View Full Version : [ubuntu] Desktop misbehaves

Vaclav Vasek
January 16th, 2010, 11:20 PM
1. The external USB disk and its partitions do not show up 80% of the time on start-up
2. The desktop Icons, when they show up, do not stay in same place. Useless.
3. The USB wireless keyboard and mouse do not work on start-up or quit working at random afterwards.
4. The USB stuff ALWAYS works on Windows, I have a dual boot setup.
5. Does anybody cares about this?
6. It's free and you get what you pay for!

January 16th, 2010, 11:31 PM
Use the LTS 8.04 version of ubuntu .An LTS version is stable I dont know why ubuntu leads new bees to the latest version where they are most likly to have the most problems as the bug are still being discovered and soeted out in the layestest versions.

So here is a link to the LTS 8.04 version of ubuntu


You will need to burn the iso to a cd or dvd and set ya pc to boot from it on start up.you can then install it from there.

January 16th, 2010, 11:41 PM
You will find all the help you should need for LTS 8.04 here


Vaclav Vasek
January 16th, 2010, 11:46 PM
As a beekeeper I take offense by your remark.
Not really, thanks for quick reply.
I am afraid I got too many packages installed to "backpaddle" to clean install.
Thanks anyway.