Jaunty beta upgrade

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon Apr 6 13:46:31 UTC 2009

On Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:23:55 +0100
Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, I upgraded my Thinkpad X31 over the weekend from 8.10 to the
> beta of 9.04. It mostly went pretty smoothly, but I hit a couple of
> snags. The installer did not put the new kernel in GRUB's menu.lst
> file - I just picked the default option and this was to leave menu.lst
> alone. The result was an error on bootup that CPU scaling was not
> supported on my processor.
> I found the new kernel, manually amended the file, checked it worked,
> which it did just fine, and removed the old kernel using Synaptic -
> which once again newrote menu.lst and removed my hand-added entries.
> It's a very good job I checked before I rebooted. Happily I have a
> docking station for this machine with a DVD drive in, so I could have
> fixed this by hand, but otherwise, I would have been stranded. I don't
> /think/ the machine can boot from USB - I do not own any PC that can,
> Also, 9.04 seems to enable Compiz by default, which is agonizingly
> slow on my ATI Rage Mobility chipset. The machine was unable to keep
> up with my 2-finger typing and was unpleasant to use. The transparent
> notifications from Pidgin and on using my special IBM keys to change
> volume or screen brightness looked great in Compiz. Now I have
> disabled it, performance is sluggish but usable, but the notifications
> appear in an ugly black box overlaid on the top-right corner of the
> screen.
> What app produces these notifications, does anyone know? I'd like to
> investigate its settings and see if it can do its own alpha-blending,
> and if not, just turn it off...
> Anyone reckon these things are worth filing as bugs?

The notifications have been filed already. So has the one about the
GRUB menu. 

Charlie Kravetz 
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