[ubuntu-uk] Xubuntu 11.10 Problems
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Sat Oct 29 07:44:21 UTC 2011
Andrés Muñiz Piniella
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> 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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i did an update of xubuntu 11.04 to 11.10. On an asua aspireone z The updater looked wierf at times and seemed to forget the default language (spanish) halfway throuhg the update. It also asked me something about anothe user being logged in. I clicked next and it continued no problem. I thought this was wierd because as far as i know xubuntu does not offer switch user only log out. Then because of wine it asked me to aprove the eula of some some font thing. I said now and it continued the instal without it. (Or so i assume). Screen saver did stop working mid update *nd at one point i closed the screen so that i could get some sleep. I don't think it hybernated.
Improvments: i recall some time ago i would net to set the panels, the launch icon and the desktop as i liked it (maybe this was withe the plain ubuntu)
a general ubuntu improvement that i found fantastic is the new log in screen looks slick plus has a guest account. I normally would change this background image but the plain black is cool reminds me of cad programs.
Ithink the kernel is more upto date as well as many other soft. I also like leafpad better than mousepad.
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