I was wondering if I can download all different flavors of Ubuntu 8.10. It’s quite painful to download large files when BSNL starts drizzling with low speed bandwidth.
Today when I reached home, I found my December copy of LFY (Linux for you) magazine on my desk. It comes with a bunch of Ubuntu 8.10 flavors ie. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, mythbuntu, ubuntustudio, xubuntu bundled in a single DVD and multi-boot option. Cool isn’t it? check it out…
I’m going to test them all easily using VirtualBox Whats your plans?
I really don’t understand why Canonical made a big mistake by compromising on its Intrepid Ibex release. I had lots of bugs and errors with Ubuntu 8.10 as well as Kubuntu 8.10. The worst part is I can’t even continue working with Kubuntu, which I wanted to use for a new project.
I’m unable to get the KNetworkManager working on the system and there have been lots of discussions about this issue already on various forums. Have a look at the release page. Good, the bugs are reported. When I can’t use this distro why should I try it and recommend it. If there is a delay in getting things packed up fine before the dead line set for the distro release, why can’t we think of explaining the difficulty to the community and delay the release to give a stable and tested version instead of some buggy stuff.
I was bugged with some issues related to pulseaudio for few days and I was not able to make audio calls to any one over skype and one of the main error I could see in logs is as follows:
pulseaudio: pstream.c: Failed to import memory block.
I tried to follow up on so many forums and blogs but nothing helped me out. Even tried recompiling alsa tools, drivers, libs etc manually. That too didn’t work. If you remember, I had recently upgraded my distro to Intrepid Ibex, and the above issue was reported with older versions of Ubuntu. It’s a good idea to test the new debs when you have a new distro. So, I went ahead and reinstalled all the pulseaudio debs found on my system as follows: