Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Released

Ho Wan Chan smartboyhw at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 12:44:42 UTC 2012

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From: Scott Lavender <scottalavender at gmail.com>
Date: 2012/10/23
Subject: Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Released
To: Ubuntu Studio Development & Technical Discussion <
ubuntu-studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>,
ubunubuntu-studio-users at lists.ubuntu.com

The Ubuntu Studio development team is proud to announce the release of
Ubuntu Studio 12.10.

>From the release notes of Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Quantal Quetzal:

New Features in Ubuntu Studio 12.10

Ubuntu Studio is the Ubuntu flavour designed for content creation.

It’s produced as a DVD image that can also be converted to an USB
stick and includes support for most languages by default.


Improved Interface:
 * A new web page is out. The help button on the main menu points there.
 * Task Manager has been switched to System Monitor for better memory
use display.
 * A main menu tool has been added to setting to allow the user to
change their menu.
 * Add/fix text plymouth theme for those video cards that won’t see
graphics so it says Ubuntu studio.
 * Set up Software Center menu items for our workflows.
 * Fixed submenu icons for accessories, education and network.

New Software:
 * Xfce updated to version 4.10 (based off of Xubuntu)
 * Kernel (lowlatency) is now of version 3.5

Ubuntu Studio Applications:
 * The menu has been fixed moving audio production tools out of Media
 *  A MIDI router and MIDI tools menu have been added.
 * Add qmidiroute to audio workflow to cover missing functionality
 * Added open-clip-art package to graphics seed
 * Move mixer applications from media playback menu to audio menu.
 * Nautilus is default file manager for everything now


Preparing your computer for Ubuntu Studio is now simpler, with a wider
range of disk setup options. Each of these are detailed at length to
provide you with a clear understanding of the actions that will take
place with your selection.

You can reinstall or upgrade an existing copy of Ubuntu Studio with
the Ubuntu Studio DVD installer, provided that your computer is
connected to the Internet.

Download Ubuntu Studio 12.10 images from:

System Requirements:
The minimum memory requirement for Ubuntu Studio 12.10 is 768 MB of
memory. It is highly recommended that you have 2GB or more memory
though so that the system will perform much better. More information
about other recommended hardware on the new Ubuntu Studio website when
it is released.

To upgrade from Ubuntu Studio 12.04, press Alt+F2 and type in
"upgrade-manager"(without the quotes) into the command box. Update
Manager should open up and display following message: "New
distribution release ’12.10′ is available. Click Upgrade and follow
the on-screen instructions".

Since the upgrade does not include the new “photography” and
“publishing” metas, so if you want the photography and publishing
packages in your upgrade, please install them manually after upgrade
by typing "sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-meta-photography
ubuntustudio-meta-publishing" in your terminal.


Proprietary drivers are now installed using software-properties-gtk
(Software Sources), under the tab “Additional Drivers”.

We have received reports that booting the Ubuntu installer in UEFI
mode from a USB disk on certain Samsung laptops (530U3C, NP700Z5C) may
trigger a firmware bug that renders the machine unbootable. While this
bug has not been confirmed to affect Ubuntu 12.10, users are advised
to use caution when installing on Samsung laptops and ensure that they
are configured for legacy BIOS mode, not UEFI mode. (1040557)

Haswell processor graphics is not fully supported. (1066975)
On some systems, when opening lid, there is a kerneloops with a
suspend/resume failure message seen. (1054732)
On certain ASUS machines with AMD graphic chips, a WMI event and ACPI
interrupt are sent at the same time when hitting the hotkey to change
display mode, resulting in the display mode being changed twice in
succession. Users can work around this using the Displays panel in
System Settings for changing display modes. (1052278)
On ASUS N53SN laptops, the kernel does not boot without noefi on
commandline. (1053897)

In order to improve compatibility with other local nameserver
packages, NetworkManager now assigns IP address to the local
nameserver process that it controls instead of If the
system’s /etc/resolv.conf is absent or is a static file instead of the
symbolic link to ../run/resolvconf/resolv.conf installed by default
then this static file will have to be updated by the administrator in
order to continue using the NetworkManager-controlled nameserver.

Video Drivers:
Several video drivers are not functioning with some legacy chip-sets.

xserver-xorg-video-trident with some Trident Cyberblade chip-sets.
Black screen and lock-up. Bugs
xserver-xorg-video-intel with i810 chip-sets. Segfault. 1060492
xserver-xorg-video-sis with 315 series (SiS 315/E/PRO, 550, [M]650,
651, 740, [M]661[FMG]X,[M]741[GX]) chip-sets. Black screen or loops
around login screen. 1034812

Test with a Live CD to see if your hardware is effected.
Trident Cyberblade – As the vesa driver doesn’t work with this
chip-set the only solution is to remain with 12.04.
Intel i810 – A new install can only be accomplished from the Alternate
ISO. On reboot go to Recovery Mode and delete/blacklist video driver.
On reboot create suitable xorg.conf or use RandR to get correct
resolution if necessary.
SiS 315 Series – As Intel i810


Ubuntu Studio 12.10 is supported for 18 months.
Security and bugfix updates for Ubuntu Studio are provided by the
Ubuntu Studio Team and Community
Support via email can be found at the Ubuntu Studio Users Mailing List.
Support via IRC can be found in the #ubuntustudio channel on the
freenode network

Please download the release and try it out and we thank you for your
support on Ubuntu Studio!

Ubuntu Studio Team

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