[sclug] using Xgl and Beryl

Sapan Ganguly sapan.ganguly at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 12:32:48 UTC 2006

You should try out Automatix2.


On 21/10/06, David Given <dg at cowlark.com> wrote:
> Scott Rixon wrote:
> [...]
> > So have people moved to Ubuntu for general desktop stuff? It sounds
> > easier? I have a server running woody and I am happy to keep it there...
> I use Ubuntu on my work and home desktops, and Debian etch on my home
> server
> (an ARM NSLU2). I find that for a desktop system Ubuntu basically Just
> Works.
> I don't need to faff around much with getting media automounting or weird
> network devices or audio or X and such like to work.
> Unfortunately the integration's not as good as it could be. Media
> automounting
> is great until you start trying to do disk admin, because every time you
> change the partition table it remounts the partitions, which means that
> gparted falls over in a heap when it's doing multi-stage edits. Installing
> 3D
> accelerated ATI or Nvidia binary drivers is still a nightmare. The X
> autoconfiguration works fine for the common case, but getting my
> triple-headed
> work system running was vile. The Gnome VFS is just horrible because *any*
> user space VFS is horrible, but I suppose that's not really Ubuntu's
> fault.
> DVD burning is still largely broken.
> Is edgy any better? Is the beta usable yet?
> --
> +- David Given --McQ-+ "Gaping from its single obling socket was
> |  dg at cowlark.com    | scintillating, many fauceted scarlet emerald..."
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