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KdotJ
June 10th, 2010, 03:17 PM
First off, I want to apologise for the n00b thread which you're about to read.

This is the first time I am to test a release from this early. I think I've done things right. A few questions:

- When I click on "About Ubuntu" is it still meant to say I'm using Lucid Lynx?
- What kind of things should I look for and try out?
- It looks the same as Lucid, but I'm guessing this is correct as it's so early?

Thanks in advance

kaldor
June 10th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Yes, nobody bothered changing the Lucid Lynx thing yet it seems :)

Use it as normal and report bugs you find along the way (which you will). For example, you want to go web browsing but Firefox keeps crashing. A bug! Report it :)

Themes usually don't change until a month before release.

Just use as normal, but have another OS around because the testing versions are not friendly.

ranch hand
June 10th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Be sure to read the stickies, at least the first post, at the top of this forum.

There is a lot of information there that you need if you are new to testing.

Have FUN.

kaldor
June 10th, 2010, 03:26 PM
I should also add that using an unstable OS is a great way to learn. You usually won't learn much by using Ubuntu, but using a development version will help.. you'll NEED to know what to do and how to fix things ;)

KdotJ
June 10th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Thanks guys! I have Maverick in VB at the moment as I can't afford to give it my HDD. I used Lucid during development but only from Beta1 onwards and by then it was very very good.

I'm looking forward to learning more about it all underneath

davideotape
June 10th, 2010, 04:04 PM
I suppose one thing you could do is report a bug asking for the about Ubuntu name to be changed to Maverick :)

donniezazen
June 10th, 2010, 06:56 PM
First off, I want to apologise for the n00b thread which you're about to read.

This is the first time I am to test a release from this early. I think I've done things right. A few questions:

- When I click on "About Ubuntu" is it still meant to say I'm using Lucid Lynx?
- What kind of things should I look for and try out?
- It looks the same as Lucid, but I'm guessing this is correct as it's so early?

Thanks in advance

My experience is that these things are changed just before the beta/final release.

seeker5528
June 10th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Don't know why the 'about ubuntu' thing isn't using lsb_release to get the version information.

If you open a terminal window and type:


lsb_release -irc

it should display current information for the release. On my machine it shows:


Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Release: 10.10
Codename: maverick

Later, Seeker

KdotJ
June 11th, 2010, 12:36 AM
Same for me, thanks for the command. at least I know the upgrade worked haha

ronacc
June 11th, 2010, 12:50 AM
you can also use uname -r and uname -a to get info about the running kernel .

ron@ron-desktop2:~$ uname -r
2.6.35-2-generic
ron@ron-desktop2:~$ uname -a
Linux ron-desktop2 2.6.35-2-generic #2-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 8 19:14:48 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

autocrosser
June 11th, 2010, 01:27 AM
And welcome to the "hardcore" group!!!! We don't bite (much!):guitar:

ronacc
June 11th, 2010, 02:37 AM
we do however growl and snap our teeth a lot :p

ranch hand
June 11th, 2010, 03:09 AM
we do however growl and snap our teeth a lot :p
What teeth we have left.

And just think, for 12.04 you will be a veteran whacko, I mean tester.

ronacc
June 11th, 2010, 04:11 AM
you ought to hear the snap my plastic ones make !:lolflag:

autocrosser
June 11th, 2010, 04:22 AM
Wow---and I thought I'd been here toooooo long....:p

It's been too quiet---LOUD CHOIR CALL------BRING ON THE BREAKAGE!!!!!!!

lisati
June 11th, 2010, 04:22 AM
I was wondering what had happened to all my teeth! :)

KdotJ
June 11th, 2010, 08:42 PM
Lol gald to be part of the teeth-snapping mentals!
lol when I came to Lucid Beta, many people seemed to be calm lol

ronacc
June 11th, 2010, 08:51 PM
by beta us geezers have worn ouselves out or else remembered where we put our zanax .

ranch hand
June 11th, 2010, 09:25 PM
And by beta you have to remember to try and be nice to people that won't, or apparently can't, read or use a search function.

They seem to think the bugger ought to be stable. Why? Beats me.

SevenMachines
June 11th, 2010, 09:37 PM
quote from sun tzu's the art of war: "there is no such thing as breakage, only lurnin' "
insightful words indeed :) but remember, there are always a lot of helpful people if you need advice, as i always do (tips hat to all the good forum people).