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Linux.com: The Worst Bug in GNU/Linux InstallsNov 18, 1999, 01:03 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maurice Entwistle)
"The worst install bug I've encountered with GNU/Linux is a problem that comes up in the "monitor" selection. Now, I must admit that I have only installed Red Hat, Caldera and Mandrake. It doesn't matter which version of these, the problem is always there -- at least for me."
"The problem occurs just after you've decided on your monitor. There may be a warning that your monitor may go blinky for a few seconds (seems like hours) and not to worry. You might even get so far as to get a notice that the system is now "going to probe." There's usually a warning here too, that it might not work. How correct."
"The problem really begins when you choose wrong. I won't go into the reasons one might choose wrong. There are many. If you do choose wrong, your screen goes black. Sometimes it just crashes. Going black seems to be the major problem I encounter, and you can guess what a problem that is. Essentially, your install is complete -- all you're doing now is doing the final X configuration. But, if your screen goes black -- what can you do?"
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