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Offline ssfc72

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Lubuntu 18.10 - very disappointed!
« on: October 25, 2018, 07:32:30 am »
This version of the Distro, besides the kernal update, also has a new installer and a new Desktop manager.
There are now a number of issues!

There are issues with the new LXQt desktop as noted in the release notes.
The one major issue I have is that the 1 click shut down icon, on the bottom right of the task bar, (actually 2 clicks, but at least it is better than the 3 clicks, it takes to shut down a lot of Distros) is no longer available. :-(

At this time, Lubuntu does not officially support an upgrade path from 18.04 to 18.10, due to numerous issues.

Another very big bug that I found is that on 2 notebook computers, that I tried, the touchpad tap-to-click, is not supported in this 18.10 distro!!!  The left click button of the touchpad works but tapping the touchpad, to make a left click, does not work.
There is no program, that I was able to find, in the Menu, that allows a trackpad to be set up for clicking, by tapping the touchpad.
I tried to download a trackpad program from the package installer, but I still was unable to get a Menu program to appear, to set up a trackpad.!!


« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 02:23:54 am by ssfc72 »
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Offline Jason Wallwork

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Re: Lubuntu 18.10 - very disappointed!
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 02:05:55 pm »
When you say touchpad click do you mean tapping with your finger or using the touchpad button (if you have one)? Either way that sounds annoying.

If you're able to make the meeting, it might be interesting to show us it - could use it as a troubleshooting exercise, the audience could give suggestions to try and fix it.
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Re: Lubuntu 18.10 - very disappointed!
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 04:49:23 pm »
Both!  Neither tapping the touchpad or the touchpad button, works. :-(
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Re: Lubuntu 18.10 - very disappointed!
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 11:37:26 pm »
That's weird. I remember that some ubuntu-based OSes used to have problems with certain touchpads until you downloaded some package with synaptic in it's name, could look to see if there is one available.

I don't know if you had checked the release notes so I did for Lubuntu and Ubuntu 18.10 and couldn't find any known issues with touchpads but both are really new releases so there's not much there. Couldn't find anything in the forums, either. It is possible you turned off the touchpad in the BIOS?



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Re: Lubuntu 18.10 - very disappointed!
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 01:33:05 am »
No, nothing to do with the BIOS.  I was running Lubuntu 18.10 on both notebooks, as a Live distro, from a usb pendrive.
Both notebook computers have Mint 18.3 installed and the touchpads work fine.
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Re: Lubuntu 18.10 - very disappointed!
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 02:48:20 pm »
Oh, in that case, maybe it's something that an update would fix after it was installed.  I find sometimes that Live versions don't always work the same way as the installed version, especially when you consider that the Live version isn't going to be able to have updates.
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