Problems running Dropbox on Kubuntu Jaunty

Running Kubuntu Jaunty and getting a problems starting Dropbox. I used to have no problems with this under Interepid and just noticed that my dropbox hasn’t been updating lately.

This is from running dropboxd
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 3, in
File “arch/”, line 20, in
File “arch/linux/”, line 11, in
File “ui/”, line 7, in
File “wx/”, line 45, in
File “wx/”, line 4, in
File “wx/”, line 14, in
ImportError: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: XRRGetScreenResourcesCurrent

Any ideas?


Kubuntu Jaunty and a Dell Mini 9: A brief review

Last night I downloaded the “current” daily-live cd of Kubuntu Jaunty and booted up my Mini on it to give a test to see how things were shaping up.

First off I would like to see it looks purty.  The thing just looks great.  KDE 4.2 looks great, it is a very nice system and I’m looking to use it full time.  The network-manager applet looks great and works very well.  I was able to connect to my wireless and surf the web fine.

Things looked great.  Earlier i had a problem where the touchpad was not working correctly.  This has since been resolved and I was ready to install.

However when I went to install through Ubiquity I was unable to get past the partitioning portion of the wizard.  Whether I chose the automatic partitioning or the manual partitioning I was unable to successfully write the changes.  I tried to delete and reformat my partitions and everything else I could do.  Since I am unable to format my partitions, I am unable to proceed beyond installing and using this beautiful system.  Bug #333103 has been opened to help track this issue for me.  Any help please add to the bug comments.

Just wanted to thank everything for a great looking system and can’t wait to move to it full time.


Jaunty Release Schedule Announced

Another release is now out the door and the new release schedule has been announced for Ubuntu 9.04 will ship on April 23rd of 2009.  Hard to believe how quickly April will come up and we will then have another release out the door yet again.

A couple of key dates for myself:

  • December 11th is the Ubuntu Developer Summit at Mountain View, if I haven’t met you before in person we should meet at UDS
  • February 16th is feature freeze and time to finalize the documentation
  • March 26th is Documentation String Freeze where the docs are finalized and ready for translation and l10n.

Getting excited about another release.  Hope this time work doesn’t get in the way of spending time working on Kubuntu and Kubuntu docs like what happened last release schedule.