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Ubuntu Lurid crapware: "sound stopped working..video unstable...can't read USB sticks...battery meter inaccurate...shutdown doesn't work"

"Sound - worked then stopped working (just one boot up the controls were 
gone and no sound came from anywhere), now fixed with the removal of 
pulse (this is a standard issue with ubuntu since 8.04).
still have an issue with going to system->prefs->sound, its just hangs 
waiting for sound system.

Video - Nvidia card but unstable video and no openGL until attention 
given to correct driver - the standard install looked pretty grim.

USB sticks cannot read, get permission denied errors.

Battery meter seems wildly inaccurate, claims 7 hours then dies in 2.

Shutdown seems to only log me out to the GDM login screen, then i must 
shutdown from a command line to get it to happen... is this a permission 
thing?

Hardware is a Dell studio XPS laptop, its quite high spec and being Dell 
pretty standard components, it ran 9.04 fine and I have gone through the 
compatibility check.

Overall impression of this upgrade, not great. I don't honestly think i 
can rely on this laptop for my work which is a bad sign as i need to 
work more than i need to tinker getting ubuntu working.

I appreciate the efforts of the various developers and the ubuntu team 
who put this together, but sound and video seem to be issues in every 
release, yet cloud computing is more important to get into the next LTS.
Yes that is a selfish view, but how long do we have to live with 27 
competing sound systems and a mexican stale mate on binary video drivers?"


#932 at
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1465548&page=94



ho hum... another pile of Ubuntu shit slimes out into the world.

"Whatever their problems is not the fault of Ubuntu."

"Linux is ready to take over the desktop."

MS is doomed

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