[ubuntu-uk] Um, why am I blocked from #ubuntu-uk

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Sun Jul 24 07:34:27 UTC 2011

On 24 July 2011 07:54, scoundrel50a <scoundrel50a at gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried to get on this morningn to discover I blocked from being allowed on, I get a message saying I need to be identified with services with a -r next to my name?

It was a mistake. You should be able to join now. Sorry about that.

> Another thing, people who were on there the other day, when I was trying to ask about deleting a kernel I had installed on my pc, now I said I had oneiric 3.0.0-o300rc1 oneiric, at the time I couldnt find out where I had installed it from, but I found out now.

Yes, and this was causing some confusion. There is no such thing as
'Oneiric 3.0.0...'. What you have is the Linux Kernel 3.0.0.. built
for/on Oneiric. It's a subtle difference but important when trying to
articulate what the issue was.

As I understand it you're running Ubuntu 10.10, and had manually
installed the Linux 3.0 kernel from the mainline ppa. You did this to
see if the backlight issue you have is fixed in a later kernel. I
doubt that repeatedly installing newer kernels will magically fix the
backlight issue you have.

What probably really needs to be done is to figure out at what point
the kernel (or whatever) broke the backlight issue. Sometime between
the kernel supplied with Ubuntu 10.10 and the one supplied with Ubuntu
11.04 a change was made which broke it. Finding exactly which change
(or changes) did that is not easy.


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