Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:55 UTC
X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is X.org.
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9.0.4 is a buggy version
by roger64 on Sun 16th Aug 2009 06:35 UTC
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2006-08-15

It took me some time to get down my tree and go out of the jungle.

I am a Ubuntu fanboy. The 9.0.4 version is riddled with problems with graphic cards. As the pace of evolving versions is breathtaking, they even don't care to repair the bugs. So, what you have today is a stable unstable situation with ongoing unrepaired bugs. Intel graphic cards owners are of course well served by this (failure to produce reliable drivers), but I know also of other cards owners that experience serious trouble too.

I think you attack the wrong culprit. X is not perfect but I can look quietly videos on my old Pentium M for quite a long time. Even Totem, a long time a pain in the ass, is going decently now. I still dislike Evolution like you though (so many crashes ? surprising) and am happy enough with Thunderbird and web mail.

For me the real culprit is Ubuntu 9.0.4. Jaunty is buggy and will go down in the history as one of the worst failures of the otherwise happy Ubuntu family.

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