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Old 10-26-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft released

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EdgyAnnouncement

yeah! johnny, give me a hi-five bro! WOO! CAN I GET A MANBARK?? UHH!
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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what is this geeky shit?
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:53 PM   #3
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quiet, tubesteakbaby.

rauble came over and helped me install ubuntu last night. this is my first time alone in a linux environment. kinda scary.
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:39 PM   #4
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got edgy fired up today. it's nice. i like upstart, and gnome 2.16 is alright. (still holding out for kde4..)
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:49 PM   #5
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got edgy fired up today. it's nice. i like upstart, and gnome 2.16 is alright. (still holding out for kde4..)

right on. KDE 4 is going to make it very hard to choose an DE.
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:50 PM   #6
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i've done a bit of googling on upstart, but there doesn't seem to be much out there.. or on the ubuntu forums or wiki. any idea how to make it more verbose while booting up?? i thought maybe hitting f2 during boot would do it, but no such luck.
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:08 PM   #7
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i've done a bit of googling on upstart, but there doesn't seem to be much out there.. or on the ubuntu forums or wiki. any idea how to make it more verbose while booting up?? i thought maybe hitting f2 during boot would do it, but no such luck.

i've been wondering the same, but no luck finding anything
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:13 PM   #8
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aha! in the file /boot/grub/menu.lst there is a line:
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# defoptions=quiet splash
remove the word "quiet" (root privileges required to do the edit), and run
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sudo update-grub
(credit goes to the person who responded to my thread on ubuntu forums..)
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:59 PM   #9
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Not planning to upgrade yet, unless I find a convenient spare 80-gig or so drive to back up onto first. Based on slashdot's story about messy upgrades. Unless you guys can debunk that.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:23 PM   #10
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i would recommend a backup + fresh install, rather than doing the upgrade with aptitude; however, that's purely based on having heard of problems that other people have had. i can't really speak from experience, 'cause whenever i install a new version i tend to format and start fresh because i don't usually have much data to backup/lose. so it's just more clean to start from scratch...
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:39 AM   #11
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i don't know what all the complaints about upgrading are all about. was using apt-get or aptitude or update-manager ever the suggested way of upgrading? no. did they advertise that it would work much better this time? no. were there major changes with this release that would drastically hinder upgrading this way? YES!
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:32 PM   #12
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using Xubuntu:

http://entropy.good-evil.net/xubuntuscreen.png
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:59 PM   #13
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Considering, when I can obtain afformentioned hard drive to move my home dir to, dual booting either Edgy, Arch or Dream with XP.

(I'm pretty settled in with linux but I find myself missing, oddly enough, stuff like being able to reliably direct connect on AIM.)
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:24 PM   #14
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xfce is wonderful. i've stuck with gnome so far, but i'm not 100% sure why. i guess i just wanted to scope out v2.16, and forgot to get back to something which i like a bit better afterwards.

as i've said a few times before: still waiting on kde4!

rauble, your computer is named luigi, and mine is littlemac. nintendo connection! btw, is that xmms yer running with a fancy skin, or something that looks an awful lot like xmms??
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:36 PM   #15
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well i think i've been given the inspiration i need to go back to running xfce.. i'll do that later tonight
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:17 PM   #16
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johnny, the player is Audacious. It's a fork of the now dead BMP which was a fork of XMMS... so yeah, it's kinda like XMMS.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:02 AM   #17
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is it better than xmms? i gave up on xmms a while back..
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:17 PM   #18
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i decided to give beep media player a shot, rather than audacious. i like beep alot.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:10 PM   #19
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so it looks like the only thing i really miss from Gnome is gnome-volume-manager. Thunar doesn't automount my SD reader, but ivman does. If i use ivman, i can't unmount things... grrr...
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:46 PM   #20
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i'll now contribute an xfce screenshot:
http://matrix.senecac.on.ca/~jrmatth1/images/screen.jpg

i can't seem to find the beep-media-player icon in my system.. so that's why that odd black and grey speaker icon is in my panel. (you can see the proper bmp icon in the window list..)
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