FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.


» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Ubuntu > Xubuntu User

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 05-22-2012, 09:45 PM
Brian Masinick
 
Default xubuntu-users Digest, Vol 64, Issue 37

I've added some comments below to the installation-related issue, suggesting that the person who has encountered problems send in a report with as much information as possible about their configuration and the messages they received when they were unable to install the software.*--
Brian Masinick
masinick at yahoo dot com
603-545-2669
From: "xubuntu-users-request@lists.ubuntu.com" <xubuntu-users-request@lists.ubuntu.com>
To:
xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:27 PM
Subject: xubuntu-users Digest, Vol 64, Issue 37

----- Forwarded Message -----


Send xubuntu-users mailing list submissions to
*** xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
*** https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
*** xubuntu-users-request@lists.ubuntu.com

You can reach the person managing the list at
*** xubuntu-users-owner@lists.ubuntu.com

When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more
specific
than "Re: Contents of xubuntu-users digest..."

Today's Topics:

* 1.* Wonder should I postpone using 12.04 (alex ong)
* 2. Re:* Wonder should I postpone using 12.04 (TOM TOM)
* 3. Re:* Wonder should I postpone using 12.04 (uteck)
* 4. Re:* no sound xubuntu 12.04 (had sound previous*** version)
* * * (springbunny)
* 5.* disappearing thunderbird settings (Norman Silverstone)
* 6. Re:* no sound xubuntu 12.04 (had sound previous version)
* * * (Norman Silverstone)
* 7. Re:* disappearing thunderbird settings (Eberhard Roloff)
* 8. Re:* Wonder should I postpone using 12.04 (Eberhard Roloff)
* 9. Re:* no sound xubuntu 12.04 (had sound previous*** version)
* * * (Cody Smith)
I had twice downloaded the iso for 12.04 but both CD cannot be used. I installed half-way through but got error in installer. I guess I have to abandon 12.04 and go for 11.10. I had been using 10.10 for two years and proved to be the most stable version I had ever used in the Xubuntu series.
I am not certain what the cause of your particular issue may be, but for me, even during testing, the 12.04 release was solid, and it continues to be so after release. *What kind of issues have you encountered in the installation? *Have you been able to record what the error is, and have you
sent in a defect report, showing the error and describing your configuration, so that it can get fixed? *That's the only sure way to keep free software working well.
Personally, I try to test at least one or two builds before release, and if I encounter an issue, I report it immediately and try to share as much relevant information as possible so that developers can replicate the issue and resolve it. *Without hardware information, in the case of installation issues, or use case scenarios, describing what you were doing, and what happened (in detail), it's really hard for anyone to fix the software.
I don't develop any more, but I test a lot, and I also evangelize, suggesting to others what systems are good to test, and encouraging people to provide helpful feedback, so that the software we use can continue to advance,
rather than regress.
The one downside, if there is one, to Xubuntu, is that I doubt that it gets anywhere even remotely close to the amount of testing and feedback that both Ubuntu and Kubuntu receive. *Those of us who participate in these forums should do everything we can to help improve the limited test coverage that we are able to achieve, and when we find issues, let's all resolve to do whatever we can to provide useful feedback, so the hard working developers can find useful solutions to the issues that do arise.

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM, alex ong <alexong2005@yahoo.com.sg> wrote:

I had twice downloaded the iso for 12.04 but both CD cannot be used. I installed half-way through but got error in installer. I guess I have to abandon 12.04 and go for 11.10. I had been using 10.10 for two years and proved to be the most stable version I had ever used in the Xubuntu series.

--

xubuntu-users mailing list

xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users



have you checked the md5sum of the downloaded iso?
also, if you by any chance have a windows partition, do a disk check through windows first.

I have had problems using FireFox to download the files, it has a tendency to say it finishes when it may only be half done.* Checking the file size and md5sum are needed if you use ff.
On May 22, 2012 8:03 AM, "TOM TOM" <thomasthoma@gmail.com> wrote:



On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM, alex ong <alexong2005@yahoo.com.sg> wrote:


I had twice downloaded the iso for 12.04 but both CD cannot be used. I installed half-way through but got error in installer. I guess I have to abandon 12.04 and go for 11.10. I had been using 10.10 for two years and proved to be the most stable version I had ever used in the Xubuntu series.


--

xubuntu-users mailing list

xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users



have you checked the md5sum of the downloaded iso?
also, if you by any chance have a windows partition, do a disk check through windows first.


--

xubuntu-users mailing list

xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users



On 05/21/2012 10:16 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
>
> Please don't top post. This thread has gone to heck with the mix of top and bottom posting to the point it's pure idiotic.
>
>

I had no intention of causing things to become "idiotic." I was seeking help with a problem. This was my first time posting. I'm sorry you are unhappy.


Continuing with my task of setting up Thunderbird I created a number of
sub folders to inbox and set up message filters for them and all was
working as it should. I needed to re-boot my PC so I closed Thunderbird,
re-booted and re-opened Thunderbird only to find all my settings had
disappeared including several emails. Can any one tell me what I could
have done wrong, please?

Norman



On Tue, 2012-05-22 at 10:28 -0500, springbunny wrote:
> On 05/21/2012 10:16 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
>
>
> > Please don't top post. This thread has gone to heck with the mix of
> > top and bottom posting to the point it's pure idiotic.
> >
> >
>
> I had no intention of causing things to become "idiotic." I was seeking
> help with a problem. This was my first time posting. I'm sorry you are
> unhappy.

I don't think it is a case of being unhappy it is more a case of
difficulty for those of us who are interested in problems and their
solutions. It is so difficult to understand when the answers come before
the questions and if that happens more than once in a thread then it
becomes quite difficult to follow.

Norman




On 05/22/2012 05:30 PM, Norman Silverstone wrote:
> Continuing with my task of setting up Thunderbird I created a number of
> sub folders to inbox and set up message filters for them and all was
> working as it should.
I needed to re-boot my PC so I closed Thunderbird,
> re-booted and re-opened Thunderbird only to find all my settings had
> disappeared including several emails. Can any one tell me what I could
> have done wrong, please?
>
> Norman
>
>
This is absolutely different from anything you and me would call regular.

You might close Tbird and then for a test rename your .thunderbird folder to something else. After this thunderbird should start with a window that prompts you for your incoming email server (imap or pop) and your outgoing mailserver (smtp). Enter all your details in there and, please, do not leave this page until all tests for incoming and outgoing have been passed successfully. You might have to experiment with authentication methods and the like.

Then your email should be working, as expected.
You might proceed from there.

I hope this helps you along. Imho Thunderbird by far
is the easiest client to setup for internet mail. So you will surely be using it in no time.

Kind regards
Eberhard



On 05/22/2012 05:02 PM, uteck wrote:
> I have had problems using FireFox to download the files, it
> has a tendency to say it finishes when it may only be half
> done.* Checking the file size and md5sum are needed if you
> use ff.
>
also when you still happen to have a running 11.10 or 10.10 and the iso md5 is correct, you can very easily upgrade to 12.04 without burning the iso.
ex.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/76591/how-do-i-upgrade-from-media-iso

regards and good luck
Eberhard





On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8:36 AM, Norman
Silverstone <norman@littletank.org> wrote:

On Tue, 2012-05-22 at 10:28 -0500, springbunny wrote:

> On 05/21/2012 10:16 PM, Ric Moore wrote:

> >

> > Please don't top post. This thread has gone to heck with the mix of

> > top and bottom posting to the point it's pure idiotic.

> >

> >

>

> I had no intention of causing things to become "idiotic." I was seeking

> help with a problem. This was my first time posting. I'm sorry you are

> unhappy.



I don't think it is a case of being unhappy it is more a case of

difficulty for those of us who are interested in problems and their

solutions. It is so difficult to understand when the answers come before

the questions and if that happens more than once in a thread then it

becomes quite difficult to follow.



Norman







--

xubuntu-users mailing list

xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users


That is why it is a good rule of thumb to reply to an email at the bottom after all the content.

--c_smith


--
xubuntu-users mailing list
xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users


--
xubuntu-users mailing list
xubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users
 

Thread Tools




All times are GMT. The time now is 12:58 PM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org