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Old 01-12-2009, 01:48 PM
"Joep L. Blom"
 
Default Should I downgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 from 8.10?

Armando Menendez wrote:
> An additional consideration:
>
> I was testing 8.10 on a Dell Latitude 630 laptop, and the wireless
> functions simply worked and appeared to be much more reliable and
> effective. 8.10 always connects with a better signal strength
> indicated...
>
> However because of work constraints I also need to run Windows.
>
> I tried a dual boot system, there were problems.
>
> Then I decided to go back to my old faithful - Windows running in
> VMware.
>
> VMware doesn't run correctly in 8.10 (it isn't on their compatibility
> list so I can't blame them), as soon as you install the VMware Tools,
> things start to either crash or get corrupted.
>
> If anyone has managed to get VMware running correctly in 8.10 I'd be
> interested in how they made it work...
>
> I've gone back to 8.04. :-(
>
> Armando
>
>
> On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 18:16 +1300, Mark Kirkwood wrote:
>> Samuel Rohde wrote:
>>> Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 from 8.04 I have had nothing but
>>> problems. Is 8.10 worth it? What should I do? What is your experience?
>>>
>>>
>> I run 8.10 on an Asus F3jr notebook and 8.10 server on a Supermicro
>> P3tder. Both are trouble free so far. In the notebook case I find the
>> wireless networking better in 8.10 than 8.04 - for instance much faster
>> to re-associate after a suspend/resume. In the server case, 8.10 was
>> quite a b***h to get running after installation, but now I have that
>> sorted out, it is well behaved.
>>
>> In the notebook case I use it for development, so it needs to work
>> reliably. I guess if it had not, I would have reverted to 8.04. So in
>> your case maybe stick with the release that works - after all 8.04 is
>> a good release!
>>
>> The server is just for learning purposes - where I work uses Debian
>> servers and I had been used to Gentoo, so felt the need to increase my
>> 'apt-foo'! In that context the fact that it took me several days to
>> debug the various boot issues connected with software raid and ramdisk
>> was actually a bonus (viewed in *hindsight*, a bit frustrating at the
>> time) - I learned a lot :-).
>>
>> Best wishes
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Try VirtualBox (is in synaptic).
Joep


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Old 01-14-2009, 09:51 AM
Glenn Holmer
 
Default Should I downgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 from 8.10?

On Sun, 2009-01-11 at 17:24 -0800, Samuel Rohde wrote:
> Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 from 8.04 I have had nothing but
> problems. Is 8.10 worth it? What should I do? What is your experience?

I had a lot of trouble with 8.10 on several machines and downgraded all
but one to 8.04. Although I'm committed to Ubuntu, I have no love for
Ibex: I've only had to downgrade a distro this way once or twice before
in 13 years of using Linux.

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Old 01-14-2009, 10:05 AM
Omer Barlas
 
Default Should I downgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 from 8.10?

Glenn Holmer @ 14-01-2009 12:51:
> On Sun, 2009-01-11 at 17:24 -0800, Samuel Rohde wrote:
>> Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 from 8.04 I have had nothing but
>> problems. Is 8.10 worth it? What should I do? What is your experience?
>
> I had a lot of trouble with 8.10 on several machines and downgraded all
> but one to 8.04. Although I'm committed to Ubuntu, I have no love for
> Ibex: I've only had to downgrade a distro this way once or twice before
> in 13 years of using Linux.

I have been using it on my notebook since the RCs, and I didn't have any
major problems. what kind of trouble did you have?

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:13 AM
Glenn Holmer
 
Default Should I downgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 from 8.10?

On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 13:05 +0200, Omer Barlas wrote:
> I have been using it on my notebook since the RCs, and I didn't have any
> major problems. what kind of trouble did you have?

All these were solved by going back to Heron:

1) User sessions are not saved in GNOME.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-session/+bug/249373
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=552387

2) Compiz crashed repeatedly on my main machine, each time requiring me
not only to re-enable it, but to re-enter all my settings as well.
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS w/proprietary driver.

3) Ibex had no end of trouble recognizing which CD drive was which, and
often told me that I didn't have permission to eject the CD.

4) On my test machine, Ibex doesn't recognize that there's a floppy
drive on the machine. All of the dozen or so other operating systems on
that machine do.

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