I just did a fresh install of 10.04 and I hate to say it, but out of the box is was harder to set up than its predecessor. The install went fine and it wasn't until I logged in I discovered I had no sound. I eventual found a setting (gnome-volume-control) that had a checked box next to mute. Bear in mind this was a fresh install and I had never opened this dialogue before.
I un-checked mute and had sound, but every time I logged out it defaulted back to mute. After a bit of searching the cure was to set the sound levels are required then run the following in terminal...
I also just completed a fresh install of 10.04 and I am not at all pleased. I was using 8.04 and had little problems and was excited to try out 10.04 LTS - I'm sorry I did. It is so incredibly slow, taking almost a full minute to do anything. I click on 'applications,' for example, and I have to wait 10 seconds for the drop down window! I get online with firefox and the browser dims constantly and at times it appears to have crashed, but then it lights up - only to dim again. I tried to play a game on Face Book and it took 2 minutes and 31 seconds for the game to load, and then the flash player crashed! This is all very disturbing. I never experienced these problems with 8.04 and nothing has changed with my computer - it is the same setup I used with the old version. 10.04 is a real disappointment
Hi lrs52200, first of all Welcome to WebmasterWorld!
Just thinking, isn't the LTS version not specifically tuned for server tasks? The goal of the LTS distribution is to have long lasting support, which is more useful for server installations than desktop systems. Maybe the top command can give some insights what is happening while you are firing up Firefox and other desktop applications.