Toes in the Ubuntu waters..

Eric Cyr 1ballistic1 at
Wed Aug 22 00:51:32 UTC 2007

tried 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' yet?

On 8/21/07, Russell McOrmond <russell at> wrote:
> Don Kelly wrote:
> > What sort of machine was this?  Video adapter?  Perhaps this is a
> > corner case with rare hardware that could be logged as a bug?
>    Boring motherboard S3 based video (VT8375 ProSavage8 KM266/KL266)
> and a KDS/Visual Sensations monitor.  When I installed Fedora Core 5 on
> the machine it had no problem correctly detecting/configuring this
> hardware.
>    It's also not a problem with Fedora as, if I didn't like what it
> guessed about the Monitor, I can just go into system-config-display and
> choose a monitor that is closer to what I have.
> > I recall there was a  "good reason" for this, but I can no longer
> > remember the reason. :-P Was it just the "restricted formats" issue?
>    That might make sense for the Flash9 plug-in, but not for the
> MozPlugger which is a FLOSS plug-in to Firefox that then uses other
> FLOSS tools to display things -- no restricted formats issue.
>    With Fedora there is no Flash out of the box, but Adobe does have a
> Yum repository to distribute directly from them so it isn't as much of
> an issue (options from the Adobe site for Linux are .tar.gz, RPM and Yum
> repository).  Any average user looking to figure that out won't have a
> problem for Fedora.  Curious if there is some reason that Adobe doesn't
> document that the Flash9 plug-in is available directly from Ubuntu
> repositories simply by turning the repositories on and installing.
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