[CoLoCo] The Final Straw

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Wed Sep 8 15:21:46 BST 2010

Have you tried Administration -> Hardware drivers combined with the
resolution tool?

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 01:22, Michael Haney <thezorch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Several versions ago Ubuntu once had a feature where you could go to
> the same window where you selected your screen resolution, then click
> on a tab and manually select your monitor hardware.  After this
> feature was removed myself a very large number of others have had
> problems with Ubuntu.  The main problem is we cannot install the 3D
> accelerated drivers, because if we do our screen resolution is limited
> to an unusable 640x480.
> Manually editing the xorg.conf file is the only option at this point,
> but its not something the average user can do on their own, so many
> give up.  I've seen a lot of new users throw up their hands in disgust
> and abandon ever trying Ubuntu because of this problem.  I've
> submitted a Bug Report about the problem and even posted in the Ubuntu
> QA list about it, I've begged and pleased, and for more than a year
> now there's been nothing done.  No progress has been made to fix this
> issue at all.  Its considered a "low priority", yet more people than I
> can count have been effected by this problem.
> So, I created a Petition to force the issue.
> http://www.petitiononline.com/ubu2010/petition.html
> If this doesn't work I'll make another one and another and another
> until someone at Canonical finally pulls their head out of the sand
> and realizes something needs to be done to fix this.
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