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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RE: What's wrong with this picture?
by lemur2 on Sun 18th Mar 2007 09:51 UTC in reply to "What's wrong with this picture?"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

{Why is it that the distros STILL do not have a database of every commonly used monitor with an effective method of detecting - or EVEN ASKING THE USER - to identify the monitor and installing the correct horizontal and vertical sync? }

Most distros do have exactly that.

This problem is an identified bug with just the Ubuntu distro in particular, with just that screen.

Do not mistake a bug with one particular screen on one particular distro with a problem for all Linux distros.

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gfx1 Member since:
2006-01-20

This problem is an identified bug with just the Ubuntu distro in particular, with just that screen.

Yeah right, this is a problem with X so it is in all linux flavours.
My radeon x800 card is never recognised properly by X, I always have to edit xorg.conf to change ati to radeon
to stop it from crashing at boottime.

BeOS handled this better 9 years ago.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

{ My radeon x800 card is never recognised properly by X, I always have to edit xorg.conf to change ati to radeon }

You have listed one problem, and Eugenia has listed another.

I personally have a collection of no less that six video cards that have had to be scrapped because there was no driver for them for the only available versions of Windows.

Windows Vista shipped to the public without properly working nvidia drivers, and a longish list of other driver problems.

http://www.playfuls.com/news_06594_Missing_Drivers_And_Security_Hol...

My list trumps yours.

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