I decided to update my notebook from Ubuntu 11.04 to the newest release Ubuntu 11.10. I did not expect any big problems since I had no real problem with the last updates. But it was different this time. The update went smooth, some questions about changed config files but no real problems.
One positive point: The login screen looks nice.
After the first login:
WTF, Unity desktop manager only? grml! I don’t like the unity stuff. I just want to have my console, browser, mail program open and switch between them fast. I don’t need that blingblinghoverfadesmoothscrollpop stuff. I tried the gnome fallback mode but it seems like a real fallback mode which appears like a stripped of version of the old gnome desktop. Also not very comfortable. So I’ll try unity now for some days but will switch to another window manager, maybe xfce.
The second and more annoying thing: When connecting to my home wlan the router crashes and refuses connections on WLAN/LAN. Yay! The new denial of service tool: Ubuntu 11.10. I have a buffalo router with OpenWRT firmware installed. The router is capable of broadband wifi (N). This seems to be a part of the problem. After disabling the N features in the intel driver of my lenovo w500 (
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300) it works as expected. For details take a look here.
Why are the folder (sort, threading, …) settings of my thunderbird gone? I have no clue.
That is the score after three hours using the new version …