Upgrading to 8.10

Johann Spies jspies at sun.ac.za
Fri Jan 30 08:21:39 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 09:56:49AM -0500, Rob wrote:

> I have the latest Linux Format magazine which includes the Ubuntu 8.10
> DVD.  Has anyone tried to upgrade from 8.04 (presently running here) to
> 8.10?  If so, what are your experiences?  (Negative or positive?)

I have recently upgraded my Lenovo R61i from 8.04 to 8.10.

I have experienced some problems:

1. My screen brightness adjustment using the special keys does not
   work anymore.  

2. Although gdm tells me: "Password or swipe finger"
   it does not authenticate me anymore using the finger scanner.  I can
   still authenticate with my fingerprint when I log in using the
   console. So the problem is not with pam or thinkfinger.

3. Booting is slower and although I have not measured it, the system
   feels slower than it was.

Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

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