return to Kubuntu 8.10
stephanos at writeme.com
Thu Jun 4 09:58:16 UTC 2009
I have recently upgraded Kubuntu 8.10 to 9.04. I now regret this as
many things are not working as before.
My audio CD's will not play in Amarok; my favourite package manager
Synaptic was removed; K3B will not copy a music CD; my menu command to
remount my XP partition remounts the partition but as read only;
Konqueror has lost many of its configurable options such as having a
limited "View Mode" of only Icons, Details Columns. I like Dolphin even
While I had 8.10 I changed graphics cards to an NVIDIA with 256MB RAM on
board, but never got it to work properly. For these reasons I made the
transition to 9.04 which did not improve the NVIDIA situation. When I
select the NVIDA driver downloaded from the NVIDIA website and install
it X crashes and I have to reboot and chose the recovery route where I
then fix X and boot into a gui again, but not using the NVIADA
So much is now not behaving in 9.04, that I want to go back to 8.10. I
downloaded an image, burned to CD and tried to boot to 8.10 live.
However, it did not boot into a gui. I boot into a screen with a yellow
lower half and a blue upper part. The mouse travels across the blue but
not the yellow. I am forced to remove the power and take the CD out and
reboot normally into my menu options of XP or 9.04.
I tried Mandriva live CD and that just booted to a black screen and hung
there doing nothing. I have tried other live CD's from various editions
of Linux Format but nothing works (touchwood - that was a joke for the
The situation is now so silly I do not know what to do. I do not like
the lost functionality in 9.04. I do like the new KDE but not at the
expense of so many other things going wrong.
Is there something about the stability of .04 and .10 that I do not
know. Is one an improvement on the other?
How do I reinstall Kubuntu 8.10 over 9.04?
Any help appreciated. Thanks and wait to hear
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