8.04.1 so buggy I'm about to go back to Dapper

Brendan mailinglist at endosquid.com
Thu Jul 24 19:32:11 BST 2008

On Thursday 24 July 2008, Gerald I. Evenden wrote:
> under Dapper but now the only usage form is 1280x1024.  I tried to reload
> the Nvidia driver but things got worse.

Meaning what, exactly?

> 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.

Java works partially? How do you figure? If Youtube is your metric, it uses 
Flash, not Java.

> Some programs just disappear when I try to execute them.

When you launch them via the command line, what is the output?

> Sometime, the disc seems to be thrashing around for a very long time in the
> background.  I'm not used to this under Dapper.

Run a command "top" and see what is taking your CPU time. Often, you can tell 
what is thrashing.

Before you go jumping from distro version to distro version, but some effort 
into learning some debugging.

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