[ubuntu-uk] Stopping bluetooth .....

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 16:11:06 UTC 2012

On 18 April 2012 16:51, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 18 April 2012 16:44, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 18 April 2012 16:07, Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I've just put 12.04 on my Samsung N150 netbook.  Previously, I've had to
> >> do various tweaks to get things fully working, but with 12.04,
> everything
> >> worked out of the box.  Fantastic.
> >>
> >> The only problem was starting off with the 'upgrade' option on the Live
> CD
> >> installer.  This was a miserable failure in several ways  including a
> >> non-working installation of the Ubuntu Software Centre.  I don't want
> to go
> >> into all the details, but I've never yet got 'Upgrade', either online or
> >> from a live CD to work properly.  It was quicker and easier to
> re-install.
> >>
> >
> > In a good 15 years of using Linux, I've never had an upgrade in place
> work
> > properly. It would be far more reliable for an image install to offer to
> > back up your data, create a clean install and restore.
> I have never had one fail (not 15 years admittedly but a number of
> upgrades).  I always purge any PPAs I am using first.
> Also remember that if you install over an existing one but tell it not
> to format the partition then it will leave the home directory in place
> so effectively doing what you are asking.
> Of course with a Beta version (which is the case for the OP) then
> nothing is guaranteed.
Except it doesn't - some of the problems seem to be traceable to user
preferences - Thunderbird has *always* been a problem for example. I've got
backup, clean install and restore down to a fine art now, and as always,
Your Mileage May Vary, and I actually do the same for Windows and Mac OS as
well so I'm probably being cautious, but I would, especially with what is
going to change with 12.04 and because it's an LTS release I would be very
wary of doing an upgrade.

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