Ubuntu 12.10 Released!

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  1. Brandonn2010

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  2. wat0114

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    I'm not sure but this release's new features doesn't seem to have anything that interests me enough to upgrade, and unlike 12.04, this one isn't LTS.
     
  3. linuxforall

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    Installed and running fine here, no surprises yet except Skype refuses to install, I am sure that will be fixed soon. Unity is smoother and quicker than 12.04
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    Unity is still sluggish. I was hoping for better.
     
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    Not with my humble Intel HD3000 here.
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    Play a video and then open up Dash.
     
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    I just did with VLC, in fact a HD one and still no sluggishness, I do have VAAPI enabled with intel driver.
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    Strange. Maybe an issue with the ATI drivers.
     
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    Yep its good old ATI, just tried on my other netbook with dual ATI and the dash crawls after HD movie play. Strangely Ubuntu is using the latest yet to be released 12.9 if I am not mistaken.
     
  10. Hungry Man

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    I'm using the open source drivers.
     
  11. linuxforall

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    That explains, try using proprietary.
     
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    did you check Hz setting i also feel sluggish. i change hz to 85 Hz by default it take 60 Hz

    but i dont have ATI but nvidia and old driver not new one :)
     
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    Any one has an answer, please?
     
  15. tlu

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    I successfully upgraded to Kubuntu Quantal via sudo do-release-upgrade.

    During the upgrade process I ran into several dependency problems. apt-get was not able to solve them, aptitude was. This confirms that aptitude is still superior to apt-get if it comes to solving dependency problems.
     
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    Running Xubuntu here.
    Did the upgrade but now my 1400x900 LCD panel is not correctly detected!
    I'm stuck at 1280x1024 resolution.
    (XFCE was upgraded to 4.10 from 4.8 in the upgrade process too)
     
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    http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2133
     
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    Good day tlu,
    I am very happy with Kubuntu 12.04, but, you know how it goes, one is tempted to upgrade. Sort of an addiction. :)
    I prefer clean installs, but after having done a successful dist upgrade with Xubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 via tty terminal, I now have more faith in upgrading.
    Anyway I have a question. Should one remove all software installed via ppa's and also untick them in s/w sources before attempting an upgrade ? I think it would be best to do that but would appreciate confirmation.
    Thanks in advance.
    Ocky

    Not to worry, I have more clarity concerning the question. http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/re-enable-working-ppas-after-ubuntu.html

     
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    Does anyone have any technical info to add to this page about disabling the sharing of dash search terms with Canonical, Amazon, and/or other parties?

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/192269/how-can-i-remove-amazon-search-results-from-the-dash

    I've never looked into create a custom Ubuntu Live CD, but I think I've read that it can be done. Is it possible for someone to boot a Ubuntu Live CD and with it create a new Ubuntu Live CD with the above changes applied? So that you don't have to remember to disable those "features" every time you boot your Live CD?
     
  20. NormanF

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    I think you should leave default and upgrade ONLY to LTS version. That way you get Ubuntu with long term support - good for five years!
     
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    Hi,

    I successfully upgraded Kubuntu from 12.04 32-bit in my laptop to 12.10 via Update Manager. However, I was not so lucky upgrading Kubuntu 64-bit in my desktop PC using same method. Near the end when I returned to the machine I caught the tail end of a message saying something about a grub-pc bug.

    After reboot, the screen shows Error 15: File not found.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Hi Ocky - yes, ppas and 3rd party repos are automatically disabled if you're doing a release upgrade. Nevertheless, I would always recommend to backup your system first, and if you (hopefully!) have a separate home partition it's easy to save the root partition with, e.g., Clonezilla. So if something goes wrong, just restore your root partition in 2 or 3 minutes and you have your old system back.

    Although ppas and 3rd party repos were disabled I ran into problems, as mentioned. I can't memorize all details - but I had had Songbird installed from Getdeb (disabled during the upgrade) which depends on some i386 libraries. And somehow there were some dependency problems (e.g. concerning libdrm). The upgrade process stopped, and I got the suggestion to execute

    sudo dpkg --configure -a

    and a bit later:

    sudo apt-get -f install

    but that didn't get me really further.

    I then tried

    sudo aptitude -f install

    and got suggestions which I confirmed (among them: uninstalling Skype which also needs i386 libraries). The upgrade process came to an end, and all was well. (I think I had to execute that command a second time.)

    So again, I suggest to try aptitude if you're running into dependency problems as it can handle such complex situations better than apt-get.

    As a general remark, I always perform a release upgrade this way:

    1. I log off, press Ctrl-Alt-F1 and log on.
    2. I execute

    sudo service kdm stop

    I'm not sure if this is really necessary. But I remember that I had a problem with kdm not disabled during a previous release upgrade, so I'm disabling it as a precautionary measure.
    3. I execute

    sudo do-release-upgrade.
     
  24. Ocky

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    Merci tlu.
    (Werde es haargenau so machen. :D )
    But I will wait a little. For instance the nightly builds of Handbrake are not yet available for 12.10.

    Edit: Seen on Kubuntu forums. You could also move the libdrm to /var/tmp and delete it after install.
    sudo mv /usr/share/doc/libdrm2/changelog.Debian.gz /var/tmp/
     
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  25. tlu

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    You're welcome :thumb:

    Ah, yes - it's being discussed here. Thanks!
     
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