There is something very odd about network comms with 12.10.
Originally Posted by Paul A C
Sorry if this turns out to be un-related. But if I attach an external drive to a "server" (not 12.10, say 11.xx, see my notes: http://captainbodgit.blogspot.co.uk/...-on-linux.html ), I can transfer individual text files to it from a remote 12.10 "client". But if I try and open them with a text editor from 12.10, the editor hangs/freezes.
I can't help thinking there are files missing from 12.10.
I've been through this before, and its quite time consuming comparing files installed on 2 different version of Lubuntu. I don't have time right now, but if anyone wants to try it, here are some tips.
You need a fairly clean install of the previous version (12.04) with applications removed (if possible) to make comparison easier (this may help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966641)
List all packages and save to file. In a terminal:-
You can paste the list from this text file into a spreadsheet along with the list from a 12.10 system.
dpkg --get-selections > /home/steve/myPackages.txt
Its then a case of looking for things in 12.04 that are not in 12.10. You can use synaptic package manager to check descriptions of any likely candidates.
You should also use synaptic to add/remove packages that you think may affect networking, as a record is automatically kept via the "History" feature.