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Old 04. Nov 2009, 02:53 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I still have a doubt about the reduced boot time because although mine is far quicker, the 'quick' period only begins after the initial logo disappears...
I also note the initial logo stays for a moment during boot time for Ubuntu 9.10, and the quick period begins after the logo disappears. My impression is that booting up Ubuntu 9.10 or Win7 takes about the same time, though I don't use a timer to gauge.

But one thing is for sure. I see that shutting down Ubuntu 9.10 is quick and noticeably much faster. The system completes shutdown after you press the button but before you have a chance to walk away, even faster than hibernating Win7.

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Old 04. Nov 2009, 03:07 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I concur with your findings although I still need to wait for this coming weekend to get my clean install sorted. When I first shut down 9.10 I actually thought the power had gone off (as it often does here) because like you say it was so quick.

It will be interesting to actually see a boot up time comparison between 9.04 and 9.10. My own feelings are that the whole process is only a bit faster but that the "user experience" has been improved with the addition of the new logo.
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Old 07. Nov 2009, 02:01 AM   #43 (permalink)
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...for me it's meant to be happening today
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...for me it's meant to be happening today
Check you can do media playback before he leaves... You have been warned

Works out of the box on Windows 7, pretty fundamental really, PC not much use without it, etc, etc. That's what I'm hearing.

Hopefully your experience will be better PLEASE let me know if you get a result...

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Check you can do media playback before he leaves...
If he leaves without telling you, MC, then have a look at Ubuntu 9.10 Playing MP3 Music.

It says exactly what I did to get to play mp3. Same steps to go through to play mp4...
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If he leaves without telling you, MC, then have a look at Ubuntu 9.10 Playing MP3 Music.

It says exactly what I did to get to play mp3. Same steps to go through to play mp4...
Ok I have it working here as well. Didn't cross my mind to document it

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Well, everything woz alright

My media stuff, films, videos etc no problem, sound fantastic with Pulse, but still having issues with this stupid broadband modem. It was fine while he was here but then the on screen connection messages started cycling thru one after the other (yes you're connected - no you're not) Then I had a "Modem Manager" crash error. I'm about to hit their forum to see if anyone else is getting this. Otherwise no problem

Guess he'll be coming back next Saturday and it might be a case of hello Vista again during the week
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Well, my 9.10 is now up and running again although I am far from happy with this 'upgrade'. My USB modem has been re-scripted in the only way possible (according to my tech guy) but using it is still a huge problem. The computer will not boot with the USB connected which is a pain to start with. Then, after it's plugged in it powers up and hunts for a signal OK but then the connection falls in and out several times before it stabilizes. Sometimes, this is accompanied by a Modem Manager crash report.
Additionally, the tray icon spins so fast before it settles I sometimes think it's going to take off!

There's other problems too. The latest version of Seamonkey which I was using on 9.04 won't work with this one, and in Firefox the LinkExtend extension is the same although WOT is OK. VLC runs CPU at extremely high levels and also crashes so I've had to uninstall this. Believe it or not there is also a huge bug in my favorite Gnometris game which seems to have been in Ubuntu since the year dot. The window background shows your desktop wallpaper until you start the game but then it doesn't remember any of your settings and the block movements are erratic making using it almost impossible.

For me though the modem issue is the killer blow. I'm expecting to go W7 within a month and if by this time the modem issue isn't fixed I'll either revert back to 9.04 or see if someone can script a connection in another distro for me.
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Surprisingly all the issues you described here do not apply to me. Probably I'm lucky. Gnometris game also plays ok on my desktop, btw, it's an Acer Aspire.

A step forward when I get time, I might want to try on Ubuntu 9.10 Remix to see if it suits my HP Mini.
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