Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot – download live, any problems?

By Jamie Pert - Oct 14, 2011

Yesterday they guys over at Ubuntu finally launched Ubuntu 11.10 aka Oneiric Ocelot, if you already had Ubuntu installed you probably recived a notification on your computer telling you that this new distribution upgrade was available, however if you want to install 11.10 from a fresh you can grab the OS from this link.

Now that people have had a chance to upgrade we thought we would see how you were getting on with Ubuntu’s latest release, as Ubuntu runs on such a vast range of hardware and allows for so much customization and different software packages we doubt that everyone installed 11.10 without issues, so we have pulled together some information regarding problems which some people have found so far.

We always find that forums are the best place to report any strange issues you are finding, therefore you should definitely check out the Ubuntu Forums if you need some support. For now we will talk about some of the more common problems which people have been experiencing (note some of these issues are just hours old, so you may find that bookmarking this page and checking out the links later on will help).

If your upgrade failed completely check out these links: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3. If your user profile fails to load post install check out this link, if your previous password now fails go here and if you can’t get past the login screen click here.

Some people are suggesting that their Bluetooth keyboard fails after the upgrade, this fix may help you. Some people suggest that upgrading resulted in their Evolution emails being deleted, whilst others suggest that 11.10 has introduced strange boot behaviour and frequent restarts. As you can see the problems vary, so you should just check out the “Installation & Upgrades” section of the forums for all of the problems – you can register to the forums for free.

If you are really unhappy with Oneiric Ocelot you should check out this thread titled “Please tell me there’s a way to downgrade from 11.10 to 11.04” – we hope this thread brief article helped you find fixes for the problems which you experienced, please share your fixes etc in the comments section below, we will do out best to keep you up-to-date with any relevant information we come across.

When carrying out my upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 I received quite a few error warnings during the installation, most of which related to Flash, at one point it suggested that the install had failed and may result in system instability, sadly the warning messages were very vague and after rebooting my computer and logging in could see wallpaper and a mouse cursor, but nothing else loaded – let me know if you know how to fix this. Update: Logging in as a guest, logging out and then logging in to my profile seemed to work.

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  • Thomas

    All of my media plays super fast meaning a 5 minute youtube video will play through completely in 5-10 seconds.

  • After repeated trys Ubuntu 11.10 using Wubi will not install. Ubuntu 11.4 worked just fine and installed with the first try, however Ubuntu 11.10 comes up repeatedly with the  “NTFS5 error”. The computer stops at this point and has to be rebooted. Tried downloads from several mirror sites with the same end result. Also tried both the 32 and 64 versions again with similar results. Puzzling as 11.4 worked flawless lee.

  • Rhopgood

    Not even going to try UPGRADING until I can get the bleeding thing to install on virtualbox. Every iso downloaded is corrupt.

  • John Mcevoy

    Yeah, tried upgrading last night only to be faced with an unstable system. Currently have wiped it and am reinstalling 11.04

    • John Mcevoy

      An update: tried it again this time directly from an ISO CD and it worked well, but it did take two goes as if you specify a password to log in (rather than log in automatically), the pc will hang at the log in page – it did not seem to recognise the keyboard – at least that was the case with a 5 year old Fujitsu laptop. Other than that glitch that it works well.

  • Amanda

    A similar thing happened to me. I got a vague error message about Flash not installing properly, and it saying that may result in system instability. However, mine booted up fine, except that the sidebar will not appear when the mouse is to the right of the screen. I don’t know if this is correct, but it is quite annoying as I am used to the convenience.

    • Amanda

      Played with it a bit more, and the sidebar is now fine (?) but I haven’t got all of the options in System Settings. Does anyone know if this is normal or a result of the system instability?

    • Silvia

      I had the same error message. After booting I can’t seem to find the shut down button.