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Old 05-22-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
rholiday
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Upgrade to 8.10 from 8.04 caused loss of sound


I recently changed my adept settings to allow me to pull down non LTS Ubuntu versions. I ran the update from 8.04 to 8.10 and I am getting some odd behavior. First I no longer have sound, it seems that 8.10 is not able to find my soundcard while 8.04 did. The other odd behavior is that when I boot and get to the gnome login it will sit there and I am unable to type unless I hit the print screen key. Once I hit that the screen will flash and I can type in my login. Has anybody else seen something similar? My hardware is a Toshiba Tecra 9100 laptop.


Thank you for any assistance.
 
Old 05-22-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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I have seen other people have problems with upgrading Ubuntu. Usually the fix was installing a clean version of 8.10 and not upgrading from the previous version. Try that and see what happens.
 
Old 05-22-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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If you are replacing 8.04 LTS, then you may as well just do a clean install of 9.04 since it is the latest version. Ubuntu 9.04 is better than 8.10 in a few areas imo.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 12:31 PM   #4
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Thank you, I will back up the data and perform a clean install.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 06:01 PM   #5
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Thank you, I will back up the data and perform a clean install.
Create a separate home partition for your data, if you do not have a separate home partition already. With a separate home partition all your data will be safe on a separate partition, and will not need to backed up in order to do a clean install.
 
  


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