Ubuntu - Latest version14.04

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 02:16:10 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11 June 2014 17:17, Tommy Trussell <tommy.trussell at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have been waiting for 14.04.1 to upgrade my office computer from
> 12.04. I
> > might anticipate some strange problems with my old Dell desktop's ancient
> > video (likely, actually; in 12.04 I have to force it to use Unity 2D) but
> > based on my testing I don't expect any other serious issues.
> If you had to use Unity 2D on 12.04 because the graphics h/w did not
> support 3D then you may not be able to run Unity in 14.04 (2D is no
> longer available).  Check by booting from a live CD before upgrading.
> You may find that you will need to use one of the other UIs on that
> machine if you want to upgrade.
Yes I will be specifically looking for the display problems before jumping
in. The specific bug was that the Unity HUD (heads up display) wouldn't
appear at all, even though the hardware passes the compatibility test for
3D, and often the launcher icons aren't usable. It's amazingly difficult to
use Unity when you can't see what it's doing! :-)

It's a multi-core Dell I bought used a few years back, and I'm using the
onboard video (not sure at this moment which chipsets) but I've decided if
necessary I might either buy a video card OR decide it's time to upgrade
the whole shebang.
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