#ubuntu #oniric #upgrade #problems #fixes #kde #gnome

#ubuntu #oniric #upgrade #problems #fixes #kde #gnome

#ubuntu #oniric #upgrade #problems #fixes #kde #gnome

With Ubuntu Oneiric my KDE/QTK theme configuration broke leaving Evolution and other gtk programs looking horrible. Just theme issues aside, the fonts were far too small to comfortable to read, after some time I found that loading gnome-settings-daemon and using gnome-tweak-tool

I was able to get the fonts set where I could easily see the text again. For the time being having mis-matching themes between programs is something I will and am willing to put up with.

But the next problem that seems to come up at times is something to do with dconf crashing or not starting in time. For some programs like Firefox it no big deal (yes Firefox I want you as the default browser, again), but for others (like Miro) the only way to get back full working control is to kill the program.

Putting aside problems I had on my borked filesystem, I’m not seeing anything in this update to make me glad I updated. I use a number of 3rd party sources (PPAs), so for some programs I was already up to date or had a more recent version than what Oneiric had.

And everything was working just the way I liked. I’ve told my parents to hold off on updating the system, and I’ll see how I feel after just a couple of days.

For many reasons I’d like to switch back to a rolling release like Debian, but I’m not a fan of their current policies (ie: How they are handling Firefox/Mozilla), and the issue of 3rd party sources.

When it comes to 3rd party sources, Ubuntu does seems better off with its PPA. I’ve looked at other distros. But I haven’t found anything I’m willing to try in a vm let alone install, yet.

Finally had to backup, reformat, and restore… the btrfs fs was just damaged enough that almost everything worked.

Finally had to backup, reformat, and restore… the btrfs fs was just damaged enough that almost everything worked.

Finally had to backup, reformat, and restore… the btrfs fs was just damaged enough that almost everything worked.

But some times would kick back a error that I could get around. And somehow in all this my boot partition vanished after booting up the system.

So I had to remake the raid1 device and get a kernel and grub2 install. Have no tried re-booting to be sure it works.

There were some files lost in the backup, just wouldn’t read, but nothing a reinstall of that package shouldn’t fix.

But it’s late and I want to relax before I head off to bed, at least I have a usable system, so that’s off my mind.

#ubuntu #btrfs #fixed #hope

Now back to my regular schedule of just lurking about… 🙂

Ran into a glitch that stopped the do-release-upgrade, but still left the system reporting has having upgraded.

Ran into a glitch that stopped the do-release-upgrade, but still left the system reporting has having upgraded.

Ran into a glitch that stopped the do-release-upgrade, but still left the system reporting has having upgraded.

So I having to finish the job myself, using aptitude safe-upgrade, after fixing the glitched file.

About the only btrfs feature that I dont want to give up is the data compression, if only ext4 had that.

It’s late, and I’m hoping that I don’t have to fix more stuff for the this update to go through. I’m ready to go to bed.

#ubuntu #sleepy #upgrade

I ran into my first btrfs error tonight, I was watching a show when the ubuntu new distro box popped up and I…

I ran into my first btrfs error tonight, I was watching a show when the ubuntu new distro box popped up and I…

I ran into my first btrfs error tonight, I was watching a show when the ubuntu new distro box popped up and I selected yes to upgrade to 11.10, only to soon find myself at the terminal with a crash report being displayed.

At first I thought everything was fine, as I could hear CSI still playing managed to get back to the desktop but found that some programs weren’t working.

I decided to just reboot, but the system didn’t come back up. Thankfully I had a livecd iso that I could boot into from grub2, after much googling I found that I needed to compile btrfs-zero-log from btrfs-progs-unstable and run it against the bad root filesystem.

From there I could boot, but now I’m seeing a lot of checksum errors in kernel.log and KDE doesn’t want to start. Thankfully I had several other desktop env.s I could try and managed to get one loaded that gave me a terminal.

Trying the distro update again, hopping that whatever files that got messed up will get fixed. Other wise I might have to re-format/re-install… And I’d rather like to avoid that.

#ubuntu #btrfs #recovery

Playing around with http://ifttt.com, and hoping I don’t make a mess of things. I do wish G+ was natively supported,…

Playing around with http://ifttt.com, and hoping I don’t make a mess of things. I do wish G+ was natively supported,…

Playing around with http://ifttt.com, and hoping I don’t make a mess of things. I do wish G+ was natively supported, so for now I’m just feeding stuff to twitter and facebook.

http://ifttt.com