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Display Controls and Linux: Poor Combination

Jun 26, 2007, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"Let's face it; some distributions have better controls for handling display issues than others. Two that do it right out of the box that come to mind include Fedora (Red Hat) and OpenSuSE (Novell). Each includes tools that minimize the need to do what I gleefully refer to as the 'Xorg dance.' Basically, these options mean you are going to be spending more time exploring what these distros have to offer, yet less time wondering why your resolution looks completely off.

"Unfortunately, even with the latest release of Ubuntu, we have yet to see this level of functionality. Thankfully, there are a couple of projects that are working to take this problem of display control head on, but to do so in such a way as not to create new problems later on down the road with the next release of Ubuntu will be an interesting challenge..."

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