Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE: It is the stupid little issues
by lemur2 on Sat 17th Mar 2007 10:52 UTC in reply to "It is the stupid little issues"
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//Like having to STILL FUTZ with the xorg.conf for modelines on plug and play monitors that report their rates and modes properly. X is STILL the only system that has EVER 'required' this nonsense... Sure, the option to manually futz with them is cute, but beyond the skills of most beginners and the patience of many old hats. //

Both PCLinuxOS ans SuSe (at least) have GUI "control panel" equivalents for video driver parameters adjustment.

The one in PCLinuxOS/Mandriva is called XFdrake.

The one in SuSe is part of Yast.

There is at least one xorg.conf GUI editor for Ubuntu ... it is called xorg-edit.

http://www.cyskat.de/dee/progxorg.htm

AFAIK this utility is not part of the default set of Ubuntu packages.

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