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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kadymae
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2005-08-02

Take the support for hi-res screens. Why aren't 1440x900, 1680x1050, etc. not supported? I understand it only takes a few lines in a config file to do this.

Yes. Thank you. Becuase I've yet to see a clear, valid reason given why this Doesn't. Just. Work. right out of the box, given that the fix is fairly simple.

It's stupid dren like this that causes people to write off Linux before they've had a chance to see how cool it really can be.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Installing Windows on a PC for which you don't have the driver supported out-of-the-box will also default to a (possibly lower) safe resolution.

As long as the proprietary driver is not installed (which is now very easy in Feisty with the restricted driver installer), this is the kind of behavior your *want*...it is preferable to risking a resolution which is too high for the chipset/monitor.

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