[Digikam-users] Help needed on ubuntu 11.10

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Wed Oct 26 10:52:48 UTC 2011


Op 26-10-11 12:44, Anders Stedtlund schreef:
> Just out of curiosity, how did you run rsync to not sync the hidden files?
>
> /Anders
As far as I remeber Just without any option else then -r. Maybe I should 
have used sudo, realy no idea.
Rinus
> 2011/10/26 sleepless<sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>:
>> Thanks for all who tried to cheer me up a little.
>> In return to the list some serious info here probably only useful to Ubuntu
>> users.
>>
>> If you are on Ubuntu 11.04 and you are tempted to download something, hold
>> your breath a few seconds and make sure you update and NOT upgrade.
>>
>> If you do upgrade to 11.10 the following may happen:
>> - your system does not start anymore
>> - your restored backup does not start anymore eyther.
>> So please follow philips´s advice and make a clean install and do only so
>> after a real backup of your system. fsarchiver is your friend.
>>
>> Now you will find the new system probably not as much fun as you hoped for.
>> You may succeed to get rid of unity and overlay scrollbar, but gnome
>> environment is not what it used to be. IMHO the great OS ubuntu has evolved
>> within 6 months to a useless peace of crab.
>> So, after all you might want to restore your backup of 11.04 which maybe no
>> longer starts due to grub problems caused by 11.10.
>> I figured out how to solve that, so you may ask if it happens to you too.
>>
>> If you just backed up your settings and personal stuff, you should be aware
>> that a symple rsync does not takes hidden files in acount. The things you
>> wanted most take care off are lost.
>>
>> to name a few:
>> .bash_history
>> .thunderbird
>> .mozilla
>> .kde/share/config/digikamrc
>>
>>
>> Two symple mouse clicks in a split second caused 24 hours of stress. And
>> more to come, I just succeeded to get a backup from august 25 running again
>> on one of my pc´s. Ubuntu has matched up with windows in causing trouble,
>> that makes me realy sad. I realy hope that softwaremakers will grow up a
>> little, playtime is over, you don´t have to show off what you are capable of
>> any longer, don´t be so obsessed with so called cool stuff, you have the
>> power to make pc´s to great fascillitating tools, to make our lifes better
>> instead of worse.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> Rinus
>>
>>
>>
>> Op 24-10-11 19:01, Rinus Bakker schreef:
>>
>> Hi All,
>> Just returned from a trip and decided to start with updating my pc's from
>> ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10.
>> As usual this action destroid my entire system. Now I have 2 pc's presenting
>> me a black screen. It was to expect of course, at has never been different,
>> but I did not bother to much because I have backups. But this time restoring
>> the backup results in a statement about wrong license: grub rescue>
>>
>> I have realy no idea how to go on. Google did not come up with a great
>> answer.
>>
>> Any ideas around here?
>>
>> Are a great idea for a rockstable different linux distro, not messing up my
>> computers twice a year?
>>
>> TIA as always,
>> Rinus
>>
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