I tried the Karmic Live CD, and it made me want the new kernel from Karmic.
It solves a couple of issues I'm having with the Jaunty/Gloria kernel (particularly display driver issues).
I tried to install the kernel deb packages from:
But I had issues with screen suddenly turning black, as well as being blank during startup, so I uninstalled that package and went back to normal.
Before that, I tried
do-release-upgrade -d but it said:
$ do-release-upgrade -d Checking for a new ubuntu release No new release found
Apparently it's seeing the release as "Gloria", not "jaunty", and it doesn't find an upgrade for it. Where is it getting this info from? I suppose it's a text file I can edit, but which one?
Yea, I know Mint 8 will be released soon, but I also rather switch to Ubuntu for other reasons as well (and considering I already have the missing codecs/packages from the default ubuntu install).
I also tried adding karmic repositories to
/etc/apt/sources.list and ran
sudo aptitude update. Soon after the Update Manager popped up, did a scan, and prompted me to do a "Partial Update" because there seems to be some problems. I said ok, and it tired to update but quickly declined, saying "An upgrade from 'Gloria' to 'jaunty' is not supported with this tool."