SOLVED Re: Still trying to get to 1680x1050 WAS: Upgrade to 8.04 stuck in 800x600

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Oct 22 02:03:06 UTC 2008

On 10/21/2008 06:52 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Aargh!!!!  Knode has crashed twice while I try to respond to this...
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> On 10/21/2008 01:01 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
>>>> See my response to noop - what would cause my system to not be able to
>>>> find the package ?
>> The urls pointing to are highly suspect.  I thought the
>> upgrader always used the "canonical" (pun completely intentional) urls -
>> ie, pointing to "" where xx is a country code.
>> When I naively believed that a ca address would be more efficient for my
>> needs, I'm pretty sure was pointing to a usherbrooke
>> host, but it was highly unreliable (and others here noted that too).  But
>> it appears that mirror has moved, and now points to
>> - so naturally if you're finding anything, it
>> isn't official.
>>>> This is my sources list as generated by the upgrade procedure.
>>> You have multiple sources still to gutsy enabled. 
>> Not that I can see - everything points to "gulus", but hardy, not gutsy
>> (except for the commented "# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ " for
>> the cd)
> So what would you suggest as a mirror? usherbrooke is blazingly fast if
> nothing else.

I just tested usherbrooke and it works just fine. For my area I use the
University of San Francisco & it's about a 1000 times faster (and more
reliable) than the standard Ubuntu/Canonical servers.

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