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so i find that's the last Ubuntu distribution is full of bugs especially with my hardware
I think most people looking at that claim will just assume you are wrong. You misunderstood (or didn't read) some documentation and tried to use something incorrectly and called the result a "bug".
Assuming you are correct: Most of Ubuntu, especially hardware support is standard Linux. So if current Ubuntu has those bugs, other current Linux distributions will as well, so we can't make any constructive suggestions.
So we need specifics for your claim of "full of bugs". Then if the bugs are real someone may know which distribution might avoid those bugs (or more likely, what package to change to avoid the bugs while staying with Ubuntu). If you have a misunderstanding that you are calling a "bug" someone can explain.
I don't have any current knowledge of nvidia drivers in Ubuntu. But hopefully others with current knowledge will read and reply. Long ago, the best answer was to install the closed source driver from nvidia in place of the open source driver used by default in Ubuntu. That might still be a good answer (I still think there is a good answer keeping Ubuntu and only changing some details). My advise on distribution is keep Ubuntu.
Originally Posted by XMasterrrr
here's the bug
"The bug" (the nvidia driver chosen by default in Ubuntu install appears to be incompatible with the hardware) is a lot easier to deal with than "full of bugs".
If you know Fedora 15 works, do you know which version of which nvidia driver works?
A lot more people will know which distributions make it default vs. easy vs. hard to use a specific nvidia driver than would know which distribution will work well with your hardware. But assuming the nvidia driver is the only real problem, the answer of which distribution lets you use the known working version of the nvidia driver is as good as the answer to which distribution supports your hardware well.
I don't happen to like Fedora. I don't think it is beginner friendly. But I have seen a few other cases in which a default install of Fedora gets the display system right, where other distributions including Ubuntu would need significant effort to get the display right. In those cases, I don't think there is a beginner friendlier distro that will happen to match Fedora's display defaults. If getting the display right in Ubuntu is hard enough, you might want to simply use Fedora.
Another alternative is to try a few beginner friendly distros, such as Mepis and see how they handle the display. I've seen Mepis get displays right by default when Ubuntu doesn't. I've also seen the opposite. I don't think many (if any) experts can predict those cases and tell you in advance which distros will work on the first try with a specific problem display system.
so i find that's the last Ubuntu distribution is full of bugs especially with my hardware, and i wants a semi-beginner distro. so i can use without problems with my hardware and in developing
iam going to use it in developing especially with KDE desktop, so please recommend me a good distro. i can use in Developing/KDE without problems with hardware compatible
I would sort of agree with johnsfine, that video bug isnt 'full of bugs'. But there are plently of bugs in ubuntu, some of which have been around for a long time.....
If you are used to ubuntu and want to change distros, debian (KDE version) or mepis is where I would go. You could also try mint, but I dont know if the nvidia bug is a problem there. It could be because the non-'debian edition' versions mint uses the ubuntu repos and is based from a ubuntu core.
BTW, the 'debian edition' mint versions use the debian 'testing' repos. Debian 'testing' is a rolling release, so it gets updates quite often, and should be able to keep getting updates without reinstalling. Sounds great, but sometimes debian 'testing' can break when you upgrade, so its got a bit of risk (and murphys law will hit you, its when you need the system most it will decide to break with an update).
Your GTX480 has been supported sicne driver version 195.36.24, both debian and mepis have nvidia driers above that version (and its always possible to manually install the newer drivers if yuo want). Turbo core might not work under debian with the stock kernel, but its very easy to get a newer kernel.
You would have to manually do some work to install the nVidia drivers with debian, but its not hard. Its been so long since I tried mepis I cant even remember if there is a driver install GUI like ubuntus 'jockey', if there isnt its going to be a similar process to debian.
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Well, as a developer myself, if you are ready to use command line a bit (you should be at ease with CL if you want to develop anyway), I'd recommend the fantastic Slackware . KDE is the default window manager, everything is ready for a developer (a lot of compilers, some tools).
Don't be scared of the infamous text installer... It's pretty easy and straightforward (do a full install).
Also on the first launch you'll be in the shell (text mode), but it's just a command to go to X (startx), or a line to change to boot in graphic world:
# nano /etc/inittab
and change this line (on the top)
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
without rebooting you can jump into this mode on first launch:
# init 4
the rest is here, a really positive and helpful community.
Note: I have a nvidia too, just download the driver before switching to graphic mode (or switch back to "init 3" first, it's safer).
# wget "http://address.to.nvidia/driver" (check online to get the address).
Launch the installer, done (init 4 then, or again).
Edit: Btw, before installing Slackware (or any distro), it's good to run the gparted LiveCD in order to prepare your partitions in a comfortably way.
Last edited by NoStressHQ; 08-21-2011 at 09:51 PM.