12.04 getting better
kassube at gmx.net
Mon Apr 16 05:34:13 UTC 2012
Phil Hughes wrote:
> The updates from about a week ago broke my WiFi card. That is now
> fixed. Other issues I need to evaluate are:
> * The kernel at least from Beta 2 required PAE. My T42 laptop is my
> favorite and it is pre-PAE. It makes no sense to me that the default
> for a kernel called "386" requires an instruction that didn't appear
> until the Centrino.
Agreed, the 386 name for the kernel is a joke. Some time ago I found out
that you can do a network install for a machine without PAE. Boot from
the mini ISO  and then install directly from the internet. It is
"only" a text installer but at least it works with older machines.
> * The combination of Dolphin, an NFS-mounted filesystem and sleep
> have not worked for years. I am sick of complaining about it. I will
> check to see if it is fixed but I am not hopeful.
You could try konqueror instead of dolphin - I never had problems with
nfs and konqueror.
> Otherwise, 12.04 is looking pretty good. Not as good as KDE 3.5 as
> far as the amount of added crap/overhead but we call that
Well, you forgot to mention the state of kmail2 which isn't ready for
production IMHO. OTOH if you were using 11.10 before, you are already
familiar with this "inconvenience".
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