UbuntuHSPA Solid on Intrepid Beta

October 19th, 2008

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Extel’s HSPA offering works out-of-the-box with the current Ubuntu Intrepid beta. The CLI fiddling of the past is no longer needed – Network Manager takes care of everything.

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UbuntuFirefox performance bad on Ubuntu Hardy Heron

May 7th, 2008

Following on from my initial report about Hardy, I have another grumble: Firefox 3.0 beta 5 comes with Hardy, but has significant performance issues due to some problems with some internal databases. I’m not sure, but I expect 3.0 beta 5 is the default version of Firefox that gets installed with Hardy.  People that did a clean install can perhaps tell me if it is. These problems appear periodically after using Firefox for some days. The bug that is hitting me is: “Committing to urlclassifier3.sqlite causes excessive CPU usage and disk I/O.”

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UbuntuHardy Heron a little disappointing

April 28th, 2008

Well I updated my AMD64 machine to Ubuntu Hardy Heron on the weekend. Unfortunately, three things immediately broke: the Wacom tablet, the Nvidia graphic driver and the RT61-based wireless card. Not the glitzy update I was imagining. I can imagine a newbie being left completely bamboozled by these occurences.

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