[Novalug] ubuntu problems - so trying linux mint
jerrywone at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 08:55:05 EDT 2012
I've tried Ubuntu dist upgrades on Mac several times
and failed most times. It is dependent
on when you leap, so you might get to the
other side, you might not, it's the state of the
repos at the moment, and they are going to churn
a lot with the new release and fixes held
for point release...
I hear LTS doesn't allow upgrade until
a point after the main release, to get bugs
fixed, I guess on the assumption
that LTS people aren't in a hurry.
not tried Mint yet.
wasn't sure what it would gain me,
to be honest. ubuntu community
local people around,
mint _ ?.
On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 2:08 AM, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
<JECottrell3 at comcast.net> wrote:
> On 4/28/2012 12:13 AM, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
>> I have a old athlon that I built in 2002 so it is long in tooth.
>> I was using xfce desktop with Ubuntu 10.10 but I really disliked
>> gnome 3 so I had not upgraded. I also disliked the disruption that
>> uupgrading caused to my system around half the time when I upgraded.
>> 10.10 is now past its support date.
> Ah, that Mythical Beast...Support. Did you even PAY for Support?
> However, Point Taken....it's OLD.
>> Before that happened however I was having increasing problems with my old
>> system hanging up and having to reboot. Often it came when the browser was
>> running but other times it came when I was running gnomem-commander or
>> other things such as fslint or graphics programs.
> If you have Too Many Tabs or are using Flash, your browser can Eat Your
> You can try Google Chrome to help with that.
>> I ran memcheck and the memory passed with no problems. Still I was getting
>> freeze ups with top showing 100 cpu use before the freezes.
>> I finally got a partition cleaned out for a roto installation - on a
>> harddrive and installed the Xfce version of linux mint and I have had no
>> system freeze ups for three days now.
> You could just install Xfce on Ubuntu 10.10 too.
>> I can still boot into the ubuntu installation and after I get everthing
>> working with my mint I am going to go back and try doing an upgrade on the
>> ubuntu side or I might just to an install of Ubuntu Studio (which has the
>> XFCE desktop as default). 12.04 over the old 10.10 system partition. I
>> have different partitions for root, home, var and swap on my first
>> harddrive and then linux mint has the same set of partitions on my second
> You can also just change your /etc/apt.sources file too....just change
> the last field from X-animal to Y-animal...or is it X-adjective to
> Of course, it will take several iterations to do updates without
> conflicts. And you might be better off deleting the Gnome stuff before
> you upgrade.
>> I understand that linux mint has rolling updates so there is no problem of
>> having to do a major upgrade.
> Well, this is supposedly true of Ubuntu and Debian as well,
>> have any of you used linux mint?
> Yes, several versions. Nice, and well put together. But it's not a Panacea.
>> Of course I should get a different main computer but I like my case with
>> the window in the side and the flashy lights on the fans. Maybe I can just
>> put a new mother board in it.
> Just chop your disk up into several Partitions or LVMs and run different
> a different Linux (or...gasp...even Windows) in each one.
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