Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I upgraded from 10.04 LTS.

Letting the upgrade run in the background doesn't quite work. There are just one or two steps that want some interactive confirmation, interspersed with a lot that don't. I seem to recall a similar problem on the initial install, too.

Annoyances so far:

(1) My Chrome icon on the taskbar thingy ("panel"?) became nonfunctional. Worse, I could not remove it because it was so nonfunctional that right-click didn't work. And all the documentation I could find about where the taskbar state existed didn't match my setup. It turned out to be .gconf/apps/panel/objects/object_0. Documentation suggests this should be in "unity" instead? Who knows.

(2) I have two network adapters in this computer. One of them is no longer plugged in, causing periodic pop-ups alerting me to this fact. I found some very helpful documentation explaining exactly where to go in gconf-editor to disable this behavior. It didn't work. Workaround: disable the configuration of that port. Which I'm sure will cause me a headache later.

(3) I really did not need an orange-themed desktop.

On the plus side, memory usage seems to have actually decreased!

mark@erdos:~$ cat /proc/swaps 
Filename				Type		Size	Used	Priority
/dev/sda5                               partition	4881404	184	-1
/dev/sdb5                               partition	4881404	0	-2

On 10.04 a half-day of running the web browser would easily have pushed 200-300MB to disk.
Tags: computers, software, unix, usability
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