[PLUG] Re: {PLUG] Ubuntu edgy

sco1984 at gmail.com sco1984 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 10:05:15 IST 2007

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Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 18:14:47 +0530
From: "Ranjit Bhonsle" <ranjya at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Ubuntu edgy
To: "Pune GNU/Linux Users Group Mailing List" <plug-mail at plug.org.in>
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> 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.

Ya, I guess people work with computers. I use it mostly for information
gathering, computing my taxes  and  an  occasional game. But all of that
pales off when a new fedora or in recent times Ubuntu is launched. I have
to have it and install it. The kind of kick that gives me is second only to
installing a new piece of hardware....which is very rarely.

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?
> --
In recent times at least these guys have not bounced any of my mails....but
it happens in every plug members life in plug ....my opinion.


Knoppix 5.1 LIVE DVD full fill's all the requirement. Just disappointing
thing > "Poor ACPI support". And this problem exists in most linux distro's
when your running it on  a laptop or on a tablet PC. Even after installing
SCPID or acpid daemon, heat sink fan mointed above processor throw's a lot
of heat. I am talking about "Centrino" powered laptop's & AMD Turion powered
laptops as well.

Amey Abhyankar.

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