[kwlug-disc] Ubuntu 11.10

Gary Walsh gwalsh at notw.ca
Sun Oct 16 16:15:17 EDT 2011

OK, I just realized that the wireless problem is not Ubuntu's fault.
This thinkpad apparently doesn't support WPA2 encryption that I am using
on my new router.

On Sun, 2011-10-16 at 15:45 -0400, Gary Walsh wrote:
> Ok, I just booted the Ubuntu 11.10 from the CD on my old Thinkpad T30.
> It really, really, really sucks!  I wasn't fond of past releases of
> Ubuntu because of the relative lack of good graphical configuration
> tools equivalent to Mandriva's Drakconf system and also because I am
> more used to RPM based distros than Debian based ones.  However, I at
> least found it reasonably usable.  This release has a really poor
> interface.  There is an icon labelled workspaces, but it only has one
> workspace and does not provide any way to add more.  When I try to
> connect to my wireless router, the Connect button is greyed out even
> after typing in the password.  I suppose that the Unity interface could
> be tolerable on a low powered system like the one I am testing it on,
> but there are better choices in window managers or distros like
> Jolicloud that I have installed on this laptop.

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