Downloads do not complete. Jaunty Alpha6 KDE
kassube at gmx.net
Thu Mar 26 08:31:58 GMT 2009
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
> > stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net wrote:
> >> Jaunty is the first to
> >> deal with that issue effectively.
> > Did the released versions not work with your hardware? If it is
> > only for efficiency, I would prefer using a released version of
> > lower efficiency for one month without the trouble which is likely
> > to happen with the alpha version.
> With Intrepid, I couldn't get video at all. While I was trying to
> get a screen back, I got the advice about the Jaunty Alpha. I did
> not realize I was doing anything wrong.
Oh, there is nothing really wrong using Jaunty. Especially if your
hardware doesn't work with previous releases there is hardly anything
else to use.
> >> Additionally I thought it a good
> >> step for learning. The problems I would face should help me
> >> learn.
> > I think the alpha / beta releases aren't meant as a learning
> > exercise for newbies but to help the developers to become aware of
> > possible problems before the new version is released. If you
> > install alpha / beta software you should better be able to get
> > yourself out of trouble on your own.
> I didn't realize that. Still, I have been more satisfied with Jaunty
> Alpha 6 than every other stable issue back to Feisty.
Good, then Jaunty can't be that bad :)
> I may be
> mistaken, but you may be confusing the problems I was having with
> Xubuntu and my old box
No, I meant your video problem with Jaunty.
> with the one and only real problem I have had
> with Jaunty, and I have been using it daily without problem for at
> least a week. And it was working perfectly up until the last update
> before the video crash. I still don't understand exactly what the
> help did that fixed it, but it is back to a wonderful OS again.
The commands I sent to you was just fetching the latest updates and
restart kdm. With that update came the missing part (whatever was
missing - I'm not sure what the real problem was).
> just love Jaunty. I have been told not to recommend it, and I will
> not. Like I said to Eberhard, tell me which application you want me
> to change to and I will.
I don't suggest to install something else now, it is too late for that.
a) You wrote that your hardware doesn't work with previous releases. b)
It would waste a lot of time to reinstall with a previous version now
and upgrade to Jaunty in a month. Just be prepared to have some more
problems. And if there are problems don't panic, be patient and check
for updates every few hours.
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