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bobthebob1234
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:46 pm    Post subject: Ubuntu / unity rant Reply with quote

So as you may or may not know I enjoy the luxury of having 2 graphics cards and 3 monitors. Just got a new ssd so have reinstalled windows and linux. Windows wasn't painless, but at least when it installed the latest nvidia drivers it didn't bork everything....

So install ubuntu (from usb), first attempts in an 'input/output' error, so reboot, put usb stick in another port and was ok, nice and quick. Now unity on 1 screen is fine and all was good, then I go to install nvidia drivers... Using the update manager(??) I found the restricted drivers, and install the recommended one... Reboot later and login is completely wrong res, and when I do login I have no windows, or any borders.... googling later turns out nvidia-current doesn't install the kernal stuff it needs (-generic). So several hours of fafing get unity working with 2 of my monitors, and try and move my mouse from one window to another... The mouse gets captured by unity crossing over!!! ARRRRR

currently installing kubuntu...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you like ubuntu try linux mint kde it is based on ubuntu with a kde frontend??
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find that Mint with Cinnamon installed, then KDE installed over it is more stable than Mint KDE or Kubuntu. I have no idea why. Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried Xubuntu 12.04? You can even add xfce 4.10 if you enable the ppa for it, though 4.8 is very stable and also very configurable. Unity is certainly not for me, for many reasons although I have tried it many times, and for quite a long time when I have done so.

Xubuntu 12.04 will definitely become my new OS when support for Ubuntu 10.04 goes in 5 months time.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think I might be joining you AJ, or going back to SUSE
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