[ubuntu-us-nm] 8.04 upgrade stories
andrew at source3.com
Mon Apr 28 20:25:50 BST 2008
#3 from below. This is a missing menu too: sudo displayconfig-gtk
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On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 12:31 -0600, Eric Krieger wrote:
> Here's mine....
> The Bad:
> 1 - Flash was broken no sound and very choppy playback. Had to install
> libflashsupport and libflash-mozplugin to fix flash issues.
> 2 - Pulse Audio sound quality leaves much to be desired. It seems that
> anything (copying a file to an nfs share, searching the locatal hd,etc.)
> can cause playback to crackly. No fix yet. Hope this move was not a
> mistake for Ubuntu. That said moving between my laptop docking station
> and native sound is working better but sounds like crap.
> 3 - Not impress with the new video setup menu. Had to install the
> official NVIDIA drivers to gain some control over how my laptop handles
> switching between local screen and my Dell 2407WFPHC monitor. Where did
> all the settings go?
> 4 - VPNC - Was broken but protonchris rebuild of it works flawlessly.
> Thanks protonchris!
> 5 - IPOD Support: I have a gen4 ipod. I use banshee/hipo to sync it to
> my music collection. I use banshee because it will auto convert media
> from say ogg to mp3 as it is syncing to the ipod. They only way that I
> can get either banshee or hipo to work is to launch Rhythmbox first.
> Once Rhythmbox see it I can then close Rhythmbox and use the other
> The Good:
> 1 - System Monitor - looks awesome!
> 2 - OpenOffice - 2.4 is really nice!
> 3 - FireFox 3 - I like the fact that it's theme integrates with the
> native GTK2 themes.
> So far my biggest complaint is Pulse Audio.
> Leif Gregory wrote:
> > So my upgrade went pretty smooth. Had a few things requiring fixing.
> > 1. Pysol-FC stopped working. Had to re-install python-imaging-tk. Must
> > have gotten uninstalled during the upgrade.
> > 2. Frostwire stopped working, conflict between Java alternatives or
> > something. Had to run "sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun"
> > which fixed it.
> > 3. DigiKam got uninstalled somehow. apt-get fixed it and I ended up
> > with the latest version, so that was nice. also didn't lose any of my
> > config stuff.
> > 4. Still got a weird problem with Xplanet where every once in a while
> > my desktop wallpaper reverts to default Ubuntu. Xplanet is running an
> > update to the desktop every few minutes so it reverts back to Xplanet
> > again. Gonna have to dig through the Nautilus settings. I vaguely
> > remember a similar issue way back when.
> > 5. Ended up with icons out the wazoo on my top panel mainly because I
> > had manually added some things, and in the upgrade they were added by
> > default. Can't decide if I like Tracker or Beagle though. Got both up
> > there till I decide.
> > 6. I like the weather and locations addition to the date/time in the
> > panel. My oldest daughter lives in Japan, so it's nice and easy to see
> > what time it is there now.
> > 7. Synergy was semi-broke with unacceptable lag on the clients. Seems
> > to have to do with the FAIR_GROUP_SCHEDULER. Since I don't know enough
> > about it yet, I'm just invoking Synergy with gksudo as a workaround.
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/194029
> > 8. Lost my transparent menu bars under Compiz. I think I need to switch
> > over to Emerald again to get them back. Just haven't gotten around to
> > it yet.
> > I haven't made it through all my apps yet, but other than those
> > listed, I haven't run into any other problems. Gotta learn how to use
> > the Policy Kit.
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