Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jul 2006 21:16 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical's Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is an excellent Linux-based operating system - so excellent, in fact, that it not only earned eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice designation but has also become our clear favorite among Linux desktop distributions. This latest Ubuntu release, which became available in June, has won our ardor with a tight focus on desktop usability; an extremely active, helpful and organized user community; and a software installation and management framework that's unsurpassed on any OS platform."
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by Mitarai on Wed 19th Jul 2006 21:48 UTC
Mitarai
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2005-07-28

Its great and all but a "Press this button to install ATI propietary drivers w/o having to edit text files or compile the kernels or patches manually so you can enjoy of XGL" button is still missing.

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by archiesteel on Wed 19th Jul 2006 22:00 in reply to "..."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

No it's not, it's called EasyUbuntu.

I've also never heard of someone needing to patch and/or compile the kernel in order to install ATI drivers. Next time, you should do more research before trolling...

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by Mitarai on Wed 19th Jul 2006 22:13 in reply to "RE: ..."
Mitarai Member since:
2005-07-28

Then please tell me how can I do it, I've tried with no joy.

And wasn't trolling, I reseached before, take a look to this:

http://www.stanchina.net/~flavio/debian/fglrx-installer.html#overvi...

I think you are not the one researshing.

Edited 2006-07-19 22:16

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by ThawkTH on Wed 19th Jul 2006 22:24 in reply to "RE: ..."
ThawkTH Member since:
2005-07-06

Does EasyUbuntu work with Dapper and ATI drivers? I hear great things about the Nvidia drivers, but the ATI drivers have always been a bit of a nightmore.


...Dapper, however, has been the worst experience yet. I don't know why. Maybe it's a kernel issue, maybe it's an issue with the version of the drivers in the repo - all I know is if you install fglrx with apt, the drivers simply will not work (accelerated OpenGL for example).

I've been a big fan of (k)Ubuntu for three years now (active user since Warty), and I've used the ATI drivers throughout. It's never been simple, and I understand that ATI's drivers have earned the scorn and ridicule of FOSS users and developers for many years now...

I must say though that most Dapper users with ATI cards I've encountered simply cannot get the drivers to work (myself among them). Whether I used the repo versions, download the installer and run it, tell the installer to create dapper packages, etc - they simply don't work. I've edited several of my config files, manually played with kernel modules...I can't even remember everything posted in the forums on the issue.

XGL is touted by so many - ATI users on a clean install of dapper though simply can't get a glimpse. It's made me angry at Dapper as a whole. I know it's unfair to judge a distro by a single problem that's not even completely in Ubuntu's hands...But to any other distros have such a problem? Lots of users have ATI cards, and while the drivers are optional, XGL is changing that.

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