[clug-talk] KUbuntu 9.04
gustin at echostar.ca
Fri Apr 3 22:50:02 PDT 2009
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Peter Van den Wildenbergh wrote:
> Had to recompile the NVIDIA driver a couple times and after every
> 'major' update I've to run :
> update-rc.d -f NetworkManager remove
You can always rename /etc/init.d/NetworkManger so that this does not
happen. I am not a fan of NetworkManger, but new users seem to like it.
> Otherwise my static IP and br0 don't work.
Not a normal config and is probably not a concern for 95% of this list :)
> (Configured a br0: device to bridge eth0 for WInXP running under kvm
> WITH usb support!)
> Other than that it has been GREAT and VERY FAST.
> ext4 helps to get the boot time reduced to just over 20 seconds, without
> any further tweaking to speed it up.
> There are still some 'issues' with ext4, if you plan on using it use a
> UPS, a power recycle might cause major data loss
> (Google for it ext4 data-loss, if you want to know more, has something
> to do with commit interval being around 30 sec.)
Still far too experimental. If you are not an experienced user I would
avoid it. even I am avoiding it because I don't have the time to
troubleshoot right now.
> KDE 4.1 was usable, KDE 4.2.2 (latest) is almost perfect.
> Still waiting for something that gives me the "current" weather in a
> plasma... the lcd weather thingie doesn't really work IMHO...
> I've switched the KDE menu to 'classic' view otherwise I have to click
> to much.
The new menu is pretty, but does involve too much clicking. I do like
the search bar, though I pretty much use Alt-F2 instead (works in GNOME,
XFCE, and KDE).
> Audio is still a problem Intel HDA isn't working for me (was working in
> the beginning but stopped 2-3 weeks ago)
Try removing pulseaudio. Then set your apps to use ALSA directly
(usually one of the default presets).
> Kaffeine still doesn't have a version for KDE 4, but VLC is 'okay'
smplayer is my player of choice. Beats all the rest IMO (the power of
mplayer, with the comfort of a fast GUI).
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