ubuntu 11.10 feedback

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  1. mack_guy911

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    so would you like you share your experiance about ubuntu 11.10
     
  2. Kerodo

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    So far I've just given the live cd a try. Still can't get the Function Keys to work to increase my laptop brightness up/down. Had the same problem in 11.04, it seems to be broken. Works fine in openSUSE 11 and 12. Aside from that, so far so good. I haven't had much time to explore yet, but I like it....
     
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    Kubuntu 11.10 running fine here.
     
  4. Riverrun

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    Just finished installing. I like it but I hate the orange and it's very difficult to get rid of it. Any suggestions?
     
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    Finished upgrading it in my VM. Trying it out now.
     
  6. vasa1

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    After trying out the LiveCD and finding that it was okay for me, I used the Update Manager to upgrade 11.04 to 11.10 over the internet. Apart from the time taken, I've had no problems.
     
  7. vasa1

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    Well, I think they've "simplified" something and I can't find how to theme the appearance. The "customize" option is either MIA or hidden :(

    I'm reading about this:
    over here: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/things-to-tweak-after-installing-ubuntu.html
     
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    Opera won't run, it freezes, indicator-sensors doesn't load. Apart from that all others going well. I too noticed the theme quirk.
     
  10. linuxforall

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    Kerodo,

    Install Jupiter and you will have your function keys back. It can be found at the web8upd ppa.
     
  11. Kerodo

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    Alright thanks linuxforall, I will give that a try......
     
  12. vasa1

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    I use something called "System Load Indicator 0.2" by Michael Hoffmann. It was working all through the online upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 and is still working. It's the only "external" AppIndicator I'm using.

    A couple of us have noted that clicking Trash in the Launcher opens Movie Player :D
     
  13. J_L

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    Tried it out a bit on VirtualBox. It's okay, but I liked the previous placement of start icon.

    I'll wait a while for software makers to update.
     
  14. Ocky

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    Had trouble with my triple boot setup. I can only boot Kubuntu 11.10 from the commandline.
    a rather lengthy description of my problem was posted by me on the Ubuntu forums.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1861847
    I must have done something wrong. :argh:

    Edit: Polite way is probably to post that here on Wilders. Hope that's OK.

    Maybe someone can guide me here.
    I have 2 hard disks. sda has Ubuntu Lucid with grub installed to mbr and 40_custom entries to boot the distros installed on sdb.
    Newly installed Kubuntu 11.10 (replacing Ubuntu Maverick) is on sdb1 root and sdb5 home. (booted by symlink from Lucid)
    Scientific Linux is on sdb6 root and sdb7 home. (booted by chainloader from Lucid)

    The 40_custom file entries before installing new Kubuntu looked like this:-

    In /etc/grub.d 40_custom added:

    echo "Adding 40_custom menu entries." >&2
    (added after the first line - "#!/bin/bash" - and before the "exec tail -n +3 $0" line.)

    cat << EOF
    menuentry "Ubuntu Maverick Meercat Symlink Boot" {
    linux (hd1,1)/vmlinuz root=UUID=d04d3941-e565-4600-88fb-e80fc335b955 ro quiet splash
    initrd (hd1,1)/initrd.img
    }
    EOF

    cat << EOF
    menuentry "Scientific linux 6" {
    set root=(hd1,6)
    chainloader +1
    }
    EOF

    After install of new Kubuntu 11.10 the Ubuntu Maverick entry was replaced with one for Kubuntu as follows:
    cat << EOF
    menuentry "Kubuntu 11.10" {
    linux (hd1,1)/vmlinuz root=0312dff4-7415-466a-9dee-3b647ae018e5 ro quiet splash
    initrd (hd1,1)/initrd.img
    }
    EOF

    Now I thought easy, just change the UUID for the newly installed Kubuntu to point to sdb1 and of course the menuentry title. :)
    However this did not work. Kernel panic on booting.The only way I can boot into Kubuntu 11.10 is from the commandline, i.e.
    grub> linux (hd1,1)/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb1
    grub> initrd (hd1,1)/initrd.img
    grub> boot
    It could easily be that I did stupid things during the install. I chose manual install, selected sdb1, selected 'Change', selected ext4, selected / and selected format. Then selected sdb5, selected 'Change', selected ext4, selected /home and selected format. Of course selected to install mbr to sdb. The install completed without problems, so I don't really understand why I can't boot from Lucid. Maybe I should have deleted the sdb1 and sdb6 Maverick partitions instead of just reusing them for the Kubuntu install ? Boot info script can't seem to find partition #1 for /boot/grub. Any advice much appreciated.

    ~$ sudo blkid
    /dev/sda1: UUID="c7b41922-ec1c-4be2-b757-ab5407f24fb1" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda5: UUID="1d242549-d40a-4cfb-91be-0e6b390aefdf" TYPE="swap"
    /dev/sda6: UUID="fd389860-8765-4fdc-bf9b-c185b2d55290" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda7: UUID="6d8289a1-9b9f-4f83-9e2d-90ec92fd6040" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sdb1: UUID="0312dff4-7415-466a-9dee-3b647ae018e5" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sdb5: UUID="a9f3c222-6903-472d-a38e-7563e74c4873" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sdb6: LABEL="_SL-60-x86_64-Li" UUID="253aa607-14da-439a-8421-9ebb90073eb4" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sdb7: LABEL="SL6_home" UUID="d883cd82-7952-4790-ade9-b4c557a157fb" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/ramzswap0: TYPE="swap"
    ~$


    ~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 74.4 GB, 74355769344 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9039 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00073a79

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1824 14647296 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1824 9040 57962497 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 1824 2073 1998848 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 2073 6936 39061504 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 6936 9040 16900096 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 150.0 GB, 150039945216 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 18241 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000223d3

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 2490 19998720 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2 2490 18242 126522369 5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5 2490 10461 64020480 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb6 10461 12680 17825792 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb7 12680 18242 44673024 83 Linux
    ~$

    New Kubuntu's fstab..

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
    UUID=0312dff4-7415-466a-9dee-3b647ae018e5 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1

    # /home was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
    UUID=a9f3c222-6903-472d-a38e-7563e74c4873 /home ext4 defaults 0 2
    # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    UUID=1d242549-d40a-4cfb-91be-0e6b390aefdf none swap sw 0 0


    Here the boot info script results http://sharetext.org/BS2E

    Edit: ok now had to delete the maverick partitions.
     
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    Can't believe it took me 10 minutes to find the terminal. Quite embarrassing. Glad no-one knows me!

    It's very gui
     
  16. vasa1

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    Gnome 3 and Unity are outdoing each other in hide-and-seek. I couldn't find System Monitor for a while.
     
  17. linuxforall

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    Has anyone noticed this? Seems to be default in all installations now. Looks like they are going rolling release mode for the non LTS editions now.
     

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    Just checked mine. I don't have backports ticked. Is that what you meant? Perhaps the settings from the previous build have been retained (if you did an update and not a clean install)?
     
  19. vasa1

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    Another posted about clicking Trash opening something else. The solution is to delete ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and let it rebuild itself over time.

    The issue maybe restricted to those who upgraded and may not be seen by those who do a clean install.
     
  20. Fox Mulder

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    Does Ubuntu 11.10 come with that horrendous GNOME 3?
     
  21. linuxforall

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    It comes with Unity and you also have an option to install older Gnome 2.0 back.
     
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    Clean install via x64 download from Ubuntu site.
     
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    But was /home also a fresh install with no trace of the old?

    As far as I understand, backports are not for the "average" user. That's why I can't understand that being a default setting.

    And as far as rolling releases go, we'll just have to see how the coin lands.
     
  25. J_L

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    I do like how they got rid of useless buttons on the unity bar, but not how some still seem permanent.
    There are some more minor improvements on the top bar, but it's still not customizable.
    The new login screen looks better, and more intuitive.

    Overall, I like the speed of it. When you upgrade, does it re-install default programs that I've removed?
     
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