Chaundon
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Updating from 9.04 to 9.1 on Dell Inspiron 15n

Hello. I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 15n with Ubuntu 9.04 preinstalled on the system. Instead of trying first on my test pc or reading more online, I updated to 9.1 with unfortunate results. My mouse no longer works, I am using a USB wireless mouse instead. My Wifi seems to work, something that was not working 100% prior to the update. I have also noticed that I cannot enable desktop 'effects' so it was my guess that I needed to reinstall some sort of drivers from Dell. I also noticed that the Dell Repos were no longer in my list of repositories. I am interested in learning something new, but I am not an expert Linux user. What I want to know is should I try to figure everything out, or should I just revert back to using 9.04? Would a clean install be a good idea? Has anyone else successfully completed this upgrade? Any thoughts would be appreciated. I have a 2nd system that is running 9.04 that is currently up and running. Thanks!

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Re: Updating from 9.04 to 9.1 on Dell Inspiron 15n

www.ubuntuforums.org has a Dell forum

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Chaundon
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Re: Updating from 9.04 to 9.1 on Dell Inspiron 15n

Yes I am a member and have posted the same question under the 15n thread. I have experienced more problems since posting, Totem and Rhythmebox result in reboot. No sound (that I can tell) at boot or any other point. I have started to move my data for a recovery. 😕

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Re: Updating from 9.04 to 9.1 on Dell Inspiron 15n

I'm sorry to hear that 9.10 isn't working out for you.

9.10 works on my Latitude D400 and also my Dimension 4100 so I am not going back. I don't use Dell's files. I use the regular Ubuntu files.

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Chaundon
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Re: Updating from 9.04 to 9.1 on Dell Inspiron 15n

Yeah I am not sure what is going on. I have heard of other people having similar problems. I am sure a more experience user could fix the problems and go on, but for now I am going to wait for a later 9.10 release or the next LTS release to follow. It seems a fresh install is the best idea for upgrading Ubuntu anyways. I have other test PCs I may try a fresh 9.10 install on, I will keep you guys updated! 🙂

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