Questions tagged [beta]

Release version, usually the first released version (not stable).

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Ubuntu 22.10 Beta on a Thinkpad L490 - Do I get system updates?

I just switched to Ubuntu on my Thinkpad L490. Do I get system updates and if so, how?
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Chrome and Chrome Beta crash when synced - Segmentation fault (core dumped)

After I turn profile sync on, Chrome crashes a few seconds after being started. Happens on Chrome - Version 102.0.5005.61 (Official Build) (64-bit), and Chrome Beta - Version 103.0.5060.24 (Official ...
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Slow wifi after upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 beta [closed]

I was on Ubuntu 21.10 and my WiFi connection was fast (more than 100Mbps). After upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 (beta), it is now very slow (12Mbps max). Here is the output of sudo lshw -C network: *-...
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Ubuntu 21.04 beta on Mac Mini won't boot after updates [closed]

I've been trying to set up an old Apple Mac Mini as an Ubuntu desktop machine for testing, etc. I was able to install the last LTS - Ubuntu 20.04 - and distros based upon that such as Mint, however ...
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After upgrading to ubuntu 20.10 xrandr fails to handle multiscreens

Environment: laptop in docker with external 3 screens connected 20.04 worked without issues. 20.10 seems to recognize and turn on laptop screen even if lid is closed. When I start citrix screens start ...
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Black screen at boot for Ubuntu MATE 20.04 beta 1 on Raspberry Pi 4

. Hello, I have tried running Ubuntu MATE 20.04 beta 1, on my Raspberry Pi 4. During boot up, it only shows a black screen. And although the light shows activity, nothing seems to display on this ...
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Ubuntu+1 Super-key not opening application overview on secondary keyboard layouts [duplicate]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 my super-key is no longer opening the activities overview when the keyboard layout is set to the secondary layout. At first I thought it may have to do with the ...
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How to downgrade from 19.10 beta to mainstream 19.10?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 beta before the stable branch released using sudo do-release-upgrade -d now that the stable version of 19.10 has released, how do I downgrade to 19.10 stable without re-...
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How to apt pin a future package from next version of ubuntu? [duplicate]

(Note: I understand I may need additional packages that have dependencies, and can work that out on my own, do not worry that I am asking about a single package). I have Ubuntu Mate Disco Dingo (19....
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Upgrade apps with apt to beta

I would like to do this. I know how to do this with snap: sudo snap install <app> --beta But I would like to know how to do this with apt.
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How to update to the 18.10 beta? [duplicate]

I found CD images for the 18.10 beta, but I'm wondering if there is a way to upgrade OTA. I have the bionic-proposed box checked, but there is still nothing.
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18.04 updates absent

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 when it was in beta. Everything worked well, updates were available almost every day, and I installed them. Some time ago (around two weeks ago I'd say) updates when I ran ...
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Laggy graphics in Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

Right now I am running the release version of Ubuntu 18.04 but for some reason gnome desktop seems to remain ever so lagging and unusable. It is so bad that even the scrolling lags. This thing ...
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Ubuntu Final Freeze Icons

Does the 18.04 Final Freeze (released yesterday?) have the Suru icon pack? I haven't tried downloading it yet.
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When to report errors during beta testing

I have an amateur question. I've noticed with the 18.04 beta (budgie-flavor) that usually when I have a bug, it's usually fixed with another update. Most of my bugs seemed to be an issue with a delay ...
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OBS CPU Overload at Idle

Guys I am still learning Linux. I moved from Windows years back. Recently since Ubuntu 14 I am having issues with my Laptop. The graphics is an issue I believe. Its Radeon HD 7000 on a VAIO with ...
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Is a server version of Ubuntu 18 beta available for download?

I would like to install the beta releases of Ubuntu 18 using headless server class hardware. When will a v18 beta server ISO be available?
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Ubuntu 17.10 final beta

my question is about the new upcoming Ubuntu release, i.e. 17.10 gnome. If I install already the final beta version on my machine, will it be upgraded, over the time, to 17.10 release on 19th of ...
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Is there a beta for Ubuntu 17.10? [duplicate]

I don't understand how the updates on ubuntu work and I'm wondering if there is a beta for the 17.10 update. I know it's coming out mid October but I want to try it out before then. Thanks a lot!
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Will ubuntu-server have alpha/beta releases for 17.10?

I am working on enabling Ubuntu 17.10 on a server. In order to do so I want to download ubuntu-server image for alpha2 but it is not present on http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/ I have seen ...
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Skype new Beta version is not working

I have recently installed new skype version 5.3.0.1 in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS this way: Download skypeforlinux-64.deb file from https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ install it ...
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upgrade mendeley to experimental release through command line

I installed mendeleydesktop through terminal on Ubuntu 16.10. Current installed version is 1.17.8. I have chosen to "Opt-in to Experimental Releases" from the Help->Check for updates option inside the ...
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gimp 2.9.5 failed to update (2017-01-31)

http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edge/ubuntu gimp 2.9.5 failed to update properly, and attempting to fix it with the general remedy proposed all over askubuntu fails, like this: $ ...
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Acquiring pre-releases/betas for unreleased distros for testing [duplicate]

Question Is there any way for the general public to get access to Ubuntu pre-release/beta ISOs or tarballs for testing? Background I currently help maintain a Linux product, and the bulk of our ...
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Install Firefox beta and stable together not sharing my firefox profile?

I don't know know the best way to do this I would like to have firefox beta and stable without sharing my profile, and have firefox beta in app menu on unity dash?
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Is it ok to enable proposed updates during Ubuntu's development cycle?

I like to run the development releases of Ubuntu (alpha, beta, whatever). Is there any reason why I shouldn't enable proposed updates for Ubuntu before Ubuntu is released as stable? Are proposed ...
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Ubuntu Enterprise Server 16.04 z/linux

I am looking for a forum or another method to ask questions about Ubuntu Enterprise Server 16.04. This is the server z/linux version of Ubuntu built for the mainframe. I am also looking for ...
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NEW popcorn-time.se Beta 3.2 installation - ./configure not found

Currently the Popcorn-time tar.gz available on the site is version 3.2 I have followed a few guides on here, youtube. there is only 4 files located in the tar.gz libffmpegsumo.so nw.pak package.nw ...
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Ubuntu 15.10beta, automatic update

I have worked successful with Ubuntu 15.10 beta. Now the Ubuntu 15.10 is released will I get an automatic update via software centre?
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Is it possible to upgrade from a Beta Release to a Final Release? [duplicate]

If I install a new beta release now (e.g. 15.10 beta-2), one week before the Final Release of this version, will I be able to update/upgrade it regularly to the Final Release version when it comes out ...
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How can I get an Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) Beta1 installer (if I'm ready to test it)? [duplicate]

Although Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) Beta1 has been announced, I can't see a stand-alone image that I can try to install. (I'm in particular interested in using the installation image to change my system ...
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How do I check for release updates that are not beta but might not be LTS?

I have a cron job that checks for new releases. I want to make sure it emails me when a new release is out of beta and ready to install. I want to upgrade to both long term support (LTS) releases ...
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Can i work as beta tester for Ubuntu phone and tablets?

I am passionate about ubuntu OS and would like to use as most i can. and its proud to be working as beta tester for ubuntu. Please let me know how can i be part of ubuntu. i am software developer by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and latest supported AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta driver (fglrx) intermittently hangs system - unreliable stability

My system reliability has been compromised since upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 on a AMD64 system with a Radeon R9 290X card and installing the official AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta driver. It now hangs ...
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How to upgrade to a beta version [duplicate]

How can I install a Beta version as an upgrade to an existing OS. I would prefer not to wipe out what is on the drive.
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can I access plex media server from the android app?

I'm new to ubuntu and Linux. I have installed Plex using the ubuntu applications manager. When I try to connect to the server using the android app in settings>library>New Library, It says I run a ...
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NEW NV 337.12 BETA drivers (optimus)

Update: This is now solved. Thank you @Luis Alvarado for pointing out those guides and the PPA. I really appreciate it. I can now overclock with the new beta drivers. I have an optimus system. HD4000 ...
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when will Lubuntu 14 final launch

I am using Lubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14 Beta is already out. I want to use Lubuntu 14, when will Lubuntu 14 final launch?
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Are pre-releases not getting security updates? [closed]

I got a new computer a couple of weeks before the expected Trusty release date, so to save my the trouble of first installing Precise and then upgrading, I installed Trusty Final Beta. Now I see that ...
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Avoid Upgrade to Software Beta Versions

Today my Update Manager in Ubuntu 12.04. updated R to the latest version called "R version 3.1.0 beta (2014-03-28 r65330) -- "Spring Dance"" I had a lot of trouble after the upgrade and I needed to ...
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Upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 beta directly (without the intermediate 12.10 release)

I was trying to upgrade from 12.04 LT to 14.04 beta using update manager and using this command. sudo do-release-upgrade --check-dist-upgrade-only --devel-release But it is showing Checking for a ...
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Where to find the images for old Ubuntu Beta Releases?

As a developer and a power user, I'd like to know from where can I download the images for old Betas like, Saucy Beta, Quantal Beta, and some EOL Beta releases.
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How to delete pre-installed Libreoffice from KDE?

I installed Libreoffice 4.2 (yes, beta release, much better) when I was on Ubuntu, but then, I installed KDE desktop and Libreoffice came together with KDE. So now I have 2 libreoffice installed, one ...
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Will BF4 BETA work with 13.04?

I would like to know if battlefield 4 beta will work with Ubuntu 13.04 (64 bit). If it does will someone tell me how to do it? Thanks
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Upgrading from *Ubuntu beta [duplicate]

I'd like to know if I decide to install an *Ubuntu beta right now (Lubuntu), will I be able to upgrade to non-beta as soon as it comes out (17 August), or will I need to make a new installation?
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glxspheres not found. How to install? [closed]

I installed kubuntu 13.10 beta 1 yesterday. Today, I installed bumblebee and I was tried to check my fps on video card. When I ran glxspheres an error command not found appeared. How can I install ...
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Ubuntu Arabic font family [closed]

Why are the Ubuntu font developers taking too long to finalize the Arabian font family? And what happened to the beta Arabic font? why isn't it supported anymore? Thanks...
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software updater stuck on applying changes

I'm on 13.04 and I'm downloading the update to beta but its stuck on applying changes. The other night i left it on all night came back and it was still on applying changes. What can I do now? Right ...
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Where can I download Ubuntu 13.04 Beta release? [duplicate]

I've heard that the Ubuntu 13.04 Beta release is out. If that's correct, where can I download it? When I look for it, all I find is the daily build, which is different from the Beta release, right? ...
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Will the alpha/beta ISO become official after Release?

I am moving to use a Alpha/Beta ISO and I am wondering will it become stable after official release or will I need a new iso?
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