I have setup an ubuntu 8.04 server. All I wanted was a simple gnome desktop without the fluff, but no...
Gnome, without all the ubuntu-desktop gunk? No way. Had to install the whole #@%$ thing. Okay, fine--I'll just uninstall the gunky bits. Now I have a fat, bloated desktop that I can't get to use the Nvidia drivers.
I have tried everything:
tells me the control display is unspecified. Super--what's that? Nothing in the manual and even less to be googled.
"Hardware Drivers" in the bloated System->Administration menu has nothing to check or uncheck, like oh so many threads point to.
Why should it be so difficult to do something so simple? Why should so many of my threads ask this question (when I've been in IT for nearly two decades)?
Will the year of the linux-desktop come before we run out of oil and coal and have to run my easy-to-comprehend OS on a guano-steam generator?