Problems with Ubuntu 14.04

Karl Wilbur karl at
Sun Aug 17 14:23:40 UTC 2014

There is no 14.1. It is 14.10 ( fourteen- ten). It is still
considered"stable" once it is released, buy it is not a LTS (long term
support) version. It will not be released until October.

Ubuntu updates every six months, in April and October. Thus the 04 or 10
part of the version number. The first part of the version number is the


The LTS releases get upgrades and their version number increases like this:
And so on.

I hope this helps.

As for the keyboard issues, it not that 14.04 is unstable, but more likely
instability with your specific additional packages/versions which were

You can install brtty 5.1 on your machine yourself. You should do a Google
search to find out how best to make that happen. My first thought would be
to download and compile the source code, but you might find a PPA (personal
package archive, an individual's personal Ubuntu package repository) that
contains 5.1 an ready built for you.

Karl Wilbur
karl at
On Aug 15, 2014 7:23 AM, "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer at>

> I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for some time, but it still seems to be
> unstable. Once in a while the keyboard will become unresponsive. In the
> most extreme case not even the power button will respond and I have to
> pull the plug. The most annoying problem is that it is still using a
> buggy version of brltty based on brltty 5.0. I have asked that it be
> updated to 5.1 and filed a bug on Launchpad, but nothing has been done.
> I've heard of 14.1, called "Trusty". Is this stable? Does it have a good
> version of brltty?
> Thanks,
> John
> --
> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities
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