Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 Released

Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2, which will in time become Ubuntu 7.10 has just been released for testing.

Pre-releases of Gutsy are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Tribe 2 is the second in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Gutsy development cycle. The Tribe images are known to be reasonably free of show-stopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of Gutsy. You can download it here:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Ubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Edubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Xubuntu)

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.

The first set of new features landed in Tribe 2 and are ready for large-scale testing. Please refer to the following web pages for details:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/tribe2 (Ubuntu)
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/GutsyGibbon/Tribe2/Kubuntu (Kubuntu)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyGibbon/Tribe2/Xubuntu (Xubuntu)

This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs. Among these are the following (so you don't need to bother reporting these if you encounter them):

* The desktop CD installer hangs indefinitely on some systems when choosing manual partitioning. If this happens to you, close the installer (wait a bit until you are offered to forcefully quit it), open a Terminal (in Applications -> Accessories), and run:

sudo killall ubiquity; sudo ubiquity


* When using restricted-manager to enable the proprietary Nvidia or ATi graphics driver on the live CD, the required driver packages will not be installed automatically to the newly installed target system and thus the graphical user interface will not start. Please only enable those drivers in an installed system for now. (https://launchpad.net/bugs/114296)

* On Edubuntu server installs, the "Building LTSP root" step takes a very long time (in the order of 15 minutes) without visible progress. It will eventually finish, though. (https://launchpad.net/bugs/121547)

* On Edubuntu server installs, the default DHCP configuration for thin clients is flawed, so that they will not boot from the server. To fix this, remove the line with 'next-server' from /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf and restart the DHCP server with

sudo /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server restart


If the graphical system does not come up or is very slow, please file a bug against compiz:


Please include a copy of the files ~/.xsession-errors and
/var/log/Xorg.0.log, and the output of glxinfo and xdpyinfo.

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop
Gutsy, have a look at the gutsy-changes mailing list:


Please be aware that this list usually has several dozen mails every day.

We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list if you're interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a month) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other interesting events.


Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bug tracker:



The Ubuntu Development Team