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  • Ubuntu 19.04 Beta Now Available For Testing With Linux 5.0 + GNOME Shell 3.32 Experience

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 19.04 Beta Now Available For Testing With Linux 5.0 + GNOME Shell 3.32 Experience

    Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" beta images have begun surfacing this evening as the first official test release (sans the generally great daily ISOs) for those wanting to begin testing this next six-month installment of Ubuntu Linux ahead of its official mid-April debut...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Beta-Available

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    The improvements to Gnome are very noticeable. Especially the updated file manager (contents are rendered very quickly) and the overview. (the transition to app icons is smooth now)

    Congratulations Gnome devs! I have to say I am not a huge fan of the new theme though. It’s just very beige and boring. I actually thought the previous look, while still beige, was better.

    I’m sure other people enjoy it. It’s also probably a good default for the office worker types who find lively colors distracting. I’m so glad I can get Ubuntu with the Yaru theme instead. Please don’t take away themes!

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    • #3
      It looks good except that on my laptop it simply can't resume after suspend (black screen, mouse cursor frozen). NB: the graphics driver is i915.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jacob View Post
        It looks good except that on my laptop it simply can't resume after suspend (black screen, mouse cursor frozen). NB: the graphics driver is i915.
        That's par-for-the-course with Intel GPUs unfortunately. Sometimes I can get mine to resume from suspend, but not often enough to trust it. Hibernation is even worse.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jacob View Post
          It looks good except that on my laptop it simply can't resume after suspend (black screen, mouse cursor frozen). NB: the graphics driver is i915.
          Which generation cpu/chipset? Is it hybrid graphics with nvidia or intel only?

          I haven't seen Intel only not resume from suspend properly for many years, outside their weird soc/tablet atoms. I use ThinkPads though which have better than average support.

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          • #6
            Next LTS is only 1 year away! Can’t wait.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by calc View Post

              Which generation cpu/chipset? Is it hybrid graphics with nvidia or intel only?

              I haven't seen Intel only not resume from suspend properly for many years, outside their weird soc/tablet atoms. I use ThinkPads though which have better than average support.
              Honestly I don't think it's the Intel driver. I have done some tests and at the moment the issue seems to be probably with GDM and/or the screen locker.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cynical View Post
                The improvements to Gnome are very noticeable. Especially the updated file manager (contents are rendered very quickly) and the overview. (the transition to app icons is smooth now)!
                Yes the app overview transition is very smooth now!
                Unfortunately, the duration of the animation is too long. Also the folding animation is rather ugly, I would much prefer a sliding animation.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jacob View Post
                  It looks good except that on my laptop it simply can't resume after suspend (black screen, mouse cursor frozen). NB: the graphics driver is i915.
                  Under Wayland or Xorg? My system works perfectly under Xorg, but I get messages about memory corruption if I try to resume under Wayland. It's really unfortunate because I was hoping to avoid some of the oddities of running Gnome under Xorg. (like apps not gaining focus after launch) My laptop has Broadwell-era Intel graphics. Strangely, my Ivy Bridge desktop works great under Intel graphics no matter what.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cynical View Post

                    Under Wayland or Xorg? My system works perfectly under Xorg, but I get messages about memory corruption if I try to resume under Wayland. It's really unfortunate because I was hoping to avoid some of the oddities of running Gnome under Xorg. (like apps not gaining focus after launch) My laptop has Broadwell-era Intel graphics. Strangely, my Ivy Bridge desktop works great under Intel graphics no matter what.
                    The focus bug will likely be fixed before release: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...l/+bug/1817924

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