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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Dear Team Ubuntu ...
by kadymae on Sat 17th Mar 2007 16:36 UTC
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By manually entering the vertical and horizontal sync in the xorg.conf file it fixed the problem for my 1440x900 screen and I was able to load the LiveCD and finally install Feisty on the hard drive.

You've known about this issue for 18 freeking months.

It's a regularly asked question in the forums.

This is a bog standard chipset that shows up in a lot of laptops and desktops. The 1440 x 900 resolution is a very populuar option on Dell laptops because it's a very cheap upgrade and it makes the colors on screen look so much better and brighter.

Please pull your heads out of the sand and fix this so that it works out of the box.

(Because sending a n00b to edit a config file on day one is an excellent way to give them the [wrong] idea that Linux is a half-baked pile of glop.)

Thank you.

PS. I'll paypal you the cost of two deluxe pizzas, a bucket of buffalo wings and a case of Sam Adams as soon as I get the final version installed on my laptop.

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