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    Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    I don't see these 10 issues as problems with ubuntu per say but with linux in general. I guess most new people see the current state of linux as a drop in replacement for windows but it is not. There are still some power user steps that need to be taken inorder to get ubuntu or any other linux distro running on a computer to the same level that windows ran on it before. New users don't realise that their computers were designed to run windows and will run linux if the user is willing to sometimes jump through hoops.

    I think lists like the article are needed. they point out issues that end users are having that may not neccessarily be bugs but more along the lines of usability issues.

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    Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    BTW, you are talking about GRUB GUI configuration but have you tested the available tools yet ?

    startup manager :
    http://web.telia.com/%7Eu88005282/sum/screenshots.html

    qgrubeditor:
    http://www.qt-apps.org/content/show....?content=60391

    kgrubeditor:
    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show...?content=75442

    What a newbie need to do that can't be done with these tools already ?
    Last edited by frodon; June 30th, 2008 at 03:46 PM.

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    Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Anurag_panda View Post
    Did you install the ubuntu-restricted-extras?
    Yes. I have also a multitude of media players including Gxine and VLC. VLC is incredibly choppy and Gxine won't even open my DVD, much less play it. See my post:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=797937
    It's incredibly annoying.
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    Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    I agree with most of the author's points. Sound, screen setup and disk mounting in particular. Nobody should be asked to edit fstab, least of all a new user.

    I disagree that compiling from source is a core activity though. If you really want to be compiling from source, why are you using a distro with such a good package manager? Checkinstall is great, but compiling should be a last-resort solution, not part of the main feature set.

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    Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    I read the article. I haven't had these issues for a few years on Linux. I'm not sure if its that the distros have gotten better or that my knowledge of Linux has increased dramatically. Either way, I don't agree with most of the article. Its well written and certainly contains concerns that should be addressed. In the end most of these issues don't exist to the extent that he portrays.

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    Cool Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    I guess I was always blessed with Linux compatible hardware. I always ran this same type of hardware because it was closest to the IBM PC stuff, and that is what Linux supports the best.

    I have HP PC's and printers, Linksys routers and a System76 laptop.

    I learned early on that the wrong hardware will kill a good Linux install.

    I'm also a freak for keeping the inside of all of the house PC's clean. Even a little dust in there will make a PC run funny.

    Patience. One should not be impatient when trying to learn another OS, especially one that is so different from the one they just came off of.

    I just reinstalled Hardy on my 18 month old System76 laptop and didn't have to install the System76 driver. Everything worked out of the box!

    Ubuntu found the Nvidia driver for me and installed it and once I remembered the password for the router, I had wireless.

    And, I might add. When you are using Linux of any flavor, you will have to get to the command line sooner or later for one reason or another. Just jump in, the water's fine.

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    Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by lukjad007 View Post
    Yes. I have also a multitude of media players including Gxine and VLC. VLC is incredibly choppy and Gxine won't even open my DVD, much less play it. See my post:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=797937
    It's incredibly annoying.
    Have you added the medibuntu repo and installed libdvdcss2? That is what is required for most DVDs. Google Ubuntu libdvdcss2 for how to.

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    Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by quinnten83 View Post
    Why not make something that will solve issues, or introduce or improve on a feature in such a way that e newbie user immediately takes to it?
    I agree. Ubuntu should be sold preinstalled on in-your-face (as opposed to tucked away in the dark corners of the Dell website, or at an unknown online vendor's website) consumer-targeted computers.

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    Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    Nice article. I agree, most of those issues I've had.

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    Re: 10 problems in Ubuntu

    Building from source? How is that a problem? Are you scared of the command line or something? Generally this isn't even needed and when I've done it, its been very easy.

    Most of the things there can be done I guess we just need more contributions for more documentation but I still think we beat most other OS's in many of those categories.
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