Ubuntu 12.04 oddities, the good and the bad and the ugly
Ubuntu 12.04LTS came out in April 2012, of course. I decided to run this
on my Thinkpad T61p, upgrading a somewhat lousy Ubuntu 10.04.
- a lot of packages are now in Ubuntu. Python is fairly complete
(though enthought remains a good competitor), and libraries
such as pgplot, cfitsio, hdf4, plplot, are supported.
- plugging in an external monitor never worked well on the T61p,
but it's a charm on the T530. Clearly an issue with the inferior
graphics card support on the T61p.
- suspend works like a charm, again the T61p was more unreliable
on the same kernels, clearly Lenovo doesn't keep their BIOS up to date.
- compiz is taking a lot of memory and cpu sometimes, also
hot corners keeps disappearing and appearing seemingly at will.
compiz replace doesn't seem to work well,
it will e.g. put all my Terminal's back on 1st desktop.
- unity has a lot of quirkcy problems, perhaps triggered by
my fast fingers (sometimes those trigger a screendump). Sometimes
i can loose my emacs window, can't seem to maximize it. a trick is to
open another one, and using Super-W you can then see both of them. But
before none is visible.
- at one instance, all my icons from the desktop have disappeared.
QUick Links to the usual we need
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