Is there something like the old XF86Setup package out there? Text mode?

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Thu Mar 19 19:28:37 UTC 2009

Ric Moore wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-03-19 at 04:37 -0400, Steven Vollom wrote:
>> I am just thinking you may want to consider Xubuntu Jaunty alpha.  It is 
>> less problematic than either Hardy or Intrepid, in my opinion, and is a 
>> dream when installing things.  I hope this is not a presumption.
>> Steven
> Thanx Steven, I doubt though that it would solve the problems of old
> iron and KDE is way too top heavy for a P-II with a Cyrix processor.
> What I intended to do was install Kubuntu then load a lightweight
> desktop on instead. Then I'd have the latest apps. But, it looks like
> Xorg is headed down another path towards keeping the user out of the
> loop for "ease of use". 
> Again, the installer found my video and mouse just fine and installed in
> graphical mode. It crapped out on rebooting the new install. Same thing
> happened to it with Hardy as well, although I finally managed to get it
> up and running, if only precariously. Nope, it seems to get worse
> instead of better. <sighs> I've been installing Linux since the 12 disk
> floppy set dark ages and it's not the same anymore. I think in some
> aspects it has gotten worse without the tool sets for text mode that we
> used to have. <moans> Ric
This is probably a stupid question, but would a copy of Feisty live CD 
help you.  I still have one and could send it to you.


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