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Experiences with Ubuntu 5.10

Since 3 days I'm using Ubuntu 5.10 nonstop now. The installation was easy without any problems. All hardware components on my laptop have been detected successfully.

The improvements to Ubuntu 5.04 make sense and are very useful. The look'n'feel generally is a little bit better, even though I still don't like the standard brown wallpaper.

I tried other brandnew distributions like SUSE 10.0 as well. But no distribution is as fast as Ubuntu 5.10 and has a comparable concept. I don't want to miss the apt thing with Synaptic, for example.

One thing that bothers me, is that Nautilus has no command line, where I can enter a path manually (like the KDE Konqueror). Is there a solution for that?

shipping of Ubuntu 5.10 CDs

I ordered Ubuntu 5.10 CDs maybe two weeks ago. Now I logged in again (under https://shipit.ubuntu.com) to see the status and there is no entry under "Previous requests you made".

Does that mean the CDs are already on its way or is my request lost and therefore I'll have to request the CDs again?

Ubuntu 5.10 screenshots online

Do you want to have a look at the brandnew Ubuntu 5.10? Please have a look at our screenshot section.

If you have a nice Ubuntu desktop, you might want to upload screenshots there as well.

Ubuntu 5.10 DVD Covers

You can download Ubuntu 5.10 DVD Covers here: http://www.pegasus.rutgers.edu/~pax/.

Just print them out and put it together with your Ubuntu CD/DVD in an empty DVD case.

Ubuntu 5.10: problem with installation

My Acer Travelmate 291LMi always has troubles with the graphics under Linux (at least when first installing). As I bootet Ubuntu 5.10, the graphical welcome screen within GRUB was not visible. When I continued the installation with ENTER, the screen went black forever.

Then I tried the boot parameter "linux vga=771". With that it works just fine, as with most Linux distributions. Maybe you have the same problem under some notebooks and it helps you.

Ubuntu 5.10 is finally out!

There are installation CDs, live CDs, and combination DVDs for three architectures.

You can download Ubuntu 5.10 here: http://www.ubuntu.com/newsitems/release510
The DVD images are available here (BitTorrent only): http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/5.10/release/

The major new features are:

* Thin Client Integration: Ubuntu is the first distribution in the world to include deeply-integrated thin client technology. This allows you to deploy Ubuntu in large scale networked environments or, for example, in classrooms, with a lightweight Ubuntu image booting over the network. All Ubuntu management tools work for the thin client image as well as for the server.

Ubuntux wallpaper

some Ubuntux artwork on a french site: http://www.tatane.com/index.php/ubuntux-ubuntu-artwork

Thanks for that! Although I'm not sure the author knows this site :)

The first submitted Ubuntu bug

please have a look at Launchpad.

Bug #1 in upstream ubuntu: "Microsoft has a majority market share" and there's a neat description to fix it :)

Ubuntu 5.10 release date is out

Ubuntu 5.10 will be released on October, 13th. In exactly one week :)

Today also the release candidate (RC) came out and can be downloaded on the Ubuntu website or via BitTorrent. The supported plattforms are x86, AMD64 and PowerPC. This is definitely the last version before the final version.

Take care: the CD images are bigger than 650 MB, so you should use at least 700 MB CD-Rs.

There can still be ordered CDs for the final version for free, see http://www.ubuntux.org/node/92.

Easter eggs in apt-get and aptitude

There are some nice easter eggs in apt-get and aptitude.


1. sudo apt-get moo


2. sudo aptitude moo

no easter eggs in this one? don't trust the message. try the parameter -v.
if the program still claims to have no easter egg inside, try the parameter twice. or even more than twice? you'll find out :)

Java and Azureus on AMD64 successfull installed

Hey Guys

I tried very hard to install Java and Azureus on my machine. Then I found a Post on the internet with good packackes for ubuntu
there you can get Java...

then i get azureus 64Bit für Linux from sourceforge.org.
Uncompress, untar, move to /opt/azureus chmod 777 and starting with ./azureus

and the last thing, i made a link on my startmenu

for azureus...

have fun!!

iPod nano support?

I have the new (great!) iPod nano. The iPod and iPod mini are being supported by amaroK, but the nano doesn't seem to be supported yet (because it is brandnew). At least, I don't know how to handle it in amaroK 1.3. Does anyone know how to use the iPod nano with Ubuntu?

Ubuntu 5.10 CDs for free

The final version of Ubuntu 5.10 is expected to be released in October. At that time, Canonical will mail pressed CDs free of charge. To receive a complimentary copy of the Official Breezy Badger CD -- or a handful of them to give to your friends, your school or LUG -- place your request at http://shipit.ubuntu.com/. Remember that these CDs won't ship until after the final release in October.

Education through Edubuntu

"Edubuntu is a version of the Ubuntu operating system suitable for classroom use. As an educator you'll be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an online learning environment, in an hour or less -- then administer that environment without having to become a fully-fledged Linux geek." That's what the official website says about Edubuntu.

If you're interested, please have a look at an interesting review about it on Tuxmachines.

Ubuntu 5.10 preview

Yesterday I installed the Ubuntu 5.10 preview. Runs perfectly, just like 5.04 did :)
Gerenally said it looks a little bit better now, and there are lots of new program versions. And of course Gnome 2.12. Please leave a comment, what experiences you made with the preview.

Another question:
will Ubuntu 5.10 be released on 13th October? Or what is the exact release date for the final version?

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