Giving up on Edgy

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Nov 18 21:03:43 UTC 2006

Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> I don't want to, but I'm going to have to give up on Ubuntu. Still no
> sound - although several people have tried to help and I do thank you.
> Much worse is the "Out of Range" error that appears on some boots. If I
> log off my system and leave the machine up (for background backups,
> etc), at some point it will crash with either a black screen or an "Out
> of Range". This is whether I'm in kdm or gdm.
> I really like Ubuntu, but the latest release shouldn't have been
> released, it wasn't ready. Googling around the net, the "Out of Range"
> error I described was known before the release. There is no excuse for a
> release with a problem of that magnitude outstanding.

I would suggest doing a fresh install of Dapper 6.06 LTS and using the
Edgy CD as an AOL coaster. I spent about 4-5 days with 6.10 and it
throughly screwed up my test system (luckily it was only a test system).
 Edgy would freeze on boot, BSOD, failed to initialize HAL! error,
wouldn't power down properly, etc., etc.  First had upgraded from a
fully up-to-date Dapper, then even tried a fresh install from the Edgy
Alternate CD... reminded me of a Windows ME update.

Reinstalled Dapper and all is well again.

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