View Poll Results: What was your gutsy install/upgrade experience ?

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  • Upgrade - worked flawlessly

    566 10.33%
  • Upgrade - worked but had few things to solve

    1,136 20.73%
  • Upgrade - got many problems that i've not been able to solve

    928 16.94%
  • Install - worked flawlessly

    639 11.66%
  • Install - worked but had few things to solve

    1,274 23.25%
  • Install - got many problems that i've not been able to solve

    936 17.08%
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Thread: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

  1. #1721
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
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    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Installed Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 on Toshiba Satellite A205-S5805 notebook

    Intel Celeron Processor 540
    80 Gig Hardisk 5400 rpm
    2 Gig of Ram
    CD/DVD+rw
    15.4 diagonal screen
    AR5006EG Atheros Wireless Controller
    TI PCIxx12 Firewire (untested)
    Intel 82801H HD Audio Controller

    In Windoze Vista I performed the de-fragment process twice
    In the Gnome Partition manager I reduced the Vista partition to 40 Gig
    Added two partitions
    #3 primary 32 Gig Ext3 for Gutsy Gibbon
    #4 primary 2 Gig Linux Swap

    Needed to download compile and install madwifi
    $ sudo modprobe ath-pci
    add the line "ath-pci" to the end of the file /etc/modules
    to get the wireless to work.

    I did the 117 secruity updates seperate from the application updates
    no porblems withe installing the security updates

    When I rebooted after installing the 217 application updates the system
    came up with the Xfce4 user interface. The first time I wiped the
    partition and installed Gutsy again. 24 hours later -due to slow internet
    it started Xfce4 again. I went into Synaptic package manager and
    purged anything that had "xfce" in the NAME and rebooted and Gnome
    UI appeared.

    Sound works, Flash works, wireless works w/ madwifi
    Addons for Firefox I use are CTC, Batchdownloader, FasterFox, Adblock Plus,

    Gutsy detected my HP Photosmart C5280 as a C5200 when I plugged in the
    USB cord. Gutsy configured it and it was ready to use. I started up
    Xsane in the Apps->Graphics menu and it saw the C5200 scanner and
    was ready to scan documents. It all worked by my plugging in the USB cord.

    I had tested the notebook using a USB flash drive and booting into Gutsy.
    I followed the instructions on the web site:
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/09...ibbon-install/
    to install Gutsy on an 8 Gig Adata "My Flash" USB flash drive. I works fine
    I did need to up the ram from 1 Gig to 2 Gig to have enough ram for updates.
    It only writes to the flash on shutdown/reboot.

    I used the Linux Format LFX100 DVD as the source DVD for Gutsy Gibbon.
    This does install most of the KDE apps which I have purged using Synaptic
    package manager.

    I have been using Ubuntu since 2005 Breezy Badger on all my computers.
    This was the easiest install yet with the fewest problems.

    -bruce

  2. #1722
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Beans
    429
    Distro
    Ubuntu 6.06

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    I just upgraded this afternoon and after the disappointment of learning the the JMicron controller on my mobo just WILL NOT work with anything but windows, I upgraded all 3 other machines in the house from the feisty live cd to gutsy without incident. Now I am looking to push some of the graphic effects with compiz or beryl.

  3. #1723
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
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    51
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Hi, Newbie here
    I did a fresh installation on another separate hard drive (XP on another drive).
    The installation went smooth without a hitch.
    However, I wasn't able to boot into WinXP after the installation, turned out Grub points to the wrong drive, so I have to map it out and point to the right one. One problem solve.
    Another one is I have no sound at all ( Xfi ) so I grabbed the latest OSS driver and installed it. Everything seems to work except my system sound.

    This is my first try on linux, so far so good. I have been playing around with it for 2 weeks and I must say I am impress

    Spec:
    Evga MB: 122-CK-NF68-A1
    Intel Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz
    8800GT x 2 (SLI)
    4 Gb of ram
    4 SATA Hd
    SB XFi Platinum

  4. #1724
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton Keynes, UK
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    41
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    All went smoothly for me, had no problems at all.

  5. #1725
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
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    Talking Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Encountered minor problems after upgrading to 8.04 and were fixed by searching forum with similar problem. The only issue left is the firefox crashes when accessing youtube. Is there a fix available for this problem? If yes, please post the answer....thanks

  6. #1726
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    Apr 2008
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    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    My upgrade from 7.04 worked ok. The upgrade to Firefox 3 BETA was, in my opinion, a bad idea, though. My bookmarks were lost, saved passwords lost, add-ins were disabled, and JAVA plugin doesn't work.

    The rest of the system seems fine.

  7. #1727
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
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    Exclamation Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    I installed from scrach. It jammed in the "Select and install software" section for about 20 to 25 min. Then continued just before I was about to turn off my computer. @ the end I had this message: "[!!] Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk" "GRUB installation failed"

    And it does not work @ all.

    I am going to retry the hole installation!

  8. #1728
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
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    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    I upgraded from Gutsy Gibbons 7.10, which, other than not seeing an old harddrive of mine, was working well. I used the automatic install with the fancy GUI. Install went well, as far as I know, and two hours after hitting the button it was done.

    Upon first boot I saw that my desktop resolution and colours were pretty low, and a little popup telling me that I should install some proprietory drivers for my nVidia video card to work properly (also have many other nVidia components, but I think the driver was only for the integrated video card). Did this. The screen flashed a few times, things started to slow down, and the inactive screen objects (ie: background) wouldn't refresh. Trying to find solutions with a browser that only displayed what you clicked or highlighted was frustrating. A reboot or two later, which is is usually always (hah) a good idea, and I was getting a black screen in regular boots. Booting into recovery mode and prying this laptop out from the depths of - nevermind, I set to work on getting my screen back.

    After hours of messing with things I probably shouldn't have been, which is what 'fixes' are all about for me, I have my screen back, a successful boot into Gnome, disabled the nVidia driver, and just now hit the restart button. To get this far I edited many configuration files, most of which I didn't need to, some of which I fried beyond compatability/useability, and none of which I understood. The one that did the trick (got my screen back) was editing the file "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" as per the walkthrough here: BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia (link) . I have

    I messed up my "/etc/network/interfaces" file, though I don't think it was there in the first place! In recovery mode, in which I could use the screen, I was not connected to the interwebthing due to ... something ... and I thought I needed to be to access some repositories (to get a new video driver!). Anyway, some random advice was given to edit this file, so I tried to and ended up just making a brand new interfaces file. I think I should now get rid of it.


    The desktop has now successfully rebooted for the second time (huzzah), this go-around without the nVidia prop. driver. 'Things' are moving more quickly, though with less pizzaz than Gutsy and my proper video driver(s?). I will dutifully install all updates and try to get the proper nVidia video driver again in about a week.

    In the midst of final exams, this isn't quite what I had planned for a 'day-before' morning, but I'm geeky and don't mind that much.



    Other things:
    • automatic server connection settings are gone (SFTP / samba / ssh)

    • bookmarks are still there, though many folks say theirs did not pull through...

    • i'm still not studying chem, though the OS is fixed

    • Macbook chargers (60W) suck

  9. #1729
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
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    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    In addition to my above post:

    I couldn't stand it; I installed envyng (see this link for details: EnvyNG-InstructionsForUbuntu ) and then auto-detected my nVidia drivers. It overrode many warnings, played the OS boot sounds, and ran its own terminal window for several minutes, then said I should restart.

    Black screen. Hah.
    Reboot in recovery mode; uninstall envyng; reboot.

    Splash screen! Ubuntu drum sound! Success! (?)

    Sheesh.

  10. #1730
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
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    Re: Share with the community your gutsy install/upgrade experience

    Hi, i have a Compaq Presario V6000 and I have upgraded from GG to HH last night. took a while due to only achieving download speeds of about 30kps, but got there in the end. Everything seems to be working out of the box, except the Wireless LED shows as disconnected, but it is connected as I am online now.

    Can someone tell me how to get rid of the old boot options when i start the pc please? I seem to have two sets for Ubuntu and one set for M$. Out of the two sets for Ubuntu, one of the 'kernel' numbers ends in 14 and one ends in 16. I am selecting the one ending in 16 to boot up, but the presence of the other one bugs me!!

    I hope you know what I am talking about..

    thanks

    Kam

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