[DC LoCo] The Final Straw

Daniel Chen seven.steps at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 17:39:22 BST 2010

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 3:21 AM, 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.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ubuntu devs didn't remove it. It was removed from *upstream GNOME* due
> to a change to Xorg.  Xorg now *autodetects* your hardware and offers
> whatever resolutions *your hardware* claims are available.  If your
> hardware is reporting its capabilities incorrectly, that's *your
> hardware*'s fault.

In other words, please file a bug report so that the appropriate
layers in the video stack can be fixed.

(who has dealt with startlingly similar bugs in the audio stack for years)

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