Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2007 21:09 UTC
Linspire "Freespire, the free as in beer version of the Linspire Linux distribution, this month released Freespire 2.0, the first version of the operating system based on the popular Ubuntu distribution, and the first to contain proprietary codecs and drivers. Despite its attractive appearance, it left me with mixed feelings."
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RE[2]: BUGGY!
by Robocoastie on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 04:33 UTC in reply to "RE: BUGGY!"
Robocoastie
Member since:
2005-09-15

well OSTourist a few of us have mentioned how to fix your resolution issue and pointed out that problem is not specific to freespire.

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RE[3]: BUGGY!
by OStourist on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 10:44 in reply to "RE[2]: BUGGY!"
OStourist Member since:
2007-06-19

I am well aware that the problem is not specific to freespire...the much hyped Ubuntu also has it..

Here are some unhyped distros(unix and linux)which DO work out-of-the-box

1 Fedora core 7
2 DesktopBSD
3 PC-BSD
4 Nexenta-7 (crappy alpha at that!)

Do you see a pattern here? It is no longer 1997 and
X configuration CAN be done with little nonsense.
The fact that FreeSpire can't do it shows the hacky nature of the distro.
Yes I did configure my card using various drivers,
nv and nvidea and all still had problems.

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