Kubuntu/Ubuntu does not remove everything from memory at shutdown

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 17:56:52 GMT 2010

> As explained before: no, it's the booting OS' responsibility to put
> the hardware into a state in which it can use it.
> For more detail, read Howard Coles Jr.'s reply - he explains this
> pretty well.

Thanks. I went back over that and indeed HCJ's reply was very
informative. Not being a hardware dev I cannot agree nor disagree with
his stance, but it sounds more "ideal world" than status quo.

> This isn't a bug in *buntu, its a bug in the Win soundcard driver.
> More specifically, it is a bug triggered by *buntu, not Mandriva.
> Since both are GNU/Linux OSes, using Mandriva exclusively is
> definitely an option. When SUSE became too buggy for me, I switched
> to Kubuntu instead of bearing with SUSE's bugs.
> Oh, and it's not another OS, just another distro. Choice is the main
> reason for the different distros, you know...

Different distros are different OSes, but that is unimportant.

If it is indeed a bug in Windows that is triggered by Ubuntu and not
by Mandriva, then it is still a valid feature request. Considering
that Ubuntu is designed to be installed alongside Windows (the
installer even does the nicety of setting up grub for this) then it
still might be considered a bug.

>> Where would you like him to get the information from, if not from
>> the log messages?
> The scripts, by asking, by reading the other emails? Seriously, the
> log messages are more for developers and for giving you a clue where
> in the boot/shutdown procedure you currently are, not for telling you
> every little action that is taking place. That's why splash screens
> have become so popular (that and because the average user is
> uncomfortable being confronted with too much info).

Here I disagree. The logs _are_ telling his exactly what is happening,
so why should he go bug the devs about it? But this is another stupid
thing for us to argue about and distracts from the issue at hand.

Dotan Cohen


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