Makes me wonder if Linux will ever be ready for the common desktop, not to mention laptop
BrunosJunk at Bronosky.com
Thu Jun 7 18:14:03 PDT 2007
I'm not trying to flame bait here. I'm just expressing my frustration
with trying top get both of these conditions met: a) ability to use an
external display on my all Intel Thinkpad. b) ability to play some
form of video at any size.
It's so frustrating that I am engineer and I can't understand the
relationship between kernel modules, drivers, xorg, xrandr, desktop
environment, and the window manager. It seems that in order to use
Linux effectively on a desktop, this is perquisite knowledge. I don't
mind learning it, but i can't find a concise source for this
I just wonder if the public at large will ever be able to use Linux.
So, in order to do what I want with my computer I need to use the
bleeding edge stuff. That's fine, but I can't experience any down
time. So, I can't blindly install crap, or follow a hodge podge of
howtos. I need to know how to get xorg, xrandr, and the Intel drivers
working and how to rollback if there are problems.
Where can I find this info?
.!# RichardBronosky #!.
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