Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Easy Rhino, May 3, 2010.
Put your comments here. I do not like the color scheme. Thankfully that is easily changeable.
i noticed they ended support for compiz-fusion-plugins-extras
i am not sure how that will effect my current comiz-fusion setup...
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to start a thread on this... I put it on my laptop and it runs pretty well. Though I havent been able to connect to my wifi setup yet. Maybe a hard update will fix that.
how are you finding the new features? is your system more or less responsive? anything special you can point out yet?
to be honest I havent had a chance to mess around with it much. I'm coming from 9.10 so a lot of the features from that were carried over.
the Software center is great as usual. It makes linux so easy even a windows nub can use it ;D point click and wham the program/game you wanted is installed.
It looks great, of course. Definitely on par with windows/mac. Boots up as quick or quicker than win7. And it comes with lots of useful things pre-installed.
I ran across this review on Digg earlier today http://lunduke.com/?p=1095
It seems so much better compared to 9.x series. Ive seen a few Scrnshots of 10.10 and it seems interesting. I like the theme better than the drab brown of "human." It took a little getting used to the new location of the exit icon on windows. The software center is much more powerful and I hear they are trying to blend synaptic into software center. I noticed that the software center now has software and packages it didnt used to have access to like Gstreamer.
@ Ninkobowi: just run the system update. Happened to me on upgrading to 9.10. Use the wired lan.
As for me, it just won't update Keeps saying that it can't calculate the upgrade.
Just do a Clean Install. I found that it reduces time and possible snags in the process
for some reason my entire HDD is now full!! i did the standard upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 and everything was fine until tonight. now the HDD is completely full and i cannot tell why. obviously some flaw in the upgrade system. so now i am going to have to do a clean install
Ubuntu gets worse by the upgrade! Don't have enough time for a clean install. Gonna take a month atleast.
i'm going to do an install tonight. I want to dual boot it on my i7 system, with windows 7.
should I use wubi or is that not advised? I will be installing it on a totally different drive than my OS, with it's own partition to work with. what is the minimal advised size?
I install it every couple versions, mess around for awhile, than stop. eventually when reinstalling windows i overwrite it, and wait until the next version. I love using it and messing around for a few weeks, but I can never keep myself using it.
Clean install when you have a separate disk. 10-15Gb drive should do. It leaves enough space for experimenting
by clean you mean not wubi? or just not upgrade? I don't have it installed right now, so upgrade is no issue. fresh 16gb partition made yesterday, was hopinh it would be enough for messing around
if it does mean no wubi , what is the best method to get a dual boot going? do you still need grub or can you edit the windows boot config?
No wubi. You can take the simple way out by just changing the hdd boot priority in the bios when needed.
Generally pressing esc after post will give you the boot menu.
whats wrong with wubi? I used that method for my netbook and it runs 10.04 just fine.
Also, does anyone know how to enable laptop gestures in ubuntu? (two finger scrolling, resizing etc).
10.04 there is no 10.01.
Wubi sometimes works but is a pain in the ass. Just dual boot it the normal way. It is too effin easy to dual boot these days. Try it sometime. The give you a little effin bar that you slide back and forth to designate the amount of space you want Linux to have.
Just clean install it. It will auto install Grub 2.0 and you can still use windows 7. There is a slider to designate the amount of space. I usually give it between 80-250 GB to work with. After all, Linux is best at torrents. Also, Games, Music, and compiling. You want the space. If you have more than 4GB of ram, you can not enable Swap space.
Has anyone tried the 10.04 notebook distro? I would imagine it's similar to Google, I just put 64 on my laptop and so far I like it. i haven't tried the Wi-Fi either.
Does anyone know of any must-have Ubuntu libraries, and/or apps? Also I'm looking for some fun little games to play. RPG or otherwise! The software center has quite a selection.
I like it. I installed it on my laptop about a week ago, and I haven't booted up Windows since then. It's incredibly fast, it has all of the drivers by default (I had to get the drivers for the ethernet, wifi, and sound under Win7), battery life seems to be better than Win7. The only issue is installing Flash on Linux x64 is a bitch. I spent well over an hour trying to find a guide (installing it through the package manager or any other logical fashion doesn't work), but in the end it works.
?? click Applications > Ubuntu Software Center and search for Flash. Also has Adobe reader, Java, anything essential. Easy as pie!
Yeah, I did that. It didn't work. It did on my sister's laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 x32, but not in x64
thats weird. I assume ubuntu was up-to-date, too? were you using the notebook distro? Even without the ubuntu software center, installing flash was pretty easy. There is a ubuntu installer on the flash-site (the linky that any firefox browser will give you). maybe it has something to do with hardware config.
It was a fresh install (I updated it first), the full version, no need for a netbook version on a 14" screen
did you install swf? i found that works just as well if for some strange reason you cant get flash to work.
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