) It needs the kernel of Intrepid, which exactly does not work.And due to this even my screen resolution was not the one intended. I tried to install the older nvidia drivers that i used in Hardy (and Sathya was the one who suggested!! I tried that, only to find out that it was not at all compliant with the new xserver-xorg-video. Is it for the new theme, that can also so be applied in hardy? Is it because one would get latest versions of the softwares that could also be obtained in hardy by adding repositories? Is it for the new nautilus in Intrepid with tabs that could also be upgraded in hardy?
I have not-so-fast a connection when it comes to downloading a DVD. I even allocated HD and swap space for that and was just waiting to install it. The first thing was that the live CD was hanging during boot(sort of Kernel Panic), the same way Gusty used to. ) The worst thing was nvidia driver will not install.
I even pre-ordered the CD but downloaded the DVD without patience. and after the update used the older kernel to boot. I never knew that time that, this was not the end but just the beginning of problems.(What?!!!!
I will have to boot from my on-board card if I want it to work. By which I upgraded to Intrepid through the update manager from Hardy.
A little searching over the internet revealed that it was not compliant with Hardy’s kernel.(What the hell??
Now I have changed to Hardy with all latest updates of softwares, the New Human(aka Dark Room) theme , new nautilus, nvidia restricted drivers and my ever-so-cool buddy compiz-fusion in action.
I have spent enough time with Ubuntu 8.10 release to share thoughts about it. I have been using alpha6 version in KVM and later on updated my 8.04 LTS installation to Intrepid Ibex beta, got immediately affected by uvesafb issue (fixed by reverting to vesafb), broken IPP/HTTP printing support and strange Evolution folders upgrade (got duplicate message for each one present on the corporate IMAP server). The only thing I can recall now is that when pulseaudio is running the sound from Adobe Flash objects gets lost (which is not that critical for me), everything else looks too good to be true.
Well, do not mount any drives during livecd session before installation – the installer does not like this and it tries to convince you that your hard drive is missing, simply umount the mounted files.
Whatever people would argue, I will never accept that Intrepid is stable.
It is unstable, atleast when compared to its predecessor.
Also, Hardy is LTS and so it has 3 years of support whereas Intrepid got only 1.5 years of support (from their respective dates of releases).
Considering all of these facts, why should one upgrade/install intrepid at all???