Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 11th Nov 2005 19:43 UTC
Linux "As you already know, if I have to sit down in front of a computer, I want it to be running the Gnome desktop on Linux. I've watched it mature from a downright ugly, needlessly complex playground for geeks, to an attractive, simple interface that holds its own against commercial alternatives. And yet, every day I still encounter rough edges that make me think there aren't nearly enough folks out there hacking away at this stuff. I'd like to watch." Read more at PCWorld. Warning: While some of the author's gripes can be fixed by installing third party applications or plugins, or by tweaking Alsa etc, the point remains that his default distribution and/or Gnome did not come with these conveniences by default. Most people don't like tweaking stuff, they want things that "just work".
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RE: Noticed something
by fretinator on Fri 11th Nov 2005 21:32 UTC in reply to "Noticed something"
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As for the Xorg setup, the proper way to set up Xorg in Debian based distros is by the command
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Use sudo on Ubuntu (done from a terminal)

I thnk this is the point of the article. I know how do what you wrote, but users should have to "sudo a command from the terminal" to get a basic feature to work.

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