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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby dequire on Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:53 pm

Colonel Schell wrote:Actually, since I fixed the problem with Karmic and the disappearing fonts in OpenOffice.org, the problem reappeared, and after a careful search of the Ubuntu forum, I haven't turned up that anyone has experienced this same problem.

So I uninstalled Karmic from that partition, because I am rather unable to deal with it right now. This is the first time I've been able to sit up for this long for many days, but it seems I will have to take a break from the computer and the 'net for a while while I recover from whatever this is.

See ya 'round, folks.


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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby fearless1012 on Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:39 am

Mint has sold out to Google. I will probably have to start looking for another Linux OS though that may be difficult. It seems Google is trying to get everyone.

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Lex, Google pays a lot of money and has become the monopoly from the help of Microsoft, Apple, and nearly all of the Linux World. But all you have to do is keep using Mint because you and I know Mint is the best. As far as what to do about Google, make a new home page of your personal choosing. Take Google out of your search bar. There's so many great search engines you can trust, "Ask.com" "Bing" "Yahoo" just to name a few. Make one of those your regular search. You are empowered to stay away from Google. Although it is a challenge to endure a non-google world. Google embeds You Tube videos at so many external sites. They also have partners that report tracking data back to Google. So Lex, even if you supposedly found a new Linux Distro "Non-Google", then that would be an oxy-moron because Google could track some of the data you do. The point is, you can be in control just like with Linux.

On the original subject of Karmic Koala - I still have some issues getting the wireless to work. It worked beautifully in Jaunty.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby grizwald on Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:55 am

Can anyone tell me how I can exchange the Mint 8 version of Brasero with the Mint 7 version please?
The Mint 8 version has too many bugs and is NOT reliable. The Mint 7 version works flawlessly ALL the time.
Ubuntu 9.10 version of Brasero is broken too.

Is there a folder/directory in Mint 7 that I can use to replace the Mint 8 Brasero software?

Thanks,

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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby slogum on Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:39 pm

Any plans to make a Mint Netbook version like Ubuntu Remixed? :)
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby edgeofthewoods on Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:29 pm

I hope that Mint waits a while before mixing 9.10. I have a copy of Ultimate Edition, while it runs great as in speed,a lot of things don't work. Logitech Quick Cam, in Mint 7 Plug and Play. 9.10 nope. Skype video in 7 Perfect 9.10 Nope.GRUB 2 Not bad but DON'T mess with menu.lst to rearrange things, NOt a pretty sight. Also with GRUB 2 40-50 secs to just get to GRUB. I admit Ultimate is not a true 9.10, but the issues I have found with it are spread across a lot of web boards including the Ubuntu forums. 9.10 is not ready for primetime. Kind of like Vista was not ready. Pretty but not functional.

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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby nukm on Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:54 pm

Colonel Schell wrote:
My next distro hop will be to install Slackware, but not until I feel ready. I figure it will be a couple of months yet.

But I will always have at least one partition devoted to Mint, which I still regard as my 'main' distribution.


You might as well get after Slack, cause 2 months won't make a difference. Main thing is download the book and the documentation and read it. Also, brush up on lilo. Plan on putting lilo into the Slack /boot partition and then boot from your main distro by chainloading the Slack /boot partition. Otherwise, you are going to "learn" more than you want. :lol: If you depend on wireless internet, read up on it. You can find the Slack forum from the main website. Of course, you can boot everything from lilo but you might not want to change the other stuff. I would keep something else as the main go-to distro for awhile.

Hope you feel better soon. I'll get banned for using bandwidth talking about Slack. :roll:
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby viking777 on Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:17 am

I installed Karmic a couple of days ago for one reason only - they have not chosen to remove the 'Mark all Upgrades' button from Synaptic, I also chose to use it as my first platform for ext4.

I don't like the way Ubuntu looks - never have - but that is easily addressed, and I really miss Mintmenu (but not as much as the "Mark all Upgrades" button!) so within a couple of hours I had all my favourite programs installed and had it looking half reasonable and so I guess I will be using that instead of Mint 8. I will continue to use Mint 7 though, and if anybody finds a way to get the missing button back on Synaptic I would go back to Mint8 straight away but not until then (OK I know it's petty, but that's how I feel about it!)

As for ext4, the only issue I have come across since using it was that my existing version of Clonezilla wouldn't image it, so I had to upgrade that. Can't say the same for grub2 which is just an unholy mess that takes Linux back about a decade!

I haven't actually put a stopwatch on it but to me Karmic seems to start a bit faster than Mint8, I will time it later on today.

EDIT. Mint8 63 secs Ubuntu 9.10 50 secs - that is quite significant, though I doubt it is anything to do with ext4.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby AK Dave on Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:14 pm

Karmic wireless problems = Helena wireless problems. Same Ubuntu base, same problems, same solutions.

oscar799 wrote:I too installed Ubuntu 9.10 netbook remix on a Dell mini 9.
[...]
One major snag though-couldn't get wireless to work.


You didn't try very hard. See below.

bobd13045 wrote:I had Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 working well on my Dell Mini 9. When I went to 9.10, I couldn't get my wireless network connection to work. I liked 9.10. It's too bad I had trouble with my wireless connection. Right now I'm running my the original 8.04 that came with my Dell Mini 9.


You didn't try very hard either.

The "glitch" with wifi on a Dell Mini 9 with a vanilla Karmic install is extremely well documented. A couple seconds on google, or just a search on the forums here, would have given you this exact fix:

Install Karmic
use WIRED internet
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source
disconnect WIRED
REBOOT (recommended, but may not be necessary if wireless comes up immediately)
connect WIRELESS

fearless1012 wrote:
On the original subject of Karmic Koala - I still have some issues getting the wireless to work. It worked beautifully in Jaunty.


It would really help if you provided some details on your hardware, and perhaps consulted Mint's wiki to see what appropriate first steps of troubleshooting you might accomplish. Saying you have "some issues getting wireless to work" is a pretty vague statement that is of no use for anyone who might be willing to help you.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby Canadian on Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:45 pm

I upgrade to Karmic and started having log in problems, like having to enter password and username 10-20 times before I would get to desktop, thunderbird would not filter junk and screen saver would not work so I did the fresh install and still the same issues. To me 9.10 seems unstable. I had ran Ubuntu/XUbuntu for years since Warty Warthog and this latest release (Karmic 9.10) was the only time I ever had any issues with Ubuntu/Xubuntu I was running the 64 bit version.

So I decided to try a new distro, I had ran Debian, Arch, Kanotix all the Ubuntu variants, in the past but stumbled across Mint when looking for a 'new' distro and the reviews were good so I installed (Main edition) and so far so good. I only installed it 23 hours ago but seems great so far. No bugs yet that I can find, everything works. I was able to add Deluge, DeveDe, VLC and other programmes I like and Thunderbird works as it should. Plus no farting around with flash either so that was a bonus. So I am a happy camper now :)
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby waldo on Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:35 pm

Canadian wrote:So I decided to try a new distro, I had ran Debian, Arch, Kanotix all the Ubuntu variants, in the past but stumbled across Mint when looking for a 'new' distro and the reviews were good so I installed (Main edition) and so far so good. I only installed it 23 hours ago but seems great so far. No bugs yet that I can find, everything works. I was able to add Deluge, DeveDe, VLC and other programmes I like and Thunderbird works as it should. Plus no farting around with flash either so that was a bonus. So I am a happy camper now :)


Welcome! So now you have a great Linux distro that works, and you live in a very beautiful city. Life's good, eh? :mrgreen:
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

Postby Canadian on Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:07 am

Yup very good. :D

Still no problems with Mint either. :D
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