Should I downgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 from 8.10?

Armando Menendez amenendez3 at
Mon Jan 12 14:27:01 UTC 2009

An additional consideration:

I was testing 8.10 on a Dell Latitude 630 laptop, and the wireless
functions simply worked and appeared to be much more reliable and
effective.  8.10 always connects with a better signal strength

However because of work constraints I also need to run Windows.

I tried a dual boot system, there were problems.

Then I decided to go back to my old faithful - Windows running in

VMware doesn't run correctly in 8.10 (it isn't on their compatibility
list so I can't blame them), as soon as you install the VMware Tools,
things start to either crash or get corrupted.

If anyone has managed to get VMware running correctly in 8.10 I'd be
interested in how they made it work...

I've gone back to 8.04.  :-(


On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 18:16 +1300, Mark Kirkwood wrote:
> Samuel Rohde wrote:
> > Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 from 8.04 I have had nothing but
> > problems. Is 8.10 worth it? What should I do? What is your experience?
> >
> >   
> I run 8.10 on an Asus F3jr notebook and 8.10 server on a Supermicro 
> P3tder. Both are trouble free so far. In the notebook case I find the 
> wireless networking better in 8.10 than 8.04 - for instance much faster 
> to re-associate after a suspend/resume. In the server case, 8.10 was 
> quite a b***h to get running after installation, but now I have that 
> sorted out, it is well behaved.
> In the notebook case I use it for development, so it needs to work 
> reliably. I guess if it had not, I would have reverted to 8.04. So in 
> your case maybe stick with the release that works - after all  8.04  is 
> a good release!
> The server is just for learning purposes - where I work uses Debian 
> servers and I had been used to Gentoo, so felt the need to increase my 
> 'apt-foo'! In that context the fact that it took me several days to 
> debug the various boot issues connected with software raid and ramdisk 
> was actually a bonus (viewed in *hindsight*, a bit frustrating at the 
> time) - I learned a lot :-).
> Best wishes
> Mark

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