We’re happy to announce our latest LTS release. Ubuntu Studio 14.04 will be supported for three years. Since it’s just out, you may experience some problems. Read about them under known issues.
Short list of new features:
- The installer has a new plugin which allows you to choose which packages to install out of our workflows: audio, video, graphics, photography and publishing, so you no longer need to install all the packages.
- linux-lowlatency code is now merged with linux-generic, so it’s better streamlined and follows all linux-generic changes more exactly.
- EFI support
- Wrong default keyboard layout in login screen after installation. So, you need to manually change it at first login.
- Wrong default language in session after installation. Some combinations of language and keyboard layout may result in that the wrong default language is selected when first logging in. Needs to be changed manually (1308936).
- usb2/usb3 audio devices may perform badly (1308628)
- Xfce4 Power Manager does not restore screen power (1259339). You can try running xrandr, which has worked as a problem-free workaround for some users. Alternatively, to restore a working desktop go to TTY1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and restart lightdm with sudo service lightdm restart. NOTE: You will lose all unsaved work in progress! It appears that all instances of this bug so far are caused by suspending by closing the laptop lid – suspending from the logout dialog works to the best of our knowledge.
- Window manager shortcut keys don’t work after reboot (1292290)
- IBus is dropped from the default installation due to a high-influencing bug (1284635); the team looks to get this bug fixed soon and to reintroduce IBus in a future point release. If you are upgrading to 14.04 from a current version in which IBus is still installed but unused – you will need to either set-up IBus for your keyboard layout after rebooting or purge it. Alternatively purge IBus before upgrading.
You can get the ISOs from our download page!
Want to help out?
We are always looking for contributors. No developing skills needed, and for those who do aspire to do developing, we will teach you. Just head over to ubuntustudio.org/contribute to find out how to get started.
Find any bugs?
If you find any bugs, please take the time to report them. Make the bug report as clear and specific as possible, and work together with developers on finding out what the problem is, so we can find a way to fix it.
The short story to creating a bug report – in a terminal do:
The long story: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs