Ubuntu 22.04: Beautiful Outside, Ugly Inside!

Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish is released and it looks gorgeous. But there are some problems that cannot be over-weighted by its beauty. Let’s have a look at them in this Ubuntu 22.04 review.

Positive aspects

Before I start criticizing this release of Ubuntu I would like to highlight some positive aspects. I do appreciate all the work that has been done by Canonical to release this version of Ubuntu.

When you have a first look at Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish it is a breath of fresh air. There is a new Yaru theme and I particularly like its dark version.

Ubuntu 22.04 Yaru dark theme

Ubuntu 22.04 is based mostly on GNOME 42. It has a new horizontal app launcher with a horizontal workspace switcher. There is also a fine-tuned activities view.

Ubuntu 22.04 app launcher

I have to emphasize that the Software Center is finally lightening fast. Navigation, searching for apps, installation, everything works fine. After more than 10 years of observing the development of the Ubuntu Software Center, I can say it is finally as good as I would like it to be. Maybe I would only like to have a little better indication of deb and snap packages. Right now, you get two entries for these two types of software delivery. I would prefer to have two install buttons: one for snap and another for a deb package. But I assume Canonical wants to transition to snap 100% eventually, so maybe it is ok to have these duplicates for now.

There are many improvements in the Settings app. New Appearance, Multitasking, and Power settings are probably the most prominent ones. I especially appreciate the possibility to switch between three different power modes which are also available in the status menu for a quick switch. It does help to save some battery time.

Ubuntu 22.04 power modes

Wayland is now the default and it works much better than in Ubuntu 21.04. I use the new Nvidia graphics 510 driver and I encountered zero issues with it. Given this new driver and the new Kernel 5.15, I have heard that Ubuntu should also perform much better in games. But I do not play games and cannot confirm that. If you have tried games in Ubuntu 22.04, please share your experience in the comments below.

Now, let’s talk about the problems.

1. Installation Problem

I had a problem with installing Ubuntu 21.04 in the EFI mode last year. I described this issue in my Ubuntu 21.04 review. This problem still exists in Ubuntu 22.04.

In brief, Ubuntu refuses to boot from a USB if you simply write the ISO to a USB with the dd command or with some popular apps such as Etcher and even Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator. To install Ubuntu 21.04, I wrote the ISO to my USB with the help UNetbootin app.

This time I tried to switch to the legacy mode in my BIOS and Ubuntu 22.04 finally booted. I installed it without a bootloader because I have several Linux distros installed on this laptop, so I could use the Debian bootloader to boot Ubuntu.

It could be just an issue specific to my hardware but I installed many other Linux distros on this laptop that is MSI Prestige 15 and none of them had installation problems. There are also comments on my YouTube channel where other users reported a similar problem.

2. Boot time

Ubuntu 22.04 is noticeably slow in boot time. It takes 35-45 sec to boot on my Intel Core i7-10710U CPU, 16 Gb of RAM and NVMe SSD.

Ubuntu 22.04 boot time

Debian and KDE Neon that are also installed on this laptop, boot within 15 sec. Shutdown time is also quite long.

3. Firefox is snap

Little by little Canonical transitions all the apps to snap versions. This time it is Firefox. It is a snap app in Ubuntu 22.04. by default.

I have also installed a binary version of Firefox from the Mozilla website and tested the performance of the two Firefox programs. Both were the 99.0.1 versions.

I launched the snap version first and then the other one. The result you can see below, this screenshot shows the binary version is fully loaded while the snap version that was actually started earlier is still loading.

Firefox is snap in Ubuntu 22.04

Firefox is the most frequently used app in my workflow and I do not like that it is slower than it could be.

Moreover, Firefox is not fully integrated into the desktop environment because a snap app is a little isolated program. For example, you won’t be able to install the GNOME extension through Firefox and some password manages may not work with it.

There is no deb version included in the default repository. To install a non-snap version of Firefox that works faster you need to follow the instructions on the Mozilla website. I doubt a new user would do that.

4. Overall problem with snap apps

Snap apps have a fantastic idea behind them - to eliminate the problem of dependencies. As I programmer I understand this pursuit. However, when I look at snap apps from a regular user perspective, I do not like them. Besides the Firefox issue I have just shown, there is a general trend that snap apps do not work as well as their non-snap counterparts.

They have problems with inheriting the desktop theme. For example, I tried two versions of Kdenlive in Ubuntu 22.04. The snap version of Kdenlive the changes cursor theme and makes all fonts smaller, while the deb version of Kdenlive inherits the desktop theme without issues. I have not tested the performance of these two Kdenlive versions in Ubuntu 22.04 but recalling my previous tests, the snap version of Kdenlive was considerably slower during editing and rendering and even crashed.

Kdenlive in Ubuntu 22.04

Also, surprisingly Kdenlive snap version is older in Ubuntu 22.04 than the deb version. For me as an end-user, having the latest Kdenlive is essential because I edit all my videos in it.

I really hope snap apps will become as good as regular deb versions. But for now I try to avoid snap packages.

5. No minimize on dock click

When I click on any open app in the dock it doesn’t minimize. It can be activated with this terminal command:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize'

I just do not get why this feature is disabled by default.

Canonical has finally added the option to show applications from the current workspace only in the Settings. Couldn’t they also add a graphical option to enable minimizing to dock on a click?

6. Cheese doesn’t work

Well, Cheese works but incorrectly. This is the picture I get on the webcam of my MSI Prestige 15 laptop.

Cheese in Ubuntu 22.04

Given that it crashed in Ubuntu 21.04, and it doesn’t crash in Ubuntu 22.04 but has visual issues, I hope it will work in Ubuntu 23.04 next year 😄.

I installed Guvcview as an alternative webcam app and it works fine.

Guvcview in Ubuntu 22.04

Otherwise, I have to point out that Ubuntu 22.04 has no problems with recognizing any of my hardware. Wi-fi, Bluetooth mouse, Bluetooth headphones, NVIDIA graphics, printers, everything works as expected.

7. Clipboard buffer issue

I was writing this post in Ubuntu 22.04 and I noticed that the Clipboard buffer doesn’t save the last copied text if you close Firefox.

If I copy any text in Firefox and then close it. When I try to paste it in LibreOffice, it doesn’t paste and if I do the same in the Terminal, the Paste option is not even active.

But the Clipboard works fine if I keep Firefox open after I copy the text. This is an obvious bug. Also, it is not specific to the snap version of Firefox. The binary version of Firefox has the same problem in Ubuntu 22.04.

8. Files crashes

The last issue I experienced was that Files, the fine manager of Ubuntu 22.04, has crashed several times. I do not even know why. Every time I received this crash message, I was not even using Files. It was open in the background and just crashed.

Files crashes in Ubuntu 22.04

I did not test Files with a lot of workload like coping many or large files, but casual browsing worked fine. So, if there is a bug, it is not crucial for the end-user but still annoying.

Conclusion

Overall, Ubuntu 22.04 brings many attractive improvements and the problems I mentioned are not devastating. But given that there are other Linux distros without these problems, I would not look at Ubuntu 22.04 as my daily driver.

If you are an Ubuntu user, I recommend waiting at least 3 months before you upgrade so most of the bugs get fixed.

What’s your experience with Ubuntu 22.04? Leave a comment below.

Average Linux User
Average Linux User I am the founder of the Average Linux User project, which is a hobby I work on at night. During the day I am a scientist who uses computers to analyze genetic data.

Comments


andremamp

Yep, you are completely right. Thanks. I’m about to do a downgrade and go back to 20.04. It was a much better user experience. I’ve been using ubuntu for over 10 years, and this one is the worst release ever. Firefox isn’t good. Google chrome is also playing up. Both of my computers had booting problems after new installation. Webcam isn’t good, and the list goes. You summarized very well, but the list of problems goes much farther.


Taping Geek

Taping Geek

Show me a distro that works as well as Ubuntu in a touchscreen, 2-in-1 laptop environment and I’ll consider it. Ubuntu has never been my first choice (Xubuntu’s been my fav), but on my HP Envy X360 I just need something that works, not to experiment with - something that detects rotation, has a decent virtual keyboard and knows when to pull it up and when not to, touch scrolling and resizing, etc. Also, I haven’t experienced the slowness you talk about. Typically less than 30 seconds to log in. Pressing the power button to having iTunes up and running in Windows running in Virtualbox running on Ubuntu takes a minute flat. Pretty speedy, in my book. Kindle reader in Wine works nearly perfectly, unlike in other distros.

What I don’t like is the native dock - I turned it off in the Gnome Shell Extensions Manager and replaced it with Cairo Dock. Also defaulted to xorg as the display manager because of various hijinks Wayland was playing. Basically, it was a lot more work to configure the way I like than with other distros. But I got it done, I have all the webpages showing me how to bookmarked in Chrome, and it works great now. Only complaint I have now is that the mouse arrow disappears sometime and I have to move the mouse around to get it back. But otherwise, it’s cool.


Marty Schrader

Marty Schrader

Been using Ubuntu on and off since late 1990s, I think. Got a buddy who won’t use anything else. Nowadaze I use MX21 on X86/64 machines. Still use Windoze 10 for primary workstation because that’s what all the clients use. [sigh]

I really, really hated Unity. This drove me away from Ubuntu for the most part, but I have had to go back to it occasionally over the years when the client had some kaka dev system that had to run there. There are no more clients using dev systems requiring Ubuntu, so MX21 is good enough for everything I need to do.

Why would Canonical emulate the worst aspects of the Microschlock Store? Why would they knowingly tick off the entire Ubuntu community with a distro that packs more bugs than a ten dollar motel room? Why would they want to move open source development to closed sources – haven’t they learned anything from Sun/Oracle, Red Hat, yada yada?

The answer here is to support the distro publishers who don’t treat the user base as an annoyance they’d like to scrape off the bottom of their shoe. I’m sure there are a lot of long-time Ubuntu users out there who would prefer not to switch over, but ask yourselves – is it really worth sticking with a publisher who thinks you are just a dollar source?




mov_ax_bx

Another option is to make a bootable USB stick of [your favorite distro without snap] and install it. Snap was another bad decision for desktop environments. Snap store has a closed-source nature. Contributors need to sign a CLA, so their work can be taken and re-licensed / non-GPL’ed later. The basic rule of force updating snap applications boils down to: ‘We know better than you when you should be applying updates’. And this is Canonical, not Microsoft …

I am done with Ubuntu, after 12 years. Canonical did so much great to bring a solid Linux Desktop Environment to the masses, but they just keep making the wrong decisions. Or maybe just the marketing department wrote ‘IoT’ on the dashboard and took over. Who knows.

Find your new favorite distro. They won’t bite. And nowadays, there are many to choose from.


salima

my first computer was in 1998, and i lived with windows then because i didnt know any better. i have been on ubuntu since 2008 (with a short diversion to lubuntu when unity came out), and i have experienced a lot of things in the past that fixed themselves eventually. this distro may do that…but i may also go to xubuntu because my laptop is only 2 Ghz. give up gnome, can that be to blame? i dont know…it does seem also from the comments that it was worse in the beginning of may than it is now.

i installed 22.04 on a new hp laptop last night…LAST NIGHT ! so far the problems i have that i can document and name are: 1-internal error crash following using activities button to search for ‘applications’ (twice) 2-pen drive not recognized until removed from port and reinstalled. (once) 3-the majority of times at login the password box seems to be locked or dead because the cursor does not move and the typing on the keyboard is not happening. at least a minute or two later it will finally begin to work. 4-there is some update having to do with ‘snapstore’ which having during its installation that is stuck and i get notifications on that 5-i just installed calligra because the installation of apache openoffice hung up so bad i thought i would die before i could use it 6-calligra froze and i couldnt save a file or close its windows, which after reading all the comments i am willing to blame on windows.

i will never leave linux…there is always an option.



Max

After removing completely snap (and adding some external repositories to add missing packages) ubuntu 22.04 started to work perfectly. So :

  • no snap, it’s an useless crap
  • no nautilus, I use Nemo since long time, it’s much better.
  • no wayland, I still use xorg, mostly because of birdtray app which doesn’t work correctly under wayland

Now I’m happy again with my ubuntu, which I use daily for all… and when I need windows, I fire a KVM machine.


frznn

This distro is unusable… It freezes and crashes every 10 minutes. Switching to x11 didn’t fix it. Getting rid of Snap is possible, but then you have to install everything manually… And the system keeps freezing and crashing.

Canonical should be ashamed of having released such a shitty product. Best thing to do is not to install this version and stick to 20.04 (which instead is very stable).

FredSmith

Agree Ubuntu gets progressively worse with each new LTS. I keep a copy of 16.04 as an alternative (the last one that worked without too much fiddling about) and have tried everything in between including some derivatives (Modicia and Zorin). Latest version won’t even run Tor!

Rick

I’ve been using Ubuntu 16.04 daily since 2017. Now I’m looking to upgrade to 22.04 with Unity but am having second thoughts after reading this article and the comments. To compound my issues is I have a month of programming to bring my applications from 16.04 to 22.04. I’m thinking why bother?

DTeok

Two weeks ago, I upgraded from 20.04 (Focal Fossa) to 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). Everything on the get go has been fine until I ran an update/upgrade to update all installed packages to their most recent. Since then, it has not been able to boot into the desktop.


frznn

This distro is a pain in the neck! It freezes every now and then. Switching to x11 slightly made it better. Getting rid of Snap is possible, but then you have to install everything manually…

I’m really disappointed. Best thing to do is not to install this version and stick to 21.04 or 20.04 (which instead is very stable).


David Sugar

David Sugar

Since last spring many federal agencies had abandoned and now refuse redhat for new products, requiring contracting entities to now use of ubuntu (fips lts) releases instead. So I scrapped what redhat systems I had for federal contracting, and setup 20.04 last year. That was very stable, and I have not looked back…

Because of fips, the fed is likely to continue with 20.04 for contracts for awhile (they also accept products running on fips compliant 18.04 releases), but I am sure they will eventually migrate to 22.04, so it seemed a good time to setup a dev install of 22.04 for any future contracting oppertunities.

I wrote my Ubuntu iso with dd, and actually I had no problem with it. That booted and installed fine in efi mode with gpt partitions. I originally was going to test wayland with fedora on it, but, strangely, it was the fedora (36) iso that refused to even boot on it.

The Ubuntu install iso still uses X, and so I could not determine if Wayland would even work for me until I installed. I think this is unfortunate, as I had many experiences with Wayland failing to run on any machine here in the past, and it would have boosted confidence. However, after install, it came up fine with Wayland. Start from boot and shutdown times after install did not seem particularly slow, either,

I did see one crash so far, and it was in seahorse. That feels like a poor start though… I also had issues with cheese; in my case, it would refresh very slowly, maybe 1 or 2 frames a second, though nothing seemed distorted. Yes, cheese seems broken, but not the cam, as I found after reading this and trying guvcview instead.

Snap firefox is rather useless to me. Snaps in general feel useless, for breaking various kinds of integrations. But in particular, I play with and have had to remap the Firefox profile to a secure file system for work.

My overall experience had not been at all abysmal, but that one crash does worry me. However, I suspect it will all be good by 22.04.1. It is also why I prefer not being an early adopter…

David Sugar

David Sugar

Correction, after just light use I already have logged 3 entirely random crashes in less than a day (seahorse, gjs-console, and qpaste-daemon, of all things). This crashes a LOT. Was there no QA? I am now calling it abysmal. This is 8 weeks after the lts release, and I cannot use or recommend it.

Handoko

I’ve been using Ubuntu Mate 22.04 for weeks and I found my crashes were caused by my wifi connections.

Here I can have 3 wifi connections: TP-Link router, Huawei repeater and TP-Link repeater. All of them are link to same provider. If I connect my wifi to the TP-Link router or repeater, my computer will crash in half hour later. But if I connect my wifi to Huawei repeater, it won’t crash.

Because of that, I think there are some incompatiblity issues with certain wifi connections.


Tumppu

Moving to a different distro as 22.04 turned me away. Random application crashes without a hint on why and so on. Several times rebooting had to be done the wrong way eg. using the power button to turn off the computer. This I did 20 years ago more frequently nowadays Ubuntu 22.04 again forces me to do just that - repeatedly.

Was a Ubuntu user since 12.04 LTS release.


lagunare

Firefox as SNAP is a crap! For more that 15 years my profile folder was under $HOME/.mozilla/firefox. Now this snappy crappy version copied my profile under $HOME/snaps/firefox etc. IMMEDIATELY remove it for the deb version.

Monitor become black for 3 to 5 seconds randomly while working.

Skype share screen doesn’t work with Wayland. Replaced Wayland with Xorg works like a charm.

After screenlock it takes up to 10 seconds to login back compared with 1 or 2 of Ubuntu 20. Problem seems to be fixed after switched to Xorg,

many others….

To resume, Wayland is a crap and Firefox, but snap in general is a crap, UX is crap. So Ubuntu 22 is crap. Unbelievable!

Ubuntu LTS user since version 8.04


Nowhere Fast

Nowhere Fast

The biggest problem with Ubuntu lately is snaps. It’s isolation is a major problem and no one anywhere cares to help fix it. Snaps can’t do their thing on a file when that file exists on certain filesystems. Two cases, I have encrypted folders and the snaps don’t like to operate on them. I have a large HDD mounted and sym link for Videos in my SDD home pointing to folders on the HDD. Snaps don’t like to work there either (i.e. ffmpeg a video in that sym linked Videos folder is no joy). I installed Thunderbirds snap and couldn’t install any extensions. I enabled every single connection and it still didn’t solve it and I don’t understand enough about them to figure out what’s up. I just delete the snaps and go look for a repo somewhere.


EvilofAlfa

been using budgie from 20.04 for half a year maybe more now, really love it for daily driver / my laptop workstation i really love the simplicity, i think im not going to upgrade to 22.04 because my first version is 21.10 and many simple problem but annoying to deal with so i swap to 20.04, but if this latest ver more stable i will consider it


David

Snap is a mess…and there are many other problems this is not a stable system…is this the end of uibuntu ?????….it has been a great ride..I thing it’s over.


Stuart Green

Stuart Green

I’m on this page because my boot time is so slow. I installed XP in VirtualBox and it’s very snappy. Not sure what’s going on with this version of Ubuntu but I’m willing to wait.


Max

I upgraded from 20.04, and at first I got some problems, quickly solved.

1-Firefox. As a snap package is totally useless. Installed from ppa and now it’s perfect.

2-Wayland ? nope. I keep my old good xorg, it just works. As an example, apps that needs to communicate between windows (as Birdtray, for example) doesn’t work in wayland.

3-Video player refuses to play some video (I still don’t understand why, it doesn’t depend on format). I set vlc as default player and it’s ok

4-About Nautilus, I removed it long time ago, when Nemo has been made available. Somebody spoke about apple mac saying that’s perfect, and I guess that Nautilus went in this “perfect” direction, removing all useful stuffs that could confuse a newbie. Exactly as in mac. Making it completely useless for serious work. Btw, I tried using mac. For editing pictures and typing notes is perfect. For serious job, is completely useless, starting from its “file manager” (sigh) named finder. I’d name it looser, instead.

5- About settings. They removed since long time such useful stuffs like “gnome-session-properties” from settings page. Yep, you can instal “gnome-tweaks-tools” to have it back but, for the sakes of God, WHY ??? Again, if somebody needs an OS for dummies, just go for a mac.

Concluding : afther some tweaks, it works like a charm. I’m with ubuntu since looong time (iirc, version 6…) and besides of points above it was always improving.


Lincoln

The on-screen keyboard, Onboard, disappears when I click on the area that I want to type. This would be useful as a few of the keys on my physical keyboard have stopped working.


nnewfo

Nobody speaks about “dummy audio”. It repeats with every release in every release; starting 20.04. Usually after three months audio appers. Shame. On windows audio works. Now it is with Intel SSI, sound.



Vlad

Hey. I followed an instruction of installing Firefox from Mozilla builds via terminal. It works for me, but how do I do it correctly? What is the best practice? Do I launch it with &? Or is there a way to put firefox logo in activities menu?


Morty

Though my experience about boot time isn’t from Ubuntu 22.04 since I’m running KDE Neon (with Ubuntu 20.04 as its base), it might be relevant here as well. Booting would take about 45 seconds (3rd gen core i3, 4gb of ram, SATA III SSD) which was quite long, I tried everything I could to improve it. Since I wasn’t using any Snap packages I tried removing snap daemon and afterwards, boot time has almost been halved: around 20 seconds before DE is fully ready. So after all, snap daemon also adversly affects boot time from my experience.


Martin F. Slater

Martin F. Slater

Half of these “reviews” are laughable. “Nothing works but it looks great” is all I can get from them. I don’t PLAY GAMES, I don’t mess around with code, especially not terminal. I want a simple GUI that will DL and install apps for me and put them where I can find them. I want a tidy, logical control centre. I want a user-friendly system that WORKS.

If you tell me that I don’t understand the thinking behind Linux, you’re right and I don’t want to because I want to USE Linux, not PLAY with it. I couldn’t care less about “snap”, alternative desktops, whatever.

Look at Mac and copy it. I don’t use Mac (again, yet), but I’m saving my pennies for a big new one.

Somebody, please, take a look at a Mac and make a system that has NO terminal, is all GUI-driven and is for USERS. I don’t want a TINKERER’S GARDEN OF EDEN where nothing works but looks pretty. (Yes, I know Mac has a terminal but a user’s life doesn’t depend on it).

  • Question to all those Linux tinkerers who hate me or pity me for my comments: just how many other disappointed ex-Linux users do you think there are ???
Max

Ehmmm… as long as you just do image editing and work processing, mac is great. It even spares you some fingers, as it’s born with a single mouse button and it almost never changed. You can use it even if you’ve lost 9 over 10 fingers, that’s really great!!!!! The problem arises when you have, for example, to locate a file between let’s say 10’000 in your folders. Yep, I know, it’s named “finder”. But I could never use it to find anything. I had to resort to terminal usage, to simply locate a file. And yep, I know, there are better file managers than finder (which, imho, is something quite far away from a file manager), but they all cost money. And I really find it awesome to pay \(\) for a PC, having an OS which is halt-stolen from opensource people’s work and then have to pay for a file manager. Really awesome !

Ken

Lol. Mac has a terminal application. This entire comment is just “Give me Mac for free so I don’t have to pay the Mac price.” Yes, Linux does not cost you money, but it does come with a cost: you have to know what you are doing, or at least be willing to learn.

If you want an out-of-the-box experience that does not require a learning curve, then you’re going to have to pay money for that. That’s how the world works, I’m afraid.

Max

No, you didn’t understand me. I don’t mind pay money to have a better service, better software or better hardware. What I don’t want is to pay MORE to have LESS. If I pay something between 2x and 4x of a windows or a linux machine, I want to have something more. What I have is:

  • an useless file manager, named (just God knows why…) Finder.
  • an os which is mostly taken (for free) from BSD people, and made closed source later
  • EVERY single piece of software / hardware I need will cost me $$$, even basic software that you can find for free in windows.

On linux, if I don’t like default file manager I can grab another among tons of them FOR FREE. On max, if I don’t like Finder (which is the normal…) i HAVE to pay \($ to have an alternative. On windows I pay a software license, than I can run my OS on almost every machine supporting it. On Linux I even don't need to pay for a license. If some better hardware comes out, I can change it keeping my windows license. On mac I can't (well, I shouldn't ...) run the OS for which I paid\)$ on a machine that it’s not apple. I can’t even run it on a virtual machine.

You could say that mac is easy to install / update. Yep. Also linux could be, having to support just a very limited bunch of hardware. BUt also as a software developer you run easily into problems. For example, I developed a small ide for embedded systems that runs on windows, linux and mac. Linux version is deployed as sources / appimage, and not a single problem. On windows, the same. On mac it WAS working up they stopped supporting 32 bit on 64 bit machines. People having updated their OS and not able to run my software anymore.



George

I have used UBUNTU since 18…… This BY FAR is the WORST OPERATING SYSTEM I HAVE ENcountered in the 25 years I have been computing. who wrote this ( former windows 95 programmers?) Five hours and I still can’t keep a browser open long enough to get a simple ebay order completed. CONSTANT force quit or wait windows in all the programs I use… and they called this the stable version of 22.04… I get more done going back to Windows 10 on my dual boot…… DON’T call it stable if you need to do daily updates to get it running right……

George

George Here ….. I looked at some other posts and found that even though my processor meets the requirements of the new 22.04 . I came to realize I have only 4-GB of ram on board…. I have ordered 16GB of ram to get ahead of the possible future problems….( Crazy the first machine I EVER built started with 1 MB of ram.. Had to upgraded to 4MB of ram to run WFW 3.11 – GB’s of RAM OMG CRAZY!!)

George

Ok this is George again WOW what a change… I don’t read the disclaimers before install so I Never saw the 8GB of RAM necessary to run 22.04. which was causing the system to shut down on its own in the middle of internet research. Now that I have 16GB ram Things are behaving Much better. Only error I see now is GIS failures. The System no longer reboots it self and I can complete my research and online orders.


George

I have used UBUNTU since 18…… This BY FAR is the WORST OPERATING SYSTEM I HAVE ENcountered in the 25 years I have been computing. who wrote this ( former windows 95 programmers?) Five hours and I still can’t keep a browser open long enough to gett a simple ebay order completed. CONSTANT force quit or wait windows in all the programs I use… and they called this the stable version of 22.04… I get more done going back to Windows 10 on my dual boot…… DON’T call it stable if you need to do daily updates to get it running right……



Mik

Wayland doesn’t work after upgrading to 22.04. Windows hang 5 seconds after starting any app. The title bar works fine, the upper bar works fine, apps can be closed with the close button but the apps do not react on mouse.

Mik

The way I use it now is with X11, then it all works fine. The snap issue may be worked around by uninstalling snap totally - installing firefox from the home page instead of distribution will make the updates available immediatelly and no snap-crap.


Shimizu

For everyone else: If you have issues, start a thread and ask for help at https://ubuntuforums.org/.

To the OP blog admin, Average Linux User: Your CPU doesn’t meet the recommended requirements to install Ubuntu 22.04 GNOME. Most likely that’s the cause of your problems.

The recommended system requirement to install Ubuntu 22.04 GNOME is 2.0 GHz, according to the Ubuntu website. But your CPU base speed is just 1.10 GHz, according to the Intel website. You mentioned that your CPU is Intel Core i7-10710U. More about this is below.

The solutions:

  1. I don’t think Xubuntu will work on your system either because the recommended requirement for Xubuntu is 1.5 GHz.
  2. I don’t know about Lubuntu. But maybe you should ask in the Ubuntu Forums first before installing.
  3. Link to the Ubuntu forum is above, or you can Google that.

How do I this found out:

  1. You said this in the article above: “It takes 35-45 sec to boot on my Intel Core i7-10710U CPU, 16 Gb of RAM….”

  2. As I typed your CPU model on Google, “Intel Core i7-10710U”, I found this link on the Intel website: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/196448/intel-core-i710710u-processor-12m-cache-up-to-4-70-ghz.html

  3. Here’s a quote from the Intel website link above: Intel Core™ i7-10710U Processor Processor Base Frequency: 1.10 GHz

  4. As I looked up on the Ubuntu website, it seems that recommended system requirement for Ubuntu 22.04 GNOME is at least a 2 GHz CPU. https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

  5. Here’s a quote from the Ubuntu link above. Recommended system requirements:
    • 2 GHz dual-core processor or better
    • 4 GB system memory.
  6. So, as you can see, your computer doesn’t meet the recommended requirements. That is the cause of your problems.

As for me, I had Xubuntu 22.04 installed a few weeks ago and none of the above issues happened to my system. My system is just 8 GB RAM.

FYI, authority websites in the tech topic are giving positive reviews about this Ubuntu version. You can read reviews from ITSFoss, ZDNet, and TechRepublic. You can find them all on Google.

Thanks.

Handoko

Are you sure Intel Core i7-10710U is not good enough to run Ubuntu 22.04?

If i7 - the 10th generation of Intel processors are not sufficient to run Ubuntu 22.04, I think a lot of people including me will move to Windows 11. Because that’s crazy, I meant not many people can afford to buy an Intel i7 computers. But if one manages to get an i7 computer and then realizes it is not good enough to run Ubuntu 22.04.

matthew gould

matthew gould

I mean, I’m going to be blunt and point out that the Intel i5-520M CPU in my lattiude e6410 released in 2010 has a base clock frequency of 2.4 GHZ. Pretty much every I7 I can think of has a base frequency over 2 GHZ.

Is this some sort of low power system? Because that the i7-10710U has a base frequency of 1.1 GHZ is bizzare.

manfred

This i7 is a cpu from laptop. If this i7 is not enough for Uboontoo 22 then Ubuntu is not ready to use… LOL I have had the impression for a long time that Linux “tries” not to be too good, so as not to harm Windows or MacOs .. Surely, if it were good, M$, Apple and Google would destroy these all GNU with a patentology.


Martin

22.04 has given me sleepless nights. I just bought a Toshiba laptop and had Zorin on there and it was almost incompattible. I opted into Ubuntu and still faced the same issues I faced with Zorin, but the most annoying was the glitching every time I opened Netbeans which I have installed as a snap. Another annoying thing is the physicall left and right click mouse buttons next to the trackpad do not work. I managed to fix the glitching issue after reading through the community suggested fixes. That mouse issue is a pain coz those buttons are just lying around doing nothing. Otherwise UB is a nice os here on my laptop. It visually nice but wow does gnome use up a lot of RAM. If you know any fix I can make to get those mouse buttons working please help me.


Zac

I installed Kubuntu 22.04 just two days ago, and I have none of issues that you encounted. In fact Kubuntu 22.04 is better than Fedora 36 KDE (but that’s not hard), and on par with openSUSE KDE and Manjaro KDE. Some of those issues are Gnome related. BTW, I have a 6 years old latop intel i5, startup time is ~20sec. Firefox snap starts within 7 sec after a reboot and 2 secs if restarted during the same session, same as other distros, its a non-issue. Being sandboxed will cause problems, and they need to work on that. Canonical should just move to KDE as its default desktop, and alot of these issues will be non-existant. Canonical has little say in Gnome, as, in practice, it’s largely controlled by Red Hat.

Handoko

I upgraded my Ubuntu Mate to version 22.04 2 weeks ago, It really crashed when browsing the web or downloading files, also my custom panel layout would become messy if I restart the computer.

Good news is, all the issues has gone after I performed an update 2 days ago. You’re too late to experience the issues.

Lesson learned. We should wait a while to upgrade when a newer version has come out.



Carol

22.04 is awful. So annoyed that I upgraded. Longtime user and hate to say this but my IPAD is now my daily driver. At least Firefox on iOS works like it used to. Sad…




thomas covenant

thomas covenant

totally agree with your review. while it seems the snap firefox starts slower, it seems to be faster when loading. but that’s all. but i hate it,as the gnome extension plug in does not work in snap, and that alreay in 21.10. enough time to fix that, but never done. thought the extension manager works (which fortunately not a snap). i hate snap, complicated, slow, uses more resources. apple uses the toolboxes from the beginning and everything was build on them (even in the GSOS) and the apps really use less resources. not so with snap crap. i already had problems with chees in 21.04 and 21.10. moved then to gucview. steam and games keep crashing. most gnome extensions no longer work did these guess ever hear anything about “customer wants and needs”? or QA? this is a LTS banana software release.


almo e

My experiences were largely positive when installing 22.04 as a fresh (bare metal) go, but upgrades were a bit more of an, er, checkerboard. Specifically, working audio (non-3rd-party drivers) seemed to install dummy soundcards after upgrade. This took a long time (too long IMHO) to unravel, not sure if the basic problem was driver-related or a new systemd process for alsa/pulseaudio to “adjust” to?

Jury is still out on the SNAP/Firefox, haven’t run any benchmarks to confirm “crashiness” or “slowness” (which may be related to the crashiness) with FF running in SNAP mode. Compared with Manjaro (more or less my “daily driver”),

I think the stability of every new LTS release is suspicious to some extent, going back to 16.04 when Canonical took the driver seat with Ubuntu, and at least until EOL of the last interim version, in this case July 2022 for 21.10. This is based on some reading I did encouraging users to wait to July before upgrading, I think that is prudent advice, although a week or so after release, I logged my first ‘successful’ upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04, although with a great many issues as mentioned already.


Elven Decker

Elven Decker

I’ve been a Linux user since it was only available on floppies downloaded with ftp. I’ve also been a strong Ubuntu supporter for many years. I lived through the Unity UI, and since it went away I’ve been assuming that Canonical had learned their lesson about “ship the software and fix it in the field”. Now with the rise of snap I’m starting to get the feeling that history is repeating itself. Please Canonical, make things bulletproof before you scale them! I am sure that snaps will continue to improve, but why are they being pushed so hard when they are not fully featured? Lack of a native messaging protocol is at the heart of many snap issues but I don’t see any formal activity to make it right.


Handoko

I updated my Ubuntu Mate to version 22.04 some days ago and I regret doing it. Everything was working good but now I experience several issues:

Firefox crashes several times in day. I also have Tor Browser, which was installed since the previous version. Now both my Tor Browser and Firefox are sure to crash if I run them long enough.

My customized panel layout can’t be load properly if I reboot the computer. All the custom application launchers won’t be able to show up.



Dan P

I fresh- installed U 22.04 the da it was available. So many sstem crashes, file crashes and previous apps not working anymore. I had to revert to backup copy off U 21.10

Veryy frustrating.


greg stokes

Going back to 20.04 which worked just fine for me .Just to glitchy for me , wine does not work properly.Programs that require wine just lock up and am unable to quit without shutting down. Why cant you just force quit like on older versions.Firefox snap is a complete failure,ended up installing deb package to get it working.Have wasted a day and a half with it so far ,that is enough. Will give it another try next year.


Hung Low

Thoughts on Snaps are subjective so I can respect your thoughts/feelings on them. However, you should mention that Mozilla asked Canonical to distribute Firefox as a Snap with 22.04. The way you have the article/video framed now is you imply Canonical wants to turn almost every application into a Snap and there’s no basis for that. Either way, I like how you mention that Firefox can be installed as a .deb package if one were so inclined to revert back to .deb.

Additionally… I can’t speak to why Files crashed on your system so often or why boot time takes a longer than expected amount of time; I think it’s fair to say this is something that’s perhaps peculiar to your system/installation/settings?

Files has yet to crash on my Desktop and boot time is just as fast or faster with 22.04 than 20.04 on my Desktop.

Snaps aside, the rest of what you find ‘ugly’ with Ubuntu is arguably minor/shallow issues; certainly not enough to say it makes Ubuntu ‘ugly’ on the inside.

I don’t think it’s a secret, based on previous videos, you’re not the biggest fan of Ubuntu. I can respect that, we all have things we like/dislike. I suspect you make videos on Ubuntu simply because they’re probalby your more popular videos. However I think you should mention you’re not a big fan of a Ubuntu before posting reviews like this so the audience better understands your perspective and frame of mind.


Kenny

You wrote “I have to emphasize that the Software Center is finally lightening fast. “

Lightening is what cream does to coffee. Atmospheric discharge of static electricity is “lightning.” No “e.”


Martin F. Slater

Martin F. Slater

I was conned into upgrading to “jellyfish”. After about 90 minutes, the onscreen message told me that the installation had failed, but using ubuntu 21.10 would probably not work correctly either now.

They were right. Some things worked, others didn’t. So, I reinstalled 21.10.

I’m a Linux beginner and tinkering under the hood with sudo (is that short for “sod off”?) is not for me. After using MacOS for years, this Linux version is catastrophic. Settings are strewn all over a wide range of themes, systems, whatever. And, no, I have no intention of learning what is clearly a mess. What happened to English spelling - classic howlers everywhere. How about quality control - testing everything before issuing an update?

I’ll carry on stumbling around, bumping into long-sought solutions by accident, but Linux’ chances aren’t looking good. Yes, it’s different, but it’s crystal clear why it’s a fringe OS. There must be a sign over all Linux coders’ monitors: “User- friendliness is an unwanted goal - avoid it like the plague”.



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