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Old 08-25-2013, 01:58 AM   #1
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ubuntu 13.x


Ello all. I need a we bit of help. I installed 13.10 (i think its 13.10) last night on my laptop. My laptop has winxp on it as well and xp works fine..ubuntu works for the most part. I have noticed that if ubuntu has a dirty shutdown because it frooze on me, it will boot to the main ubuntu desktop and about 30 seconds later completly turn off without warning. I cant do anything to keep it from NOT shutting down. So i booted back into windows and as it was booting, it ran an auto check disk. Everything completed and i logged into windows. I rebooted back into ubuntu and no issues. I had ubuntu on for 12 hours and no shutdowns. Then i restarted after installing vlc and xbmc. I opened xbmc and it frooze the computer so i had to do a hard shutdown. Guess what? Thats right. It logs in and 30 seconds later it shutsoff, no warning. Why is it doing that? I dont want to have to keep going back into windows each time. My win xp doesnt just shutoff if i had a dirty shutdown. So how do i fix the issue so that if a dirty shutdown happens, it doesnt keep just shuttingdown after being logged in for 30 seconds? For the average user, this kinda bites. Haha. Thanks in advance guys.
 
Old 08-25-2013, 06:51 AM   #2
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Ubuntu 13.10 is still in its testing phase and will be released in October. So using it now is pointless, unless you want actively to help the Ubuntu developers and test for bugs. And as it seems you have found one. The proper way now would be to report that bug, so that the developers are aware of the issue and can fix it.
 
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Ubuntu 13.10 is still in its testing phase and will be released in October. So using it now is pointless, unless you want actively to help the Ubuntu developers and test for bugs. And as it seems you have found one. The proper way now would be to report that bug, so that the developers are aware of the issue and can fix it.
Dang it. Haha. I thought i had a stable version. Ok now i gotta report it. Thanis for that advice. I have never had to report a bug. Thanks for good info. Is there anything i can do to fix said issue or not really?
 
Old 08-25-2013, 12:43 PM   #4
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I don't know what causes this issue, so it is very hard to tell how to fix it.
 
Old 08-25-2013, 03:24 PM   #5
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I don't know what causes this issue, so it is very hard to tell how to fix it.
Good point. Im using this os as my graphic deaign platform. Plus gimp, libreoffice, scribus and inkacape run faster on linux than windows. I took a digital arts course by steve the chief editor and creator of gump magazine and so i feel in order to contribute i want to help with the magazine by publishing some of my work in it or write an article. So im just tryin to get ubuntu stable. Haha. That leads to next question. In october, when the stable version is realeased, how do i update my 13.10 to the stable 13.10? Thanks
 
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If you keep your system always up to date it will automatically update to 13.10.
Personal opinion: I wouldn't use the words stable and Ubuntu (especially the releases between the LTS versions) in the same sentence. If you want something stable go for Slackware, Debian, CentOS or maybe openSuse.
 
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LOL, that funny. I like ubuntu because of unity tool bar, yes i think im th eonly one who likes it. haha. also i like the whole software center. i am sed to windows and like the whole .exe approach to things. double click and it installs with no problem. i dont like configuring and apt-get stuff to much. i like simple stream lined and i have no idea if any of the other os's you listed do that or not and im not against looking at them and see how they compare
 
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Unity is not available for the distros I mentioned, but when ease of use is something that you aim for I would give openSuse a try.
 
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Unity is not available for the distros I mentioned, but when ease of use is something that you aim for I would give openSuse a try.
ok cool. im on their site now checking it out. maybe it is something i will have to try on another machine at home and compare the two.

just wish virtual machines ran faster than they do.
 
Old 08-26-2013, 11:54 AM   #10
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LOL, that funny. I like ubuntu because of unity tool bar, yes i think im th eonly one who likes it. haha. also i like the whole software center. i am sed to windows and like the whole .exe approach to things. double click and it installs with no problem. i dont like configuring and apt-get stuff to much. i like simple stream lined and i have no idea if any of the other os's you listed do that or not and im not against looking at them and see how they compare
Since you like the Unity interface, Ubuntu just released an updated iso of their LTS (Long Term Support) image last week. This release is supported until 2017. However, you'll probably want to add the latest GIMP (2.8) PPA afterwards since 12.04 uses the older version (2.6) of GIMP.

Ubuntu 12.04.3 iso = http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=08022

GIMP PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 = https://launchpad.net/~otto-kesselgulasch/+archive/gimp

If you're unfamiliar with adding PPA's, here is a newbie-friendly method via Ubuntu Software Center = http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/how-to-ad...rces-in-ubuntu

If you prefer adding PPA via command-line method, here's the how-to = http://www.webupd8.org/2012/02/how-t...dd-remove.html

Best of luck with whatever you settle for.

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Old 08-26-2013, 12:45 PM   #11
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Since you like the Unity interface, Ubuntu just released an updated iso of their LTS (Long Term Support) image last week. This release is supported until 2017. However, you'll probably want to add the latest GIMP (2.8) PPA afterwards since 12.04 uses the older version (2.6) of GIMP.

Ubuntu 12.04.3 iso = http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=08022

GIMP PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 = https://launchpad.net/~otto-kesselgulasch/+archive/gimp

If you're unfamiliar with adding PPA's, here is a newbie-friendly method via Ubuntu Software Center = http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/how-to-ad...rces-in-ubuntu

If you prefer adding PPA via command-line method, here's the how-to = http://www.webupd8.org/2012/02/how-t...dd-remove.html

Best of luck with whatever you settle for.
Thanks for the info my friend. im not sure where to go at the moment. i am reporting the bugs i am finding with 13.10 to launchpad but maybe i need to switch to 12.04.
 
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holy crap i lied. i have 13.04 not 13.10. sorrrrrryyyy. someone (me) labled the disk wrong. haha
 
  


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