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Re: Back to Windows??

On Sun, 18 Feb 2001, Christopher Wolf wrote:
> At 09:04 PM 2/18/2001 +0100, A. Demarteau (linux rules!) wrote:
>>On Sat, 17 Feb 2001, Jan van Veldhuizen wrote:
>> > This afternoon I bought a box with Suse Linux 7 and a set of books.
>> > It took me 2 hours, but now X Windows is running properly. But my 
>> printer is
>> > not supported, and I have not yet configured my ISDN modem.
>>That's often the problem with first having the hardware and then
>>deciding to install linux on it.
> Heck, hardware's not a problem as long as 1) you write all your own
> drivers, or 2) you don't buy anything manufactured in the last 2
> years. 

What a load of nonsense. I have not written a driver for Linux /ever/,
and have not hand a problem with hardware - including things that were
less than a month or two old.

Now, not all hardware is supported, yes. That's not the majority of
hardware, in my experience, and especially not the common hardware.

So, you make the assertion that little is supported. Back it up:

/What/ hardware are you talking about?

> Of course, even this doesn't hold for video cards. Unless you have
> free year to tweak the X config, you're going to have black bars all
> around the screen (although truthfully, I've never seen an
> installation that didn't -- on Linux).

Again, I don't know what hardware you run, but I have not this specific

Now, most monitors will not use the full screen when you run any given
mode through them. They will use something smaller. So, use the little
buttons on your monitor and adjust it.

The only reason most Windows machines come from the shop /without/
needing that is because the little person at the shop has already done

I have seen the same "black bars" when changing resolutions, colour
depths, refresh rates or whatever, under Windows.


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