Everything You Need To Know about Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

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nsk chaos

LIES!!@!! not really but KK takes twice as long as JJ and even after boot up freezes up like crazy. help?

running my laptop with an 1.4 ghz centrino and a half-gig of ram

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gendoikari1

The only things that I'll hate having to do on my new Karmic install are to reinstall all the packages I downloaded (2000 or so) and to recompile the kernel (compiling the 2.6.31.4 kernel on a Pentium M would take 4 hours even WITH distcc).

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gendoikari1

Ugh.

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penguinboy

FYI, you can change ext3 to ext4 without a reformat. I've done it without any trouble.  But, be warned, I don't think they have a way to go back.  Anyway, see here for the simple instructions.

You can still mount an ext3 file system with the ext4 file system driver and see performance improvements just from using the new core.

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zippzom

Is there decent support for wireless drivers? If there is, it might be the first time i use linux on my laptop (i can't find any drivers for my wi-fi card)... 

www.simpletechsupport.tk

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Xyphus

Since it is a Live CD, I'd say pop it in and give it a go.  If the WiFi doesn't work, reboot and you're back to normal. :)

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thege128

I installed the RC 9.10 release on a Pentium III, 900Mhz, 256Mb RAM, 40 GB HD.  Runs great, and recognized my Netgear WNDA3100 wireless-N USB adapter out of the box.  So YES, wireless support is improved in this next release.

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QUINTIX256

Will it support non-"free" formats out of the box?
The MP3 codec, for example, doesn't require a paid license for individual (non-commercial) use.

Will it have non-"free" drivers builtin?
Just about every Linux distro has Compiz preinstalled with no way to use it (no hardware opengl) with the default install or from the liveCD. Even worse, installation of such non-"free" drivers can be downright painful. I had a kernel recompile required for an nVidia kernel patch/driver brick an install because it invalidated the info in GRUB.

I just don't understand the attitude of those behind the GNU project. If the end user doesn't have to pay a dime for something commonly used, like hardware video or MP3s, then there should be no problem including it on disc. Just because it isn't "open source" or it doesn't give the end user "full freedom" doesn't mean it should be avoided like the plague.

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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gendoikari1

Well, the first thing can be fixed by apt-get install *buntu-restricted-extras (be it ubuntu, kubuntu or xubuntu). 

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damicatz

Just because you can download something for free doesn't mean you also have the legal right to redistribute it.

In addition, Canonical, being a company, is subject to a lot more liability. Patent holders don't waste time going after individuals but they will go after a company, especially one with as much money as Canonical.

I suggest simply using free formats instead. Vorbis is superior to MP3 as a lossy compression codec in just about every way. You could also use FLAC.

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roninnder

You're right, Vorbis is superior to MP3 in JUST ABOUT every way...  The exception of course being decent hardware support.

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Devo85x

 I love using Ubuntu, however when I updated to the beta of 9.10, my computer refused to shut down out of linux... no hardware problem since I could boot and shutdown in XP/Vista/7 (I have a quad boot) without a problem, but whenever I tried to reboot/shutdown from linux it would hang... not anything I can b**** about too much but still anoying when I wanted to play a game or left the room hoping it would reboot

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arch20002013

I must say I love Linux and the Ubuntu Flavor.  I have had nothing but problems with the RC though.  I have been trying to install it on a Dell Latitude d600 and everytime I try to do a fresh install.  It says that the hard drive is not found once the install is complete.  I have tried previous versions and had no problems with it.  I have even tried an upgrade from version 9.04(which I did not want to do) with the same result after I restarted.  Anyone have any suggesions?

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thefuzz4

When your boot menu is up edit the grub entry for your linux install it is possible that it got the wrong hd number in there.  I have this happen all the time with mine where it get's the wrong number for my windows install and I have to go in there and change it to the right number.  Just remember that editing the boot menu here will not be saved if you find that this was the case remember that after you get it booted back up you will have to go edit it as root and save it.

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Morichalion

This article was a pretty convenient way to catch up on it.  Thanks.

 

 

The world was ruled by religion, and they call it "The Dark Ages"

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nsk chaos

agh! zomg! it's linux!!! =) i luv meh ubuntu laptop. keep it up for the open source guys! yeah

lol gonna test .10 soon...

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lunchbox73

Is this intentional and are you trying to be funny or is this really how you communicate using the english language?

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nsk chaos

intentional...

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