Kubuntu 6.10 Report (Positive)

Scott slewin at rogers.com
Fri Nov 10 22:39:25 GMT 2006


Irena & Richard Jenkins wrote:
> Just to balance the reports from people with troubles, I want to report that 
> this installation (from the cdrom version) went smoothly ... and has assumed 
> the role of desktop in my shack.
	I have had a completely different experience with Edgy than what you 
all are saying.  I love using the most updated system and like to use 
newer software, even bleeding edge as long as they are relatively stable 
and usable, but I found Edgy to be horrible.

	First, I tried a dist-upgrade to the Edgy RC on my laptop to only have 
it kill the system on my laptop.  I then tried to re-install from the 
disk (as I have had problems in the past using Dist-upgrade) and it 
seemed okay at first, but, then I noticed Edgy did not detect my 
wireless card that Dapper detected without any problem.  After a couple 
hours of looking around I was finally able to get it working as Edgy did 
not install some packages that where automatically installed in Dapper. 
   Next, my camera was also not detected, not at all.  The Camera is 
nothing special, a HP M22 that haves been detected by Dapper and Breezy 
without any problem. I tried for a couple hours and never was able to 
get Edgy to detect the camera and I can not use Edgy if I can't use my 
camera with it.  Then I gave up on Edgy when I did a standard update of 
the system (Without any extra repositories activated) and have the 
update kill the system.  Adept updater said there was, somehow, over 130 
packages to be updated and when I tried to do the update the system 
crashed part of the way through and would not restart.

	Was there some serious bug fixes between the release candidate and the 
final release of Edgy?  It seems unlikely as they where less than a week 
apart.  If Edgy is now stable and usable and will detect the same 
devices Dapper did, I would like to give it a try on my two computers again.

Just in case you want to know, I have posted my laptop's specs below.

Laptop
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Compaq Evo N400c
PIII 850MHz
256MB RAM
ATI Rage Mobile video card
D-Link DWL-G630 Wireless card

-- 
Your friend,
Scott

EnGarde! Death with Honour
http://www.engarde.phy.ca



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