November 1, 2008
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Once again, Ubuntu provides a perfectly painless distribution upgrade to their latest release of the Linux operating system. In order to automatically get 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) from the previous long-term-support release 8.04 (Hoary Hedgehog), you’ll need to make one quick change to your Software Sources. Under the Updates tab, change Release Upgrade from “Long term support only” to “Normal releases”. Then run Update Manager, and about an hour later, you’ll be completely upgraded.
Issues? Here’s my list:
- had to check “enable” on my cups printer
- my audacious-crossfade plugin was removed
- rhythmbox crashes whenever I ffwd a song (previous bug#270700)
- brasero crashes when dragging mp3 files (previous bug#249592)
- mixer-applet (the volume control in the menu bar I never use) ate a lot of CPU cycles
- had to re-enable the 3rd party repository for slimserver in update manager
Wow. That’s a real short list. Thanks Mr. Shuttleworth. Next up is 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) in April.
Upgrading Ubuntu on the web: