Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 10th Apr 2007 19:24 UTC, submitted by Charl P. Botha
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This is a more critical than usual mini-review of Ubuntu Feisty beta on an HP NC8430 laptop. It practically examines some of the problems laptop users will run into when trying to run Feisty on their hardware."
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adamk
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2005-07-08

Why aren't 1440x900, 1680x1050, etc. not supported?

The chipset in his laptop is not supported by any open source driver, so Feisty defaults to the 'vesa' driver. The vesa driver is generally considered a failsafe driver and. I'm going to hazard a guess that it tries to use the minimum configuration it thinks it can get away with. If it starts up X at 1440x900, and the monitor doesn't support it, the user doesn't see anything, which is certainly a worse situation :-)

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