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1 [[!meta title="Ubuntu Karmic upgrade issues"]]
2 [[!meta date="2010-01-17"]]
3 [[!meta author="rohieb"]]
4 [[!meta license="CC-BY-SA 3.0"]]
5
6 Thinking of the phrase “never change a running system” I am usually not
7 very keen on updating my Ubuntu system to a new distribution. However,
8 not every new software version is available from the backports, so
9 finally, I saw myself forced to upgrade to Karmic Koala.
10
11 I instantly regretted it. Of course, I appreciate all the new software,
12 but as in every upgrade I ever made (and I probably should know by now
13 -.-), there are a few things that were annoying me or are still doing
14 it:
15
16 * kaffeine-1.0~pre is not even as useful as 0.8.7 from jaunty: While
17 staying in touch with the main KDE (4) line, the developers seemed to
18 completely remove the Playback -> Video menu, so it is not possible
19 anymore to toggle deinterlacing, or any other video filter, which is
20 very annoying for DVB-T. I filed a [bug report][1] on that.
21 Futhermore, my DVB-T channels were lost, so I had to rescan them.
22
23 * The notifications displayed by notify-osd somehow have wandered from
24 the upper right edge towards the middle right. This seems to be fixed
25 now, as pointed out in the [bug report][2], but somehow this fix never
26 got onto my system, though the changelog of notify-osd says so…
27 Additionally, the notifications for received messages in Pidgin do not
28 hide anymore if I actually read the messages, they persist until their
29 default timeout has elapsed. And they even show up now when my IM
30 status is on “Do not Disturb” – this was not the case (just as I
31 expected it) in jaunty.
32
33 * Icons in GTK menus are now hidden by default, which seemed very
34 unfamiliar to me, since I always used them as an orientation guide,
35 especcially in the Firefox search plugin menu. You can show them again
36 in the System -> Preferences -> Appearance applet on the Interface tab
37 by selecting “Show icons in menus”.
38
39 * GDM is no longer customizable through themes. It just doesn’t support
40 it, as it seems to be a [complete rewrite][3]. IMHO just another
41 Unmature Software Thing.
42
43 **Edit:** I just found out that it is also not able to start GDM in
44 Xnest, as I usually did for testing:
45
46 $ gdmflexiserver --xnest
47 ** (gdmflexiserver:5916): WARNING **: Not yet implemented
48
49 * And finally, my customized GNOME window theme (based on Clearlooks)
50 was broken :-( I am very confident that the color of selected text was
51 not the same color in the title bar, but now both seem to be the same
52 color. This is really bad, as for the title bar, I used to have a
53 darker shade of orange than for selected text. OK, changing to another
54 theme may be simple, but until now, I haven’t found anything I like
55 best.
56
57 [1]: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kaffeine/+bug/499938
58 [2]: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/notify-osd/+bug/419894
59 [3]: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7854130
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61 [[!tag Ubuntu fix rant Ubuntu Ubuntu_Jaunty Ubuntu_Karmic upgrade]]
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