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Re: ubuntu bulletproof x



On 8/31/07, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
> Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
>
> >> 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.
> >
> > So you have either a choice to lose, and let the user feel helpless
> > and out of control, or you give them at least a chance to try
> > something out.  If the user is intelligent, even if he's not
> > technically oriented, he can then say "I tried the following settings
> > and they all didn't work."
> >
> > Not that I'm going to say this is the best implementation either, but
> > it's better than just a BSOD (Black Screen of Doom).
>
> The biggest problem I've seen with X is having to provide modelines for
> equipment not included in the stock setup.  Is there any way that when
> someone computes their own modelines and it comes up working that the
> system could automatically ask permission to post the settings to a
> central database so others with matching hardware would not have to
> repeat the work?

Sounds like a job for Smolt

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