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Re: [opensuse-factory] openSUSE and Ubuntu's BulletBroof X
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 14:27:25 -0400
  • Message-id: <48D6920D.40605@xxxxxx>
On 2008/09/21 19:52 (GMT+0200) Stefan Dirsch composed:

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:17:47PM -0500, Rajko M. wrote:

Why not start VESA to have some GUI and then ask questions.

Why not boot into failsafe mode after having seen this confusing error
message "Login:" in the Linux console?

Once non-experinced user sees only login prompt, he's already in trouble, and
doesn't know how to reboot without power switch, reset button, or maybe CAD.
Then too, does he have any idea what that failsafe mode is, or that it is a
means to fixing what broke? If the system hasn't already auto-fixed at this
point, good chance he isn't smarter than the devs who allowed him to get to
this point in the first place.

Then, running X with
configuration from installation (xorg.conf.install), I would expect an
average user will notice that resolution, color depth, mouse, keyboard
ore touchpad settings are no longer optimal

Don't be too sure he will notice anything at all, or that if he does notice
anything other than lack of speed, that he will recognize just what it is
that is different, or any need to reconfigure to reach whatever it is that
may be optimal.

and he will change that by
using the appropriate YaST module (which is a frontend to SaX2). I
don't see the problem here.

Upthread info & Google indicate other distros either auto-fix X or auto-start
an interactive X configurator. I've seen no good reason demonstrated in
thread for similar behavior (e.g. auto-start SaX2) not to be the configured
SUSE default.
--
"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor
in vain." Psalm 127:1 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/
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