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Re: ubuntu bulletproof x



fre, 31 08 2007 kl. 18:54 +1000, skrev Dave Airlie:
> On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 13:49 +0000, igknighted gmail com wrote:
> > I think the main purpose is for people who are using proprietary
> > drivers (maily nvidia) and have kernel module breakages.  Also for
> > those messing around with other settings manually (trying to get a
> > multi-button mouse working, for example).  For those not used to linux
> > I can see how this could let them get online in order to get help.
> > 
> > But I also think it is poorly implemented.  Why not ask the user when
> > they update xorg.conf if their previous one worked, and then if they
> > want to save it as a fall-back in case the new one fails.  This way
> > you don't end up any worse off if it fails.  You'd have to make the
> > name of the backup well known enough for those manually editing the
> > file to save the backup properly (xorg.conf.bak seems fairly standard
> > for this, yes?), but I feel like most users who would need this would
> > be using Ubuntu's GUI xorg.conf tool, and that could be built right
> > in.
> > 
> 
> Really if you have to ask the user you've already lost....
> 
> The main use this gives is you can let a user try the binary driver, and
> if it tanks, you can use the GUI to go back to the open source or vice
> versa,
> 
> Really though a simple ordering like:
> 1. Users current xorg.conf
> 2. No x.org conf - default driver
> 3. Try another driver in list (like fglrx or radeon)
> 4. Try vesa.
> 5. lose.
> 
> I'm not sure what asking the user in-between really gives you..

Easy, top story on Digg 3 days in a row.. not that that makes it
worthwhile or even correct but that seems to be the net gain.

- David


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