My perfect setup is the latest gramps.  I think the last number is 6.  I used 11.04 ubuntu and together they work perfect.  I am almost afraid to touch anything for fear I will mess it up!  My machine is 6 years old.  A Toshiba Satellite M35x-S311, 1.8 ghz, 1.5 GB and 100 GB hard drive.

I have an older machine that is actually faster but can use less RAM so it is slower, but it can also run 11.04.  Whatever the problems, Gramps is worth the effort.

I do not have much luck with live distros either.  Try installing 11.04 and the very latest Gramps.  Hope it works for you.






> From: pramclub@yahoo.co.uk
> To: Gramps-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 19:25:09 +0100
> Subject: [Gramps-users] Kubuntu and other distros with GRAMPS
>
> I really don't like Unity very much, so I'm still running Ubuntu 10.10.
> The 11.04 LiveCD doesn't run on my genealogy machine anyway, although I
> had that problem with previous releases which run OK if installed. I've
> been looking at other options, and the only program I use that I don't
> want to change is GRAMPS.
>
> I thought about Kubuntu, and have been trying the LiveCD - but what
> confuses me is I thought Kubuntu was Ubuntu with KDE instead of Gnome.
> The GRAMPS documentation talks about GRAMPS using GTK, which I though
> was part of Gnome - so how can it run on Kubuntu? (You don't need to try
> and explain that to me - I'm just demonstrating my level of
> incompetence!)
>
> So I'd be grateful for any feedback from other users on their distros.
> I've been looking through the documentation, but a lot of the tech stuff
> is beyond my ability!
>
> Thanks for any help,
>
> Dianne
>
>
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