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Re: Dependencies for fglrx drivers

2009/1/15 Anne Wilson <annew kde org>:
> On Thursday 15 January 2009 01:22:53 Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>> Rather then "someone thinking they know better than you do how you
>> should use your computer", I think it is the case that most people
>> are not going to need it, so it is not on the DVD. If you need it,
>> you can use yum to install it. I have not needed it on any of my
>> machines.
>> I keep hearing complaints like this from people that the defaults do
>> not work for, or that think the DVD should contain some other
>> programs, and not some of the ones that it does. While the balance
>> may not be perfect, I think it does a fairly good job of providing a
>> base install for most people. The default package choices don't
>> provide me with exactly what I want, but my preferences are a bit
>> different then the "average user". I don't expect the distribution
>> to match my needs "out of the box". I do expect to be able to
>> customise it for my needs. So far, Fedora takes the least amount of
>> customising.
> I think the big, insoluble problem here is that if you don't have a working
> display at all it can't possibly ask you whether you want to install s-c-d to
> fix it.  It's a catch22.  If you merely want to tweak a working one that's
> different, and there may be some way of reminding you that it's available.

Well in my case I didn't have any working display at all. I couldn't
even go into any of the virtual terminals. Had to reboot with
Ctrl+Alt+Del every time I tried to start X. However installing the
binary drivers solved all that. Things would have been simpler for me
if I had an internet connection of course. :)

> Anne


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