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michael-piziak
March 7th, 2015, 12:01 AM
There are a few reasons why I stay with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I once upgraded to 14.04 LTS, but I went back to 12.04 LTS.

Reason 1 - I can format my SD card or flash drive on the fly, as seen in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbAAe6uoUbA&feature=youtu.be

lisati
March 7th, 2015, 02:40 AM
Thread moved to The Cafe.
Not a support request

mc4man
March 7th, 2015, 03:01 AM
It's supposed to be available & work in 14.04 (nautilus), there was even a bug fixed that implies this -
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-disk-utility/+bug/1227440

What no one bothered to check was whether the option actually shows up. The default now in nautilus is to automount volumes & removable media. However in the case of format via nautilus only unmounted volumes get the option. And no surprise - usb sticks have no option to unmount thru nautilus, so once mounted - no format option.
If one was to disable gnome's media-handling automount then you would get the format option via r. click in nautilus, at least until one mounted the volume
(plus disabling automount also disables autoplay of optical media - the care level has fallen by the wayside in many area's

Tar_Ni
March 7th, 2015, 07:15 PM
The only reason I would stay on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is Unity 2D. Difficult hardware can still function properly with it. Besides that, the 14.04 LTS release is superior on all accounts.

michael-piziak
March 7th, 2015, 08:26 PM
Reason 2 - Snes9x, my favorite emulator. I installed it on two different systems that had 14.04 LTS and it just wouldn't work. I'm using the latest version - 1.53. Perhaps an older version works on 14.04 LTS ?

Snes9x on 12.04 LTS just works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqsl2jgIrSI

Dragonbite
March 12th, 2015, 03:24 PM
For me my webcam works in 12.04, and doesn't in 14.04 (without some options trickery).

Unfortunately isn't it EOL for the desktop this coming April (3 years)?

deadflowr
March 12th, 2015, 05:43 PM
For me my webcam works in 12.04, and doesn't in 14.04 (without some options trickery).

Unfortunately isn't it EOL for the desktop this coming April (3 years)?

Nope.
Desktop gets full five years now.
They decided to make LTS five years for both server and desktop.
Other flavors however have their own support times per LTS'.
Lubuntu 12.04 did not even have an LTS, and Xubuntu is set to end it's 12.04 LTS next month.(I'm mostly sure about that one)
But normal Ubuntu and Kubuntu both have set their's to five years.

Dragonbite
March 12th, 2015, 06:30 PM
Nope.
Desktop gets full five years now.
They decided to make LTS five years for both server and desktop.
Other flavors however have their own support times per LTS'.
Lubuntu 12.04 did not even have an LTS, and Xubuntu is set to end it's 12.04 LTS next month.(I'm mostly sure about that one)
But normal Ubuntu and Kubuntu both have set their's to five years.

That's a lot of cross-over! 3 LTS (and 1 non-LTS) versions will be supported at the same time between 04/2016 and 04/2017.

deadflowr
March 12th, 2015, 06:39 PM
That's a lot of cross-over! 3 LTS (and 1 non-LTS) versions will be supported at the same time between 04/2016 and 04/2017.
And rinse and repeat for 2018 and 2019.
And that's just for Ubuntu, not counting how the other flavors will be, going forward.
Who knows, maybe all the flavors go the full five at some point.

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
March 13th, 2015, 02:32 PM
i use snes9x_next on 14.04 no issues
but i am using a version i compiled my self for multi-tap support
im also running it via retroarch which i use via emulationstation just like retropi does it

Elfy
March 13th, 2015, 02:43 PM
And rinse and repeat for 2018 and 2019.
And that's just for Ubuntu, not counting how the other flavors will be, going forward.
Who knows, maybe all the flavors go the full five at some point.

It'll take a lot for this flavour to do more than the current 3.

An influx of people willing to help for a start, it's ok saying 5 years, but the reality is that you have to support it - and with a handful of people, not feasible.

michael-piziak
March 13th, 2015, 02:52 PM
i use snes9x_next on 14.04 no issues
but i am using a version i compiled my self for multi-tap support
im also running it via retroarch which i use via emulationstation just like retropi does it


Yep, you're customized version must be better than the standard Snes9x 1.53 version.

I'm at my sister's house now, and she has Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I can't get any of the Snes9x versions to work.
I'm going to install bsnes (higan) on her system today.

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
March 13th, 2015, 05:24 PM
well once you get all the dependencies installed here are the 64bit binaries i am using (all compiled from github)
http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=77403509827405488634 (http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=77403509827405488634)

https://github.com/Aloshi/EmulationStation/tree/unstable
https://github.com/libretro/RetroArch
https://github.com/libretro/snes9x-next