problems with graphics cards
R. Scott Belford
scott at hosef.org
Thu Dec 13 18:06:57 GMT 2007
David Van Assche wrote:
> I've been running 7.10 Gutsy on 60 computers with a powerful 64 bit
> server running on 6 Gigs of Ram (surprisingly little RAM is used) for a
> good 3 months now. I've read the reports of 7.10 being a failure and I
> have to disagree on most accounts. If you don't modify too much and you
> know what you are doing, things work wonderfully,
I've read a few of the comments about how it works fine and you must be
a ween if it doesn't work for you. I'll make sure to pass this feedback
on to the non-technical teachers in need of affordable technology and a
helpful community that understands their skill and time limits.
Just out of curiousity, David, how would the average teacher, you know,
the ones that we want to adopt Edubuntu but have fewer than a few hours
each week to admin, how would they have handled this issue
> This is very cool, definetly useful for any real world scenario. Its a
> constant daily task to kill processes and/or show teachers and
> students how to do this themselves... Its very common for firefox not
> to start due to the 'you are already running another session of
> firefox' message. This will seriously reduce administration times...
> good work... just one question... will it work on Gutsy ?
This was your own statement. Until I found watchdog and installed it
for one of the teachers I help, his lab was failing as the day
progressed. This was quite a modification that required you to know
what you are doing.
> I've just noticed sound is not working on my clients... It was working fine under feisty.... what can I do to get it back?
The average teacher who upgrades from 7.04 to 7.10 will be able to
budget how much time to researching and solving this while wondering why
they have *more* work after upgrading?
You, like myself and others, have been pointing people to a wiki that
doesn't work after reboot.
> I'm assuming something must have changed in Gutsy as to how users are
> detected, but its a shame because my teachers started using this a lot
> and were praising it to high heaven. Now we're a bit stuck using tcm,
> which leaves a lot to be desired.
> Any help to get it to work would be much appreciated.
You, like many, really enjoyed the functionality of TCM and Teachertool.
Now TCM doesn't work with Gutsy, and you have to hack away at TT.
The words that stand out to me are "my teachers" which suggests that you
are support, you are not the average teacher surviving without David
there to support her. You actually do know what you are doing, and the
school is blessed to have you around. If Edubuntu is going to be Linux
for Human Beings (who know what they are doing), then we should ignore
me as flamebait and go about patting ourselves on the backs for doing a
great job. Meanwhile, on the Edubuntu developers mailing list, some guy
from Augusta has stumbled on the site and asked a question to the wrong
forum about installation issues. I wonder what the ripple effect of
Edubuntu adoption will be for his social network when he has to escalate
his skillset to even become a user.
This is by no means to challenge you, at all, David. I just wanted to
use your experiences to observe that we, as early adopters who know what
we are doing, are not the teachers who need this software. Some
teachers don't even know they need it, and they certainly wouldn't be
able to come to a list like this and know how to ask for help much less
how to implement it.
> Sadly, the only solution I see is making special chroots for all the
> exceptions to the rule (auto-detection of the graphics card details)
let's hope that no teacher ever has to do that. :-)
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