From: Colin Wilson on
> plenty of IT news websites show that there's loads
> of people ending up with blank screens, data loss etc etc.

Sounds like an update to Vista to me !
From: bcoombes on
Colin Wilson wrote:
>> plenty of IT news websites show that there's loads
>> of people ending up with blank screens, data loss etc etc.
>
> Sounds like an update to Vista to me !

No it doesn't. Vista is the very acme of OS's, striding like a colossus amongst
the mere dross that is the OS offering of others.
From: [ste parker] on
Conor wrote:
>
> Ubuntuforum.org and plenty of IT news websites show that there's loads
> of people ending up with blank screens, data loss etc etc.
>

Blank screens I can understand, but /data loss/!? Got any links?

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From: [ste parker] on
bcoombes wrote:
> Rob Morley wrote:
>> On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:08:39 -0000
>> Conor <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> You may want to ask anyone who owns a nVidia or ATI card how Ubuntu
>>> 9.10 is going.
>>>
>> Works fine with my AGP Radeon, and SO's laptop with Radeon X1200 :-)
>>
> Sure, most Linuxes work with old cards...the problems arise with
> anything vaguely new.

No probs with an 8800GTS here, I know it's not cutting edge but it's
hardly ancient. There's quite enough other irritating stuff besides
that so far, however.

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From: Tony Houghton on
On Thu, 5 Nov 2009 00:48:11 -0000
Conor <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> In article <7lejctF3dfeahU1(a)mid.individual.net>, [ste parker] says...
> >
> > Conor wrote:
> > >
> > > Ubuntuforum.org and plenty of IT news websites show that there's loads
> > > of people ending up with blank screens, data loss etc etc.
> > >
> >
> > Blank screens I can understand, but /data loss/!? Got any links?
>
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/910
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/453579
>
> Possible corruption of large files with ext4 filesystem
>
> There have been some reports of data corruption with fresh (not
> upgraded) ext4 file systems using the Ubuntu 9.10 kernel when writing to
> large files (over 512MB). The issue is under investigation, and if
> confirmed will be resolved in a post-release update.

I've had a data DVD image corrupted while using ext4 filesystems with
Debian come to think of it. The strange thing is I had copied it to my
Windows (NTFS) partition where it had worked, but I wiped it out when
clean installing 7 over the RC, then when I copied it to Windows from
Linux again it had stopped working (I tried copying again and it failed
in the same place). I don't remember doing anything to the copy in my
ext4 partition in the meantime, but I know I definitely copied it over
my LAN via NFS in the first place, which I have known to corrupt things
in the past (pre ext4).

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