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Re: Lubuntu Lucid Alpha 3 "Shiny"



I have a strange issue with the installer: if I start an English
LiveCD session, then try to install a Russian version of Lubuntu, the
installer displays "???????" strings on the keyboard layout selection
screen (see attached screenshot). I type some (Latin) chars into the
test box and click "Next" without changing anything else. After I
click through to screen #6 (user information), I cannot proceed since
the keyboard is somehow blocked: no alphanumeric keys work at all.
However, something else works: space, enter, arrows, ins, home, end,
del, pageup, pagedown, "|" and "\" (same key with and without Shift),
maybe something else (don't know how to test Ctrl, Alt, Esc,
functionals, etc.)

Installing a Russian version from a Russian LiveCD session works fine.
Selecting German or some Indian layout (line #8 from the bottom of the
list) works in an English LiveCD session. ("Works" means it does not
lock the keyboard, I didn't run any installation to the end so far.)

Selecting Greek l11n from an English LiveCD session yields those
"??????" lines, but does not lock the keyboard.

I understand this can be the "base" Ubuntu issue, but currently I have
no time to download the daily iso and play with it, sorry. Hopefully
someone else can do it...

Mikhail Maksimov

PS There're also some annoying ureadahead error messages during the
boot, but those don't seem to be harmful. I have also seen such
messages when I tested 20100215 iso on a physical machine. I think
someone else mentioned those here on the list, too.

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 3:25 AM, Julien Lavergne <gilir@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> The Lubuntu Lucid Alpha 3 is now available. Don't forget that it's build
> with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) which is still in Alpha state of development,
> so same warnings :
> "Pre-releases of Lucid are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
> system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even
> frequent breakage.  They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers
> and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs."
> We passed Feature Freeze, that mean most of the features should now be
> available. It's now time for testing and fixing bugs.
> New features since Alpha 2 :
> * Main changes in the seed :
>  - chromium for the browser
>  - gnome-mplayer for the videos
>  - network-manager for the network
> * pcmanfm2, the rewrite of the file-manager, is now used by default.
> * New artwork made by Rafael Laguna.
> * A new session (Lubuntu-Netbook), which launched lxlauncher. You need
> to logout, select Lubuntu-Netbook session instead of Lubuntu, and enter
> login "ubuntu" without password.
> Known bugs:
> * If you test on a USB, the first screen will freeze for a moment when
> you click on "Try Lubuntu ...". Just wait, it will continue as normal.
> * Bug reported during testing :
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam
> * Specific pages for pcmanfm2 bugs :
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam/pcmanfm2Testing
> If you want to create a bootable usb system, please use the usb creator
> directly on Ubuntu.
> Please follow the testing process described on this page :
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam . You can also
> report problems and bugs relative to the tests on this page.
> Download : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-alpha3.iso
> Regards,
> Julien Lavergne
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