Ubuntu 8.04 LTS aka Hardy Heron was released yesterday. I had previously installed 7.10 aka Gutsy Gibbon on my new laptop, and upgraded to Hardy last night. The update process went quite nicely, except for one strange thing: my delete key no longer works! O.o When I press delete, the laptops WLAN led goes on – nothing else happens. When I press it again, the led goes off. [Homer impression:]"Led goes on, led goes off, led goes on, led goes off…". (sorry about that – just when they're going to release the season 11 on dvd!?)
On this laptop (Acer Extensa 5220) the WLAN led is always inverted in Ubuntu; when the WLAN is in use, the led is off. That doesn't bother me at all. However, I would like to get my delete key to work again. I use that one quite a lot in typing/programming, and well, in deleting things…
I made a thread about this on the Ubuntu forums, but so far the problem remains a mystery. Other than this little annoyance, Hardy seems very nice. And it works quite well in this laptop. Update: Turned out it was a known bug. It works now.
Yes, I've started a blog. I'll try to write here at least somewhat regularly, but knowing me, it's probably not going to work.. I'm quite busy in school (a software project course going on right now, it's big!) at the moment, but I should be able to do more this summer. On the other hand, I do have work then and I'm hoping to write my bachelor's thesis too.. So we'll see. I have some other plans too, but I'll talk about them in another post.
And that's that. I guess this shall do as The First Post(tm)