Upgraded Ubuntu to Natty — 11.04 — eventually
Yes, I know that Oneiric (11.10) is also released but I am only getting around to upgrading my Ubuntu boxes now. I have 2 Ubuntu desktops and decided to ugrade one of them yesterday from Maverick to Natty. And I was pleasantly surprised how smooth the upgrade went. It is not a new machine, in fact it is a couple of years old and run Intel graphics.
I did run in a couple of small issues:
- After re-enabling 3rd party repositories and PPA’s, there was no Natty repository for XBMC. After some Googling I found a solution to just use the Maverick repository. A while ago I also bought a Samsung 32″ Full HD TV which I use as my monitor and the TV is also connected to my LAN. I run a DLNA server (minidlna) on my Ubuntu Box and stream my media through minidlna to the Samsung TV so I do not really need XBMC anymore and decided to uninstall it.
- For NZB dowmloads I used Klibido as my download client but that is not in the Natty repositories anymore and not supported at all anymore. I did some research and went for LottaNzb which uses SABnzbd as a backend. After some configuration and testing, I now have a working solution for all my NZB downloads.
For the time being, I have stuck to Unity but the jury is still out on whether I like it. It is starting to grow on me but it has only been a day. However I have seen that my old box seem to be performing a bit better than when I ran Maverick so I might just stick around with Unity.
I will be running Narry for a couple of months before upgrading to Oneiric.
My other desktop is even older and run a very old nVidia graphics card so I think that upgrade to Natty will be a bit more challenging. But that is a task for another day.