[ubuntu-uk] Xubuntu 11.10 Problems

Dave dave.hills.2009 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 17:14:39 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 00:46 +0100, Nigel Verity wrote:
> Hi
> I'd be interested to learn the experiences of anybody installing
> Xubuntu 11.10 from scratch or upgrading from 11.04. I've tried both
> today and had some real problems. The online upgrade crashed, the
> system recovery option on the LiveCD didn't work and the full install
> has resulted in a system whereby most of the theme settings are
> ignored by most applications, so that the whole OS is stuck with the
> look of classic Windows 3!
> I've gone back to 11.04 and everything is fine again; rock-solid as it
> has been from the day it was released. Consequently, I don't think the
> problem is purely down to my hardware (Acer 1410 laptop).
> Leaving aside the cosmetic issues, I didn't spot any new features or
> functions in 11.10 that really justified the upgrade. Possibly a
> cautionary tale for anybody considering moving up.
> Cheers
> Nige

Hi Nigel,
I've done two clean installs of Xubuntu 11.10, a 64bit one desk top and
an 32bit one on my Netbook. My desk top is an old AM64 3200 based PC
with a Radeon 9600 graphics card - no problems at all. I actually was
trying the 11.10 beta, so it was a Beta + release update. My Netbook is
a Lenovo S10e on which I've been running ubuntu 10.04 LTS for some time.
I bought a spare hard disk at tried a clean install Xubuntu 11.10 formal
release. I had a problem with an unrecoverable blank screen at the end
of the install, having left it to it for 30 minutes. On reboot
everything was fine, except when leaving the netbook unattended for 20
minutes and the unrecoverable blank screen occurred again. I've put this
down to the default screen saver being random and no screen savers being
selected [ logged Bug 882251].  On selecting a single screen saver,
everything is OK. I'm really pleased with Xubuntu on the Netbook its
really zippy and customisable unlike Unity. I tried Unity for 2 weeks
and could not get on with it. The only minor issue I've found with
Xubuntu so far is with use of Vertical panels, I like to maximise my
vertical real estate (576 pixels). Some of the widgets don't
re-orientate to the vertical, but I'll take these up as improvements on
Launchpad. Also didn't like the default blank hard disk partitioning, no
separate home partition and the swap partition was at the end of the
hard disk. Did a second clean install with Swap, Boot, Home and Xubuntu
partitions. Another improvement suggestion for launchpad!

Best regards


New Xubuntu User  
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