I like Ubuntu very much, but here is the list of bugs I’m keeping track of. Updated 10/06. Update 2, 12/08: Some of these bugs have been fixed, but some still have not. I keep this page around for historical purposes, and don’t plan on updating it.
The 802.11 network admin tool is completely broken. It is incredibly slow and there are huge pauses when there shouldn’t be. When I create or update a location, the settings don’t persist, and I can’t get it to connect to encrypted access points. If I could fix one thing in Ubuntu, it would be this. I’m tempted to download the code, crank up the debugger and have a look around. However, I can’t believe other people haven’t noticed these issues already. I wonder how many Ubuntu people aren’t running Breezy or use iwconfig? UPDATE: Network manager works better, but isn’t the default yet.
Install needs network access. It lets you specify the WEP key, but not the SSID. In my apartment, there are 15 802.11 networks!
The fingerprint reader doesn’t work.
I can’t get the external monitor to work. I believe I might be able to edit some config file, but I don’t have the time nor expertise to figure that out.
I can plug my DVD-ROM drive in after I boot, but Ubuntu won’t recognize it till I restart.
My laptop has two batteries, yet the battery monitor only shows one.
I can’t get remote printing to work, local printing is okay. UPDATE: I had to edit a textfile but now it works!!
The menus are way better than fedora but still a little too complicated. System tools, System administration and System preferences?!
I wasn’t able to turn off certain system sounds. I had to turn them all off. Most of the beating drums and other sounds were annoying anyway.
OpenOffice understands a small subset of the hotkeys of Word.
The on-screen display for increasing screen brightness and such doesn’t work.
Kino cannot open ASF even though Totem can (once I installed the w32codecs)