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Old 12-10-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
kkoistinen
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Transferring settings from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.10 while updating


Hello everyone,

Another new user question. I am considering updating Ubuntu from 14.04 to 15.10. When I update do I have to re-install drivers for display adapter and do all the programs now installed on 14.04 work in 15.10?

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Kimmo
 
Old 12-10-2015, 06:52 PM   #2
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No, everything should "just work". That's what the distros work hard to ensure.
It's even possible to have things just work if you do a complete re-install rather than an upgrade.
 
Old 12-10-2015, 07:08 PM   #3
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But, if radeon/ati . All bets are off, no?

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Radeon-Issues

Besides, I personally think you will be shooting your self in the foot upgrading from LTS release to a 6 month supported release that is only for experienced knowledgeable Ubuntu testers.

Which from your post. Does not sound like you are one of those people.h

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Old 12-10-2015, 07:13 PM   #4
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If 14.04 is working, there is no reason to update to 15.10 as it is a short term support release. Better off wating until April of next year when the new LTS is released.
 
Old 12-10-2015, 07:19 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
But, if radeon/ati . All bets are off, no?
No.
Someone, somewhere will hit problems with every upgrade. Certainly not a reason to upgrade, else we all never would.

I had some issues with Radeon regressions on earler kernels, but no oops's. Mainly affected coming out of hibernation.
 
  


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