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Ubuntu 9.04 - Jaunty Jackalope

Following the tradition of retarded naming schemes, Jaunty Jackalope was released today. I've successfully upgraded 4 machines (three from aptitude safe-upgrades, and one from a fresh install). Here are some notes I've gathered so far:

  • My home machine would not load X, complaining about the nvidia drivers. In order to fix this, I had to install nvidia-glx-180
  • My home machine is using a prism54 card, which did not work after the upgrade. After fiddling around with it for a while, I found that blacklisting the p54pci module (which worked prior to the upgrade) and loading the prism54 module instead worked just fine
  • My EeePC 1000h (which was installed from scratch) worked perfectly once the installation completed. This hasn't ever happened before with previous versions of Ubuntu. I usually needed to manually install wireless and nic drivers.
  • One of the machines I upgraded failed near the end with a problem concerning dbus and hal. An "apt-get install --reinstall hal" fixed the problem
  • The application menu editor no longer works whatsoever. Right click on "Applications", go to edit menus, and nothing happens. This is the case on all of my machines.

All in all, the upgrade process hasn't been that bad. There are some cool new graphics (the new usplash and gdm themes look much better). There haven't been any "holy crap, look at that" features that I've seen yet, but it's only been less than a day.

On another note, if you're in the software development business and you use Ubuntu on your production servers, don't plan any of your own releases near any of Ubuntu releases. Trying to install some needed packages on our servers proved difficult with everyone else hoarding the bandwidth trying to download the new version.

Update: Sat Apr 25, 9:39AM

I've upgraded my last machine from Intrepid to Jaunty, my EeeBox. Flawless victory, upgrade went without a hitch. I'd say that all in all, this has been the easiest upgrade for me.

Filed under: Linux

From storrgie on April 23 @ 8:47 p.m. 2009

When will we see jaunty repos for exaile? Im stuck in 2. right now. It doesnt like my 800gb of music much.
From Adam Olsen on April 24 @ 11:02 a.m. 2009

Exaile 0.2.14 is already in the Ubuntu universe repository. Are you talking about 0.3.0?
From storrgie on April 24 @ 11:55 p.m. 2009

Yeppers, exaile-dev.
From Adam Olsen on April 27 @ 11:09 a.m. 2009

Heh, still working on it. See
From Adam Olsen on April 30 @ 10:50 a.m. 2009

Ok, it's working now.

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