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Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby willxtreme on Fri May 15, 2009 6:58 am

I downloaded Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 yesterday when I heard it came out, burned it on a cd, popped it in my pc to install it in VirtualBox.
When I finally get on my desktop, I open Konqueror and the browser crashes when I try to open a site like youtube. I didn't bother installing firefox. I just got pissed
and gave the final smack to Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1. :twisted:

I can't wait for Gloria's stable release (I believe we're 19 bugs away from it according to Linux Mint on twitter) :D
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby willxtreme on Fri May 15, 2009 11:20 am

Yay 10 bugs away! according to http://twitter.com/Linux_Mint. I have a feeling Gloria's stable version is coming out this weekend :D
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby dlkreations on Sat May 16, 2009 2:58 am

Couldn't the crash have something to do with the restricted extras not being installed? To be honest, I'm not sure but it is alpha after all. Ubuntu is suppose to have a live cd ready for the next alpha release.
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby willxtreme on Sat May 16, 2009 6:55 am

I couldn't open linuxmint.com as well (which doesn't use flash or anything fancy)

The image I burned wasn't a live CD but an alternate install CD that I got from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-1/
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby trident on Sun May 17, 2009 8:41 am

Could it not be Konqueror that's the problem? I found I couldn't log in to Hotmail when I tried out Kubuntu (which is no longer an issue as I've switched to Gmail :D ) but switching to Firefox solved the problem.
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby willxtreme on Sun May 17, 2009 9:44 am

Yeah it is Konqueror. Firefox is pretty solid but since KDE based distro love to throw Konqueror at us as the default browser, they should at least be sure that the browser "can run half of the marathon". Even Internet Explorer is giving the final smack to Konqueror in this case lol. :mrgreen:

There's a quote that says "A bad swordsman blames his sword/A bad worker blames his tools" but sometimes the "sword/tool" really sucks lol
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby HardwareTech on Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:49 am

I believe as Koala progresses the team will make Firefox the default browser or at least have as a default install. Or so I have gathered from the development teams posts.
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby exploder on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:07 am

Kubuntu 9.10 is in the very early stages of development, frequent breakage is to be expected. When KDE 4.3 final comes out things should rapidly improve. There is still months of development left and in my opinion things will start to get more stable around alpha 5.
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby Mr. B on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:10 am

Never tested kubuntu karmic alpha 1 but alpha 2 looked great. The only problem was that it just wouldn't shut down properly from the live-cd. Another one that looked great was openSUSE 11.2 milestone 2 (alpha 2) but the milestone 3 (alpha 3) that came out last night just won't start the desktop at all.

Sometimes we forget that, as exploder said, these releases are in early stages of development. So anything can go wrong. The best to do is to wait for the Beta, RC or Final version before making any judgement and put a bad light on another distro, imho.
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby dlkreations on Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:32 am

ikey wrote:Recomendation : install Daisy (google it :D )


Yeah, Daisy is a wonderful piece of software.

I also ran Karmic in a live session, and have to say that it is looking to be very sharp. I refuse to run it as my main OS since it is in an alpha stage, but I am looking forward to KDE 4.3. There are a couple bugs with it though when it comes to running GTK programs like Gimp and Firefox. For some reason, it takes a long time for it to retrieve files from Dolphin when I want to edit a graphic or upload something to Imageshack. Doesn't do that with 4.2.4

4.2.4 is running wonderfully on my system at the moment, and I have it just the way I like it.
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby exploder on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:44 pm

If you want something to look forward to in Kubuntu 9.10, watch the video found here.

http://www.techworld.com.au/blog/talkin ... version_43

KDE 4.3 will have more features and functionality!
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby credobyte on Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:23 am

Final release date is set to October, 29th. Why to bother installing it on May ? Anyway, "crashed" application doesn't mean anything unless you've checked system logs and found a reason.
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby dlkreations on Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:31 am

People have a tendency to try new things, which is what has been done here. There is like some excitement in a new version of Ubuntu being released. I am sure it is the same with a new Windows version too.
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Re: Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 1 argggg what a bad start

Postby exploder on Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:00 am

I checked out a daily build recently in VirtualBox, 9.10 is coming along but it still has quite a ways to go before the final release. I was mainly interested in how KDE 4.3 was looking, still a few bugs left. The menu opens on shut down and restart and some other little things left to fix.
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