[UbuntuWomen] Latest version

Lesley King lesley.king at freeuk.com
Tue May 6 20:12:37 BST 2008


I had a few problems because we have an NVidia graphics card which has a
proprietary driver which isn't bundled with the release.  Hardy found
the driver and downloaded it OK but then we had to sort out the screen
resolution. If you need more details I expect my husband will remember
how he fixed it.

To be honest, having a techie for a husband means my machine is built
from lots of bits of old hardware so I doubt if you will have the same
problem!

Lesley

On Sun, 2008-05-04 at 23:15 -0400, Malaika Sharp wrote:
> Thank you so much. I will try this tomorrow (Monday), when I am a bit
> fresher.
> 
> Have a wonderful week. I'll keep you posted.
> 
> Oh, you mentioned that you had a couple of problems when you upgraded.
> If you are willing to share, what were the problems?
> 
> Malaika
> 
> 
> On Sun, 2008-05-04 at 20:22 +0100, Lesley King wrote:
> > Hi Malaika!
> > 
> > The following suggestion is from my techie husband!
> > 
> > On Sat, 2008-05-03 at 09:41 -0400, Malaika Sharp wrote:
> > > Greetings to everyone,
> > > 
> > > Have a quick question. I received a notice indicating that the latest
> > > version of Ubuntu was available for download. The last time that I
> > > upgraded, I had problems with the permissions. I could not save, modify,
> > > create folders, etc. after. It took several minutes (a couple of
> > > frustrating hours) to realize that it was a permissions issue and to
> > > relate it back to the upgrade that I had just completed.
> > > 
> > > Does anyone know if there is anyway to ensure that I don't have that
> > > same problem if I choose to upgrade to this latest version?
> > > 
> > 
> > In a terminal:
> > 
> > ls -alR | awk '{ print $1 " " $8  }' > ~/file_permissions_before.txt
> > 
> > then do the upgrade, and again in a terminal do:
> > 
> > ls -alR | awk '{ print $1 " " $8  }' > ~/file_permissions_after.txt
> > sudo apt-get install meld
> > meld ~/file_permissions_before.txt ~/file_permissions_after.txt
> > 
> > meld is a tool that will show the differences of the file permissions
> > (in the 1st column) for the files named in the 2nd column.
> > 
> > I upgraded from Gutsy to Hardy Heron with few problems.  Good luck!
> > 
> > Lesley
> > 
> > 
> > > Side note: I have been successful in getting two friends to download and
> > > try ubuntu. Yeah for opensource software!
> > > 
> > > Malaika
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 




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