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Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.254.193.76] on June 28, 2008 08:07 PM
Re: Screen Setup

This has got to be the biggest issue I have run into for newbies. Nothing more frustrating than watching them go through a half-hour installation only to have their hopes dashed when they have a completely trashed video setup on first boot.

And the weird thing is that the "live" boot usually gets it right and comes up with a working X configuration and desktop GUI , while the "install to HD" setup doesn't. Now what's that all about? Is that weird - or is it just cruel?

It would be great if the installer would allow you to select your monitor, screen resolution and vid card from a dropdown list along with an autodetect option. Alternatively, it could use the same configuration as the live CD and then launch a wizard once they're on the desktop to fine tune the video setting. That way it could at least switch back to the "known good" configuration if their changes didn't take.

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