just wonder what headache that will bring. Personally, I think I will
clone the partition before I try it. Just so I can always revert back
to a system that works like I expect it to in case of disaster. One
positive note. I learn the most about Linux trying to fix problems that
shouldn't need fixing.
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