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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 11.04 Released

    Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" has been officially released this morning. Canonical's new Linux release that features their custom-designed Unity Desktop is now shipping along with improvements to their own Ubuntu Software Center, various package upgrades, and much more...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTM4OQ

  • #2
    So what's the current situation in ubuntu with graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5670: Is Adobe Flash GPU accelerated etc.?

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    • #3
      When you refer to full gpu video accelleration then you can only use 2 ways on a 32 bit (!) system - and without the default chrome flash plugin which has this feature disabled:

      a) vdpau
      b) crystal hd

      xvba or vaapi is not supported. You need to use an override to enable it too. Therefore it does not matter if you install 32 or 64 bit when you can not use with ati

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      • #4
        Unfortunately, resizing konsole in Kubuntu will produce garbage graphics output, and may in some cases hang the entire computer when using the proprietary nVidia drivers. This is also true for gnome-terminal when it's used in Kubuntu (KDE), but not in the default Ubuntu (GNOME?).

        I was hoping for this to be fixed before release, but it seems not to be. Fear of hanging my machine has driven me to use aterm in the mean time.

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        • #5
          This is the bug I'm talking about: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rs/+bug/760632

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          • #6
            the arm port seems to be a good enough reason for me to start torturing my nslu2 once again maybe ill get some edge bleeding out of that little bastard. next stop: n900.

            lets see.

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            • #7
              Gnome Shell on 11.04 is a non-starter on my desktop/laptop without adding an extra PPA...

              Code:
              user@host~$ sudo apt-get install gnome3-session 
              Reading package lists... Done
              Building dependency tree       
              Reading state information... Done
              Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
              requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
              distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
              or been moved out of Incoming.
              The following information may help to resolve the situation:
              
              The following packages have unmet dependencies:
               gnome3-session : Depends: gnome-shell but it is not installable
              E: Broken packages
              That was from my desktop about 5 minutes ago with a fully updated natty system.

              If you want to get Gnome Shell working, check out this page:
              https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3

              They've got a PPA which can get the required packages installed.

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              • #8
                Unity

                Hi!

                I was surprised to see Unity as default desktop. Didn't they want to revert to classical (gnome 2 like) panels?

                Bye,
                Olaf

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by oleid View Post
                  Hi!

                  I was surprised to see Unity as default desktop. Didn't they want to revert to classical (gnome 2 like) panels?

                  Bye,
                  Olaf
                  They talked about it, but decided to stick with Unity, regardless of how well it was(n't) working.

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                  • #10
                    I've upgraded my Zacate netbook to 11.04 and it seems very solid so far. Unity is awesome! (As a previous AWN+gnome-do user, I feel completely at home with this. Unity replaces both projects perfectly!)

                    The top panel is more useful than I thought it'd be, while remaining clean. The only things I'd like to see are (a) tab integration into the global menu (not only for browsers, but for all tab-aware applications) and (b) faster response when double-clicking the ubuntu icon (for some reason it won't respond to the second click until it finishes animating). I'd also appreciate better Synaptics/Clickpad drivers, but that's out of Canonical's hands.

                    Power consumption is measurably higher than Win7, unfortunately, but on the whole the system feels much more comfortable than either Win7 or Ubuntu 10.10 (I won't compare to my Arch/KDE installation as that has significant driver issues right now).

                    Congratulations on a job well done!

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                    • #11
                      The biggest question for me is when they want to fix the bug i reported over 1 year ago:

                      https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-cdimage/+bug/524803

                      All they need to do is to execute isohybrid on the iso image, then it is hybrid. But no, they only want to use a stupid tool to put the content of the iso image onto an usb key using syslinux from live mode. I have got of course replacement scripts to do that too WITHOUT the need to boot ubuntu, but hybrid mode would be even simpler. Why on earth is it needed to use a 3rd party tool to create a bootable usb key? You can try it youself, install syslinux then do:

                      isohybrid image.iso

                      I use most of the times image-writer to put it onto usb but that's just a security issue as it checks the removeable flag not to write it onto internal hd. Basically you can use cp, cat or whatever you want to use to put it onto a not mounted usb key. There should be a phoronix article about that STUPID ubuntu only issue!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by albatorsk View Post
                        I was hoping for this to be fixed before release, but it seems not to be. Fear of hanging my machine has driven me to use aterm in the mean time.
                        Kubuntu is broken as always... I hoped it will be better with this release, but I was wrong. However, there's hope Mageia will be what KDE users want.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                          I've upgraded my Zacate netbook to 11.04 and it seems very solid so far. Unity is awesome! (As a previous AWN+gnome-do user, I feel completely at home with this. Unity replaces both projects perfectly!)
                          I second this. Unity looks good and it's comfortable to use. The very good thing is they're doing usability tests.

                          Power consumption is measurably higher than Win7, unfortunately, but on the whole the system feels much more comfortable than either Win7 or Ubuntu 10.10 (I won't compare to my Arch/KDE installation as that has significant driver issues right now).

                          Congratulations on a job well done!
                          It's opposite on my box. I had to switch back to Arch, because of driver issues in Kubuntu. However, I had first segfault using os drivers in Arch, but it's much better than in Kubuntu. I wonder if somebody will ever fix this mess with the broken drivers.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                            Kubuntu is broken as always... I hoped it will be better with this release, but I was wrong. However, there's hope Mageia will be what KDE users want.
                            A niche distro with absolutely no major community support and therefore only relatively few packages available? I doubt that. Pardus already covers that.

                            Mageia should redefine itself to become something to Fedora or openSUSE what Mint is to Ubuntu.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kano View Post
                              Why on earth is it needed to use a 3rd party tool to create a bootable usb key?

                              There should be a phoronix article about that STUPID ubuntu only issue!
                              Hear hear! Why do I have to download unetbootin every 6 months just so I can try ubuntu? And I always forget about this issue and at first just use dd to create the live-usb, which of course doesn't create a bootable drive and that forces me to create the disk twice. And to add insult to the injury what about this? ->


                              WTF?? I won't be using any of those... Ubuntu is probably the only distro that doesn't give a crap about linux users using other distros.

                              Aside from this ridiculous issue I have to say that this is the first version of Ubuntu that has impressed me. I was expecting it to run like crap on my netbook like 10.04 and 10.10 did, but I was wrong. Unity has improved a lot and is now usable, and the top panel/menu thingy does wonders on a small screen. The only problem so far is that firefox doesn't start when I click on its icon. I have to open a terminal and type "firefox" and then it starts very quickly. I'm typing this from the live system so it may be related to that. Gwibber still sucks, although it now performs a lot better. And last but not least Evolution is still unusable on small screens, but that's gnome's fault and they'll probably never do anything about it.

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