Am Dienstag 23 November 2010, um 19:02:35 schrieb Pastor JW:
> On Monday, November 22, 2010 7:54:35 am Georgi Kourtev wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I have a laptop DELL inspiron 1525 that worked fine ever since 8.04 up to
> > 10.04. I did on it a fresh install of 10.10 and after that the monitor
> > started to freeze every 10-20 seconds.
> Not a fan at all of "fresh install" types of upgrading as you do lose your
> working setup. One of our people had a problem much like that when he
> tried the windoze way and did a fresh install of 10.04. We never found
> out what caused it so reinstalled the 1525n 8.04 backup we have and then
> upgraded that directly to 10.04. Net result is that everything now works
> perfectly and he has sworn to NEVER fresh install again!! Windoze habits
> are hard to break!
"Proper" upgrades will ultimately always leave some config files or outdated
config in place and neglect to activate new features. For me, something caused
my X server to crash every now and the when I pressed enter and some other
keys. That bug wasn't present after a re-install, so that really was the only
long-term option available.
Also, not every distro behaves as well as Debian-type ones when upgrading.
Back when I was still using Suse, one simply had to re-install every couple
of releases because the system became unusable due to an extreme amount of
A nice, fresh start with a fresh, clean install often is the only sensible
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