[lubuntu-users] [lubuntu-devel] Lubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Released!

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 11:44:18 UTC 2018

Den 2018-10-21 kl. 13:30, skrev Nio Wiklund:
> Den 2018-10-21 kl. 13:27, skrev Nio Wiklund:
>> Den 2018-10-21 kl. 02:04, skrev Aere Greenway:
>>> On 10/20/18 2:13 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
>>>> On 10/19/18 11:01 PM, Simon Quigley wrote:
>>>>> You can find the full release announcement here:
>>>>> https://lubuntu.me/cosmic-released
>>>>> Please also take a look at the release video made by Michael from
>>>>> TuxDigital:
>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRgcsTQGvwU
>>>>> I just want to say thanks to everyone who has participated in these
>>>>> mailing lists over this past cycle, whether it's helping other people,
>>>>> reporting problems for us to solve, or discussing issues in 
>>>>> general, you
>>>>> all are very much appreciated. :)
>>>>> If anyone is lurking and wanting to get more involved with the 
>>>>> project,
>>>>> now's your time to reach out. At the start of the 19.04 cycle we're
>>>>> going to have a lot to do, and not just in terms of technical 
>>>>> tasks, but
>>>>> the Lubuntu Manual needs some more work as well as other non-technical
>>>>> tasks. Feel free to send me an email with what you would like to help
>>>>> with, and we can find a place for you. That's what at least seven 
>>>>> people
>>>>> (listed on the release announcement) did throughout the cycle, and we
>>>>> found a place for them where every single one of them has made an
>>>>> incredible impact on the project. It could be you, seriously!
>>>>> Until the 19.04 codename is announced, I would encourage Lubuntu
>>>>> contributors to take a short break if there's nothing to help with 
>>>>> with
>>>>> respect to 18.10. I'll personally be taking a short break from 
>>>>> directly
>>>>> contributing until the codename is announced, with the exception of
>>>>> packages that need to be uploaded.
>>>>> Thanks again, and have a good night.
>>>> All:
>>>> I began testing Lubuntu 18.10, and ran into some things that are 
>>>> different, which I wanted to ask about before I start making 
>>>> assumptions.
>>>> 1. I usually test 32-bit systems first.  I noticed that a 32-bit DVD 
>>>> or USB would go a very long time without booting on a machine with 
>>>> 64-bit hardware.  I gave up trying to boot it after about 10 
>>>> minutes. There was no indication of a problem - it just took too 
>>>> long to boot (I finally gave up), from either USB or DVD.  However, 
>>>> that same live-DVD system booted fine on a machine with 32-bit 
>>>> hardware.  In the past, I could install a 32-bit OS on 64-bit 
>>>> hardware, but it appears it will not even boot on 18.10 (and there 
>>>> is no error indication).  Is this behavior expected?
>>>> 2. I don't use QWERTY keyboard layout, so I change the keyboard 
>>>> layout to English-Dvorak.  On Lubuntu 18.10, I was unable to figure 
>>>> out how to do that.  If I keep trying, I may discover a way.  How do 
>>>> you change the keyboard layout on Lubuntu 18.10?
>>>> 3. On past levels of Lubuntu, Thunderbird Mail was the e-mail 
>>>> client. I have had bad experiences in the past migrating to new 
>>>> e-mail clients, which appears to be necessary with Lubuntu 18.10.  I 
>>>> realize using Thunderbird Mail on Lubuntu 18.10 would cause a large 
>>>> number of libraries to be installed.  But if I am willing to put up 
>>>> with that, will Thunderbird Mail work on Lubuntu 18.10?
>>>> - Aere
>>>> -- 
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>> Aere
>>> Regarding item 1, the 32-bit DVD boots successfully (and installs a 
>>> system) as long as it is booted on 32-bit hardware.  It won't boot on 
>>> 64-bit hardware, and I think after a long-time, it reported an error 
>>> that it couldn't find the bootable file (something like that).  The 
>>> 32-bit USB boots successfully on a 32-bit machine, but not on a 
>>> 64-bit machine.
>>> On item 2, I figured out how to change keyboard layouts.  It's very 
>>> much like the prior level (I don't know why I didn't think of that). 
>>> You insert a keyboard control widget in the panel, and use that to 
>>> add a new layout (DVORAK), and switch to it.
>>> On item 3, I had to install a number of gnome-based tools (such a 
>>> gdebi), and they worked okay, so perhaps Thunderbird Mail may work (I 
>>> hope).
>>> - Aere
>>> -- 
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Aere
>> Hi Aere,
>> I am able to boot Lubuntu 18.10 in my Toshiba laptop with 64-bit 
>> architecture both in UEFI and BIOS mode.
>> http://www.toshiba.se/laptops/satellite-pro/c850/satellite-pro-c850-19w/
>> I used mkusb to create a persistent live drive (using default 
>> settings). Maybe your problem depends on the tool you use to create 
>> the live drive, or maybe it depends on the particular 64-bit computer, 
>> maybe there is another problem.
>> Best regards
>> Nio
> Edit: Adding screenshots

Edit 2: I added the command 'uname -a' showing that it is the 32-bit 
version of Lubuntu. And the mail to the user list bumped because of the 
size, so I copied and pasted the text into a text file which is small.
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lubuntu at lubuntu:~$ test -d /sys/firmware/efi/ && echo efi || echo bios
lubuntu at lubuntu:~$ grep 'model name' /proc/cpuinfo 
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
lubuntu at lubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.10
Release:        18.10
Codename:       cosmic
lubuntu at lubuntu:~$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /dev
tmpfs           392M  1.4M  391M   1% /run
/dev/sdb4       1.6G  1.6G     0 100% /cdrom
/dev/loop0      1.6G  1.6G     0 100% /rofs
/cow            6.3G   64M  5.9G   2% /
tmpfs           2.0G  6.4M  2.0G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs           2.0G  4.0K  2.0G   1% /tmp
tmpfs           392M  8.0K  392M   1% /run/user/999
/dev/sdb5       6.3G   64M  5.9G   2% /media/lubuntu/casper-rw
/dev/sdb1       6.4G   34M  6.4G   1% /media/lubuntu/usbdata
lubuntu at lubuntu:~$ uname -a
Linux lubuntu 4.18.0-10-generic #11-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 11 15:07:11 UTC 2018 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
lubuntu at lubuntu:~$ 

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