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Ubuntu 6.06 'Dapper Drake' Released 435

BBSeXoDuS writes "Ubuntu Dapper Drake has been finally been released. Run on over to the download site while it's still hot. From the announcement: 'Ubuntu 6.06 LTS introduces functionality that simplifies common Linux server deployment processes. For system administrators setting up large numbers of web, mail and related servers, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS offers the fastest and most consistent path to deployment, combined with the availability of global commercial support where needed.' "
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Ubuntu 6.06 'Dapper Drake' Released

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  • by exit3219 ( 946049 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:13AM (#15443932) Homepage
    You won't miss them, 'cause Edgy Eft ( is coming fast (October 2006)
  • Re:Oh, the humanity! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Crizp ( 216129 ) <> on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:27AM (#15444036) Homepage
    And I'm glad Ubuntu is orange and brown - a very welcome change from that oh-so-2000's blue.

    Several others have started using it, I believe Terracotta will be to 2007 what blue was for 2000.
  • by kkiller ( 945601 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:32AM (#15444067)
    Whats an Eft?
  • by Dude McDude ( 938516 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:35AM (#15444091)
    What is in the DVD iso version? (it's ~3.13GB)
  • by Simon ( 815 ) <simon@sSLACKWARE ... com minus distro> on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:47AM (#15444201) Homepage
    It sounds more likely that you have a hardware problem or incompatibility.

  • by jwd-oh ( 513054 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:50AM (#15444235)
    Automatix has not been ported to Dapper yet. Use BUMPS. Its is simple and just works.
  • Automatix (Score:3, Interesting)

    by tecker ( 793737 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @09:58AM (#15444326) Homepage
    Automatix [] is also highly talked about similar to easyubuntu but if you compare the features in easyubuntu [].

    Pick for yourself but after trying ubuntu and the multimedia fiasco trust me and WMF, you will want one of these.
  • Re:Blast (Score:3, Interesting)

    by s31523 ( 926314 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @10:10AM (#15444423)
    ATI Mobility 7500 Graphics Card
    Just could not get the DRI drivers to work right under Breezy 5.10, until about a month ago when Breezy released an Xorg update, then things went smoothly. Under Dapper things are even better, woooo hooo!

    Wireless and wired networking was flaky. Was constantly dropping to a term session to restart or reconfigure networking. The manual setup for WPA access points sucked. All is forgiven in Dapper, since the new network manager rocks!
    Could not get Breezy to record sound from my line-in at all. This sucked. Haven't tried this yet on Dapper
    Playing DVDs was a bitch to figure out way back when (when I was a real newbie). Ripping DVDs on the other hand still sucks. DVD rip is cool, but combining ripped tracks into one new DVD title then burning back to a disc just doesn't work under linux. DVDAuthor is the best thing I have seen, but it doesn't work and is a pain to use, even the GUI for it, QDVDAuthor, sucks.
    Windows Programs
    I have several applications in Windows that I just need to run. I bought Crossover Office from codeweavers and this gets me several programs that I need, but falls short. Granted, this is a bit outside the scope, but it gets honorable mention.
    Settings in my fstab file just get ignored. I have a FAT32 partition that I use to share crap between my Windows NTFS boot and my Linux boot. I added all the appropriate settings to fstab, but Gnome (or whoever) still mounts the FAT32 partition as read-only even though I commanded it to allow user mounts and RW mode.
    Installing Any Application From Source
    Since many applications out there only exist in source code (i.e. no .deb package) I end up trying to build and install the source code. This rarely "just works". This is the biggest pain in the ass. I am a software engineer and am quite familar with makefiles and compilers, etc. But sometimes after a long day of solving problems I just want to come home and not have a fight with my Linux box. There are several software apps that looked cool as a moose, but I couldn't get them to build and install from source.

    It is also worth mentioning that I started reacquainting myself with Linux about a year or so ago after abandoning Red Hat in the late 90's. Back in the 90's Linux was a real pain in the ass, hell getting my printer to do anyting back then before CUPS was like brain surgery... So I still have the stigma here and there. I have said this before, and I will say it again. Linux is today what Windows 95/98 was back when it came out, that is, for the most part things work, but every now and then you have to fight with something in a terminal window. I think the next 5 years will bring Linux to level that makes Windows look like a costly alternative to Linux, rahter than the view of Linux as a free alternative to Windows.
  • by suv4x4 ( 956391 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @10:29AM (#15444626)
    I've at least a dozen of original Ubuntu 5.04 CD-s over I've been giving to friends, family and so on.

    I was pretty excited since this is the first Linux distro that I could just boot and it gives me internet connectivity, nice true color desktop, firefox, irc and so on and so on right out of the box, without me touching anything.

    It was relatively intuitive to use too.

    Now however I downloaded the 6.06 ISO and it won't even run here anymore. It just run it, it shows the cursor and get stuck there forever.

    I hope the next releases work better :(

    (my system btw: Celeron 3GHz, 1GB RAM, Audigy 2, GeForce 4MX)
  • Re:Blast (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Whiney Mac Fanboy ( 963289 ) * <> on Thursday June 01, 2006 @10:51AM (#15444888) Homepage Journal
    Call me a lazy windows user

    Yes, I will - 'cause you didn't finish reading my post:

    Alternatively, you could just boot & wait - the updater will update everything in the background for you :-)

    Oh, and upgrading between major releases of windows has always needed physical media as far as I can tell, no updating via windows update for you!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 01, 2006 @10:54AM (#15444915)
    I don't know. I installed Dapper a few days ago just to check it out, and while it's much better than Suse 10.1 for hardware support, I still use FC5 because, out of the box ALL my hardware (LS120 etc) work correctly without any voodoo rituals. I just couldn't get the hardware support from Dapper that FC5 gives.
  • Re:Oh, the humanity! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Whiney Mac Fanboy ( 963289 ) * <> on Thursday June 01, 2006 @11:08AM (#15445083) Homepage Journal

    But I have to say that I believe the ubuntu colors to be chosen for warmth, readability & usability, rather then out of some nebulous fashion need.

    Other operating systems can have their bling, colors everywhere, metallic nonsense if they like. I think ubuntu's scheme looks great & more importantly, my eyes feel great after working with it for hours.
  • by Ragnarrokk ( 906696 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @11:14AM (#15445163)
    Ah, the burn-the-CD yourself argument. People don't for some reason or another, trust blank CDs. I have found most people FAR more enthusiastic to try Ubuntu when they have the packaging and the nice sleeve and what not. It makes it look "respectable" and "safe", plus is has nice instructions on the case.

    Nowadays I tend to lug around a bag of Ubuntu CDs every day I go to school because *someone* will end up needing or wanting one. Need to get around to ordering some more soon.

  • by Tweekster ( 949766 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @12:03PM (#15445736)
    That is one nice thing about many unix interfaces, a consistent interface for setting up a class of hardware. None of this cute cuddly randomly generated interface that windows has, with a new set of utilities for every single different mfg.

    It may not always be supported in linux/freebsd but once it is, it will work in a manner consistent to the system.
  • by scum-e-bag ( 211846 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @12:06PM (#15445782) Homepage Journal
    Here's some info from the mplayer homepage which should allow you to transcode your avi files to mpg for VCD:

    mencoder -oac lavc -ovc lavc -of mpeg -mpegopts format=xvcd -vf scale=352:288,harddup -srate 44100 -af lavcresample=44100 -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg1video:keyint=15:vrc_buf_size=327:vrc_m inrate=1152:vbitrate=1152:vrc_maxrate=1152:acodec= mp2:abitrate=224 -ofps 25 -o movie.mpg movie.avi

    mencoder -oac lavc -ovc lavc -of mpeg -mpegopts format=xvcd -vf scale=352:240,harddup -srate 44100 -af lavcresample=44100 -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg1video:keyint=18:vrc_buf_size=327:vrc_m inrate=1152:vbitrate=1152:vrc_maxrate=1152:acodec= mp2:abitrate=224 -ofps 30000/1001 -o movie.mpg movie.avi

    You then convert the mpg to VCD image using vcdimager
    vcdimager movie.mpg

    This creates vidoecd.bin and videocd.cue

    Then use cdrdao to write the whole thing to CD

    cdrdao write --device /dev/hdc videocd.cue

    As for custom menus in linux... is there a way?
  • by suv4x4 ( 956391 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @12:13PM (#15445878)
    Seems that you are running LiveCD install disk. In this case, use alternative version with old-skul text installer and then propapbly all will be fine.

    Thanks I'll try. Thing is it locks up after it boots to desktop (wallpaper shows, cursor shows, moves) and freezes there, not at the setup screen.
  • by Braino420 ( 896819 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @12:49PM (#15446246)
    Ya, that's what I did with people I work with. It's really nice because each CD booklet comes with the install CD and then a Live CD to test it out with. People at work were like 'WTH is a live cd?'

    So, they're pretty much giving you 20 CDs, and you can even ask for more or trade some of the PC ones for 64-bit or powerpc. It did take awhile though, about 2 months. But I can't think of another OS that ships out 20 CDs for FREE.
  • by FhnuZoag ( 875558 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @02:09PM (#15447062)
    When I was updating, I had a problem that the update option stopped appearing in update-manager.

    There's a bunch of possible reasons. One may be that the mirrors haven't updated yet, in which case you'll have to wait. My problem was that when I rejected the update for the first time, update-manager for some reason stops displaying the update for 24 hours or something. (Devs, this isn't very smart behaviour...)

    I found the way to solve this issue on the forums:


    sudo update-manager -d

    (I'm not sure what this does, and update-manager shockingly lacks a manpage, but it worked for me.)
  • by sweetnjguy29 ( 880256 ) on Thursday June 01, 2006 @02:20PM (#15447172) Journal
    Ubuntu's Live CDs have always sucked. I downloaded the Hoary Live CD and it never seemed to work properly. Today, I spent all morning downloading the Dapper CD...twice! Both times the ISO crapped out on me and didn't boot properly on start up. It displayed an insert curser and hung for 2 minutes. Then it went to Grub. I am now using Bittorrent to download the alternate install CD which hopefully will work.

    I love Ubuntu, but this live cd graphical installer, IMHO, is a complete and utter failure. Shame on Ubuntu for putting this kind of crap out. I've wasted half a day trying to get the CD to work. I'm not using weird hardware...I have a common Asus Mobo and an Athlon 64 chip. There is no reason for this not to work. I consider myself a sophistocated Linux user, and if a newb had to go through all this trouble, they would have quit by now. Arg.

    I am usually an Ubuntu FanBoy, so please, feel free to mod me down as a Troll. But its true. Dapper seems to be sucking pretty hard right now.

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