Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04

Running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin release finally.. I tried out the Beta early, because I had 10.04 and nothing on my work laptop MSI GT683 machine worked with it. Now everything is working except the fancy lights, turbo, and eco modes.

Still getting used to Unity, I don't like how it combines running apps with an app toolbar - it's difficult to tell what is open or not by looking at it. I think I prefer the older Gnome 2 interface, maybe because it's just simpler and what I know. I did try MATE on LinuxMint12, although neat, it was incomplete and buggy. I found LinuxMint 12's default interface even more odd than unity, like a couple mismatched interfaces thrown together - I didn't get it.

I  suppose I'll stick it out with Unity a bit longer.

1 comment:

Ryan Vanderwerf said...

For those who have this machine (MSI GT684R with Nvidia GT560 video) and have issues with a blank screen on boot.

Add the following line to your linux kernel boot parameters: 'nomodeset'.

You can edit your /etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset" to look like that. Save it, then run update-grub to save the changes.

During boot you can type 'e' to temporarily add it until you can do the perm fix via grub.