[LAU] notes regarding a new installation

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Tue Feb 18 16:18:26 CET 2020

On 2/17/20 10:41 AM, Dave Phillips wrote:
> Greetings !
> After many (too many ?) years using Fedora 23 I decided/admitted a 
> system upgrade was long overdue. I chose Ubuntu 18.04 simply because I 
> recently installed it on a Toshiba Satellite laptop - a fun story 
> itself - and am satisfied with the results, especially after 
> installing some Ubuntu Studio components. Anyway, that machine is now 
> a smooth-running gun, so I figured, "Why not put Ubuntu on the desktop 
> iron ?". And so begins the tale...

I may have struck a nerve.

Addressing certain points:

1. Nope, I'm not a normal user. According to some, I'm not even a normal 

2. Admittedly, the actual use of a Linux system - or any other - isn't 
necessarily problematic so long as the user is in fact simply running 
programs, without concern for system configuration and administration. 
Yes, my 10-year old grandson also "uses" my Linux machines, which is to 
say that he knows how to start Minecraft and run a browser.

3. My tale had really only one problem with Linux, i.e. the 
creation/configuration of the installation media, and that problem was 
due to a motherboard issue with the media creation software. Using 
different (more up to date?) software resolved that issue.

I'm still working on a few minor problems with Ubuntu, nothing serious. 
I think the audio configuration can be improved a bit, but performance 
is certainly adequate now.

Best regards to all, thanks for all the replies.


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