ubuntu bulletproof x

Matej Cepl mcepl at redhat.com
Sun Sep 2 12:24:06 UTC 2007

On 2007-09-01, 21:03 GMT, Douglas McClendon wrote:
> Even if those situations account for 1/10,000 users, those are 
> precisely the cases that need to be covered to market something 
> as "bulletproof".

People who are able to find all necessary numbers will most 
likely have no problem with the most mature front-end for the 
X configuration -- you know, the know which name consists only 
from letters "v" and "i" (in this order ;-)).

No really, what I read in Adam's email (and what's my experience 
from reading hundreds of Xorg bugs, being bugmaster for RH 
desktop I read a lot of them), the problems we have are not in 
not having enough information about hardware (take a look at 
/var/log/Xorg.0.log -- there is plenty of information there) -- 
it's that quite often the information provided by hardware is 
plainly wrong, or that xorg drivers suck.  Concerning the former, 
I don't understand how would information provided to Windows by 
the vendor was that much better than information they provide via 
hardware. And concerning the latter, I don't see any relation to 
"bulletproof X" whatsoever.

Please, correct me if I am wrong.


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