Ubuntu-quality Digest, Vol 72, Issue 19

Glenn chiefuscg at charter.net
Mon Oct 14 01:08:19 UTC 2013

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>     1. Oh my god (matteo sisti sette)
>     2. Re: Oh my god (Jackson Doak)
>     3. Fwd: Re: Oh my god (Matteo Sisti Sette)
>     4. Fwd: Re: Oh my god (Matteo Sisti Sette)
>     5. Re: Oh my god (Matteo Sisti Sette)
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> Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 22:40:01 +0200
> From: matteo sisti sette <matteosistisette at gmail.com>
> To: ubuntu-quality at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Oh my god
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> Hi,
> The Ubuntu QA team's website invites visitors to join the list and
> introduce themselves, so here I am introducing myself to the list.
> I am an Ubuntu user and I have been more and more frustrated by the
> exponentially growing unusability and unstability of Ubuntu throughout the
> last years. But I will focus on unstability here.
> Now I am astonished to see the point it has reached.
> I have installed a fresh new Ubuntu 13.04 on a brand new computer.
> First, the Firefox browser stopped working after updating it (simply via
> apt-get) and it turned out to be because ~/.cache/mozilla somehow got the
> wrong owner (root) rendering it unaccessible and preventing Firefox from
> reading the user profofiles and hence to work at all.
> But now, after a reboot, I find myself with an empty desktop with no Unity
> launcher nor system bar. None of the workarounds described at
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/17381/unity-doesnt-load-no-launcher-no-dash-appears/
>   or https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1212987 work.
> So after delirious usability killers (I won't mention them here as I want
> to focus on UNSTABILITY), after the impossibility to hibernate, after the
> impossibility to suspend on low battery, after random x.org crashes started
> to appear which would just suddenly log you out destroying all unsaved data
> at the blinking of an eye, now we have reached the point where you may just
> reboot and find yourself with a completely unusable system, roughly
> equivalent to one that won't even boot. Which means you are forced to
> either waste a couple of days googling for a fix, or reinstall the whole
> system just until this happens again.
> End of rant.
> Matteo
This is all very strange.  I am running an od HP Compaq, that has had 
every issue of Ubuntu on it from 9.04 up to 13.04, and waiting for 
13.10.  I have had very few problems with my system, with the exception 
of the ones that I caused.  Could it be that you have got something 
wrong inside the machine?


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