Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:55 UTC
X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is X.org.
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Windows crash
by leo_ on Sun 16th Aug 2009 10:11 UTC
leo_
Member since:
2007-09-04

While I agree on the fact that X is a disaster, here is what happens when the graphics driver crashes on Windows:

- you get a blue screen
- the only way to restart, is to restart the whole computer
- of course you lose all your data

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RE: Windows crash
by dragossh on Sun 16th Aug 2009 17:47 in reply to "Windows crash"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

While I agree on the fact that X is a disaster, here is what happens when the graphics driver crashes on Windows:

- you get a blue screen
- the only way to restart, is to restart the whole computer
- of course you lose all your data

XP? Hello, NT 6. It throws you a command line and seconds later you’re back into the GUI. I think it may even try to use the default graphics driver if that fails.

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RE: Windows crash
by brandonlive on Sun 16th Aug 2009 21:57 in reply to "Windows crash"
brandonlive Member since:
2008-05-31

If you're going to comment, please use information from this decade. As the article clearly describes, that is not true. In the vast majority of cases, a crashed video driver on Windows will result in a momentary flicker as the graphics subsystem is restarted. Applications are entirely unaffected. To them it is the same behavior as if you switched graphics drivers, connected remotely to the session, etc.

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