Some Feisty remarks...

Harold Aling h.aling at home.nl
Tue Apr 3 19:29:42 BST 2007


Jani Monoses wrote:
>> * Abiword is optional, but Gnumeric is mandatory?
>>     
>
> Ok, I have just moved gnumeric to the recommends section as well.
>   
Can gxine be moved to recommends as well?

>> * A lot of packages get uninstalled at the end of the installation. 
>> Isn't it better to not install them at all?
>>     
>
> They're mostly language packs and need to be on the CD so that users can pick
> from many languages. The others are packages that are needed on a liveCD but
> not on an installed system (ubiquity, discover, debian-installer etc)
>   
OK
>> * Why is Scim / Anthy installed?
>>     
> To better support some of the Asian input methods, although we had not feedback so
> far that it is working or not. I assume it does since it's there since dapper :)
>   
OK
>> * 135 updates on reboot, but I'd reckon that the final will contain the 
>> most up-to-date versions of all packages.
>>     
> Use a daily, it's always more up-to-date and assures you are testing an image closer to
> the final release and can report more relevant bugs.
>   
OK
>> * For inexperienced users it's practically impossible to configure their 
>> NVidia card since nvidia-settings doesn't install itself into the menu...
>>     
> Is that particular to xubuntu? Can you try the restricted drivers manager from the system menu?
>   
Ah, something else than 'ok'... Well, it isn't Xubuntu specific and the 
driver loads fine after installing it with the restricted drivers tool, 
but...

Getting a dual screen set up requires the use of nvidia-settings under 
the root account, to overwrite xorg.conf.

This is obviously not what the *ubuntu devs want, but since there is no 
other way to graphically configure your nvidia video card, this will be 
held 'against' Linux... Hopefully xorg 7.3 will fix this...


>> The installation went fine on my hardware, except for Grub not finding 
>> the correct drive numbers (it detects my SATA disk as HD1 whilst it 
>> should be HD0).
>>     
> Again, grub/kernel/general Ubuntu error, please file a bug in LP. Althought it may have been
> corrected in a later CD build.
>   
It has something to do with my own PC/bios. It seems that since I 
plugged a SATA disk next to an IDE one, grub tends to enumerate them 
wrongly on boot. A simple edit in menu.lst fixed this...
>  
>   
>> That's about it...
>>     
>
> thanks for testing.
>   
Thank you for giving me something to test!


-H-

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