Linux switch? It's time!

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by catocom, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Well-Known Member

    Don't think its screen size so much as its processor horsepower. If you're running something comparable to the Atom processor, you'd go netbook. Netbook is the Desktop version watered down to run on the lighter hardware.
     
  2. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    You guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help!!!!!

    I don't know what happened. I turned on my machine and it asked me about which version of linux to boot. Something about the GNU Garb or something. I do not know why it did this but i picked the first option that was highlighted. I got into Ubuntu as normal but just to make sure it was the same one I checked to see which version I was using and it said 11.04 the Natty Narwhal version which is just an alpha!!!!! I checked online and people can test it out and stuff. However, I being a linux noob do not want this unstable release and I did not ask for it. I have no idea why it gave me the option to boot it as I have not downloading anything pertaining to it.

    How do I go back to Ubuntu 10.10? I was using the 64 bit version too if that matters.
     
  3. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    Alright, I am not sure why when the machine started it went into black and whit and asked me for which linux version to boot. Upon further investigation, however, I did a command line to see which version I am using and it says 10.10 even though the about section still says 11.04. And I found out there is a bug in the about section and other users experienced the same thing.

    Not sure how to fix this...
     
  4. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    We're just keeping an eye on you, don't worry about it. We'er only watching you for now. -- Big sis ;)
     
  5. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you either opted to do the dist upgrade inadvertently or maybe are set to automatically update/upgrade.
     
  6. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    The about section is just a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+bug/690248

    However, I am not sure what happened with the black and white start up asking me which version to boot.
     
  7. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    Ha! You're kinda freaking me out....just a little.
     
  8. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    I thinking Mirlyn is right.
    Sounds like it was setup to automatically update.

    Personally I'm not a big ubuntu fan. I use a different distro primarily.
    but...I think it does default to automatic.

    I'm sure Luis probably knows. He'll probably be on soon, maybe.

    There's should be a rollback option somewhere though.
     
  9. Mirlyn

    Mirlyn Well-Known Member

    You're asked in the installer if you want auto updates. I believe its default turned off--havent installed the desktop version in over a year. Since the bootloader got updated with a newer kernel, it sounds like the updates are set to install automatically or it was otherwise updated.
     
  10. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    I might be thinking about Fedora, being auto as default.

    I've tried so many lately, I've had to back off because of getting mixed up somewhat.:dizzy:
     
  11. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    AFAIK, dist upgrades can't be done automatically (maybe to an LTS version, but definitely to upgrade to an alpha), you probably hit the upgrade by accident....OR a package related to the "about" got upgraded and it reports as a newer version.

    It is unlikely that the distupgrade happened without you noticing, it opens up a visible window and asks for a reboot at the end.

    About the GNU Grub:
    You probably activated it by hitting the ESC key while booting. Whenever you trigger it go for the first option (this is most likely the default) and avoid starting up any of the recovery modes.
     
  12. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    I did the command to find out which version I am running and it is the 10.10. So I know i did not upgrade. The link i gave earlier here talked about the bug being from the maverick-proposed repository enabled. It seems like a minor bug and I will just watch for it to be fixed. In the link though they do offer a patch but I think i will wait for an official fix.
     
  13. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    But what I do wonder is why do some programs get updated automatically through the update manager and some i have to manually upgrade?

    Also, in the next version of 11.4, if they decide to remove certain programs in that release then what happens to that program if I was using it in the earlier version?
     
  14. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    Oh, and that bug, and it was a bug, recently got fixed.
     
  15. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    I tend to disable the update manager and do my updates straight from the command line, but AFAIK, it asks for permission before applying an update, it shouldn't just do it.

    Removing programs in a newer release goes against the tendency of putting more programs available for the user. Still, in the event of a piece of software being removed from the official repositories you can still download the source and build it yourself (it isn't that hard actually) or find a .deb file suitable for ubuntu and manually install it.
     
  16. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    fyi

    2011-02-18 NEW • Distribution Release: Ubuntu 10.04.2
     

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