As I said in the previous post. I tried to do what was said in ubuntu website to upgrade to lucid. i pressed Alt+F2 and then typed update-manager -d and pressed enter, Update Manager opener, there was a message at the top that Ubuntu 10.04 was available, and i clicked the upgrade button, but then after some 15 seconds a message comes saying that Could not download Release Notes. Please check your internet connection. The internet is working, i was checking the ubuntu website that time.
A little Google Check confirmed that some others to have faced this error. One person told after doing a complete update of latest packages in Karmic, the problem got solved. Assuming that could be the problem, i sat thru another half hour of updates. Then again when i tried to upgrade to lynx, i got the same error. I searched some more, but could not find anything,
Then i saw there was some upgrade notes, which talked about some software which could be causing problems. I followed thru everything, which started the installation, in the screen after release notes, it said, again some problem, with updating software, and said it will not continue. (I had to u ninstall, Chrome, VLC, Mplayer)
Defeated I decided to download the alternate install CD to do the upgrade.
After 2 power cuts during download and me blacking out for the rest of the night. I resumed again. I had backed up a few files of mine to Ubuntu One. Then mounted and started the upgrade. Everything went fine. Upgrade completed after a wait of 2 hours. And restarted into Lucid. It was disappointing.
The Grub Menu was black again. this is not nice, atleast something more colorful, like Chamelon would have been nice. or atleast theming options would have been great, But still it is black, then the screen remained black for the entire time it moved to the login screen, when i saw the new purple theme. Ok now the login screen looks nice than the previous one.
After logging in it was even more disappointment. The system was slow as hell, nothing was responding, Accessing the menus froze the system. I feared for a result worse than what i had achieved with mandriva. So I pulled the plug, and went off to get sleep some more.
Later sat thru and decided that those xubuntu desktop which i had installed was somehow causing these problems. System Update said it can do a partial upgrade, which confirmed my suspictions. i did a
sudo apt-get remove xubuntu-desktop
, which did not work. the other software was not removed.
Then again searching i arrived at a page saying you could easily remove things with aptitude instead of apt-get. Which gave me the thought that i am right path of removing xubuntu-desktop, to get my system back to performing like before. then i did a
apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
after completion, i searched the internet to remove xubuntu-desktop completely. again psychocats came to my rescue. I executed the command.
sudo apt-get remove a2ps abiword abiword-common abiword-plugin-grammar abiword-plugin-mathview app-install-data-commercial aumix aumix-common catfish exaile exo-utils fortune-mod fortunes-min gigolo gimp gimp-data gnumeric gnumeric-common gnumeric-doc gtk2-engines-xfce libabiword-2.8 libaiksaurus-1.2-0c2a libaiksaurus-1.2-data libaiksaurusgtk-1.2-0c2a libbabl-0.0-0 libexo-0.3-0 libexo-common libgdome2-0 libgdome2-cpp-smart0c2a libgegl-0.0-0 libgimp2.0 libgoffice-0.8-8 libgoffice-0.8-8-common libgtkmathview0c2a libjpeg-progs liblink-grammar4 libmng1 libotr2 libots0 libpsiconv6 librecode0 libscim8c2a libsdl1.2debian-alsa libsexy2 libt1-5 libtagc0 libthunar-vfs-1-2 libwv-1.2-3 libxcb-keysyms1 libxfce4menu-0.1-0 libxfce4util-bin libxfce4util-common libxfce4util4 libxfcegui4-4 libxfconf-0-2 libxmlrpc-core-c3 link-grammar-dictionaries-en mousepad murrine-themes orage oss-compat pidgin pidgin-data pidgin-libnotify pidgin-otr psutils python-cddb python-mmkeys python-mutagen python-sexy ristretto scim scim-bridge-agent scim-bridge-client-gtk scim-gtk2-immodule scim-modules-socket scim-modules-table scim-tables-additional tango-icon-theme tango-icon-theme-common tcl thunar thunar-archive-plugin thunar-data thunar-media-tags-plugin thunar-thumbnailers thunar-volman thunderbird ttf-lyx usb-creator vim-runtime wdiff xchat xchat-common xfce-keyboard-shortcuts xfce4-appfinder xfce4-clipman xfce4-clipman-plugin xfce4-cpugraph-plugin xfce4-dict xfce4-fsguard-plugin xfce4-mailwatch-plugin xfce4-mixer xfce4-mount-plugin xfce4-netload-plugin xfce4-notes xfce4-notes-plugin xfce4-panel xfce4-places-plugin xfce4-power-manager xfce4-power-manager-data xfce4-quicklauncher-plugin xfce4-screenshooter xfce4-session xfce4-settings xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin xfce4-systemload-plugin xfce4-terminal xfce4-utils xfce4-verve-plugin xfce4-volumed xfce4-weather-plugin xfce4-xkb-plugin xfconf xfdesktop4 xfdesktop4-data xfprint4 xfswitch-plugin xfwm4 xfwm4-themes xscreensaver xubuntu-artwork xubuntu-default-settings xubuntu-desktop xubuntu-docs xubuntu-gdm-theme xubuntu-icon-theme xubuntu-plymouth-theme xubuntu-wallpapers && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
Then, as if it was magic, everything was back to normal, the system was performing cool. The sluggishness had gone off.
The system is working fine, now i have installed VLC again, have to install libdvdcss, chrome and picasa again. Then i am off to check how Lucid is….