[sclug] using Xgl and Beryl

James Wyper jrwyper at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 23 16:14:34 UTC 2006

>----- Original Message ----
>From: David Given 
>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...
>DVD burning is still largely broken..
>Is edgy any better? Is the beta usable yet?

I switched to Ubuntu from Mandrake 10.1 a few weeks ago.  For general desktop stuff it's very good especially if you enable all the repositories and soup it up with Automatix.  I haven't had to compile anything from source yet.  It even runs more or less acceptably on a 350Mhz 288MB Pentium II.

I had problems burning a DVD in K3B - the progress dialog just sat there marking time whilst nothing happened.  Turned out that there was some kind of SCSI error that I could work around by forcing DAO mode instead of "Auto" in the burn options.  Is that what you're experiencing?

I won't upgrade to edgy until the final release - about three days from now - but they did post a release candidate (not a beta) on Friday.


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