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Old 07-18-2008, 03:30 PM
"Gerald I. Evenden"
Default My 8.04.1 is falling apart

I downloaded 8.04.1-amd64 from the net and burned a DVD and eventually got a
supposedly functioning system after adding an Nvidia driver and the
RealPlayer update. Throughout I seem to get little "hickups" or glitches
that come and go but since they disappear I tend to forget them. To date,
the change from the previous Kubuntu version is about two weeks old.

Yesterday I noted that the triangular icon at the lower right indicated that
there were package updates available so I attempted to pursue this process.
Partway through there was a complaint about the 8.04.1 disc contents so I
tried to gracefully give up the process. When booting this morning all hell
broke loose and I eventually ended up in console mode (I can't remember how
to get into windows mode, it is so long ago that I ever had to do it :-( ).
Fussing around with the alternate boot the system finally booted into KDE but
indicated that it had lost sound drivers. Also, the screen had also lost the
resolution. I booted again, and the sound driver miraculously reappeared but
the Nvidia driver had not.

Question 1: am I better off paying $13+ to get a stamped copy of 8.04[.0] and
trying to redo everything from this level or keep fighting the problems with
the .1 download?

Question 2: Amazon sells two DVDs of 8.04 with different wrapper and
respective ID numbers of: B0019KMA0I and B0019KKM4O and and features a
combined purchase of both for a buck or two off. But the description looks
identical. What is the difference? Why buy copies of the same thing???

Thanks for any suggestions. I hope I can keep this limping version running
long enough to read responses. :-)

PS: I did all the checks of the downloaded disc that were available and it
passed with out problems.

PPS: after downloading the RealPlayer stuff, Konqueror worked fine on
youtube.com but Firefox still did not function with RealPlayer.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due
to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
-- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British psychologist

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