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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:30:00 +1000

Ubuntu Version 14.04 is now available. Since this is an LTS release there are no radical changes.

Earlier I described the difficulties I encountered installing Ubuntu on an HP 650 Notebook. These issues seemed to be resolved simply by installing 14.04 in place of the existing system (which had been upgraded to 13.10).

One of the things I still need to get used to is the Network Manager ... Although I have had enough time to do this ... Considering how long it has been around.

Generally I find, that for desktop installations, if there is already a network setup using /etc/network/interfaces, the Ubuntu upgrade leaves it alone.

However, in the case of a new installation, it easier to use the GUI to configure your network and leave /etc/network/interfaces as the default:

     # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
     auto lo
     iface lo inet loopback

I still feel a trifle uncomfortable "letting go" the maintenance of the network ... Essentially this is what you do when you trust a GUI interface to do it for you ... Although in the case of Network Manager, there appears to be some configuration files in the folder /etc/NetworkManager (These will be default files if you upgraded a system that is already configured with static IP addresses).

If you are configuring a server, you would most probably stick with the traditional method (Unless you install a GUI front-end on your server).

The saga of fglrx and Kubuntu continues however. There seems to be problems with Kubuntu 14.04 ... The edges of the screen seem to be "missing". Apparently there is no more official support for old Radeon cards.


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