Tuesday, 24 November 2009

happy karmic day

My upgrade from jaunty to karmic was not quite rosy.
My man two problems were that my sound and touchpad stopped working.
Thankfully its all sorted out now (I hope).

My touchpad wasn't working because of using the wrong kernel - after upgrading to karmic, it didn't boot using the karmic kernel by default, I had to use grub editor to change that.
But then I could not boot. I had to go fix up my grub menu:
sudo vim /boot/grub/menu.lst
I had

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)
root
in stead of

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)

(it was complaining that it could not find a kernel image at the specified location or something)

the sound was also related to using the wrong kernel, but also due to some pulsaudio issues see HOWTO: PulseAudio Fixes & System-Wide Equalizer Support - Ubuntu Forums


[update]
mmm... the first kernel update broke it again :(
I finally heeded Robert's advice to do:
sudo update-grub

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub/+bug/470265
My menu.lst looks fine now, but still need to reboot and test it.

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