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blrossjr79
April 1st, 2013, 02:48 PM
Hello everyone and first let me say I am new to this OS because I went to a friends house he uses this and showed me cool things and I said WOW this is a nice OS and its free. But to the point I downloaded the latest 12.10 version and tried to install it and it had problems like loggin me out everytime I selected some apps (i.e Thunderbird). So I called friend and told him and he advised me to download an older version which im using 11.10. I was wondering if I let it upgrade through the update software will those issues be resoved or is it just something the community is aware of and working on a fix. Or is it something with my Hardware? Thanks in advance

PC specs: Ubuntu 11.10, Asus G75vw, i7 3630qm 2.4Ghz, 120ssd + 1TB HD, 8GB RAM, GTX660M

fantab
April 1st, 2013, 03:10 PM
Download and install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which is supported until 2017. It is quite stable and I would recommend to a newb, like you. Older version of Ubuntu are not recommended unless there is a special need to do so. And DO NOT UPGRADE. Do a Clean Install.

Follow the instructions HERE (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-desktop-long-term-support).

blrossjr79
April 1st, 2013, 03:18 PM
Download and install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which is supported until 2017. It is quite stable and I would recommend to a newb, like you. Older version of Ubuntu are not recommended unless there is a special need to do so. And DO NOT UPGRADE. Do a Clean Install.

Follow the instructions HERE (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-desktop-long-term-support).

Ok and thanks will do

oldfred
April 1st, 2013, 06:14 PM
Does this system have Optimus dual video? That often can be an issue as nVidia does not yet support it. But many have success with bumblebee.

nVidia Optimus and Ubuntu explained
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1657660
Switchable Graphics is killing my Ubuntu Experience - see post #9
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1927317


Acer TimelineX 4830TG, also boot parameters
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1991223
Optimus
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1657660
Bumblebee:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee
12.10 with bumblebee
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2077451
NVIDIA Confirms It's Working On Optimus Linux Support - Aug 31, 2012
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTE3MzY