A few problems with my newly installed Edgy


After installing Edgy Eft a couple of days ago I noticed a weird behavior of Network Manager. My wireless card was identified as a wired network card after resuming from suspend. Today I got some time to search for the bug on Launchpad and it seems it is a known bug:

Anyways I added my comments, and will be following it closely.

Update: It seems there is a fix for the bug… I’m running with it now, and so far it seems fine.


Update: I found out why VMware wouldn’t start and made a post about it.

I haven’t been able to get VMware up and running yet. I get this error when trying to start VMware:

je@rohan:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start
VMware Server is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
following command: /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.

The modules have been compiled for my current kernel and I’m sure it has been compiled with the same gcc version (if that have any effect?).

My kernel:

uname -a
Linux rohan 2.6.17-9-generic #2 SMP Fri Sep 22 10:41:59 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

Installed headers:

dpkg -l |grep linux-headers-2.6.17-9-generic
ii  linux-headers-2.6.17-9-generic            2.6.17-9.23

Kernel info:

cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.17-9-generic (root@rothera) (gcc version 4.1.2 20060920 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-13ubuntu3)) #2 SMP Fri Sep 22 10:41:59 UTC 2006 (Ubuntu 2.6.17-9.23-generic)

Compiler is gcc 4.1, which is the only one I have installed at the moment:

ls -l /usr/bin/gcc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2006-09-23 03:37 /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-4.1

Running /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl as root (with sudo) doesn’t report any errors. The install seems to be exactly like on Dapper.

I really cant figure out why it doesn’t work. But besides these 2 things, Edgy is looking great. I feel suspend and resume is a bit faster than with Dapper. Startup and login is faster. All other things looks the same to me… and that isn’t a bad thing :)

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