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 ===== Notable Changes ===== ===== Notable Changes =====
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 +==== Incompatibility with BIOS in certain Lenovo, Acer systems ====
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 +A bug in the Linux 4.13 kernel shipped in Ubuntu 17.10 can leave users unable to update any of their BIOS settings, including their system’s boot order, after booting this version of Ubuntu.
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 +A kernel with a fix for this issue will be available in zesty-updates shortly, but, the Ubuntu 17.10 installer images still contain the kernel with this bug.  **Users with affected systems should not upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 or boot an Ubuntu 17.10 installer image until this issue as resolved.**  Doing so may result in your computer requiring professional servicing in order to restore BIOS functionality.
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 +A full list of known affected models can be found in [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1734147| Bug 1734147]]
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 +If you have already installed Ubuntu 17.10 on an affected system, you may not immediately notice this problem because Ubuntu will continue to boot from disk.  To verify whether your system has been affected by this bug, create a USB stick with the Ubuntu 16.04 desktop image and try to boot it.  If you are able to boot it, your system has most likely not been impacted by this bug.
    
 ==== Appearance Updates ==== ==== Appearance Updates ====
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 ===== Updates from the Ubuntu Desktop Team ===== ===== Updates from the Ubuntu Desktop Team =====
  
-We usually link directly to the Ubuntu release notes, but there are several significant improvements that affect all flavors and our users.+We usually just link directly to the Ubuntu release [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes|notes]], but there are several significant improvements that affect all flavors and our users. 
  
 ==== Accelerated Video Playback (Intel) ==== ==== Accelerated Video Playback (Intel) ====
  
-The Ubuntu Desktop team has been hard at work to get accelerated video playback working out of the box [1, 2, 3, 6]. Intel users may also see some performance improvements in Parole Media Player since it shares the GStreamer backend. Chromium users might also see some performance improvements [3, 4].+The Ubuntu Desktop team has been hard at work to get accelerated video playback working out of the box [ 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/07/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-july-7-2017/|1]] 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/14/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-july-14-2017/|2]] 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/28/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-july-28-2017/|3]] 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/09/08/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-september-8-2017/|6]] 
 +]. Intel users may also see some performance improvements in Parole Media Player since it shares the GStreamer backend. Chromium users might also see some performance improvements [ 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/28/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-july-28-2017/|3]] 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/08/11/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-august-11-2017/|4]] 
 +]. 
 + 
 +[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IntelQuickSyncVideo|See this page for more information.]]
  
-See this page for more information. 
-https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IntelQuickSyncVideo 
  
 ==== Bluetooth and USB Audio ==== ==== Bluetooth and USB Audio ====
  
-There’s been a number of changes to BlueZ and PulseAudio this cycle which should make Bluetooth and USB audio devices work much better by default [2, 4, 5].  +There’s been a number of changes to BlueZ and PulseAudio this cycle which should make Bluetooth and USB audio devices work much better by default [ 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/14/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-july-14-2017/|2]] 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/08/11/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-august-11-2017/|4]] 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/08/25/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-august-25-2017/|5]] 
 +].  
  
 ==== Driverless Printing ==== ==== Driverless Printing ====
  
-Driverless printing has been added to Ubuntu. This provides support for most modern printers: IPP Everywhere, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, PCLm, and Wifi Direct as supported. Other printers can still be added from the Printers dialog [5, 6]. +Driverless printing has been added to Ubuntu. This provides support for most modern printers: IPP Everywhere, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, PCLm, and Wifi Direct as supported. Other printers can still be added from the Printers dialog [ 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/08/25/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-august-25-2017/|5]] 
 +[[https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/09/08/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-september-8-2017/|6]] 
 +].
  
 ===== Notable Issues ===== ===== Notable Issues =====
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   * Keyboard layout issues noted in Ubuntu or other flavours during installation:   * Keyboard layout issues noted in Ubuntu or other flavours during installation:
-    * Keyboard layout not applied when layout is selected ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1719908|1719908]]) 
     * Auto-selected keyboard layout no longer matches chosen region ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1706859 |1706859]])     * Auto-selected keyboard layout no longer matches chosen region ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1706859 |1706859]])
 +  * "Force UEFI installation" dialog has non-working Go Back/Continue buttons ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1724482 | 1724482]])
 +  *  No restart after installation ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/casper/+bug/1723760 | 1723760]])
  
 ==== General Issues ==== ==== General Issues ====
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     * Parole crashes while fast forwarding with the playback slider ([[https://launchpad.net/bugs/1374887|1374887]])     * Parole crashes while fast forwarding with the playback slider ([[https://launchpad.net/bugs/1374887|1374887]])
     * Parole Clear History (Open Location) crashes ([[https://launchpad.net/bugs/1214514|1214541]])     * Parole Clear History (Open Location) crashes ([[https://launchpad.net/bugs/1214514|1214541]])
-    *  Play button inactive https://bugs.launchpad.net/parole/+bug/1705243+    * Play button inactive ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/parole/+bug/1705243|1705243]])
  
 +  * GNOME Software: GDBUS.Error:org.freedesktop.Dbus.Error.ServiceUnkown Error message ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-software/+bug/1713009|1713009]])
 +  * SGT Puzzles Collection: Menu bar grayed out ([[https://launchpad.net/bugs/1670610|1670610]])
   * Thunar: Restoring non-empty folders spawns warning - leaves copy behind ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+bug/1687075|1687075]])   * Thunar: Restoring non-empty folders spawns warning - leaves copy behind ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+bug/1687075|1687075]])
-  * SGT Puzzles Collection: Menu bar grayed out ([[https://launchpad.net/bugs/1670610|1670610]]) 
-  * SGT Puzzles Collection: Clicking on the Preferences option on the main menu does nothing ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sgt-launcher/+bug/1686667|1686667]]) 
   * Xfce Indicator Plugin: Label missing from "Clear Known Indicators" dialog ([[https://launchpad.net/bugs/1644917|1644971]])   * Xfce Indicator Plugin: Label missing from "Clear Known Indicators" dialog ([[https://launchpad.net/bugs/1644917|1644971]])
-  * Checkboxes for hidden/visible indicators not working properly ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-indicator-plugin/+bug/1311685|1311685]]) +  * Xfce Indicator Plugin: Checkboxes for hidden/visible indicators not working properly ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-indicator-plugin/+bug/1311685|1311685]])
-  * Terminal border doubles when more than 1 tab ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/greybird-gtk-theme/+bug/1683857|1683857]]) +
-  * Software gives GDBUS.Error:org.freedesktop.Dbus.Error.ServiceUnkown Error message ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-software/+bug/1713009|1713009]]) +
-  +
  
 ===== Changelogs ===== ===== Changelogs =====
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   * xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin ([[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/artful/+source/xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin/+changelog|changelog]])   * xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin ([[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/artful/+source/xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin/+changelog|changelog]])
   * xfce4-xkb-plugin ([[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/artful/+source/xfce4-xkb-plugin/+changelog|changelog]])   * xfce4-xkb-plugin ([[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/artful/+source/xfce4-xkb-plugin/+changelog|changelog]])
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