Giving up on Edgy

Michael Satterwhite michael at
Sun Nov 19 00:09:04 UTC 2006

NoOp wrote:
> 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.

Actually, Edgy *ALMOST* makes me long for the days when I only had the
Windows problems.

The problem with your suggestion is in moving toward the future. If this
is the quality of the software Ubuntu is releasing, then how can we
trust the release *AFTER* Edgy? Or after that? Are we now to say,
install Dapper and never upgrade again? We certainly can't trust the
Ubuntu team's assessment - look at their assessment of Edgy. As much as
I like Ubuntu, they've shown they don't deserve our confidence.

This leaves moving to a different distro. Not sure if it's going to be
Debian or Fedora, but Ubuntu has to go.

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