close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Ubuntu 8.10!!!!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by denfoote, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. denfoote

    denfoote MENACE

    1,055
    0
    Jan 28, 2000
    Buckeye Arizona
    I just upgraded to 8.10 from 8.04.
    So far, the only difference is that I can see is that the streaming audo from my local radio station works whereas in 8.04, it didn't.
    I'm pleased.

    www.ubuntu.com

    [​IMG]
     
  2. wbgolden

    wbgolden

    141
    0
    Sep 16, 2008
    i've tried every release since feisty fawn (don't remember the number). maybe this will be the one that finally wins me over completely. the last release almost had me, but i need a program that will keep my bank register as well as MS money! it's literally the only thing holding me back. and i'm not a huge fan of dual booting.
     


  3. denfoote

    denfoote MENACE

    1,055
    0
    Jan 28, 2000
    Buckeye Arizona
    I'm not a fan of dual booting either, but my wife still quaffs the Gatesian koolaid!!! Although, she has admitted to "lurking" in Linux!!
    If I can get a way to make Yahoo Pool work in Linux, she will be won over!!
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    25,800
    1,059
    Jan 26, 2001
    Indiana
    I'll be updating my systems to 8.10 this weekend, or maybe today... not sure. I gotta back some stuff up before doing so. I dual boot on my laptop because I really like my Zune... If you're gonna try 8.10, the torrents are cooking right now...

    IGF
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    25,800
    1,059
    Jan 26, 2001
    Indiana
    Thats really more of an application issue than an Ubuntu/Linux issue.. Have you tried GnuCash? Its as good as MSMoney in my opinion... I've used it to track my Checking/Saving accounts for some time... Grisbi is also pretty good.

    If you have all the necessary repositories enabled, just open a terminal and run sudo apt-get install gnucash

    If GnuCash or Grisbi doesn't suit you, try looking at some of the alternatives listed here... most of them are probably in the repositories... Homebank is also pretty good, and in my opinion, quite a bit simpler than the other two for a basic checking/savings account.
    http://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives?search_text=Microsoft+Money

    If
     
  6. jtm62

    jtm62 CLM

    911
    0
    Nov 8, 2006
    Pittsburghish, PA
    I upgraded three machines to 8.10. The desktop is working as it was, no issues to report.

    However, neither of my laptops will work wirelessly anymore. The one I use is an IBM thinkpad, T42 with this wireless card: IBM 11ABG WL LAN AR5212 MiniPCI 802.11a/b/g wireless card (ath). Anyone got any ideas? I was working perfectly with 8.04... maybe I'm dumb and can't figure out the quirks of this distro. I tried everything short of wiping he configuration of my router to get this to work.

    The other laptop is an HP pavillion with one of hideous Broadcom cards. I have only managed to get the wireless working in 7.10 with that one. It didn't work when I upgraded to 8.04 and still doesn't work now. The driver is installed and activated... I just can't get the filthy thing to work. Any ideas there?

    As an aside, I'm disappointed Open Office 3 didn't come standard with this distro.
     
  7. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    25,800
    1,059
    Jan 26, 2001
    Indiana
    I'm a bit pressed for time, but I'll try to be thorough..

    First... Run lspci in a terminal, and see exactly how your wireless device is displayed on the IBM... I'd be willing to bet its probably the AR242x chipset.. which is causing a lot of issues...

    Code:
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
    If thats what you get, then this thread might be helpful...
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=967654&highlight=Atheros+242x

    If you're sure you don't have AR242x, try looking at the madwifi project, which is designed for Atheros chipsets...
    http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/About/MadWifi

    For broadcom wireless, try checking here...
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

    Or search the Ubuntu forums for a cure... *Most* of them I believe require you to flash the firmware, then install some software, and they start working.

    IGF
     
  8. jtm62

    jtm62 CLM

    911
    0
    Nov 8, 2006
    Pittsburghish, PA
    Thank you IGF,

    I really need to learn more terminal commands. blah.

    Anyway, my chipset is version AR5212 902.11abg NIC (rev 01), which apparently is not the culprit. I will try that suggestion you made though.

    As for the broadcom... I'm gonna go comb the links you posted again to see if I can kick it into working order again.

    Thanks.
     
  9. jtm62

    jtm62 CLM

    911
    0
    Nov 8, 2006
    Pittsburghish, PA
    IGF you are the man!

    They have stopped supporting madwifi... and have moved on to ath5k, so I went to the page for that firmwire.

    I went here: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download to get the lastest version... and while reading I saw that this bundle also supports that stupid broadcom driver... so, I am installing on the other computer as well.

    Now... I gotta figure out how to turn up the transfer rate... 1Mb/s blows.
     
  10. wbgolden

    wbgolden

    141
    0
    Sep 16, 2008
    Nice! The two you specified weren't things that came up when I searched for alternatives before. :) Thanks for the info, I'll be checking it out for sure!
     
  11. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

    11,989
    901
    Jun 30, 2004
    Unmarked Rustbox
    I just upgraded from Hardy to Intrepid on my XPS M1330. Unfortunately, I chose the "Satanic" version for a cool color scheme months ago when I first installed 8.04 and now I seem to be stuck with it. I used update manager to upgrade to intrepid after allowing normal distros and it was successful, however the Satanic splash, color scheme, etc are still present.

    Anyone know how to get it back to "regular" ubuntu?

    NOTE: (This is a dualboot XP machine and I need to keep the XP partition unmolested)

    As an aside, I recently received my Dell Inspiron Mini9 with Dell factory loaded 8.04. :cool:

    I attempted an update with it using the update manager method, but it refuses to list 8.10 as an available upgrade. I've googled, searched ubuntu forums and tried everything.

    Right now, I'm building a USB install on my 8GB usbstick to see if I can install off a live session on the 8.04 box. I'd like to get the upgrade method working though... Ideas?

    I'm getting a *little* better with terminal. :supergrin:
     
  12. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    25,800
    1,059
    Jan 26, 2001
    Indiana
    Well, I'm posting from the Live CD now and the install is working through the process...

    Is it just me, or does the default Intrepid wallpaper, look like the aftermath of a crime scene?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    25,800
    1,059
    Jan 26, 2001
    Indiana
    Most of the time, it requires some changes to your sources list in order to upgrade distribution..... I don't know if the version of Ubuntu 8.04 on the Dell's is some special version, so proceed at your own risk... I'd presume it would work just fine, but I always do clean installs, so "upgrading" is a bit foreign to me.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IntrepidUpgrades

    The easiest way to do a USB install, is to google "Unetbootin".. its what I used to install Ubuntu on my eee, and it was extremely easy. It sets up the USB disk for you and then you just use it like a CD.
    IGF
     
  14. jtm62

    jtm62 CLM

    911
    0
    Nov 8, 2006
    Pittsburghish, PA
    I'm building me a bootable USB drive now... Does this make troubleshooting others computers easier? Or do you use it as an alternative to any other PCs standard operating system?
     
  15. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    25,800
    1,059
    Jan 26, 2001
    Indiana
    Its a little faster than a CD, but not much.. Honestly, I only use it when a PC doesn't have an optical drive (like the eee's)... I guess the good thing is you don't have to constantly burn a new disk..

    IGF
     
  16. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    25,800
    1,059
    Jan 26, 2001
    Indiana
    Just did clean installs on my Laptop and PC... went like clockwork on the PC, laptop kept getting grub errors(dual boots w/ xp pro)... I'm far from a Grub expert, so that required a bit of googling etc, to resolve it.

    Now though, things are running swimmingly...

    and I still think that wallpaper looks like the left overs of some crime scene..lol.

    IGF
     
  17. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    I upgraded on the internet from 8.04.
    Took around 50 minutes... Up & working, no issues...
    Trying to get used to the 'different' stuff...
    What's with the desktop widgets ??...
     
  18. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    25,800
    1,059
    Jan 26, 2001
    Indiana
    The ones in the panel? I've never been much of a widget person, so I either don't install them, or if I see them, I uninstall them.

    Kinda funny right after installing, I had kernel updates.. :)

    IGF
     
  19. jtm62

    jtm62 CLM

    911
    0
    Nov 8, 2006
    Pittsburghish, PA
    8.10 is really giving me fits. It is starting to get annoying.

    IGF,

    I took your suggestions and got the wireless running on the thinkpad. However, the connection keeps cutting out and it is only 1Mb/s.

    I've tried the iwconfig [device] rate auto and a few others... what am I missing? Any ideas?
     
  20. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    25,800
    1,059
    Jan 26, 2001
    Indiana
    how "exactly" is lspci identifying your device? Just type lspci in a terminal and you'll see it output your pci devices, simply find your wireless device(it will look similar to mine above)

    IGF