The updated mintUpdate seems to have a lot of bugs. I few I noticed were: The lock appears broken upon startup and remains broken until manually opened, run, and then reclosed (pretty sure, unless there is a timer like the previous version where mintUpdate reloads itself every so often; however, I have not seen it fix itself by doing that - If so, is the memory dumping still fixed?). When you click refresh and the system is completely updated, it no longer says your system is up-to-date or whatever, and the install updates button does not refresh/fade out - So there will be no available updates, but the GUI does not register this.
All this could be because I'm currently running kernel 2.6.24-19-rt, but I'm pretty sure I noticed the same issues with the default kernel (2.6.24-16-generic). Please let us know if you are aware of these issues and if there is any ETA for completion.
Also, probably going to create a new thread for this, but only need a quick answer: Is there going to be any work on fixing the forwarded issue from Hardy with Elyssa, where the boot vga driver configurations are not detecting the best possible resolutions for each system and just using the universally compatible low resolution of 640x480 or whatever it is? This does not affect performance, but it would be nice to have native resolutions for grub and usplash without any extra work... I might be out of luck myself, since I don't believe it's possible for vesafb to render my natural resolution of 1680x1050 (conflicting arguments all over the web, but I have not been successful in fixing), but if anyone knows how I might be able to fix this; please let me know. I've already tried updating my usplash.config file, updating initramfs, setting vga as 872 in grub, adding fbcon and vesafb to initramfs modules, and also unblacklisting vesafb in the framebuffer - These all work too some extent for usplash, but the background does not stretch to fit my screen and I also get the green flashes and tearing you get when there is a resolution switch between screens and the framebuffer is not working smoothly. Also grub remains at the prehistoric resolution regardless.
Just wanted to mention these here to hopefully present the scope of these two ubuntu kernel bugs - So if you have any comments please post...
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