[Ubuntu Chicago] First impressions of Gusty

Michael D. Stemle, Jr. manchicken at notsosoft.net
Fri Oct 19 04:47:08 BST 2007


On Thursday 18 October 2007 22:17:47 jjirsa at comcast.net wrote:
> I just installed it on my Toshiba laptop, and everything is working except
> for sound; for some reason the volume is way low.  I did a search on the
> net and haven't found a fix for it.  Sound was working fine under Feisty.
>
> Our sysadmin at my company upgraded a server from Feisty last week, and
> after the upgrade, the Apache, PHP and Bacula config files were
> overwritten. He is really P.O'ed about it...this definitely turned him off
> of Ubuntu.
>
> So, I don't think its ready for release just yet.
>
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "RJ Marsan" <rjmarsan at gmail.com>
>
> > Heh, you didn't miss much, everyone missed it but me and Mr. Lee.
> > Ya know I figure I'll throw my two cents in...
> > I was very happy when my wireless card worked when I went through
> > restricted drivers manager, but honestly, the wifi reception couldn't be
> > worse.  All of a sudden I hardly get wifi in my livingroom where I once
> > got full signal. And i was amazed when the new codecs manager took into
> > account my 64bit-ness and installed nspluginwrapper for me. (stable-y
> > too.)
> > overall its a huge step forward, at least for this dell.  but what the
> > hell with the wifi thing. grr.
> > originally i had a few problems with login but all of that has been fixed
> > with updates (ya know, normal beta problems)
> > overall I must say I'm proud of this release
> > anyone else wanna throw in their opinion?
> >
> > On 10/16/07, Jason Crow <jcrowre at comcast.net> wrote:
> > >  All,
> > > I am sorry to have missed the meeting last Sunday due to it being the
> > > in-law's birthdays. I am not a developer, rather a power user who hates
> > > Microsoft and I have been using Ubuntu since the Feisty release.  I
> > > would like to share my experience with my upgrade to Gusty today.  I
> > > have a Gateway Turion 64X2 laptop with an ATI Xpress 1150 card and the
> > > broadcom BC-43XX wireless. I was running Feisty 64 bit with Compiz
> > > fusion from trevino's repository on XGL, using NDISWrapper for the
> > > wireless card. I used the alternate CD to upgrade to Gusty. With the
> > > upgrade, I did not change anything with the restricted drivers as I had
> > > the ATI one enabled and the wireless card was still working - I think
> > > with NDISWrapper. The new desktop effects were sort of working and I
> > > wanted to use CCSM. I had a hard time making it work because it was
> > > somehow installing the one from Trevino's repository, even though I had
> > > disabled it. After removing it and installing the correct one,
> > > everything worked, but there were only two sides to the cube which was
> > > easily fixed and some other settings that I needed to update, but my
> > > wallpaper and cube cap settings were still there.
> > >
> > > *Comments on other software*
> > > Openoffice 2.3 - Works fine
> > > Virtualbox - I had to recompile which was not hard to do as it prompts
> > > you what to do.
> > > Evolution - I recently changed companies and my current employer uses
> > > exchange, which has been driving me crazy by locking up evolution. The
> > > new version seems WAY faster and more stable. It also gives you the
> > > option to put the signature BEFORE the attached messages!
> > > Printing / Cups - I have had some intermittent problems with the
> > > network (windows) printers on feisty and gusty, but it seems to be
> > > working now.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >   Jason A. Crow
> > > *e-mail: jcrowre at comcast.net                *
> > > *Sent from my penguin powered laptop*
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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What's funny is that upgrades almost *ALWAYS* ask the user if they want to 
overwrite configs before they do so.  The Toshiba thing is because they tend 
to be very proprietary in their codecs.  You can't shoot at a target without 
knowing where it is.

Gutsy is most certainly ready for the real world, it just seems that your 
sysop needs to pay more attention during upgrades, and Toshiba needs to stop 
using crappy codecs in their sound cards.

I'd be interested in hearing what your sysop says about the updater prompting 
him before overwriting configs.  I most certainly was prompted before my 
apache configs were overwritten, and I opted not to have them overwritten.



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