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retskrad
April 27th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Im thinking to remove the <bip> buggy 8.04 and go back to 7.10.

Bugs:

-sometimes the screen becomes black after changing resolution
-Viewing Flash is weird. It slows down the whole computer
-Sometimes the desktop freezes for no reason
- When starting the computer and after a while it loaded, the page where you enter admin name and password never comes up. You must restart.

Is it a big change between 7.10 anbd 8.04?

(Sorry for bad langauge, Im pissed of.) :mad:

acelin
April 27th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Im thinking to remove the ***** buggy 8.04 and go back to 7.10.

Bugs:

-sometimes the screen becomes black after changing resolution
-Viewing Flash is weird. It slows down the whole computer
-Sometimes the desktop freezes for no reason
- When starting the computer and after a while it loaded, the page where you enter admin name and password never comes up. You must restart.

Is it a big change between 7.10 anbd 8.04?

(Sorry for bad langauge, Im pissed of.) :mad:

Edit it out and fix your typos then.

Sounds like you are just having a bad time. I use to have the same troubles with Feisty and Gutsy. I no longer have these troubles with Hardy.

milia
April 27th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Im thinking to remove the ***** buggy 8.04 and go back to 7.10.

Bugs:

-sometimes the screen becomes black after changing resolution
-Viewing Flash is weird. It slows down the whole computer
-Sometimes the desktop freezes for no reason
- When starting the computer and after a while it loaded, the page where you enter admin name and password never comes up. You must restart.

Is it a big change between 7.10 anbd 8.04?

(Sorry for bad langauge, Im pissed of.) :mad:

Since bugs are bugging you maybe you shouldn't switch to 8.04 from now,
but wait a year for the major bugs to be resolved.

If I recall correct 7.10 released to the public around 2006.I'm sure
at the beginning it was buggy as well, so many wise people that
didn't like bugs stayed back to 7.04.

Nothing is perfect in this world :).

retskrad
April 27th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Since bugs are bugging you maybe you shouldn't switch to 8.04 from now,
but wait a year for the major bugs to be resolved.

If I recall correct 7.10 released to the public around 2006.I'm sure
at the beginning it was buggy as well, so many wise people that
didn't like bugs stayed back to 7.04.

Nothing is perfect in this world :).

Do you think I should change back to 7.10?

reyfer
April 27th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Since bugs are bugging you maybe you shouldn't switch to 8.04 from now,
but wait a year for the major bugs to be resolved.

If I recall correct 7.10 released to the public around 2006.I'm sure
at the beginning it was buggy as well, so many wise people that
didn't like bugs stayed back to 7.04.

Nothing is perfect in this world :).
You do realize that the numbering system is supposed to mean YEAR and MONTH of release, right? So 7.10 means October 2007, not 2006. And 7.04 means April 2007.

And personally, this upgrade went smoother and I had less issues than when I upgraded from 7.04 to 7.10.

cardinals_fan
April 27th, 2008, 06:37 PM
My Ubuntu install ran Edgy right up until they discontinued support for it...

spamzilla
April 27th, 2008, 07:00 PM
-sometimes the screen becomes black after changing resolution

You are probably changing to the wrong screen resolution, are using the wrong graphics drivers, or have the driver configured incorrectly.


-Viewing Flash is weird. It slows down the whole computer

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=770732

You're using Swfdec, what do you expect? It's barely usable (at the moment) and adobe flash works much better.


-Sometimes the desktop freezes for no reason

Could be linked to your 1st quote in this post, or beryl which you seen to be using.


- When starting the computer and after a while it loaded, the page where you enter admin name and password never comes up. You must restart.

See above.


(Sorry for bad langauge, Im pissed of.) :mad:

No need to swear as no one is likely to help you or take you seriously...

retskrad
April 27th, 2008, 07:03 PM
You are probably changing to the wrong screen resolution, are using the wrong graphics drivers, or have the driver configured incorrectly.



http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=770732

You're using Swfdec, what do you expect? It's barely usable (at the moment) and adobe flash works much better.



Could be linked to your 1st quote in this post, or beryl which you seen to be using.



See above.



No need to swear as no one is likely to help you or take you seriously...

Ok, how do u remove swfdec?

spamzilla
April 27th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Ok, how do u remove swfdec?

Open up Synaptics package manager (system > administration > synaptics..) > click on any package and type in swfdec-mozilla > right click > mark for removal > hit apply

To install adobe flash

Open up Synaptics package manager > click on any package and type in flashplugin-nonfree > right click > mark for installation > hit apply

Restart firefox and flash *should* work.

retskrad
April 27th, 2008, 07:21 PM
Open up Synaptics package manager (system > administration > synaptics..) > click on any package and type in swfdec-mozilla > right click > mark for removal > hit apply

To install adobe flash

Open up Synaptics package manager > click on any package and type in flashplugin-nonfree > right click > mark for installation > hit apply

Restart firefox and flash *should* work.

Thanks alot man.

FredB
April 27th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Adobe flash is known for being plagued by a bug which slows down firefox.

Anyway, using the word "*****" is nothing more than a clue to think you're a moutain troll which needs a shower.

spamzilla
April 27th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Adobe flash is known for being plagued by a bug which slows down firefox.

It doesn't affect everyone though, and it certainly doesn't occur on my system, so it's worth retskrad trying out this flash plugin.

madjr
April 27th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Bugs:


-Viewing Flash is weird. It slows down the whole computer


vote for the flash to be fixed:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4814054

and remember to report your bugs at launchpad

MaindotC
April 27th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Im thinking to remove the ***** buggy 8.04 and go back to 7.10.

Bugs:

-sometimes the screen becomes black after changing resolution
-Viewing Flash is weird. It slows down the whole computer
-Sometimes the desktop freezes for no reason
- When starting the computer and after a while it loaded, the page where you enter admin name and password never comes up. You must restart.

Is it a big change between 7.10 anbd 8.04?

(Sorry for bad langauge, Im pissed of.) :mad:

Don't forget being unable to connect to password protected shares which is like REALLY IMPORTANT to me and of all things that is currently in development of being fixed. Aside from that, it's pretty sweet. I've noticed some applications run faster like Urban Terror on my dinky T61. I may have to go back to Feisty if they don't get this network share thing fixed soon.

retskrad
April 28th, 2008, 08:22 AM
vote for the flash to be fixed:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4814054

and remember to report your bugs at launchpad

Voted ;)

chucky chuckaluck
April 28th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Do you think I should change back to 7.10?

you could try reinstalling 8.04 first, and then go back to 7.10 if you still get the same problems (download and burn a new 8.04, if you're going to do that). it's probably more superstition than sense, but that's worked for me in the past (it's hard to repeat the same user errors when you're new, i suppose). new is not necessarily better on every single machine.

visionaire
April 28th, 2008, 09:32 AM
well i just finish the kubuntu 8.04-kde 4 install and it's amazing!

firefox is damn ugly, it's not installing by default, and konqueror still don't work in some specific site i use

amarok not installed too, instead es some app called Juk, that i don't like, so I'm downloading amarok now, it's a mix between kde 4 and 3 and it's cool!

no complaints 'till now, also my 1440x900 works by default, not like in 7.10 :guitar:

PartisanEntity
April 28th, 2008, 09:46 AM
To the OP:

What are your system specs?

scouser73
April 28th, 2008, 10:38 AM
I clean installed Hardy the other day after downloading the ISO, eveything worked fine just apart from one site I constantly visit, a chatroom.

In Firefox the window loads then the page loads within itself upto three or four times. I'm not sure what the exact reason is for that, but Heron looks great, but for now I've gone back to using Gutsy. I'm waiting for my CD from Canonical to arrive, then I'll give Hardy another go and see what happens. Either way, I'm with Ubuntu, so all is well.

I have discovered that the problem was Open Java, which I have now deleted.

Wobedraggled
April 28th, 2008, 01:04 PM
I get some random heavy disk access on my home machine, and have not tracked down the reason yet, otherwise everything has been rock solid.

MaindotC
April 29th, 2008, 04:44 PM
I had that after I installed the vlc-plugins-pulse and esd packages. Dunno where it came from, but ps -ae showed a bunch of pdflush's executing. It went on for like 3 hours and never stopped so I rebooted and uninstalled those two drivers. Dunno if that was precisely what was causing the issue but it sure was wierd.

milia
April 30th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Do you think I should change back to 7.10?

Maybe you should try the 7.10 edition if you haven't tried it yet.

But, is it really a good idea? The support for 7.10 will continue till the April(?) of 2009 (if I recall correct). So by that time I guess, if you'd like to be supported (whatever that means, but sounds good to me) you'd
switch to 8.04.

I personally will keep the 7.10 to my old desktop till then and deside
what to do next at that time.

Atm I use 8.04 on my laptop, has some minor bugs I didn't have in 7.10,
but its ok. I can do my work so I'm a happy man.


You do realize that the numbering system is supposed to mean YEAR and MONTH of release, right? So 7.10 means October 2007, not 2006. And 7.04 means April 2007.

And personally, this upgrade went smoother and I had less issues than when I upgraded from 7.04 to 7.10.

Now that you mention it, yeah, it seems a preety nice interpretation
of the observational data.

Till now, no I hadn't really noticed the logical sequence of the number
of the editions :).

Thanks :).

ps: I guess it'd seem reasonable for the next ubuntu edition to be round
10/2008, if the developeres keep the same schedule.