Kubuntu, first impressions.

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Mon Dec 4 02:43:48 UTC 2006

"Renaud (Ron) Olgiati" <renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org> writes:
> On Sunday 03 December 2006 05:54, my mailbox was graced by a missive
>  from Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net> who wrote:
>> Serial mice have never really been possible to autodetect 
> Is it that difficult, when no mouse is detected, to launch a small app
> that asks the user about his mouse, and the port he uses ?

No idea; I don't develop the Ubuntu installer components. 

>> and, frankly, are no longer really a supported or interesting item.
>> Directly connected and external dedicated hardware is almost
>> uniformly PS/2 these days, which is automatically detected.  Other
>> mice are USB and, again, are automatically detected -- and hot-plug
>> capable -- out of the box.
> There are millions of them still living in the wilds, specially in the
> poor third world where we tend to recycle and reuse old junk from the
> first world; most of the computers I help maintain at the kid's school
> are 486s or P1s.
> So is Kubuntu only for the all-new-hardware elite only?

No, but older hardware is not so well supported in favor of better
modern hardware.

A better place to ask these questions would be of the developers, and
the mechanism for that is likely a bug report on the installer or LiveCD

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