How to fix Xubuntu 12.04.4?
fischerfm at yahoo.de
Fri Feb 14 15:15:02 UTC 2014
Ok, now why we are cheating in the release notes then:
We should at least fix that if we feel Ubuntu 12.04.4 is the wrong way
to go and give some reason so the Ubuntu people have a chance to learn
from us. ;-)
On 14.02.2014 15:27, PK wrote:
> That would make the "right" iso harder to find.... Currently, Xubuntu
> 12.04 is in the unique position that is has both point releases and
> the original LTS kernel. AFAIK, it's the only official member of the
> Ubuntu family with these features.
> Xubuntu 12.04.4 is up to date *and* rock solid, with optimal
> compatibility for older hardware. Therefore an excellent choice for
> those who need to replace Windows XP on their machines: a huge
> potential user base!
> If Xubuntu 12.04.4 would make the "kernel jump" just like Ubuntu, it's
> compatibility with older XP machines would decrease noticeably.
> Regards, Pjotr.
> 2014-02-14 10:52 GMT+00:00 Michael Fischer <fischerfm at yahoo.de
> <mailto:fischerfm at yahoo.de>>:
> I agree fully with you: Xubuntu 12.04 should stay on 3.2.0 kernel.
> But why should Xubuntu 12.04.4 stay on it? If everybody can still
> use the 12.04 distro if having driver trouble?
> On 14.02.2014 11:38, PK wrote:
>> I don't agree with this. In my opinion, Xubuntu 12.04 should stay
>> with the 3.2.x-kernel.
>> Because it's currently the only kernel (plus the X.org version
>> that goes with it) that still supports the restricted nvidia-96
>> driver for old Nvidia video cards. Same goes for third-party SiS
>> 671 drivers.
>> Regards, Pjotr.
>> 2014-02-14 10:23 GMT+01:00 Michael Fischer <fischerfm at yahoo.de
>> <mailto:fischerfm at yahoo.de>>:
>> Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS does not support the hardware stack
>> Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS supports. It stays on the 3.2.0 kernel
>> instead. What is the process to have this fixed? Withdraw
>> Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS or create a Xubuntu 12.04.4a LTS? I am
>> ready to fix this distro (at least for 686 and amd64
>> architectures) and make it available for download through my
>> FTP and HTTP servers. What is the correct process for this?
>>> When booting the Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Desktop CD this is what I get:
>>> cat /etc/issue
>>> Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS \n \l
>>> uname -ar
>>> Linux xubuntu 3.2.0-58-generic #88-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 3 17:37:58 UTC
>>> 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>> which is the kernel of Xubuntu 12.04.
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