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Old 10-12-2004, 03:02 PM   #1
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Post Leaving Linux for a while... again... please inform when it is ready


The same story every year I install Linux. Hardware not supported.
It was my sound-card before, then my Ati card. This year it is my display. The chain of P4-3000--Radeon 9800Pro--Apple Cinema 23" LCD (DVI only, no sub-d) just dont work. I was digging the forums a bit. All the guys have the problem with the better DVI-I displays (search the forum: zero replies!!!). Guess what: XP supports it.

Nice to have cheap OS. You buy a machine for thousands and you buy an XP for 100$. Does not make difference in price but works.

I'll be back 1 year later.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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OK, bye then
 
Old 10-12-2004, 03:17 PM   #3
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Gee, I wish I had a 23" DVI LCD on my ATi 9800pro instead of this Samsung 17" DVI LCD I'm using ... anyhoo, I'm moving this to the General Forum where it belongs.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 03:21 PM   #4
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I think that most of the drivers that run the hardware you have mentioned are not written by Microsoft, but by the hardware vendors. We have recently seen that nvidia has been releasing some drivers for their video boards. Perhaps your comment should be sent directly tothe hardware vendors.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 06:00 PM   #5
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Re: Leaving Linux for a while... again... please inform when it is ready

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Originally posted by Teddy_Horse
...Guess what: XP supports it....
...it supports XP. Complain to the manufacturer for being secretive with its tech and out for cash. Cya in a year, maybe.....

Last edited by vectordrake; 10-12-2004 at 06:05 PM.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 06:21 PM   #6
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I don't need no stinkin fancy monitor!
 
Old 10-12-2004, 06:49 PM   #7
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The same story every year I install Linux. Hardware not supported.
It was my sound-card before, then my Ati card. This year it is my display. The chain of P4-3000--Radeon 9800Pro--Apple Cinema 23" LCD (DVI only, no sub-d) just dont work. I was digging the forums a bit. All the guys have the problem with the better DVI-I displays (search the forum: zero replies!!!). Guess what: XP supports it.

Nice to have cheap OS. You buy a machine for thousands and you buy an XP for 100$. Does not make difference in price but works.

I'll be back 1 year later.
Alright, seriously....does anyone here care? Go back to XP, linux wasn't made for everyone. Just one less person to deal with on these forums...
 
Old 10-12-2004, 10:22 PM   #8
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Nope. Don't care. Waa waa, boo hoo. i hate accusatory tones and expectations to FIX IT FOR ME, THE LORD OF THE UNIVERSE! Jeeze! Get off it and cry about something that matters!

Stop whining and help someone!


....oops, wrong meeting.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 10:35 PM   #9
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So, the hardware vendors that make microsoft only drivers and some linux developers who probably aren't making a cent are suppossed to reverse engineer the driver for all such hardware?

See ya.

If you want to use Linux next year save yourself and everyone who has to listen to your rant a favor and find out if the hardware is supported first.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 10:53 PM   #10
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I use some pretty old hardware, must be why Linux supports mine.

I mean... HP, Vectra VL with P2 450Mhz and Linux pushes out more performance then Windows Ever did.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 02:58 AM   #11
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If you want to use linux so bad why don't you just see if your hardware will be supported before you buy.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:15 AM   #12
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According to Micro$oft, windoze won't be ready for another TWO years, anyway.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:46 AM   #13
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I don't want to put the boot in like many people are (guys, you ain't doing the community any favours).

The thing is, I've had a 23in Apple TFT working under linux on a 9600XT, it isn't that hard if you do some of the groundwork and think for yourself.

Linux isn't ready for the mass market I guess, but that doesn't mean it doesn't support things full stop.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 01:08 PM   #14
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Interesting

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The thing is, I've had a 23in Apple TFT working under linux on a 9600XT, it isn't that hard if you do some of the groundwork and think for yourself.
How, HOW, HOWWW you made it working???

And guys, thanks for the positive feedback. With my low user skills I managed to install Suse finaly: virtual machine under XP
 
Old 10-13-2004, 01:54 PM   #15
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You have to edit the xorg.conf (or XF86Config-4) file to set up the slightly... odd resolutions and refresh timings manually.
 
  


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