Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Jun 2006 13:01 UTC
Gnome I enjoy using many different desktop environments and operating systems. On a day-to-day basis, I use Finder, Explorer, GNOME, and KDE. They all have their good sides, but obviously, they have their fair share of bad sides as well. The next couple of columns will be about the latter. This week, I take a look at whatever bothers me about Ubuntu's GNOME/Linux combination (Dapper, obviously).
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hardware detection sucks
by stolennomenclature on Mon 5th Jun 2006 01:04 UTC
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2006-06-05

I have tried many Linux distros - not most, but many (many tens of distros) and have ye to find one that does hardware detection properly through the GUI.

Linux's handling of CD and DVD drives from media players is also pathetic. Its common for the media player to have its preferences set up to read from a device not actually configured - for example /dev/dvd, when the actually device is /dev/hdd. Its not a show stopper for a Linux veteran, but the average user is not in the equation.

I wish I had a dollar for everytime I have had to reboot Linux in order to be able to eject the optical disk from the drive.

Really it is hard to understand why this cant be fixed. It doesnt sound like reocket science.

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