[ubuntu-studio-devel] Ubuntu Studio Installer on Gnome

Ross Gammon rosco at ubuntustudio.org
Wed Apr 17 09:27:37 UTC 2019

Hi All,

Before I was interrupted by another ISO Release Candidate to test, I had
been testing turning the bog-standard Ubuntu install (Ubuntu 18.04,
18.10) into Ubuntu Studio.

This is just an interim report that I had a couple of crashes (actually
freezes/stalls). I need to go back and continue the test. And if
required, properly document the crash and extract logs.

The first freeze happened with Firefox, hexter and qjackctl open on
Bionic. Everything froze (mouse unusable), and the only way out was a
kill with RELSUB. It is possible I should have done a reboot before
starting to play.

The second was on Cosmic, and this time ubuntustudio-installer stalled.
I see there is a bug (with fix released) to give more feedback of what
apt is doing:
But without this, I suppose I should be able to dig out some apt logs.

Wish List

Gnome doesn't have a menu. Yes I know - I don't want to start a flame
war and comparison of Desktops :-)
Using standard Ubuntu (Unity and Gnome) for years for non-audio stuff,
this has never been a problem for me. All my favourite apps are pinned
so I can just click on the icon, and I am mostly in the terminal anyway.
It is very rare that I have to remember the name of that (e.g. scanning
app) and type the first letters to execute it (if it isn't sitting in
the "frequently used" category).

But what is the name of that wierd synthesizer or plugin? Plugins can be
partially solved by pinning carla I suppose. But...

Wouldn't it be great if you could start the Ubuntu Studio menu from some
panel in gnome. Or have some other category based app launcher. I did a
search and there are some extensions out there, but nothing conclusive.
Meow looked promising, but didn't seem to have a way of loading a
configuration for users at install time.
Any ideas?


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