Hi Al,

You could probably fix the issues, but 8.10 has been unsupported for a long time. Your time is limited, so you should move to Ubuntu 12.04, since that is so much better in the long run. I've found some bugs with Unity and Gnome 3 recently, but they're really cool desktops, and you might enjoy checking them out with 12.04. The default non-free Flash player in the standard repositories works very well with Firefox and Chrome for me. Unless you're fanatically Open-Source, I wouldn't recommend the non-closed Flash replacements like gnash or lightspark.

Bonne Chance,

On 09/05/2012 11:47 AM, Al Plant wrote:
Jeff Mings wrote:
Ubuntu/HP? You mean an HP product with Ubuntu? Which Ubuntu version number and desktop would that be?

I'm guessing that Synaptic, the GUI DEB package manager, disappeared. If all else fails, aptitude is the best console / terminal-based package manager I've seen. You can do _everything_ from that, with a menu-driven interface that doesn't take a lot of time to get used to. I really wish the RPM/YUM package family under Redhat / CentOS had something as excellent as aptitude.

Good Luck,

Aloha Jeff.

It is Ubunto 8.10 with the Synaptic manager.

It starts from a gui window and shuts off using alt/F2 to bring up the gnome-terminal.

It works fine for everything but Flash and the menu features that vanished (back button for example on the inet screen). The desktop is just HP with small windows you click on to enlarge them. I never use the photos, music and stuff on the screen.Its used for picking up email when I travel and searching the net. And airline schedules, checking in for flights etc.

Thanks ...  AL

On 09/05/2012 10:17 AM, Al Plant wrote:


Seeing the post from Jeff reminded me to ask this.

I have a net book with Ubuntu/HP on it. (All of the rest of my boxes run FreeBSD) And the last time the updates ran part of the menu vanished to an auto select feature.

Also I no longer have any flash that works for this unit either. Tried to update but doesnt finish install.

Does any one have a suggestion to any link to a how to make things install on the version of Ubuntu that is on the machine? Or do I have to upgrade the version?


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