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    Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Major problems I have:

    1) USB drives no longer get detected automatically when plugged in (it worked fine in 12.04)

    2) VMPlayer 5.0.0 wrecks the video mode on startup (it worked fine in 12.04)

    3) gnome shell overview's right side virtual desktop overview stops working almost immediately on startup (this mostly - but not always - worked in 12.04)

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    64bits / ASUS EAH3650 (ATI) graphics card

    I know 12.10 is not a LTS, but still...

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    Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Out of curiosity, did you do an upgrade or a clean install?

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    Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Quote Originally Posted by VE6EFR View Post
    Out of curiosity, did you do an upgrade or a clean install?
    an upgrade.

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    Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Quote Originally Posted by stbub View Post
    Major problems I have:

    1) USB drives no longer get detected automatically when plugged in (it worked fine in 12.04)
    Seems like a bug to me. If I create /media/<user> manually, the automounting now works.

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    Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Still early days... but not too happy myself. Downloaded the 'CD' image and it is too big for any CD that I have in stock (well over 700MB). So copied to DVD: would have been helpful if the download page had said this is a DVD image, if it is; and my brand new laptop gives machine check error trying to boot the DVD. Will try to do more experiments to localise problem (may really be broken hardware), but a bit worrying nonetheless.
    Will definitely not try to upgrade my main machine.
    update: 12.04 CD (real CD... 700MB) works just fine... installing that instead
    Last edited by hamiljf; October 23rd, 2012 at 08:28 AM.

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    Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Well, for the heck of it:
    1) On my desktop, the proprietary fglrx driver breaks compiz. (Apparently a common issue right now)
    2) On my Macbook, I'm unable to get the wireless up and running. Previously I was able to add a PPA that had an updated firmware-b43-installer, but that doesn't have any Quantal versions, and I wish they'd *eventually* add support for the bcm4331 card by default.
    3) The Unity launcher shortcut for Synaptic doesn't launch it as root, thus making it useless. You can launch it normally from the dash.
    4) Personal taste, but I don't like the new look for the button widgets nearly as much as 12.04

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    Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Quote Originally Posted by stbub View Post
    an upgrade.
    Try doing a clean install. From everything that I have been reading on the forum it seems like people are having problems after an upgrade. However once they do a fresh install a lot of the problems are corrected.

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    Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Quote Originally Posted by VE6EFR View Post
    Try doing a clean install. From everything that I have been reading on the forum it seems like people are having problems after an upgrade. However once they do a fresh install a lot of the problems are corrected.
    Not a reasonable option for me at this point in time.

    In any event, I suspect some of the problems I have would not be taken care of this way.

    Other problems:

    1) moving the mouse to the lower right corner causes the entire desktop to shift up to reveal a gray box (it should be a see thru panel without the entire desktop shifting up)

    2) moving the mouse over TuxGuitars causes the window to be corrupted with black rectangles all over.

    3) I do have an intermitent window poping up about this or that that crashed (at some point I'll have to look at it more closely)

    4) eog displays some jpg with the wrong colors (that was also in 12.04) (I run the following to work around that problem: xprop -root -remove _ICC_PROFILE)

    5) Cannonical not interested in gnome shell (Granted this is not a bug introduced in 12.10)

    (I use the free ATI graphics driver. not the proprietary driver)

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    Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Quote Originally Posted by stbub View Post
    ... (I use the free ATI graphics driver. not the proprietary driver)
    Might be the only "good news" at this point with 12.10. Folks who have forced the installation of the AMD restricted drivers have posted lots of problems from doing that.
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    Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Not useful to you, I have a point to propose though, that to upgrade right after the new release is not a wise choice. Either upgrade even earlier before official release, or just have a clean install after that.

    The best timing I suggest is to upgrade after beta1 is released.

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