[Linux-Desktops] Clean Install of Ubuntu onto Dell XPS 13 laptop

Tom & Karen Pino metalsmith at rangeweb.net
Tue Mar 10 23:03:51 CDT 2015

You should grab the clients ~/.foo files before your clean installs.  
Those may be known to you as "hidden" files.  They are accessible by 
hitting Ctrl + h in any file manager.

Usually Ubuntu upgrades are pretty reliable but with the much lower 
number of testers for the OS itself I suspect the number of ISO testers 
is abysmal.  The ISO testing team do the upgrade testing too.  And the 
number of them that do that has historically been about 25 percent of 
the ISO testing team.

When 10.04-testing was being done there were about 150 experienced and 
good testers for the OS and about 35 ISO testers, some of whom, like me, 
did both.  When 12.04-testing rolled around the experienced testers for 
the OS had dropped to 13.  Don't know about the ISO testing team as I 
did not participate in that and quit using Ubuntu when 12.04 was 
released dropping the OS testing team (experienced) to 12.

Expect this type of problem to continue.

On 03/09/2015 10:22 PM, Pastor JW wrote:
> On 03/09/2015 08:39 PM, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Read up on the rfkill command - at some stage I had to use rfkill
>> regularly to "unlock" my wireless as the physical toggle refused
>    So far I have been unable to upgrade any of our Dells to 12.04 as they
> always hang midway of the upgrade.  Have to wipe the drive and install
> from scratch thereby losing all the client's past settings. It has been
> a royal pain.  Clean installs are NOT what a serious user wants.  He
> wants to be able to upgrade without having to spend two to three weeks
> redoing all his passwords and email settings.
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