Monday, May 14, 2007

Ubuntu Upgrade

I upgraded to Feisty Fawn version of Unbuntu. So far I found this problem with Rhythm Box.

I finally gave up on it although I did learn a lot about passwords along the way. I eventually created a new key ring profile, then deleted the default one and renamed my new one to default. It didn't solve my problem but I did get past the one problem of not being able to edit it.

Other than that, everything in Ubuntu seven works well.

Here's an update: In a previous post I explained how to download and install Java 6. You don't need to undertake that long drawn out process any longer. It installs like any other package now. You still need to set the alternatives but the directory names are a bit different than my last post on the subject.

After you do the install via the normal package manager, do the following

  • sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/java" 1
  • sudo update-alternatives --set java /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/java
  • java -version
You can always go back to a previous version but first you're going to need to find out what javas you have installed.

sudo update-alternatives --list java

This should allow you to use the 'set' command to set java to a previous version.