[SATLUG] Ubuntu 8.10 is presently trash...
horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 15:13:29 CST 2008
What I found when trying to update my video drivers (ATI) from the
terminal in 8.10 is a two-fold problem: First, apparently, the old
fglrx is gone for 8.10. ATI now provides proprietary drivers, and an
install script, but that install script is all screwed-up.
For some odd reason the ATI driver install depends on OpenOffice 3.0.
Why that should be, I dunno, but, their install script can't locate
ooobasis30-*, and burps. It should really be looking for
ooobasis3_._0-*. I can see the running script error on the terminal
attempt to install (sudo sh ./filename.run --buildandinstallpkg
--dryrun), but dunno how to repair the script -- that's beyond my
So, instead, the upgrade loaded "nv" drivers (newest nVidia driver
install), which I can't use... (sigh)
(...happily back at Ubuntu 8.04 LTS...)
John Ziriax wrote:
> Sorry to hear about your troubles. I upgraded my desktop from 8.04 to 8.10
> over the net on Saturday. It took hours to download all the files. But it
> worked and installed the Nvidia video drivers. The USB sound on this MB
> prompted a message about "..falling back to the default". Then sound worked.
> Nothing else to report.
> The "Lite" version of Firefox does seem faster, but I haven't researched
> what "Lite" means exactly.
> I've got two laptops and a desk top that I haven't tried yet.
> Guess I heed your example as a warning and wait a bit.
> Please keep the list posted, especially if you try again.
> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 1:57 PM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ian wrote:
>>> ed wrote:
>>>> Sorry for the help request earlier, but apparently there are dozens of
>>>> things wrong with Ubuntu 8.10, no matter whether you're doing a
>>>> distribution upgrade on-line (as I did), or fresh-installing from a
>>>> disk. After some really bad experiences with it, I'm back-stepping to
>>>> 8.04 the hard way - wiping the disk, doing a clean CD-install of 7.04,
>>>> and then dist-upgrading back to 8.04.
>>> Why are you installing 7.04 and upgrading to 8.04 as opposed to doing a
>>> direct install of 8.04? Just curious . . .
>> Hmm... One, because I have the disk, and two, because there are some apps
>> and hooks in the earlier versions that I wanted to recover. Its also nice
>> to be able to step back a kernel or two on boot to experience the
>> differences. To each, his own, I guess. While I don't miss the wifi
>> problems from 6.06LTS and 6.10, there are some things I miss about it too.
>> Problem there is that all those repositories are gone now...
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