Re: Ethics Violation in XFree86
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On Sun, 05 Apr 1998 23:29:53 -0400, Jesse Gilman wrote:
>What about software, even free software, whose technical documentation
>plainly and bluntly lies about its capabilities? I refer to XFree86's
>pervasively well-documented feature of supporting multiheaded (multiple
OK. After reading this I cd'd to /usr/doc/X11/ and read XFree86-FAQ.gz.
In less than a minute I found the following:
Q.A14- Can I use more than one video card in the same machine with XFree86?
Although it is technically possible to use multiple PCI-based SVGA
cards in the same machine, none of the servers currently support this.
The VGA16 and Mono servers are both capable of running both a VGA
compatible card and a non-VGA compatible monochrome card in the same
For XFree86-4.0 we are working on true multi head support.
>I have just spent some $450 for a monitor and a card, based on my perusal
>of the technical documentation
Then I fail to see how you could miss that clear indication that XFree86
does not support the feature you were seeking. Anything which is readily
found by someone in under a minute with a simple search isn't all that hard
to find at all, IMHO.
>It took me a week to delve into the documents, write all the scripts and put >everything together.
A week to delve into the documents and not once did you read the FAQ?
>What good is free software when people are deliberately misled about what it
>can do? How many rotten apples in the barrell does it take to infect the
>good ones there?
I dunno, but before you go off half-cocked again, might I suggest reading
ALL the documentation, especially the one clearly marked as answering the
*F*requently *A*sked *Q*uestions.
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