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Re: Dependencies for fglrx drivers

On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 19:20 -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> suvayu ali wrote:
> > 2009/1/13 Julius Smith <julius smith gmail com>:
> >> In case it's relevant, I got a Radeon HD 4850 working on F10 x86_64 by
> >> FIRST booting into single-user mode and then exiting to runlevel 5.  I
> >> don't have to do this two-stage boot using the vesa driver, but I do
> >> with the fglrx driver.  My display is 1920x1200 60Hz (flat panel LCD)
> >> - Julius
> > 
> > As Kevin said, I downloaded the compat-libstdc++ libraries and now
> > everything is perfect even with fglrx. However I noticed something,
> > livna-config-display requires system-config-display as a dependency.
> > However the F10 DVD doesn't have that package, and I had to download
> > it from the repos.
> > 
> This is because people who build the DVD think you should use something else to 
> configure your display, so they don't put system-config-display on the DVD. The 
> DVD contents are not selected to include everything you might find useful as 
> long as it will fit, but to include the things someone else thinks you should use.
> I understand why fglrx isn't on the DVD, the lack of the config tool seems like 
> someone thinking they know better than you do how you should use your computer.
> I just inherited a 32" HDTV which can still be used as a display, so I will be 
> fighting these problems on every machine on my KVM switch.
I gather that you don't know how annoying your whining about this has
become in so short of a time.


That KVM switches are hostile to plug & pray configurations...what's new


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