Initial impressions, questions, and bugs

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sat Sep 18 08:02:36 UTC 2004

On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 12:05:30AM -0700, Nathan Howell wrote:

> I've now installed Ubuntu on two of my machines, and it's fantastic.
> Thanks guys. I'm just going to jump right into a list of thoughts and
> observations here:
> - My first install was on a box with an onboard Broadcom 4401 NIC. It
> uses the b44 module. It wasn't detected during the install, but worked
> afterwards. (after I set up the interface)

Please send lspci output; this should be easy to fix.

> - Is Grub failing when XFS is chosen something that's going to be fixed?
> A d-i bug, I suppose. Does it work for anybody?

In what way is it failing?  There are a couple of Grub+XFS bugs in Bugzilla

> - Does pmount assume all devices it mounts are in /dev and just sanitize
> the name? If I have udev create a device node at /dev/usb/usbdrive1, it
> mounts as /media/usb_usbdrive1.

s/assume/enforce that/, and yes.  pmount also supports labels; see the man

> - A dialog appearing the first time a device is inserted asking for a
> name and then remembering it would rock.

We'll be looking in that direction for Hoary, the release after Warty.

> - NFS mounts show up in Disks. Shouldn't they be in Network?

A bit of a gray area, I admit. :-)

> - I have jfs and xfs related modules running even though I'm not using
> either filesystem. Is this intentional?

It's a bug, but a harmless one.  If the extra modules bother you, there's a
simple cut-and-paste procedure to correct the situation here:

> - The mouse wheel scrolls double. This is good sometimes, bad others
> (like switching channels in tvtime). Is there a global setting for this
> somewhere, or should this not be happening? (and no, it didn't do it
> with previous distros on the same hardware)

Interesting.  What make and model of mouse?  USB or PS/2?

> - Sound Juicer dies complaining that it can't find any drives.
> >From .xsession-errors:
> ** (sound-juicer:15554): WARNING **: Can't
> read /proc/scsi/sg/device_strs

File in bugzilla, please.

 - mdz

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