What exactley is Ubuntu Studio related and what not? Was: Ubuntu Studio 11.10 repositories + an Ubuntu providing WLAN spport

Janne Jokitalo astraljava at kapsi.fi
Sun Feb 12 11:51:37 UTC 2012

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:37:10PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-02-12 at 13:21 +0200, Janne Jokitalo wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 01:32:12AM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > > I'm missing a mailing list for Mint, so I join a German forum. I
> > > installed Mint Lisa - KDE 64-bit. KDE freeze after login and Xfce
> > > doesn't show nm-applet. Changing the mouse cursor theme doesn't work.
> > <snip>
> > > Haven't installed Ubuntu Studio meta packages until now. Perhaps I
> > > should test what happens, when Ubuntu Studio themes are installed. Does
> > > 11.10 already include Xfce?
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am a little puzzled, over here. What does a Mint installation (and its
> > problems) have to do with Ubuntu Studio? We will not provide any official
> > support for such a combo, so I would suggest you find some elsewhere, for I do
> > not wish to encourage this sort of behaviour on our official support forums.
> > 
> > Thanks for understanding!
> It was in reply to an answer of a request I did regarding to the usage
> of Mint Lisa with Ubuntu Studio meta packages.

I did understand that. Nonetheless, using Ubuntu Studio packages on a
completely different distro _isn't_ using Ubuntu Studio.

> My intension is to get a new DAW, since my old one is Edubuntu 10.10 +
> Ubuntu Studio meta packages.
> Note that I join a German forum regarding to Mint, but also note that
> Ubuntu is Ubuntu is Ubuntu.

Mint Linux isn't Ubuntu.

> IMO your wish isn't a wise wish. E.g. what has got an Android tablet to
> do with Ubuntu Studio, or much more worse, an iPad 2?

I do understand if people want to discuss vaguely-related issues on this mailing
list. I admit, I have partaken in such discussions myself. But in the end, the
subject of this mailing list, in brief, is: "Ubuntu-Studio-users -- Ubuntu
Studio Users Help and Discussion".

I do not consider asking for possible usages for an iPad2 (one of which could
have been jailrooting it and installing a PowerPPC port of Ubuntu) as such
misleading topics as providing support for a 'competing' distribution.

> Please understand that usage of a production setup has to do with
> several needs and different gear needs to work together. And again,
> regarding to Mind Lisa, it's Oneric, Ubuntu Studio meta packages are
> part of the official Ubuntu repositories.

Yes, Ubuntu Studio meta packages are indeed parts of official repositories.
However, the rest of that setup is not, which is the particular reason why we're
not providing support for it on this forum.

> Who is allowed to do requests on this list?

Everybody. If it's a support request, however, it will be served if it falls
under the umbrella of supported topics.

> Since Kubuntu still is Canonical I suspect they are allowed. But as soon
> as Kubuntu becomes a community project, AFAIK it will lose it's
> "membership" at Canonical. Are Kubuntu users still allowed to do
> requests then?

Of course. Kubuntu is, after all, using the official repositories for the
_whole_ of their distribution (of flavor, or derivative etc.), which Mint does

> I can unsubscribe, no prob, but reconsider if your thinking is wise.

I never asked you to do such a thing. Please, there's no drama here. I am merely
trying to limit the support conversation to something that can reasonably be
provided. Ubuntu Studio community, by default, provides community support for
Ubuntu parts, we cannot stretch further than that.

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