as i mentioned in a prior blog posting, i’ve updated my ubuntu os to lucid lynx. however, since installation, i’ve been experiencing system freezes.
the ubuntu forums (ubuntuforums.org) indicate my problem is not unique. the lucid lynx version has a few bugs that are still being worked out.
my system crashes during torrent downloading. i’ve tried p2p networking with transmission and vuze (both are awesome open-source bittorrent apps that are readily available in ubuntu’s software repository). results are: freeze / freeze.
previously, i used the transmission bittorrent client daily with my karmic koala installation – no problems encountered. the bug has only popped-up with lucid lynx.
following a suggestion from ubuntuforums.org, i tried to disable the compiz feature (which allows enhanced desktop graphics). system > preferences > appearance > visual effects > select NONE. i then launched vuze – after about a minute, my system froze.
next step was to check the activation of my system administration hardware drivers. system > administration > hardware drivers. my system has “no proprietary drivers in use ….”
i’m continuing the troubleshooting process and will keep you updated. since ubuntu is part of the open source community, the bugs are likely to be worked out soon.
if you are part of the swarm who utilizes p2p networking with an ubuntu os, perhaps you should postpone updating your system to lucid lynx.
your suggestions and questions are welcome. i’m looking forward to working with you and other members of the techie community to help resolve the lucid lynx bugs.
despite glitches with the recent update of the ubuntu os, i remain an enthusiastic and eager noob.
thanx for visiting. have a tastee techie day!