Number of bugs in Ubuntu 13.04

Gabor Toth at
Mon May 6 21:13:22 UTC 2013

Hi Jason,

Any suggestion under what package do I file the bug?  I have actually no
idea what, especially on point 1, I do not know what froze the system
up.  Same on 2 and 3.  On 4 I guess that is the Alsa package, or
something else?  Can you give me some suggestions?



On 05/06/2013 11:09 PM, Jackson Doak wrote:
> file bugs for everything, then try and see if they affect quantal or
> saucy as well.
> use "ubuntu-bug PACKAGE" to file bugs.
> On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 7:07 AM, Gabor Toth < at
> < at>> wrote:
>     I have been running 12.10 and it was very stable for me.  Then
>     recently upgraded to 13.04 and while the upgrade went well and I
>     like the new stuff and changes (not a lot, but still nice) there a
>     number of bugs which I was a bit startled about and did not know
>     what bug report to file or how to go about reporting it.  I have
>     some time I could spend helping on the fixing of these and thus
>     please feel free to shoot at me things that I should do to provide
>     more data or test things and so on.  As a general data I am
>     running UBUNTU 13.04 on a Dell Inspirion 17R with 4 Gb RAM.  I
>     also have an external screen, an LG small flat screen TV connected
>     through HDMI.  Here is the list:
>      1. Since installation the system froze up entirely 3 times.  The
>         last time I had Google Chrome, GIMP, Libreoffice Writer open
>         and I was just talking on Skype.  The whole system froze but I
>         could still continue speak on Skype - it was weird.  Nothing
>         worked from there.  The mouse moved, but no response to
>         clicks.  Tried Ctrl+Alt+F1 - no response, beside some hard
>         disk activity, but no change on the screen.  Then tried
>         Ctrl+Alt+Del a number of times and beside some hard disk
>         activity, no change - or actually the mouse cursor have
>         disappeared.  Had to do a total hard shutdown with the power
>         button kept in for 5 sec.  The system started up normal after.
>      2. Not sure if related to the above, but two times I had a
>         problem with shutting the system down.  I clicked on shut down
>         however during the shut down sequence the system froze or at
>         least did not continue.  The "dots" kept moving like something
>         is still happening, but no hard disk activity, nor anything
>         for a long time.  Once by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del I managed to
>         get the system to restart and then could shut it down properly
>         but the other time I had to use the power button to power
>         off.  Weird.
>      3. Once I had a problem to start the system up.  The graphical
>         screen disappeared and only some text was left on the screen,
>         seemingly frozen.  Then I switched to text mode with
>         Ctrl+Alt+F1, that worked and immediately back to graphical
>         (F7) and I got the graphical login screen and all went fine.
>      4. There seems to be a bug with the sound system.  Originally it
>         worked fine except the fact that I could not direct the sound
>         to the external screen through the HDMI cable.  Seemingly the
>         sound did not recognize that it is there.  Then sometimes
>         after powering the system up I only gout a "Dummy Output" and
>         no sound at all.  I Googled it and found a solution of
>         re-installing the Alsa sound system and that stabilized the
>         sound, it works all the time now, but still no way to use the
>         HDMI output.  I am getting a scratchy sound when Skype starts
>         but later on the call sound quality is perfect and also
>         playback sound from all sources (Youtube, Banshee, etc.) are good.
>     These are the stuff that came with the upgrade to 13.04. 
>     Previously on 12.04 and 12.10 the system was working fine and
>     stably and would like to put some work into making it again that
>     stable - need some directions though.  I can file bug reports or
>     attach files or anything needed and help out on the testing just
>     need some directions.
>     Thanks a lot.
>     Best,
>     Gabor
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