Who's Killing Lucid?

Bill vance faptagon at gmail.com
Sat May 28 05:40:30 UTC 2011

> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 13:05:29 -0400
> From: Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>
> To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: Who's Killing Lucid?
> On Thursday, May 26, 2011 04:26:16 AM Bill vance wrote:
> What happens if you just install Kubuntu without Firefox or Gnome?  KDE
> support for Pulseaudio in KDE 4.4 is non-existant, which is why we didn't
> ship
> with it in 10.04 (lucid).
> I've got two systems here running Lucid that work fine with Firefox, but
> they
> are upgrades from Natty.  When the Kubuntu ISOs were respun for 10.04.2 (you
> don't say, but do you have the 10.04.2 ISO or an earlier one - the 10.04.2
> comes with KDE 4.4.5 and so should be best) installation tests were done and
> they worked, so please try just Kubuntu and see if you can get that working
> first.
> Scott K

Ok, I started with a downloaded iso of 10.04 Ubuntu, burned it to DVD,
and everything
seemed fine.  Then I did a redo install, and it all seemed ok for a
brief period of time.  Until
that is, the updates started to arrive, and then everything went to
hell.  At your suggestion,
(above), I downloaded iso's for both Ubuntu, and Kubuntu, (10.04.2).
I tried the Ubuntu
install twice, and each time it looked ok at first, and then once
again, they went South.
I tried the Kubuntu install twice, too.  The first time it seemed ok,
and when I used synaptic
to get a bunch of kde files that seemed to be absent;  User admin, and
etc.  Somewhere
in all that mess, I noticed a whole bunch of gnome files being
transfered along with all the
rest.  Very shortly after that, things went South again.  So I tried
once more, being as
careful as possible to keep the gnome stuff to a minimum, and this has
resulted, (so far),
in an apperently workable system, albeit a somewhat cranky one.  I'm
_still_ getting weird
messages from firefox, but at least it sorta works now.

Sorry about the attachment, but it seems to be the only way I can get
any kind of sizable
file into the firefox/gmail combination, for sending mail, and that's
somewhat iffy, too.


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