Ubuntu 10.04 BETA1 (Lucid)

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 6 02:02:16 UTC 2010

On 04/05/2010 06:29 PM, Fred A. Miller wrote:
> On 04/05/2010 02:55 PM, Grizzly wrote:
>> On 5 Apr 2010 at 23:34, Basil Chupin wrote: Ubuntu 10.04 BETA1 (Lucid) (at
>> least in part)
>>> This is not meant to provoke a desktop or a distro war, so read it in
>>> this light.
>> Can I "upgrade" to 10.4(beta) from 9.10 direct or do I need to start a fresh?
> You can upgrade.....I did one 2 days ago....64-bit.
> Fred

I prefer Dotan's comment:

Please do not recommend prerelease versions to users. They are
intended for triagers to find and report bugs. And yes, there are many
known (and likely many more unknown) bugs with Ubuntu 10.04. There is
a reason that it is still in Beta.

And should you decide to go ahead and "upgrade" *please* read:

Fred, aren't you still having issues with your graphics?
  From: "Fred A. Miller"
  Subject: nVidia

Seems to me that you may have missed this part:

Known issues

As is to be expected at this stage of the release process, there are
several known bugs that users are likely to run into with Ubuntu 10.04
Beta 1. We have documented them here for your convenience along with any
known workarounds, so that you don't need to spend time reporting these
bugs again:

    * Because of the new alternatives system used for nvidia driver
packages, the nvidia installer from NVIDIA's website currently doesn't

FYI: mine work just fine (nvidia-96 - but I've been *testing* 10.04 for
some time & it took awhile for that driver to get sync'ed in.

Mr. "Grizzly" seems somewhat new to Ubuntu (first post on this list on
02/18/20010). Do you really think it wise to reply that he/she "can
upgrade.....I did one 2 days ago....64-bit."?

@Grizzly: I personally recommend that you wait for *at least* 30 days
following the release of 10.04 unless: 1) you are familiar with
troubleshooting Ubuntu, and 2) you have a test system to try alongside
of your existing system. From your previous posts it appears that you do
not have either. So take advise #1. That's not meant as a personal slam
in any way, or a slam on Ubuntu; it's simply meant as good advise.

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