|Upgrade to Hardy...
||[May. 18th, 2008|10:11 pm]
The Love Bug
I’m going to use this post to document my experience of upgrading from Ubuntu 7.10 Gusty to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy. I’ll be adding to this as and when.
Upgrade started and completed on Saturday 17 May 2008. Took approximately 3 hours from distribution upgrade start to final reboot.
- Firefox 3.0b5
Font rendering is vastly improved.
Issue of filesystem browsing hanging for no apparent reason seems to have fixed itself.
Issue of UI freezing when using the hardware volume buttons seems to have fixed itself.
Issue of UI taking minutes to stablise after first start seems to have fixed itself.
Issues - Solved
- Firefox 3.0b5
Issue with RBS Digital Banking not supporting 3.0b5.
Fixed by forcing the useragent (through about:config) from Firefox/3.0b5 to Firefox/3.0
Issue with Audacity still not supporting PulseAudio.
Fixed by keeping PulseAudio as default, but feeding Audacity thru JACK. Seems to like it, as long as I match the Audacity project rate to that of JACK - currently 48000.
Issues - Outstanding
Doesn’t seem to want to start, although only tried it the once.
Not fussed about fixing this one, as I don’t really use it anyway.
- Gnome - Keyboard Shortcuts
Shortcuts ‘C-A-E’ (for Home Folder) and ‘C-A-F’ (for Find) don’t appear to work at the moment.
A number of extensions for Firefox 2 don’t work under Firefox 3. Obviously not much I can do about that.
Google Gears - not fussed about that
Mobile Barcoder - waiting for an upgrade, but won’t lose sleep over it
AllInOne Gestures - found FireGestures as a replacement
Small (<20px) images get blown up in preview - looks butt-ugly!
Rather excited to see how I can use this to its full potential.