Many problems with F11

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Mon Jul 6 15:05:55 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-07-06 at 15:33 +0000, Croombe F. Pensom wrote:
> I upgraded from 10 to 11 a couple of days ago and the result has been a
> pile of headaches and I am wondering if anyone else has had the same
> experience.
> OpenOfficeWriter 3.1.0 is one of the worst offenders having reduced a
> simple call to print a document into several calls because the straight
> print no longer opens with a list of printers. It is painfully slow. It
> fails to re-enter the current document after a save. One cannot force
> Insert > Picture to default to showing a preview. And that's just for
> starters.
> Tuxcards runs but the text is all little rectangles as though the font
> has disappeared despite the fact that my font collection has remained
> unaltered. I tried removing the code and re-installing, but this did not
> effect a cure.
> Firefox keeps coming up offline despite me setting it to be on-line.
> Alarms from Korganizer no longer work (oh, yes, they work ONCE
> immediately after rebooting but never again). 
> I can hear sound, but only just even if I wind up the volume on my
> desktop and the volume on the speakers themselves.
> These are so infuriating I am now contemplating reverting to 10 despite
> the fact that conversion to 11 cost me oodles of download time as it
> took so d*mn*d long.
> Maybe I should have waited and purchased the DVD rather relying on the
> update feature to go from 10 to 11. Any comments?
> Finally, to save me future bother and suchlike, is it possible to
> install several distros on the one HD and be able to select them at
> start-up? Whenever I have tried to do this, the new distro wants to
> overwrite the previous one rather than install side-by-side so to speak.
> I await helpful comments in great anticipation.
> CroombeFP
Well it is clear your installation is fouled up since I have non-of
these problems. I agree you should have bought the DVD.
Micro Credo: Never trust a computer bigger than you can lift.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at

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