Fired up the iBook to check for 12.04 updates and a window opened asking me if I "wanted to upgrade to 14.04 ?". . . so I figured what the heck . . . said it was going to take two hours . . . wound up at 4. I figured that using the GUI "Distribution Upgrade" app would preserve my system and set it up to run the way it was before better than a fresh install via DVD . . . didn't exactly go that way.
On restart I got the 14.04 splash, got the cursor, but then the cursor turned to "highlight" or "link" symbol, however the "I" . . . was floating on what was now a totally black screen . . . took a minute to figure that the lightdm login window was not visibly showing up, but possibly log in cursor was blinking. So I typed my password, and "viola" . . . got to a desktop, fairly good resolution, but desktop color was changed from the blue XFCE to a red w/vert line Op Art look . . . the background image colors in the gmail browser window are low resolution blotchy/jaggy, same thing in the Settings DE photo. Fonts appear to be rendered fairly well compared to the images.
The iBook has the radeon driver and I saw comment in the past that the radon driver was "not supported in 14.04." But, I saw that "video-xserver-radeon"??? was downloaded & installed, but "radeon" is not showing up in "lsmod" . . I "nano'd" the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and it's empty. Is there a way other than an xorg.conf file to set "radeon" as the video driver?
So, what happened to "lightdm" log in window, I saw in the install it was "set up" . . . but logging out goes to a black window . . . so I can't see how to switch from Xubuntu to LXDE or Openbox . . . ?????
Also, last night there were multiple toolbar applets for battery (2) . . . and (4) applets for notepad . . . . And there still seems to be the issue with window dragging being somewhat off kilter from mouse movement . . . that has not changed from my testing of the LiveDVD . . . but, it's installed.
Today, 3 battery applets, two Notepad, and two of something else. Still no lightdm log in; no suspend--goes to blinking boot cursor . . . have to shut down to get back from suspend. And, the "add'l drivers" app opens a "Software & Updates" window frame only . . . it's transparent . . . nothing visible inside . . . . Fan blowing a lot just with web browser and Mail open, and Notepad . . . . Maybe in the coming months if I can get some of these things straightened out I'll try to find the spare time to set up the "qe" thingie, or whatever it's called . . . . Thanks for any assistance.