[TriLUG] ATI/Feisty offshoot of Re: Why is Ubuntu so increasingly dominant
Andrew C. Oliver
acoliver at buni.org
Mon Jun 4 15:06:44 EDT 2007
Yes. The problem is that they are no longer default and for whatever
reason the free ones that Feisty installed with were installed with a
Xorg.conf that did not result in them working with my card. Regardless
the new proprietary ones do not work with a projector on my MBP (I have
an intel laptop for presenting now)
Sean Myers wrote:
> Simplicity truly is key. It's surprisingly easy to graft custom packages
> onto the existing "official ones", so turning a box from a shiny hunk of
> silicon and steel into a fully function member of my Single Sign-On
> (Kerb/LDAP) environment is as easy as installing the Dapper LTS Server,
> then apt-get install ari-server-sso.
> It'll even easier with the Xen DomUs when we throw in the xen-tools
> hooks ^^.
> Regarding the Feisty/ATI issues, have they put the ATI drivers that
> actually work with 2.6.20 into the Apt repos yet? I'm still working on a
> homegrown module.
> Sean Myers
> System Administrator
> American Research Institute
> (919) 228-4961
> Allen Freeman wrote:
>> Why do I Ubuntu? Simplicity. I wanted the joys of apt with a painless install. I do miss some of the standard features that came with pre-FC Redhat distros, but not enough to go back to tracking dependencies.
>> "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver at buni.org> wrote: So I'd prefer we don't turn this into something negative, but I think if
>> you look around the next TriLUG meeting at Red Hat you'll see a few Macs
>> and a whole lot of Ubuntuists (and probably my MacBookPro with Ubuntu in
>> the decisive minority). The latest TriLUG poll
>> (http://trilug.org/node/53) puts Ubuntu in a majority (albeit the poll
>> is far from fair or scientific as only people who love or hate ubuntu
>> are likely to answer).
>> I'm curious why those of you who have chosen Ubuntu have chosen it?
>> 1. Community: Ubuntu people had info on how to get it installed on a
>> MacBookPro first!
>> 2. Installation: It installed with a high resolution (the Dapper live
>> CD) and wireless support with few hiccups (Feisty was less lucky)
>> 3. Packaging: I find it really easy to get what I want when I want it
>> with minimum conflicts (it could be I'm lucky but I haven't had a "must
>> disable this repository when installing XYZ but enable it when
>> installing ZYX or YZX breaks..." issue as of yet).
>> 4. Working Compromise: I love free things. Liberty is important to
>> me...but being free must also include the thing functioning. Ubuntu
>> seems to make sensible compromises here most of the time. (Minus
>> Feisty's weird ATI issues). Meaning "free doorstop" isn't going to make
>> me all warm and fuzzy.
>> Why do you Ubuntu (please keep your comments positive about ubuntu
>> rather than negative about your prior distro)?
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