Fwd: [PLUG] Ubuntu edgy

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 10:46:23 PDT 2007


From: Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at gmail.com>
Date: Mar 19, 2007 12:04 PM

On 3/19/07, Ranjit Bhonsle <ranjya at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello to all,
> In recent times I don't see any talk about distros.
> Nobody posts any install experiences.
>
>      I have been unable to install Ubuntu edgy for some time.
> The problem arises due to PCI graphics being not properly
> configured in Ubuntu.
>      My Kubuntu install did not have Firefox to start with.
> The DVD does help as most of the software is there.
>

It's called distro fatigue.  There comes a point in time when people start
to look beyond bragging rights about successful install and driver
insertion, and want to get some work done.

You've nailed it about Ubuntu - the CD will obviously not carry all drivers
etc.  You can also try Knoppix 1.1 or Mandriva 2007 according to your deb /
rpm inclination - both work rather well with minimum fuss about drivers, as
they have less of a politico-philosophical constraint.  I was surprised with
the Knoppix Live DVD - it booted fairly quickly, detected the default
internet connection, recognized hardware, and let me create a pretty little
card for my daughter in Tuxpaint on my Lenovo R60, all in Live mode.  It may
have some stability issues though, as it includes more of the cutting edge
stuff and is not as thoroughly tested as Fedora / Ubuntu.  I also needed to
reboot the computer once and pass the necessary resolution parameter at boot
time for the LCD.  Another irritating aspect was the way sub-levels of the
start menu take up the whole screen, and fonts need to be tweaked in all
distros except Ubuntu to keep eyes from watering.

By the way, is it just me, or does this list bounce slightly longish mails
only selectively?


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