[HLUG] kdenlive - jaunty

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Thu Mar 19 11:14:33 UTC 2009

Quoting dicegeorge at hotmail dot com <dicegeorge at hotmail.com>:

> do you recomend upgrading to jaunty alpha before installing kdenlive?

Ummm, I'd really steer clear of Jaunty at the moment, especially (and  
there's no disrespect intended here) if you are asking questions about  
how to find out which version of Ubuntu you are running.  Jaunty is  
ALPHA for a reason - it will probably break your computer if you use it.

> and is there a way to move my home data folders to their own partition
> before i do it?

Not without repartitioning your disks, but if you;ve got enough free  
space, then yes, it is do-able.

> and would all my programs and preferences be ported over to the new version?

In the main, although you may be shocked at some of the results (I  
know I was when I did an etch->lenny migration for a debian system I  
run the other week!).

> System/About Ubuntu  mentions 8.04, so maybe i have that version installed,
> i cant find a menu to tell me which version i have..
> did a restart, it didnt tell me which version of ubuntu i have installed...

Hold down CTRL+ALT+F1 and see what information it gives you.  My  
Machine tells me I'm running Ubuntu 8.04.2 which is Hardy.  Intrepid  
is 8.10 and Jaunty is 9.04.

The latest you should need to run for this kind of thing is 8.10.

Make sure you press CTRL+ALT+F7 to return to your window manager!

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk

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