Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 1st Oct 2009 21:02 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We reported earlier on a blog post entitled "Ubuntu Report Card (2009)" where the author detailed how they felt the Ubuntu experience had improved over the years. In a follow-up series of articles looking at the future, Tanner Helland has written 10 different broadly-scoped feature requests that [he] 'and many others would like to see by the time Ubuntu 10.10 rolls around'.
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RE: For me
by gireesh on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 02:36 UTC in reply to "For me"
gireesh
Member since:
2005-07-24

Ahh the joys of not having a Control Center. Also all that autoconfigure X crap is a pain in the behind. Use gtf and generate a modeline.
e.g. gtf 1440 900 60. Stick that modeline in your xorg.conf. Force xorg.conf to use that mode and off you go.
Here is my xorg.conf

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1600x900"
HorizSync 31.5-90.0
VertRefresh 60

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
Modeline "1600x900_60.00" 119.00 1600 1696 1864 2128 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync

EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 6100 and later"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck,NoVirtualSizeCheck,NoMaxPClkCheck,NoHoriz SyncCheck ,NoVertRefreshCheck,NoWidthAlignmentCheck"
Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x900_60.00"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1600x900_60.00"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x900_60.00"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x900_60.00"
EndSubsection
EndSection

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RE[2]: For me
by darknexus on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 03:07 in reply to "RE: For me"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

And you really think desktop users want to deal with that?

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RE[2]: For me
by nt_jerkface on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 06:35 in reply to "RE: For me"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Stick that modeline in your xorg.conf.

I think you just summarized the Linux desktop experience in a single sentence.

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RE[2]: For me
by deathshadow on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 16:08 in reply to "RE: For me"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

1) Joe Sixpack is going to tell you where to shove it when you tell them "add that to your x.org.conf"

2) That does NOT work with the nvidia drivers, you have to include a metamodes line, and metamodes doesn't seem to work right on a GTX260 if you have more than one color depth specified as 'displays'.

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