View Poll Results: What is your Quantal Quetzal install/upgrade experience ?

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  • Upgrade - worked flawlessly

    16 11.68%
  • Upgrade - worked but had a few things to fix, nothing serious though

    19 13.87%
  • Upgrade - had many problems that I've not been able to solve

    16 11.68%
  • Install - worked flawlessly

    38 27.74%
  • Install - worked but had a few things to fix, nothing serious though

    22 16.06%
  • Install - had many problems that I have not been able to solve.

    26 18.98%
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  1. #21
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    Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    Hi!
    I didn't have any problems with doing a fresh install of Quantal. I used 12.04 and with the updates lots of Unity bugs were fixed. Now, with 12.10, I can say that the 90% of those bugs are fixed, and Unity is very smooth for my laptopt -I can run windows effects now! The only con I see is that if I install a restricted driver it's not smooth and it's slow (and only the NVIDIA experimental driver worked), so I'm happy using Nouveau -the same happened to me with GNOME Shell and KDE.
    Great work, I used to use Mint because of Unity but for each update and bug fix I love more Ubuntu and Unity!
    BTW, greetings to all, I'm new here -don't eat me

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    Wink Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    Install went perfect, upon selecting logging in without a password I encountered a problem; my password wouldn't work but that's now fixed.

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    Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    Discovered another quirk, the splash screen is messed up again. Starting with Oneiric I finally had a nice splash screen (high resolution) properly handled by the graphics card drivers. Now it's back to boring black on white and ugly moving dots. The right drivers are in place though, compositing on the desktop is really smooth. <3 Kubuntu.
    "I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." --Flash Rosenberg
    formerly 'known' as Euroman

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    Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    Only thing that bugged me after the upgrade was the unity launcher icons reverted to the default massive size, sticky edges had reverted to default, and launcher display settings on mulimonitor setup had reverted to default (launcher on both screens).

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    Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    A fresh install.
    A few graphics driver quirks but nothing to compare with my formatting of my home partition. Luckily, the important stuff was safely retrieved from the cloud(s).

  6. #26
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    Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    Xubuntu 12.10 fresh install: ndiswrapper is uninstallable. Even with the usual workarounds of installing ndiswrapper-dkms or installing from tarball - gutted.
    Archive manager keeps crashing.

    Gone back to 12.04 for now, might be brave & try again in a few days.

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    Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    Quote Originally Posted by verymadpip View Post
    Xubuntu 12.10 fresh install: ndiswrapper is uninstallable. Even with the usual workarounds of installing ndiswrapper-dkms or installing from tarball - gutted.
    Archive manager keeps crashing.

    Gone back to 12.04 for now, might be brave & try again in a few days.

    Did you create a bug report, before re-installing 12.04?

  8. #28
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    Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    Did you create a bug report, before re-installing 12.04?
    That would have been an excellent idea had I thought of it.

    I'm also not seeing any similar problems out there, so it's probably me messing stuff up.

    edit: I can give it another try tonight to confirm the issues remain & to create bug reports if that'll be of use to anyone.
    It's not vital that this particular rig be up & running right this minute.

    edit: ndiswrapper installs from 1.58rc1 .tar.gz - my bad for using an older file, sorry.
    Last edited by verymadpip; October 26th, 2012 at 10:57 PM. Reason: addition

  9. #29
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    Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    My laptop needs the alternative (non-PAE) kernel so I don't know if I will be able to install 12.10 or if this is the end of the road for me & Ubuntu on my laptop,
    I 'think' you can get around that with the mini.iso - though I'm not completely sure.

    Possibly lubuntu still uses the non-pae kernel as well

  10. #30
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    Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    I 'think' you can get around that with the mini.iso - though I'm not completely sure.

    Possibly lubuntu still uses the non-pae kernel as well
    12.04 mini.iso is supported for 5 years I think. I'm sticking with that on a Compaq TC1000 tablet (truly ancient hardware).
    +1 for checking the Lubuntu option too.

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