Release notes for 12.10 - some known problems with video drivers
yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 17 20:09:30 UTC 2012
On 17/10/12 20:58, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-10-17 at 20:18 +0100, Yorvyk wrote:
>> On 17/10/12 17:54, Phill Whiteside wrote:
>>> Hi Steve,
>>> I've had a chat with Kate @ Release team, please add your notes
>>> to the common area.
>>> Phill. 1.
>> I have edited the above if any body would like to give it a read
>> and see if it makes sense.
> I carefully read the release notes the above link took me to.
> It looks good to me.
> The only thing that was confusing to me was the "or use RandR to get
> correct resolution if necessary" part of the workaround.
RandR is a generic name for randr in variuos forms such as: lxrandr,
arandr, xrandr, etc.
> In the Synaptic Package Manager, I didn't find a package by that
> name, but on examining the search, I found "lxrandr", and I found
> that if I entered lxrandr as a command in a terminal session, it
> fired-up a GUI interface. I later found that I could access the
> same GUI from the launcher-menu, by selecting "Preferences", and
> "Monitor Settings".
Try 'xrandr -h' in a terminal to see some of the things you can do with it.
> Maybe everybody already knows this, but it took me some
> experimentation to discover it for myself. I also had to do an
> Internet search to find out how to "blacklist" a driver.
I'm not sure how much detail is required for this sort of things. I'll
see if I can find the appropriate wiki pages and link to them.
> Fortunately, with all of my machines depending on the
> xserver-xorg-video-intel package, the workaround was not necessary.
Thanks for the input.
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