Breezy Badger milestone release "Colony 3" now available
punkrockguy318 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 17 17:08:54 CDT 2005
I just upgraded to the Colony 3 release. Overall, it is very usable.
I'm very pleased with all of the xorg modulazation that has been coming
along. I've noticed a couple problems that I'd like to leave some
Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> - The much-awaited USplash graphical boot feature is included; though its
> full functionality is not yet enabled, it displays a graphical boot
> screen and it is important for us to know that it works on a wide
> variety of hardware before proceeding. To activate it, run the
> following command in a terminal after installing or upgrading:
> $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-`uname -r`
I ran the command specified. On my next boot, I received no information
about the boot process, just the Ubuntu logo and a white box where the
bootup output should go. Then, I changed my vga kernel setting to 791,
and I just was given a black screen until X started. Hmm, what's the
> - The "Add/Remove Programs" tool has been enhanced and beautified
Mmm, quite beautiful :) A big improvement over add/remove in hoary.
What programs are installable by this program?
> - Several desktop programs have been extended to provide convenient access
> to related resources in Launchpad (you'll see new items in the Help
> menu). For example, Archive Manager, Text Editor and Evolution.
Very nice! Hopefully this will be consistant through the entire Ubuntu
desktop soon :)
> - A new tool has been added to make it easy to add and remove support for
> multiple languages (System->Administration->Ubuntu Language Selector)
This is a very good start! But, there is no way to set POSIX/C as the
system default. And how well does this integrate with GDM?
Another problem I've noticed: I cannot switch to any of my v/cs...
Alt-ctrl-f1 throgh f6 do nothing...
Are other people sharing my experiances?
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