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

Albert Charron albert at
Wed Oct 22 03:13:03 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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.
Just for your information, Gulus is an official Ubuntu mirror. You can 
even select it from the server list in the package manager (at least in 
Gutsy, Feisty and Hardy... I don't remember for Dapper but I think so). 
It's the server I always used for Ubuntu (and I used it too while on 
Fedora and Mandriva before). Their mirrors are pretty fast and reliable, 
in fact, it's WAY faster than

OT: Gulus mirror is managed by the Sherbrooke University LUG (Gulus... 
French translation of Sherbrooke University Linux User Group)... I used 
to be member of that LUG while I was studying at Sherbrooke University...

  Albert Charron
  Linux Counter member #157482
  Registered computers: 387105, 387106

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