Strange behaviour

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Thu Dec 14 18:19:41 GMT 2006


On Thursday 14 December 2006 12:30, Hervé Fache wrote:
> Ubuntu is 'for human beings', and that's what I meant by ''everybody'.
> Not my cat or your dog, but my blind neighbour, your deaf parent and
> that guy who lost his fingers in an accident. These people are human
> beings, and if something can be done to give them access to computers,
> it will be in Ubuntu.
>
> And if that means two error messages when starting some apps from the
> console in 6.10, then so be it.

Wouldn't the better way be to detect or configure input devices at setup, like 
the setup procedure that sets up the mouse and keyboard.  I don't care if you 
are blind, deaf or fingerless.  Somehow, you have to get the distro 
installed, and whether you do it yourself or with help, the tablet should be 
enabled -- if and only if appropriate -- during installation.  

I can think of a zillion different things that -=someone=- might need, but 
those aren't all installed by default.

This "just works for everyone" excuse is lame.  (as in lame is not installed 
by default and a lot more people need that.)
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