many problems after upgrade to Hardy
pauldeshaw at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 07:19:25 BST 2008
After a more-or-less successful new installation of Ubuntu Studio 8.04 on my
Apple laptop, I decided to upgrade my desktop from Gutsy to Hardy. I had
been afraid to try, but the MacBook install was so pretty, I decided to take
Lots of things are weird now. The 8.04 kernel was not installed, still
There is no wallpaper. The theme now has black letters against a dark brown
background in dialog boxes in audio apps, almost impossible to read. The
terminal is weird; the characters are rainbow colors, and they don't appear
until after "enter" is pressed; there is a dark ghost window to the right of
the terminal window.
I tried running upgrade again with Upgrade Manager; it says the system is up
to date. I checked the sources and they are Hardy repositories. (Some apps
have indeed been upgraded, which indicates to me that it is using the
current repositories.) I tried upgrading from the terminal; it installed and
upgraded 0 packages. I tried burning a DVD and upgrading from it; it
installed the latest restricted modules, and removed 84 obsolete packages,
but everything seems to work the same.
The sound does work; I ran JACK and Ardour, then Rosegarden. Xruns galore,
but I haven't played with the settings yet. But, sound comes out from my
external sound device like it should.
So all that needs fixing **that I know about** is the terminal app, the
wallpaper, and install the new kernel. But who knows what else is messed
up. Should I:
Install the kernel, terminal, and wallpaper from Synaptic or apt-get?
Install fresh? (I have my home folder backed up on an external drive)?
Something else I haven't thought of?
This is so frustrating. Ubuntu peaked with Dapper, as far as smooth
upgrades are concerned. I upgraded my old iMac G3 from Dapper to Feisty,
and it's even more messed up. Wish I'd learned my lesson and not upgraded
my main desktop.
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