Getting popcon back in shape

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sat Jan 7 01:02:07 GMT 2006

On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 00:42:39 +0000
Chris Jones <cmsj at> wrote:

> I think there is a lot of scope for analysing the things new users are
> looking for - earlier in the thread someone mentioned the kinds of
> things that show up a lot in the forums; The same is true of the IRC
> channel, it's codecs, java, accessing windows

It would be wonderful if the /etc/fstab entries for windows could be
auto-configured at installation. This doesn't appear to be happening,
which surprises me since I remember Mandrake doing this successfully some
years ago. Is there some reason why it appears not to "work" in Ubuntu ?

>  and graphics drivers that
> probably make up a good chunk of the questions.

As another #ubuntu person who has spent a lot of time on the channel
over the last year, (although rather less recently), I would say the
questions Chris mentions are indeed the most common. Wireless crops up
constantly too, of course...
> I've been lurking on #ubuntu for a while now 

You've been doing more than lurking :) You help a lot of people!


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