Another pretty serious screwup here, attempting to upgrade to Dapper
on my laptop -- lots of fun!
my top tips for dapper dist-upgraders:
- Don't run "grub-install" in a misremembered attempt to update the
current GRUB boot menu 'menu.lst' file with the new kernel; sadly, this
will quietly remove important details from your *old* menu.lst, such as
"initrd" lines, rendering those kernels unbootable.
- If you're a Kubuntu user, watch out. Ensure you do "apt-get install
ubuntu-base ubuntu-desktop" as well as "apt-get install
kubuntu-desktop"; it appears that the replacement hotplugging subsystem
(built on HAL instead of hotplug now) is *not* included as a dependency
Failure to do this results in an inability to use USB/hotpluggable
devices, including internal hotplug devs like the Synaptics touchpad,
hence no X server at boot.
I still haven't figured out why my kernel modules are now using OSS for
sound, instead of ALSA. wtf :( I suspect that the new Dapper kernel has
quite a bit of customisation that my own handbuilt kernel doesn't have,
and the Dapper /etc requires it.
Niall O Broin writes:
> On 3 Jun 2006, at 23:55, James McCarthy wrote:
>> > Two thumbs up.
> > Was running on Breezy PPC,
> > used apt-get to upgrade,
> > three hours later I was running Dapper.
>> Two thumbs down.
>> Was running on Breezy 386,
> used apt-get to upgrade,
> 30 minutes later my router no longer had any network interfaces.
>> > Everything worked that was working before the upgrade,
> > and a few things that weren't working before worked now.
>> A router without network interfaces? Well, you can guess how that's
> working out.
>> > Dapper => dogs balls.
>> Dapper update instructions => slightly north of dog's balls. The
> notes at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DapperUpgrades are pleasingly
> optimistic, but it ain't necessarily so. The second last point in the
> release notes' "Known Issues" section
>> * Systems that are upgraded since hoary (or earlier) may have to
> manually delete linux-image-2.6.10 packages before the upgrade
>> MAY be a pointer to my complete disaster, given that after the dist-
> upgrade to dapper the router was still running 2.6.10, but who can tell?
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