The programs listed below refuse to run in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon. I’ll give all details I can. If you’ve got an idea, but need more details, let me know what you need. I have removed and reinstalled all programs to no avail. Here goes.
1. NetHack. – Crashes on start up. All interpreters do this: GNOME NetHack, Qt-NetHack, and X NetHack. I’m having to play NetHack on a public server via Java. UGH.
2. zsnes. – I adjusted the screen size to make things readable, but apparently that was too much and now this crashes on start. I can find no way to edit the configuration files to fix this(most likely because the files system used by Ubuntu is a lot like looking at an interstate pile up.)
3. Pidgin. – Pidgin started off by giving me errors any time I wanted to add a new buddy. This got worse until it began to crash on start up.
4. Kopete. – Kopete is brilliant, except that it makes no sound, and crashes completely if I try to get it to connect to my MSN.
5. SIM. – Yes, I have tried every messenger to get one that works as well as Trillian, but no luck yet. SIM crashes if I try to get it to sign onto my Yahoo.
6. AWN. – Avant Window Manager. AWN crashes on start up. I’ve never been able to get this to work.
7. Azureus. – Azureus crashes on start up. It has also never worked. I’m using kTorrent now, which is great, but all these programs that won’t even start really pis me off.
8. MythTV. – MythTV goes straight into not being able to find the database. I’ve set up the MySQL for it, BUT I cannot get the database to populate. I’ve followed the instructions for this from the MythTV Wiki, but it still shoots back the error on start up. This has also never worked correctly, in fact, it has never worked at all.
9. GnomeBaker. – Everytime it says that the burn speed needs to be adjusted, but guess what, I can’t adjust it! I’ve switched to using k3b, which works well, but is not integrated into my GNOME desktop, making it a slightly annoying work around. [edit 11.06.07 – After Gutsy upgrade, Gnome Baker seems to work fine]
10. Not really a program problem, but super annoying. I can find no program that will allow me to burn .m4a files to audio. I can play them just fine.
Linux users! If you have any idea of what could be happening with these programs, let me know!
ubuntu, phase 8
[edit – 10.22.07, 23:05 – Just cleaned up some typos.]