I run a triple boot of Ubuntu, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. I am a long time Windows user and decided to give Ubuntu a try. It’s been one pain in the ass after another. This last episode is the last straw. After upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), it failed to update my multiboot screen so ended up running part of one version over another. The sound stopped working again and the touchpad died. I finally figured out I was running an older kernel and updated my GRUB menu which promptly killed my boot option for Windows XP and Vista. Now with the new version running, my touchpad was back and the sound worked but it sounded awful. Then it killed my Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 wireless usb adapter. After some searching, I finally found a temporary fix here under post #19.
What a pain. I done with this experiment. I don’t have time to search for hours to get sound working every time I update the OS. Linux will never be a challenge to Windows or OSX. Goodbye Ubuntu. I won’t be missing you.