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  • #16
    Originally posted by synaptix View Post
    Also Xubuntu plans to use Wayland in the future.
    I'm all for Xubuntu on Wayland, but can you backup that claim? AFAIK, not even XFCE knows if they will go Wayland (I'm pretty sure they won't go Mir, though, but they could as well just keep using X11), so there's no way Xubuntu can be sure they will be able to use Wayland.

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    • #17
      I wonder why people keeps complaining about ubuntu. It's not like you cannot remove (say, lightdm-*) or install (say, xubuntu-desktop) packages. Also, you probably WILL have the option to install both wayland and Mir (weston is in the official repos...). You can even install MATE ( http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/downloa...310_repository ) in your system. You could have ALL the DEs installed, you can try them all, you can do whatever you want.
      Why are you still complaining? The only thing I would understand is to complain about outdated packages/removed packaged (has happened to me a lot), but then, you HAVE options too (build manually, use some PPA, use debian packages in extreme cases, ...).
      Stop complaining, propose solutions and don't be part of the problem.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by asdfblah View Post
        I wonder why people keeps complaining about ubuntu. It's not like you cannot remove (say, lightdm-*) or install (say, xubuntu-desktop) packages. Also, you probably WILL have the option to install both wayland and Mir (weston is in the official repos...). You can even install MATE ( http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/downloa...310_repository ) in your system. You could have ALL the DEs installed, you can try them all, you can do whatever you want.
        Why are you still complaining? The only thing I would understand is to complain about outdated packages/removed packaged (has happened to me a lot), but then, you HAVE options too (build manually, use some PPA, use debian packages in extreme cases, ...).
        Stop complaining, propose solutions and don't be part of the problem.
        you're lucky to get Debian packages working on a CrapWare like Ubuntu

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        • #19
          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
          Well, obviously not much has changed and won't change with 14.04 either, as the focus is on Unity8, Mir and Core Apps. Ubuntu 14.10 will have nothing to do with Ubuntu 13.10/14.04, wonder if they will ship anything from GNOME at all then. And I am really excited!
          Unity7 is mature now, works fine for me since 13.04. Can't wait to start testing Unity8 with Mir on my notebook :-)

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          • #20
            I'm back to Debian, since I thought it's user friendly enough (for me) so that I don't need to go with Ubuntu. Something like Lubuntu still gives you a lean and efficient system with the prooven UI.

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            • #21
              I have installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my laptop with Radeon graphics

              I have included the kernel parameter radeon.dpm=1, and I am using the open source radeon driver. So far, very nice indeed.

              I do have one question that readers here may be able to assist with.

              Code:
              $ uname -r
              3.11.0-12-generic
              
              $ dmesg | grep UVD
              [    3.884511] [drm] UVD initialized successfully.
              
              $ vdpauinfo 
              display: :0   screen: 0
              Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_r600.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
              Error creating VDPAU device: 1
              OK, so how do I get UVD hardware video acceleration via vdpau working properly?

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              • #22
                Install the package that provides "libvdpau_r600.so", obviously. On openSUSE it would be literally the package called libvdpau_r600, but I'm not sure what it would be on Ubuntu.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by peppercats View Post
                  In during people hate on Ubuntu because it's popular and easy to use, and Linux no longer makes them seem super 1337 smart for using it.

                  The point of free software is to be free(and effective). Not to be part of your secret 1337 hardcore h4ck3r club.
                  So you think the abomination called Unity and the built in spyware has nothing to do with it? Ubuntu is the Windows 8 of linux.

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                  • #24
                    Using it now... can't lie: absolutely impressed by it.

                    It's stable, fast and overall decent... I believe this is, by far, the best version of ubuntu to date and certainly one of the better distros available.

                    That said, since I learned to properly setup arch and grown accostumed to openbox I don't think I will be using it

                    I really dislike anything based off of gnome3, the look, the feel, the bloat...

                    compiz 66mb
                    gnome settings daemon 30
                    unity scope loader 14
                    unity panel service 9

                    I am yet to purge the video/photo/shopping lenses to save ram but last time I did in 13.04 it bricked the system so...


                    Nice to see that my fears about SNA and gm45 seem to have been for nothing, the occasional font glitch (where a single letter appears all garbled) does occur but I remember the horrible multiple glitches all over icons/bars/windows and they seem much improved

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                      Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.10 Now Available For Download

                      Canonical is releasing Ubuntu 13.10 today, on the same day Microsoft is shipping Windows 8.1...

                      http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ4ODQ
                      Go here:
                      https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archiv...vers/+packages
                      Click on "mesa - <something_here>~r", look for "libg3dvl-mesa" under "Package files", download the respective .deb file (example: libg3dvl-mesa_10.0~git1310161456.6e444a+glvdpau~gd~r_amd64. deb ), then add "VDPAU_DRIVER=r600" to /etc/environment or to ~/.bashrc

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                        Using it now... can't lie: absolutely impressed by it.

                        It's stable, fast and overall decent... I believe this is, by far, the best version of ubuntu to date and certainly one of the better distros available.

                        That said, since I learned to properly setup arch and grown accostumed to openbox I don't think I will be using it

                        I really dislike anything based off of gnome3, the look, the feel, the bloat...

                        compiz 66mb
                        gnome settings daemon 30
                        unity scope loader 14
                        unity panel service 9

                        I am yet to purge the video/photo/shopping lenses to save ram but last time I did in 13.04 it bricked the system so...


                        Nice to see that my fears about SNA and gm45 seem to have been for nothing, the occasional font glitch (where a single letter appears all garbled) does occur but I remember the horrible multiple glitches all over icons/bars/windows and they seem much improved
                        I'm unable to install it, something is messed up with repos, I guess (I ppa-purged them all, but it seems something is still off), and UEFI complains about something when I try to boot my pendrive. It goes into GRUB too fast for me to be able to read exactly what's the problem. Do any of you know if UEFI logs things somewhere?

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                        • #27
                          Does someone know if exist a workaround for this problem happening on Ubuntu 13.10 with nvidia 319.60 and Kernel 3.11?
                          https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...ls-/?offset=10

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by asdfblah View Post
                            Go here:
                            https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archiv...vers/+packages
                            Click on "mesa - <something_here>~r", look for "libg3dvl-mesa" under "Package files", download the respective .deb file (example: libg3dvl-mesa_10.0~git1310161456.6e444a+glvdpau~gd~r_amd64. deb ), then add "VDPAU_DRIVER=r600" to /etc/environment or to ~/.bashrc
                            That works, thankyou very much. vdpauinfo now reports vdpau is available.

                            I have ticked the configuration box in VLC that says "Use GPU accelerated decoding", but I have no idea how to tell if this works.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by hal2k1 View Post
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                              I have ticked the configuration box in VLC that says "Use GPU accelerated decoding", but I have no idea how to tell if this works.
                              If you run vlc in console, you should be able to see in the output it gives...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by hal2k1 View Post
                                That works, thankyou very much. vdpauinfo now reports vdpau is available.

                                I have ticked the configuration box in VLC that says "Use GPU accelerated decoding", but I have no idea how to tell if this works.
                                Mesa 10 in git has several fixes for r600g VDPAU support that VLC needs. 9.2 support was based mostly on getting mplayer to work.

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