Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Gnome Only a few days ago, we ran an article on the future of KDE and GNOME, and which of the two had the brighter future based on their developmental processes. Barely has that discussion ended, or the GNOME engineering team comes with a pretty daunting plan to introduce a fairly massive reworking of the GNOME interface for GNOME 3.0 (2.30). Read on for the details.
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phoenix
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2005-07-11

" Fair enough, connecting to a projector (if that's what you actually mean) is difficult at the best of times, certainly with Linux


I've never, NEVER EVER had Mac OS X or Windows fail when it comes to connecting to a projector, and I've used a lot of those things the past ~9-10 years.
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NEC projectors and IBM laptops using Intel video chipsets don't play well together. Neither do some early HP laptops using Centrino chipsets. We keep three different brands of projectors available at the board office for people doing presentations. These laptops use Windows XP and Vista.

Oddly enough, Kubuntu 7.10 and later on HP laptops don't have any issues with the NEC projector.

It will always remain a mystery to me why something so mundane as plugging in a 2nd monitor is such a big thing for Linux. It's not like we're asking for world peace.


Just like with Windows, it all depends on the driver. I've been using the multi-monitor support (MergedFB) in ATI's fglrx driver on Debian 4.0 and 5.0 without issues (no-name X1300 card). I've recently switched to using xrandr with the OSS ati driver. It's a bit slower, and the few times I've tried desktop effects it's crashed plasma (but I don't use desktop effects even on systems where it doesn't crash), but it works.

Others at work using the ATI driver have no end of issues with Kubuntu. Same with those with nVidia and Ubuntu.

It all depends on driver quality.

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