I loaded QGIS into 12.04 with much trouble but it works. Although I do not seem to be able to load most plugins. I go to fetch plugins and most are not loaded so I try to load some and they will not load including many that I used with 11.10. I click on fetch and then plugins and then highlight a plugin and like Table Manager and click Install Plugin and the box appears:
Failed to unzip the plugin package. Probably it's broken or missing from the repository. You may also want to make sure that you have write permission to the plugin directory: /home/hebert/.qgis//python/plugins
This is true for 90% of the plugins. Help!