xeno74 wrote:Hi All,
Today, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been released.
On May 3rd I copied the release image of ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS to a 1TB hard disk which GParted told me was completely unallocated.
I confess I do not remember what I did to the disk to put it in 100% unallocated condition. Possibly a source of problems?
For a few days I couldn't log in, but that mysteriously changed, and I have a mostly working MATE with all kinds of interesting possibilities,
but also a bunch of problems, two of which are in a sense sort of crippling:
1. I cannot open other devices, such as flash drives or the CF CARD. At first MATE would complain that "The file is of unknown type."
Since last night that has changed to something like "You do not have permission." Not being able to easily move files from one device to
another is very limiting, although I think I can do so from a terminal.
2. I normally use a 1920x1280 screen as my monitor prefers. Judging from the show of four desktops in the lower right, MATE is giving me
virtual desktops twice that wide. Yesterday I saw that some windows I had tried to open had appeared in the inaccessible right hand side
of that super-wide desktop. By then I had lost the mouse arrow, perhaps lost in that part of the screen? Had to shut down by hand.
I spent much time yesterday reviewing the (then) almost 170 posts in this thread, taking note of suggestions made for various problems.
One of them was about modprobe failure. "Try sudo depmod -va ... sudo modprobe kernel-module." Out of curiousity I tried those, got told
there were no modules available.
I added the ones for kernel 4.21 to my CF CARD and copied to /lib/modules/. When I looked into /lib/modules/ I was startled to find six files. In addition to what I had just added there was a 4.4.3-sam440ep, a 4.4.4 ...Nemo, a 4.4.4-cyrus-jm, a 4.4.6-sam460ex.jm, and a 4.4.6-tabor-jm. How come?
I also found out that my 12.04 install had no 4.21 modules, but it always seemed to work fine. I copied them to 12.04's /lib/modules/ as well,
but I hope they don't mess anything up.
Maybe the big question of the day is, if I upgrade to 16.10 without solving those problems, will they get solved automatically, or is it likely to
make matters even worse?