Ruminations on the Digital Realm

Jan Stedehouder

Ubuntu update problems solved

ln one of my RSS feeds,, there was a confirmation of the problems with the X update of Ubuntu. Apparently it wasn’t an incompatibility problem with the nVidia driver. Ubuntu seems to have fixed the problem now. Still, for a distribution that has gained a lot of traction for it’s ease of use and accessibility for new Linux users this is a very serious faux-pas. The article mentioned that the solution was to install and older version of X. True, and maybe that is fine for the experienced user. For the newbie such a solution is out of reach. It’s an incident, of course, but an incident that proves that no matter how easy and fast the default install have become, Linux still has a very steep learning curve with a lack of accessible and simple to use diagnostic and problem solving tools.


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