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  • #21
    So I was all primed to replace 8.04 with 9.04 but now that i've burnt the disc & booted into the livecd I'm having second thoughts...

    I'm concerned about xf86-video-ati performance with compiz (I have an r500), & fan speed.

    & a bigger gripe, although most folk will think this a minor issue.....
    wtf happened to the System/Quit button in gnome? I use cairo-dock & I'm not sure what the 'quit' button is going to do now(didn't work properly in intrepid), will it bring me the logout/switch user window or the shutdown window? I'd like to have one window with logout/shutdown/restart/ etc etc etc (like hardy)

    As I said it's a pretty minor issue with probably an easy fix, but I've googled around & haven't found a solution. It's bugging me soooo much at the moment that I'm hesitating the upgrade.

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    • #22
      Need powersaving features working

      powernow-k8 seems to be compiled into the generic kernel - if it was a module I could replace it with a working one - at least partially, because userspace and ondemand governor have never worked on my everun note. Too bad that noone cares about bugs that were already present in 8.10. powernow-k8 source

      My other problem is that fglrx 9.3 doesn't support X.org 1.6 and fglrx 9.4 doesn't support my RS690M. The free radeon driver has only basic 3D support and I can't play games like Jack Keane.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by Schugy View Post
        powernow-k8 seems to be compiled into the generic kernel - if it was a module I could replace it with a working one - at least partially, because userspace and ondemand governor have never worked on my everun note. Too bad that noone cares about bugs that were already present in 8.10. powernow-k8 source

        My other problem is that fglrx 9.3 doesn't support X.org 1.6 and fglrx 9.4 doesn't support my RS690M. The free radeon driver has only basic 3D support and I can't play games like Jack Keane.
        For what it's worth, I'm sort of in the same situation, but I have a Mobility X1400. I LIKE THE OPEN SOURCE DRIVER BETTER. I can keep compiz on and watch videos (before, going full screen and out of full screen a few times would crash X.) I can play Warcraft III in WINE on battle.net full screen while keeping compiz on. I LOVE IT!

        Now, I do realize that fglrx added in redirected rendering, so I miss that, but this (EDIT: the combination of 9.04 and the open source radeon driver) is by far more stable. The "Lattice" screensaver results in a hard lock with the open driver, though.

        Other than that, I have almost no regrets jumping into Ubuntu 9.04 and the open source driver on day one... except the annoying beep when I shut down. This beep sounds like the beep that pcspkr makes, but it actually comes through the real speakers. They're supposedly working on a fix, though.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by LOLatMS View Post
          For what it's worth, I'm sort of in the same situation, but I have a Mobility X1400. I LIKE THE OPEN SOURCE DRIVER BETTER. I can keep compiz on and watch videos (before, going full screen and out of full screen a few times would crash X.) I can play Warcraft III in WINE on battle.net full screen while keeping compiz on. I LOVE IT!

          Now, I do realize that fglrx added in redirected rendering, so I miss that, but this (EDIT: the combination of 9.04 and the open source radeon driver) is by far more stable. The "Lattice" screensaver results in a hard lock with the open driver, though.

          Other than that, I have almost no regrets jumping into Ubuntu 9.04 and the open source driver on day one... except the annoying beep when I shut down. This beep sounds like the beep that pcspkr makes, but it actually comes through the real speakers. They're supposedly working on a fix, though.
          I have had that beep in all the ubuntu's so far.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
            I have had that beep in all the ubuntu's so far.
            Oh, I see. I've been blacklisting pcspkr in each Ubuntu install, but every time Ubuntu comes out six months later, I forget that I did that. After a few days, I remember the things I had to do to set up Ubuntu again. So if you don't mind blacklisting pcspkr, you can add the line "blacklist pcspkr" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

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            • #26
              So I just gave the Kubuntu 9.04 LiveCD a try and it actually seems pretty sweet. I didn't stumble upon any of the mentioned bugs (localisation is working fine (de), atleast for all KDE-standard-apps and 2d-performance seems good as well (using radeon)).
              I guess it's a good distribution to recommend linux-starters, but it's not gonna replace my Gentoo-install, since it still has *buntus (in my eye) design-mistakes (mainly not having rolling-releases).

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              • #27
                I have just tested 9.04 and it's buggy, buggy and buggy.

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                • #28
                  Haven't noticed any serious bugs, except for Compiz being a bit slower (window transformation). Even Pulseaudio seems to be far more stable (it has yet to crash on me or kill sound). 64bit Kubuntu does seem buggy however, since I can't go 2 minutes without that crash notification thing show up on my desktop.

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                  • #29
                    Jaunty was pretty boring, really nothing to get excited about in my opinion. I've upgraded to karmic testing already, hopefully this will be a much better version (don't think it'll ever make me switch from Arch though)

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