Hidden Linux : Nightmare on Kubuntu Street
May 03, 2010, 14:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Geoff Palmer)
"Kubuntu 10.4 ("Lucid Lynx") hit the servers late last week so I
thought I'd upgrade. Plenty of people appear to have had a great
upgrade experience. Mine was a nightmare. But few Linux disasters
are unrecoverable. Here's how I got through mine ... albeit with a
few outstanding issues.
"I kicked off the Distribution Upgrade process from kpackagekit
on Friday evening and left the machine to it. When I checked it on
Saturday morning, everything was finished, there were no warnings
on the screen, so I rebooted. In retrospect I should perhaps have
checked the notifier for any outstanding problems. But surely,
anything major would warrant a big bold warning box ...
"First problem: a dead monitor. In place of the usual boot menu
I got a monitor message: "Out of range: 74.6KHz/60.0Hz". Well, no
real problem. That's just a Grub2 setting. After time-out the boot
started and text messages started scrolling up the screen."