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*nix Thread, Ubuntu 8.10 is here in Technical; Checked the check sum to make sure it's not a bum download? I've just moved from 64bit to 32bit in ...
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    Checked the check sum to make sure it's not a bum download?

    I've just moved from 64bit to 32bit in the last hour with new downloads + discs ...

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    Guessing its a bum download - the nets been dicky here recently - will try again at work on Monday

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    Went for a reinstall rather than an upgrade. First install was a duff cd image, which I should have really checked for before installing.

    Re-downloaded and installed no problem.

    99% of the hardware on my laptop works out the box. Not tried the webcam yet or the fingerprint reader, and Fn + F7 doesnt work to switch between notebook screen and external monitor. All other fn keys work, brightness and volume etc (which dont in XP after a downgrade from vista)

    Compiz or whatever beryl is called now works well (although i cant seem to do the 'peel window back from the corner' thing that I used to be able to do??)

    Anyone recommend some places to get some nice themes/desktops etc, the default orange is a bit bland

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    nice one thanks

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    I had the same problem. I had to uninstall the nvidia driver and then it sprang into life.

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    From previous experience, Ubuntu is notorious for screwing up X after upgrades, particularly if you use the nVidia driver. I always backup my /home and do a full reinstall to avoid upgrade-hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    From previous experience, Ubuntu is notorious for screwing up X after upgrades, particularly if you use the nVidia driver. I always backup my /home and do a full reinstall to avoid upgrade-hell.
    Wheres the danger and excitement in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    From previous experience, Ubuntu is notorious for screwing up X after upgrades, particularly if you use the nVidia driver. I always backup my /home and do a full reinstall to avoid upgrade-hell.
    Bah. Your xorg.conf-fu is weak.

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    Got stuffed iso images with both desktop and alternate downloads. Have downloaded the mini iso which lets you install by downloading the files direct from the repositries, working a treat now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Bah. Your xorg.conf-fu is weak.
    Try and find your xorg.conf - Ibex does away with it for auto config goodness

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Try and find your xorg.conf - Ibex does away with it for auto config goodness
    it does what? that's like having a hand cut off!

    Actually I do remember reading about that somewhere, but the article gave the impression that I just didn't have to care about if I didn't want to. Not that it was just gone!

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    downloaded and imported some themes into emerald theme manager, but cannot for the life of me figure out a way to make any of them the active theme?

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    Had a good go at the NVidia driver last night but it seems I will just have to wait for the new version according to the release notes. Also in some cases you have to specifically define your GFX cards BusID if you have more than one in the xorg.conf.

    Oh and my webcam works in everything but Skype grrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I have put this on my dell laptop due to the fact that xp was slowing down to a crawl and had picked up a rather nasty Trojan that wouldn't go away. Also the fact that it picked up the infection just by visiting an infected website.

    Now I have tried a few Linux distributions, nothing came anywhere near to being as perfect as this. Easy install, great package management, great support for other apps such as picasa 3 (which installed as easy as it does under windows.

    Even perfect wireless connectivity, it all just works. There is no way I would go back to xp on my laptop, I would even install it on my main home PC if I could get photoshop to run on it.

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