scorp123 wrote:Could you please elaborate what you want / need? If this is a suggestion, could you please go into more details what your suggestion is about??
Ah OK Nice article, BTWD1Wayne wrote: Recently read article
http://community.linux.com/article.pl?s ... 13/2112259
This was a suggestion. Do what ever is needed to rid us of xorg.conf headaches please!
You have to keep in mind that both NVidia and ATI drivers are more or less closed source right now. They depend on closed source kernel modules which more or less need to be re-compiled and re-installed, especially if an update has touched the Linux Kernel or any core X.org componentsD1Wayne wrote: Prior to last night's clean install of Bianca + Updates
Nvidia 6150 + Dell 990 monitor were not a problem,
now after clean install, re-booting, after updates re-booted, stuck at 1280x1024 85hz, xorg.conf lost VertRefresh and HorizSync.
Well, as I said above. It would be easier if Nvidia and ATI opened up their video drivers and released them as Open Source, just as everybody else did, e.g. Matrox, Intel, many others. As I said above: As soon as an update touches the kernel or some core X.org components the previously installed Nvidia and/or ATI drivers stop working and most likely need to be installed in some way again.D1Wayne wrote: It seems as if an ant passes wind on the rings of Saturn xorg dies this has been a recurring problem on at least 6 machines in the last 4 years, (and primary reason I keep returning to XP)
Did you update the kernel or some X.org components? There you goD1Wayne wrote: Ubuntu Herd 5 no problems, then 188.8.131.52 video problems started, so I tried Linux Mint. Now same type of problems.
It's just a config file The real problem are stubborn companies such as ATI and Nvidia on one side and some stubborn Linux kernel developers who refuse to include some sort of an "API" (a programming interface) so that closed-source drivers could hook into the Linux kernel, regardless of the kernel version or any updates taking place or not.D1Wayne wrote: Of course this could be a Nvidia problem of Dell 990 issue, but xorg.conf always seems to be the root problem
...it's just a config file Wink The real problem ...
Well, which OS is ???? You seem to forget that e.g. on Windows XP the "Service Pack 2" was a bad surprise too for many people when tons of stuff all of a sudden stopped to work. I will not even mention Vi$ta here, which is nothing but just an updated XP with a new GUI. Result? Tons of stuff not workingD1Wayne wrote: So what I'm gleaning from your reply is that there are no Desktop distro for Linux that is ready for John Q. Public (and may never be), unless you disable all updates
Ubuntu Herd 5 no problems, then 184.108.40.206 video problems started, so I tried Linux Mint.
I personally find SUSE's stuff working very very well. I installed it on my wife's machine (toooootal noob !!!!) and we never have troubles with it, updates or not. SUSE's update mechanism takes care of everything, even the NVidia drivers
Well, compared to "apt" everything seems slow ... I only use "yast" for system config stuff and let "smart" handle the packages. "smart install something" is still slower than "apt-get install something" but it's waaaaay faster than Fedora's "yum" ...hairy_Palms wrote:i agree, if suse and rpm wasnt so bloody slow
D1Wayne wrote:Hopefully No More dang xorg.conf files
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