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jema
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 7:39 am    Post subject: 10.04 here I go Reply with quote
    

I have finally realised I will never have time to upgrade, well not actually upgrading but starting to work on a different PC with the latest Ubuntu.

So today is as awful a time as any to go for it.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

See you on the other side

jema
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm sitting in the middle of 4 PC's and a smartphone So I'm not planning on being off-line!

gz



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It took two and a half to three hours here, with a bad connection (it says one and a half) two days ago.
No problems. Slower to start up than the last one, but only a few seconds. Still quick

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

looking good here, but the test is the transfer of the old PCs files to it... e.g. can I at least get my work essentials and email onboard.

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

upgraded yesterday in about 1.5 hours, most of which time I continued working on my pc. All's gone smoothly.

First thing I did was change the windows buttons back to the right hand side as explained here .

Then, I had to tweak the sound settings to get it to work ( system>prefferences>sounds>output>connector) and put back my volume control on the panel (right click on panel>add to panel> indicator applet).

My toshiba laptop boots up faster and with less hassle than on 9.10, then again,boot-up was often problematic on 9.10 for me, so aything would be better.

Emyr



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

One thing to watch out for is that Sun-Java is now in the partner repository, and the 9.10 ->10.04 upgrade switches you to IcedTea as the default JVM.


gz wrote:
Slower to start up than the last one, but only a few seconds. Still quick


Is faster on all my machines. That machine probably needs a clean install but that'll have to wait another month or two.

MarkS



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Mine just fecked up.


Something wrong with the grub install - Just getting 'grub rescue>' and nothing else.

Seems to be a fairly common problem that might relate to multiboot systems on multiple drives.

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

MarkS wrote:
Mine just fecked up.


Something wrong with the grub install - Just getting 'grub rescue>' and nothing else.

Seems to be a fairly common problem that might relate to multiboot systems on multiple drives.


Mine is fine.
No snags here and all happy, Mrs Drewsephine included

jema
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Gone pretty smoothly here, and I'm using it now

Much quicker boot than two years ago, and so far no sound problems.

gz



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 10 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I like the buttons on the left

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 10 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

James wrote:

First thing I did was change the windows buttons back to the right hand side as explained here .

Then, I had to tweak the sound settings to get it to work ( system>prefferences>sounds>output>connector) and put back my volume control on the panel (right click on panel>add to panel> indicator applet).


Thanks for that, I'm thinking about a fresh install from 9.10 to 10.04 in a couple of weeks (after the first set of bug fixes have been created).

What I hate about progress is the unnecessary changes that mean I have to unlearn loads of things that have become automatic.

So all you Ubuntu freaks - keep the comments coming. Its nice that you should suffer so that I don't have to

jema
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 10 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Networking is currently confusing me a bit. I blew up my network when I assigned static ips, and admin/preferences/network connections is telling me only about eth0 and that I have NEVER used that connection.

I'm not seeing any applets that tell me a lot about what connection I am using. I have done "clever" things to get back, but I am stuck at the GUI level on this

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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 10 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Try the dude
He has been found to be very useful

ETA: the dude


On another note has anyone got the remote desktop thingy working yet ?
I've been trying to get into Priceys spare confuser so I can administer it from here but no joy as yet.
Not sure of the settings.[/url]

jema
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 10 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Using synaptic package manager to install the ms core fonts is really a good idea.

https://embraceubuntu.com/2005/09/09/installing-microsoft-fonts/

Can't get away from those fonts being nicer.

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