8.04.1 so buggy I'm about to go back to Dapper
bilwalsh at swbell.net
Thu Jul 24 18:01:09 BST 2008
Gerald I. Evenden wrote:
> I down loaded 8.04.1 amd64 a couple of weeks ago to replace my aging Dapper
> system and try to get up to date.
> After a couple of tries I managed to determine the correct path though the
> start of the DVD and managed to successfully get a boot on the second
> attempt. Since then it has been nothing but a collection of little
> got-cha's---too many to list here.
> Current nasty is that I can't determine the correct selection monitor/nvidia
> version to get my 1600x1200 screen to work. Worked fine under Dapper but now
> the only usage form is 1280x1024. I tried to reload the Nvidia driver but
> things got worse.
> Firefox and Konqueror are mixed as to what works on what. Java works (at
> least partially) on Firefox but fails on Konqueror. I can view youtube on
> Konqueror but not Firefox, ... and on and on.
> Some programs just disappear when I try to execute them.
> Sometime, the disc seems to be thrashing around for a very long time in the
> background. I'm not used to this under Dapper.
> Question: is 8.04 any better? I downloaded from the Kunbunto site---should I
> buy a distribution disc? And from whom?
> Any suggestions would be helpful---even telling me to go back to Dapper.
> PS: I did all the tests to verify the quality of the download and it passed.
> Thanks in advance.
When I went and looked on the Kubuntu site all I found was 8.04 for
download. Either the standard or the KDE4 remix. Is 8.04.1 a final
release or a b/rc release? I would think if it is a final it would be
available through the normal download procedure, not just the 8.04.
If it's a b/rc release that could explain some of your issues.
I've been using 8.04/KDE3.5.9 since release and find it VERY stable and
easy to install. Well, actually, I just did the "upgrade" through adept
on my desktop. But the 8.04/64 install on my new laptop was great. [
AND, best of all - EVERYTHING worked "right-out-of-the-box" ]
Life is what happens while your busy making other plans.
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