[plug] Lucid LTS problems

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Mon May 24 08:50:11 WST 2010

Jason Posavec <jasonposavec at iinet.net.au> writes:

> A few days ago I made the mistake of upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and
> subsequently had nothing but trouble. My volume icon disappeared and for the
> life of me I couldn't find it or reinstall it. An eerily Windows-like chat
> icon has appeared next to my login name that I didn't ask for, and more
> importantly my handbrake program (Matroska encoder) completely stopped
> working.

It mostly just works for people, but like *ANY* upgrade there are always going
to be some people who have problems.[1]

That said, handbrake isn't available in the stock repositories, so you were
presumably running a version for an older distribution.

If you built from source, rebuild against the newer libx264 in 10.04; if you
installed from an upstream repository, check that was updated correctly, or
file a complaint with them.


> I've since done a fresh install of Karmic, and will continue using Karmic
> until handbrake can work on Lucid.

Just FWIW, handbrake-gtk runs fine on Debian/sid, which means it can run fine
on 10.04, provided you have the right build and all.


[1]  For Ubuntu, a larger number than many other distributions, but only
     because there are more Ubuntu users.  It used to be that Fedora had that
     dubious honour.

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