[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu/Linux is still not an OS for the masses - discuss

Traveller traveller at petlover.com
Thu Oct 14 06:37:40 BST 2010

On 13/10/2010 7:14, Melv Bailey wrote:
> No one is addressing my point of the live CD.
> Al
> I dont doubt that once Ubuntu is working it may be less problem to
> maintain, and less problem to use, but if you have to edit files at the
> commandline to get there (read the answers to all the forum posts, this
> is required for a lot of solutions - I'm not imagining it) you cant do
> that on a live CD.
> Paul,
> Is it not the live CD that is given out at events/public places trying
> to get to the masses.
> I'm taking about the live CD, not having installed it,had it working
> then the driver getting stuffed up.  Cant repair Xorg on a live cd.
> I've run the live cd on 4 differnet PCs, 3 gave me no usable desktop,
> one did.  I installed on the one that did and after the restart the
> installed copy didn't give me a usable desktop.

If you are installing on a system with nVidia graphics: after setting 
your default language, but before choosing a user name, hit F6 and 
select the "nomodeset" option. ESC to leave that option, and carry on as 
usual. On Maverick, because the installer had detected my wireless 
network, I was given the option to install the proprietary driver, which 
you really need anyway if you want decent graphics performance. If this 
option is not offered during install, the driver can be added later from 
System > Administration > Hardware Drivers. HTH

> John
> I agree some problems never get answers, but until it is accept there
> are problems they never will.
> Clearly the regulars on here (I have been following this list for a
> while) will defend Ubuntu to the hilt, but if you want its use to expand
> someone need to accept there is a problem.  I agree people want
> something to work first time, but if it doesnt then it has to be easy to
> fix, they are not Linux experts like you.  If you still are giving live
> CDs out to the public then your wasting your time, first impression mean
> so much, and a bad one can set bad opinions for a long time.
> I will probably get it to work on one of my PCs eventually when I can
> trawl the bug lists and forums for a solution, but my Win 7 on an Athlon
> XP2500+ and Nvidia 6800 that took less than an hour to setup is working
> it will have to wait for some free time, but I am certain the cost of
> the time taken to resolve it will exceed the cost of Win 7.
> All I wanted was to see Ubuntu 10.10 working on a PC.
> Mel

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