[Hardy] Hint List

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 3 21:48:27 UTC 2008

In working with Hardy, including upgrading from Gutsy to Hardy Alpha 6,
and doing fresh installs w/Hardy Beta, I've come across a few things
that, for now, might be of some help to others:

1. OpenOffice.

OpenOffice does not come fully installed. Apparently there is a "lack of
space" on the Alternate install CD that prevents providing critical OOo
components from being initially installed, namely things such as:
- openoffice.org-java-common
- openoffice.org-base
- openoffice.org-math
- openoffice.org-filter-<x>
- openoffice-evolution
etc. As a result, the wizards won't work and any other java required OOo
componets won't work.

To resolve:

sudo apt-get install openoffice.org openoffice.org-evolution

That will bring in the missing bits. See:

2. Sound -386 kernel.

If you are using the -386 kernel (restricted module) instead of the
-generic module, and applied by only installing the restricted module,
sound doesn't work. It does work in -generic. To resolve:

sudo apt-get install linux-386

[That pulls in the complete kernel, including the missing
linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-<currentrev>-386 modules.]


3. ltmodem.

If you are using the -386 kernel (restricted module) instead of the
-generic module for ltmodem support - make sure that you are upgraded to Note: also for nvidia & fglrx issues.


Perhaps others can add more to this list in order to help others make
the Hardy transition easier & we can keep it going until Hardy is
reasonably stable. If so, please include a link to the bug report that
resolved the problem. A list of Hardy specific bugs is located here:

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