On 05/07/06, Russ Phillips <russ(a)phillipsuk.org> wrote:
On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 18:46 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:
> So, to get to the interesting bit. I received my Kubuntu 6.06 disk
> pack a few days ago from shipit.org
:-))) I finally got it installed
> a couple of days ago after an abortive install which left me having to
> wipe it and start again. That's another story and to be honest it
> should not have happened to a distro that is billed the way Kubuntu
I'd be interested to hear what problems you had. I didn't have any
issues with Ubuntu, although the install is a bit odd on Dapper. Good,
but odd. For those of you that haven't done it, the install CD boots to
a LiveCD with an Install icon on the desktop. Double-click the icon to
start a GUI installer, complete with GParted if you go for the
"Advanced" partitioning option. I think I impressed a few Windows-using
friends by chatting to them on IM networks whilst simultaneously
installing Linux on the same box ;-)
Well, my problem was actually a show stopper, hence the wipe and redo.
For some reason it all installed with way too high a resolution.
Everything was so damn small I could hardly see it. Add to that I
started to get a migraine after only a minute of looking the screen.
Yes, the refresh rate was something stupid like 56hz. I did all the
usual sensible stuff (remember I'm a GUI junky) and looked at the
settings... no go. I had no options in the resolutiuon and no options
in the refresh rate :-( this is not good considering that with
exactly the same PC only week or so earlier SuSE 10.1 live found all
my hardware and set it up beautifully. Which is normal for this PC
and, I might add for the earlier versions of both Ubuntu and Kubuntu.
I don't know what happened but things were pretty much the same when I
did the wipe and redo.
This second time round I decided to check out the graphics card.
Hmmmmm, what did I say about hardware not being detected properly? My
venerable old Nvidia GeForce MX 4000 128mb card was set up as a
generic VGA card. So, I had to manually set this up which then
allowed me to set a decent resolution and refresh rate. Hooray, no
Now, my point is this. This latest version of Ubuntu is being touted
as a Windows killer. Not if this sort of thing happens it isn't.
Remember, I have succesfully set up both Ubuntu and Kubuntu on this
exact same PC with earlier versions.
I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
PLEASE DON'T drink and drive it's not clever, it's just stupid.
Linux user #373362