Ubuntu 11.04 Still Tripping Over Sandy Bridge

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Jason_T

Guys, let's try to remember that the non-LTS releases are testing grounds for Ubuntu advancement. Microsoft's general release schedule is a new OS every three years. Ubuntu releases a new LTS every two years but makes 6-month releases for those who want the cutting-edge. So it isn't fair to be griping over a non-LTS release having problems. People should know this when deciding to use a non-LTS release. If you want the get in and drive experience, you're supposed to use the LTS. If you want the latest and greatest and are willing to deal with any bugs that pop up, then the non-LTS is available should you be interested.

Too many people are expecting the non-LTS releases to be something it's not intended to be. One of the primary reasons there was such a push to get Unity out in 11.04 was so that it will have time to be refined and hence be available for the stable (enterprise ready) 12.04 LTS.

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GreenTurtle

Have to stay with 10.04 LTS because 10.10 and 11.04 dont play nice with my HP touchpad. Has to do with the later kernels. So far 2.6.32 is the last series to work for me.

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ShyLinuxGuy

The Gnome desktop that comes with 11.04 has these annoying little bright spots at the top corners of the window for some reason (even after advanced graphics effects are enabled). Unity is okay, only thing is I'd like the dock to be movable, and I would like to tweak some stuff in Unity.

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Matt_Rapp

I can't say anything about sandy bridge but 11.04 drops my mouse randomly, I can still move the curser around but I can't click. It is things like this that stop linux from becoming main stream.

 

-Hey, FB is now opt-in not opt-out!

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I-8-NY

okay intel has never worked well with getting drivers to the opensource world.  opengl and games never really worked well on their GPUs even in windows.  get a real video card that has linux drives (nVidia & ATI) and leave intel to bring opengl support to their chips.

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BAMT

Are you joking? Intel (but definitely G3x and G4x) chipsets have the best video drivers for Linux in my experience. They are built into the kernel and include framebuffer acceleration, something NVidia and ATI don't have (unless using OSS drivers).

http://intellinuxgraphics.org/

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d3v

He's not joking. He's speaking from experience. As am I. I have an intel dg41rq motherboard with a g41 chipset and a GMA x4500 IGP. This is an extremely common chipset first released circa 2008. But I had stability problems using 2010 distros like opensuse 11.3 and kubuntu 10. Its only after I reverted to intelegacy module that I enjoyed stability. And only after upgrading to a 2011 distro like opensuse 11.4 could I ditch the intelegacy deprecated module. So basically it took 3 years before a stable driver for one of the most common Intel chipsets in the world became available in major Linux distributions.

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BAMT

Huh, maybe I was just lucky. I haven't had a single problem with G3*/G4* (desktop or laptop), and my G41 laptop has been working better under Linux than Windows (for OpenGL) as far as I can remember. (I think the first OS I had on it was OpenSuSE 11.2.)

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whiskeymcclinton

I try Ubuntu once a year. I almost always have an issue with wireless or graphics drivers. But Linux is free and tweakable. If you put in the time, it will reward you.

Some people work on their car all day, while others just want to get in and drive away. It's your choice to either pay with time or money.

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bjoswald

Just give them some time. 11.04 is still fairly fresh, and hardware support comes from the kernel level. 

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