OK I set up a dual boot and.....my god stay away from this awful buggy piece of crap.
Within minutes I ran into severe problems on a rig that has had Linux installed on it before.
- Installer crashes on trying to access the partition manager. Had to look up a command to kill the installer so it would work.
- Compiz degrades performance to the point 3D titles are utterly unusable due to lag and severe tearing of the screen. I cannot fix this problem and spent hours trying to fix it.
- Just trying to install Steam wanted a million login details and passwords.
- Keyring keeps popping up bugging me on login.
- Compiz refresh rate keeps resetting to 50 (WTF?) on login and at one point left me with no UI trying to disable it to stop this piece of garbage from interfering.
- The system runs very slowly. CCSM had to be killed to get rid of it as it crashed to a blank window.
- Crashes kept happening on the settings screens causing an error report box to come up and want my password multiple times and throwing up a dozen damned error message boxes.
Sorry to say it to any Linux fans here, but I've sat here all evening trying to get this working and it refuses to co-operate and is so unstable and hostile. It's worse then WIndows 8. :/
EDIT - Finally found a "solution" to my problem...at nearly 2am! The downside is I have to set to refresh in Compiz manually every time I start and it sort of fixes the poor 3D performance. But it still isn't smooth! Unfortunately even though Compiz is killing the OS for gaming, there is no 2D mode to fall back on as disabling Compiz leaves you up the creek.
I installed it on the laptop and am having the same compiz performance problems. Previously running Centos with no probs on the same machine (no compiz here).
What was the "fix" to refresh compiz manually?
I have it installed here now as a dual boot with windows 8 and it works very well for me, minor problems as per usual with my onboard graphics card for the install (more to do with my setup) buts it working well so far and very, very fast I find so far. Privacy is improved now in that all the amazon stuff can be turned off, I followed three different "after install" guides to get the best out of it for me. nVidia drivers were a bit tricky to update, but its now working absolutely fine for me here. no horrible issues so far.
Its also running "ok" on my old laptop, better than 12.10 did thats for sure
Seems a mixed bag then, are you on nVidia? I am just finding this version to have terrible performance this time round, might give KDE a try before letting Win 8 reclaim the partition space because they still have a Compiz free option.
@CyberNerd: Download compizconfig-settings-manager and change Refresh Rate to 100 every login. Sort of worked for me but the value won't stick.
Intel graphics on mine. I'll give it a try and if it works will try and find how to get the setting to stick. Thanks
@CAM untick "detect refresh rate" and the setting is persistent between reboots (for me at least)
Seems to have fixed the problem for me as well.
Occasionally a reboot fails to launch the gdm/login screen though. buggy piece of crap IMO.
I do untick detect refresh rate but it keeps going back to 50.
I have an nvidia GTS 450 as my "main" card here, but I regularly get issues installing OS software, because of the nvidia 6100 built into the mobo (even though I do things like disable it in BIOS, telling it to boot other cards first and so on), it still boots up and wants to be the initial boot video, Windows 8 was a nightmare to work out, I have to basically install it with the onboard and then add in the GTS450 again at one point.
This time around though on 13.04, I did a search on the ubuntu forums for a guide on how to update the nvidia drivers, rather than just have a go myself here and it seems to have worked fine for me, I am very impressed with it overall so far, just virtualbox and vpn issues to sort out and I am 100% then.
tried CS:S earlier and DOD:S after downloading stuff on steam, seems lovely, fast and clean now for me.
I just tried to use Ubuntu to create a Kubuntu USB install. Hung at 94%, dared to open a browser and the desktop effects hung the system for about five mins and remained choppy. Now it won't let me create a USB disk. I will have to use Windows to make one.
My experiences with vanilla Ubuntu are getting worse and worse. :(
Originally Posted by CAM
I think its a beta for mint ;)
A mixed bag indeed.
It's working very well for me on my i3 laptop with integrated Intel (Ironlake).
I'd go further and say - for me - it's the best Ubuntu release, even this early into the release.
Of course, I may have to eat my words, but fingers crossed.
For desktop use it's great. But are you gaming on it?
Nothing beyond Tuxcart. I suspect this is why our findings differ.
Originally Posted by CAM
Amazing in 2013 Linux still can't get their graphics drivers sorted!
I have been playing TF2, CS:Source and DoD:Source on mine fine, I did have a bit of a nightmare last night after I switched to my windows side of the bootup and back, worked out fast how to get compiz settings manager working via command line, because it all went awry when I fiddled with my BIOS and managed to take out unity, its all restored now though