Lets face Ubuntu 8.04

Gilles Gravier gilles at gravier.org
Sat Jun 21 06:02:13 UTC 2008


What are the bug numbers you filed for these issues you describe?


Qiuli Han wrote:
> Hi gang,
> Lets face it, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is not as great as its last LTS on the 
> desktop, which was 6.06. It is not even as great as 7.10!
> I am running Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit on my desktop PC since its release 
> date, and I am still experiencing a few issues after latest updates.
> 1. Flash player inside firefox does not work properly when more than 
> one flash player page is opened. the later opened one may not display 
> the flash content.
> 2. Flash play will play first 4 sec without sound then stop if there 
> is another application needs to use sound (mp3 player). It may not 
> only happens with flash, i think some other application is also having 
> this problem.
> 3. wine is not reading the fonts in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts <-- 
> i know it might be more like wine's problem
> 4. not able to play back rmvb files by using mplayer. the codec seems 
> installed, but it is not doing the job
> I can go on and on...
> My point is, I was not experiencing any of these issue when i was use 
> 7.10. I know some of them may need some tweaks, but i was able to make 
> it work.
> when i first install 8.04, i was surprised it ships with FF3 beta. I 
> know FF3 will be released soon at that time, but it is not a good idea 
> to put it in a LTS even though you are going to update it later.
> the new kernel, 2.6.24, is having a lot of compatible issue. For 
> example, VMware does not like that new kernel, some modules can not be 
> compiled.
> It might only be 64 bit's problem only, since i need it to see all my 
> ram without enable pae or hugemem. Or that is just my stupid 
> configuration or limited knowledge.
> I think, Ubuntu team should really re-consider using the newest 
> software package in the LTS release. The newest is not always the 
> "best" in linux.
> I will re-install 8.04 64bit tonight to see if i can fix those issues 
> i listed. If not, i think i will go back to 7.10.
> Thanks
> Q

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