Two Questions?

hollunder at hollunder at
Thu Apr 3 12:02:01 BST 2008

On Tue, 1 Apr 2008 15:19:15 +0200
<hollunder at> wrote:

> On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 07:55:03 -0400
> "Cory K." <coryisatm at> wrote:
> > Ming wrote:
> > > I think it's very appropriate... ;) I'm also wondering about
> > > that.... and why doesn't ubuntu studio have a graphical installer
> > > & bootloader (as in JAD - Jack Audio Distribution)?
> > 
> > No graphical installer. Bootloader? Like a picture behind GRUB?
> > Otherwise Usplash might fit this bill.
> > 
> > > On 3/29/08, *Adrian Wells* <Pons_Varolii at
> > > <mailto:Pons_Varolii at>> wrote:
> > >
> > >     This may not be an appropriate to ask here….but why doesn't
> > > Ubuntu Studio have a liveCD?
> > >
> > 
> > Because we don't intend for Ubuntu Studio t be run as a live system.
> > It also means it's another disk we have to maintain. We have enough
> > work already. Especially with the fact that nobody besides the team
> > really tests the current one.
> > 
> > -Cory \m/
> Cory, do you know if there will be a release candidate or something
> like that in the near future? With my luck at downloading the beta the
> earliest time to test it is tomorrow. 
> My updated thing from alpha4 is pretty much unusable for testing since
> quite some stuff got messed up during the updates and due to my
> experiments.
> Also, please tell me where the focus of testing should be. Everything
> is quite a lot and includes all the general ubuntu stuff.
> Best Regards,
> 	Philipp

Thanks for guidance... don't complain if the report is not to your

Bugs and issues, Ubuntu Studio related:

The colour set still causes problems, klick any of the 'unlock' buttons
and on 'advanced' or whatever it was, and you will see a dark-blue link
on dark-grey background, unreadable.
Also, there happen to be websites where drop-down menus (I mean
something like a font combo box) are dark-grey in background with black
letters, the same old unreadable stuff.

I noticed that the ubuntu studio theme has the black background as
default, not one of the custom made ones.

jackd could have saner default settings, for example the rt-option
could be set as default, periods to 3, .. whatever.

By default, the alsa-pcm level is set to 80%, does that make sense or
serve a certain purpose?

Some menu items don't have a 'tool tip', example: pure data.

Rants and stuff for Intrepid:

IMHO the colours aren't any good, they cause problems in readability,
have low contrast and don't serve a purpose besides 'being cool', and
that is up to debate.

I don't like the menu structure, I'd love to see it more geared towards
fast access. I'd like more categories in a flatter hierarchy.

After using ubuntu studio since it's there I'd really like to have an
official abbreviation, a two-or-so letter acronym.
Writing Ubuntu Studio as a whole all the time sucks.

It would be somehow nice to have Information on the applications
available. Documentation? How's the status?

Some other bugs I encountered and haven't reported yet:

'Clock Preferences' -> 'Time Settings' -> 'Set System Time' just gave
me an authentication dialogue that wasn't in the foreground and
therefore invisible, which rendered everything unusable until one
blindly enters the password. It didn't do anything thereafter.

'About me' doesn't come up. 'There was an error while trying to get the
addressbook information Evolution Data Server can't handle the protocol'

General Rant:

The now easy x-server configuration makes my life harder, since
'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' doesn't include monitor options (and I
think keyboard settings) anymore. Which means that I have to hand-edit
xorg.conf to get a higher resolution than 1024x768.
Also, the keyboard settings during install appear to have been stripped
down, so I couldn't select my language-sub-layout.

In case you're still reading that: Thank you, nice work, it's good to
have this distro.

Best Regards,

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