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Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« on: April 28, 2010, 07:19:14 AM »
Hey guys
Does anybody know what time the new Lucid Lynx will be avalible for download? As it is anounced that will be released on 29/04/2010 thoes this mean 00:00 o'clock
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 06:19:40 PM »
Well, it is already available for download as a release candidate.
I've been using it since beta 1 and haven't seen much problems (apart from installing the graphics driver makes my splash screen a bit pixelated at startup, otherwise, nothing feels wrong)

Out of curiosity, why do you want to know?  ;) The servers will probably be somewhat slow anyways because of everyone (well, whoever uses it) wanting to download it.
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 08:57:19 PM »
Use the torrent download when the links to come out. It'll be faster for you and easier on their servers.
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 01:35:35 AM »
I really hope they fix the well-known speaker bug for the Dell Inspiron series . . . the volume is either off or at max, with no in between . . .

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 04:24:01 AM »
Out of curiosity, why do you want to know?  ;) The servers will probably be somewhat slow anyways because of everyone (well, whoever uses it) wanting to download it.

Well I'm just very impatient to get my hands on the final release. I've been counting the days since was anounced but here in UK is 29-th and nearly noon, and Lucid Linx final release is still unavaliable(officialy)

I really hope they fix the well-known speaker bug for the Dell Inspiron series . . . the volume is either off or at max, with no in between . . .
Hi Admin
I am not a Linux expert, but my experience with ubuntu began on Dell Inspiron 6000 Ubuntu 7.10 and did not have any driver issues exept with the bluetooth card (not usb doungle) which was toshiba. Even recompiled the kernel with toshiba drivers but did not work again untill some recent updates for Karmic. Are there different inspiron models for Europe and States?

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 04:37:44 AM »
I really hope they fix the well-known speaker bug for the Dell Inspiron series . . . the volume is either off or at max, with no in between . . .
Hi Admin
I am not a Linux expert, but my experience with ubuntu began on Dell Inspiron 6000 Ubuntu 7.10 and did not have any driver issues exept with the bluetooth card (not usb doungle) which was toshiba. Even recompiled the kernel with toshiba drivers but did not work again untill some recent updates for Karmic. Are there different inspiron models for Europe and States?
Yea, it was a bug they introduced into v9. Apparently other computers had speaker issues, so they revamped the sound controls. Unfortunately it broke the Inspiron series speaker drivers in the process.

edit: fixed typo
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 08:30:03 AM »
Its been released.
http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2010/04/29/ubuntu-linux-10-04-lucid-lynx/

Doesn't seem to be loading though . . . slashdot effect I guess . . .

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010, 02:19:09 PM »
yeiiiiiii :)
just got back from college and my Lynx is avaliable for download from ubuntu.com
nice new toy for me

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2010, 04:18:22 PM »
Take your pick of torrents fresh out of the oven:
Right here
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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2010, 07:28:42 PM »
I think I'll wait a month or two for all the bugs to get worked out and the forums filled with explanations on how to fix them :P

(Then again I probably won't upgrade, it was a huge pain to get the last version to work)

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2010, 07:50:29 AM »
That new thing boots real fast :o

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2010, 09:46:26 AM »
Admin is on the right track.
I usually just upgrade when new versions are available.
I just completed my update to the newest permutation and I wish I hadn't.
It seems to take twice as long to boot up now. Not sure why it has to be that different and previous posts about the speed don't jive with my experience.
Firefox takes much longer to start and the simple "google" home page takes twice as long to load for some reason.
It moved some buttons so I'll have to look into moving those around now, if I can restore them back at all. Not sure why that had to change.
I really liked the splash screen before and it's a homely thing now. Sure not a big deal, but I thought for a splash screen they did a cool thing before.
My "main menu" button disappeared (What the hell!). I was able to install an icon to reach it now, but it has a different look to it and you know how we humans fear change.
My video settings changed and the drivers had to be manually loaded again. Last time it just worked out of the box, so not sure why that had to be a step backward. I'm not sure yet whether I have a problem with the video settings yet (i.e. if I have to change my resolution on each boot since that has been a problem in the past) since I've only booted up a couple times so far.

I can get everything running smoothly again I'm pretty sure, but it's not the no-brainer I assumed and hoped it would be. Hopefully some of the regular updates will resolve the speed issues over time.

It will be alright, but I wish I had just left it alone. You can't back out of the upgrade of course.

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2010, 10:14:05 AM »
Aaaargh.
Wow I wish I had just left things alone.
Wine isn't working right. Some things are OK but others are don't. Brack! It's not an upgrade. I'm back to where I was six months ago.
EVERYTHING on firefox takes a LONG time to load. I'll reserve judgment against the OS for a bit because sometimes it's my ISP (especially on Saturdays) which is the problem here. As of this moment, browsing is a major disappointment. If it's something with the OS on this one, then it's a dud. Hopefully it's my ISP and it will just be better later. This hasn't been a problem with them for at least a couple months, so maybe they're just due.

The only good thing I can see about this is that when I have computer issues, I'll usually get up off this chair and work on the more worthy projects that I always put off. I'd just rather make that decision on my own though.

Sigh.

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2010, 08:12:25 PM »
I find that Firefox is fairly buggy in the Linux version - it crashes on me at least once a day when I use it.

Try using Chrome in Linux instead and see if you see have the same problems.

But really, I only keep Linux around as a backup OS in case Windoze craps out on me (its never happened to me before, but it could). And if a friend wants to use my computer, its the most sure way they won't infect my system (and if they do, I wouldn't really care if I have to reinstall Linux, I'll just upgrade).

And my Windows loads in ~12 seconds . . . I removed all the startup crap from the registry, and I use hibernation/standby. Linux 9.04 takes about the same time for me.

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Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (not robot related)
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2010, 09:18:48 AM »
Well I'm making a bit of progress.
The new OS didn't play well with Firefox at all, and pages TYPICALLY took 15 to 30 seconds to load. That just sucked.
So I found a fix for this here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0/+question/9389
it's the 6th post down from ashwin. I did this fix and now pages load faster than I ever experienced before. I just now did this so I don't know if there are trade-offs yet, but so far so good. Not sure why it is defaulted to the slow setting since there are tons of people who complain about the slowness of Firefox on Ubuntu. At least there is a fix.
So I guess the verdict with that one isn't as much Ubuntu as much as Firefox, but suffice it to say that the two together need to be tweaked for it not to be a big problem, at least on my hardware.

Still working on a couple of the other issues. It will get there eventually.

 


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