Call for testing: Preview candidate available)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Mar 10 15:03:03 CST 2005

On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 08:06:26PM +0000, Michael R Head wrote:

> I have orinoco wireless ethernet and eepro100 wired ethernet on my
> laptop. 
> Ubuntu seemed to prefer my orinoco wireless, which worked, and I guess
> lets me be untethered should I desire it, but I generally prefer wired
> when I'm plugged in. I don't know if that's just due to modprobe
> ordering or what.

Currently we just pick the first one that we find.  For the next release,
we'll have a nicely integrated solution for managing multiple network
interfaces, probably based on NetworkManager.

> Also, there's no way to set the timezone before the session starts, (not
> that I necessarily want more user interaction during startup, but that
> seems important for things like the clock applet, which have to be
> reloaded after a timezone configuration).

I am curious as to why this seems to be so noticeable in the Hoary live CD;
I've received a lot of comments about it.  As far as I know, no live CD
attempts to set the time zone properly, because this can't be done without
asking the user.

Should we remove the clock by default, as it's only a distraction by
displaying the wrong time in most parts of the world?

As for dynamic time zone changes, we intend to fix that, though probably not
for Hoary:

> Applications/system tools/add/remove programs is a little flaky, it seems.
> It's doesn't seem synched properly to the applications that are actually
> installed. It doesn't think (for example) that terminal, system monitor,
> config editor, and archive manager are installed when they clearly are. 

It shows them as installed here.  Check Bugzilla for similar bugs, and if
this problem isn't already reported, please file a new one.

 - mdz

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