Ubuntu 9.10: Karmic Koala Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]

Here are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) , by new users , for Karmic Koala:

How should I download Ubuntu Karmic Koala ?

You can download Karmic Koala using torrents to keep the strain minimal on Ubuntu servers. Users also have an option to download files from their ftp servers. You can also upgrade to Karmic Koala from previous installations of Ubuntu. Read a guide on How you can upgrade to Karmic Koala.

Are there any customized Ubuntu distributions for my netbook ?

You can install   Ubuntu netbook remix edition , but now you can also try out Kubuntu netbook edition .

Does Karmic Koala have any issues with Audio Support ?

Most users using Karmic Koala do not have any problems with the sound. However you can tweak ALSA-mixer a bit , if you are facing problems with the sound.

How can I install or uninstall new software in Karmic Koala ?

The Add/Remove programs option in Karmic Koala has been replaced with new the Ubuntu software center. You will need to use the new software center to install new programs or uninstall the existing ones.

Does Ubuntu Software Center sell proprietary software ?

Currently Ubuntu software center only provides users with an option to install free and Open Source Software (OSS). However , there are plans to allow commercial developers an opportunity to sell their software through the software center by next year.

Why is Pidgin missing from Karmic Koala ?

Pidgin IM has been replaced by a new instant messenger called Empathy. You can always install Pidgin from the software center , however , Empathy has some advantages over Pidgin , which include::

Are there new improvements for visual appearance in Karmic Koala ?

Yes , there are softer icons , and a new orange wallpaper.

Can Amarok play CD’s now ?

Until previous version of Ubuntu (Jaunty Jackalope) , Amarok had problems in playing audio cd. But in Karmic Koala the problem is fixed , and Amarok can audio cd.

Does Intel Graphics card work properly in Karmic Koala ?

Yes it has improved a lot from previous versions of Ubuntu Linux , and users of Intel graphics cards can instantaneously resume their PC from suspend mode , which was a big problem in previous versions

I upgraded from Jaunty Jackalope to Karmic Koala, and sound is not working in my PC. What should i do ?

Goto Terminal and run this command:
uname -r

If it displays “2.6.31-14-generic” then you have successfully upgraded to Karmic Koala.
If it still displays “2.6.28-16-generic” , you’re not running Karmic’s kernel.

Some people are also having trouble with GRUB not showing new kernel of Karmic Koala in boot menu.
To fix this problem,goto terminal and   run this command:
sudo update-grub

and then reboot.

[ via :  http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com/2009/10/karmic-faq.html ]