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Same advice produces the same results

Posted 08-19-2010 at 09:41 PM by SilversleevesX

Read the first reply, then read here:

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing twice (or more times) and expecting different results, then the question becomes: "Who's the more insane? The person who follows the advice, knowing in advance it probably won't make any difference or work out the way they want it to, or the person who, after reading lines like '(adding vertical refresh and horizontal sync rates for example)', 'as Google has been worse than useless every time I search for problems as detailled as these' and heavy hints on the like uselessness of Ubuntu Forum posts, goes ahead and gives the same 'works for the rest of us -- why don't you try it?' advice just about 'everyone else' gave them?"

Nice to know insanity isn't necessarily a solitary state.

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  1. Old Comment
    Are there things RockDoctor is deliberately ignoring in my OP, or am I the idiot?

    "ever since I installed the (wrong) opensource video driver for my Ubuntu 9.04 & Lenovo ThinkPad T41"
    seems to have completely escaped him, mentioning reinstalling proprietary drivers. I'll mention, though I strongly doubt it'll do any good, that there no proprietary drivers than the one that obviously got so bollixed by installing this wrong one that I can't recover from it. Going to a VESA xorg.conf made no difference either.

    (he makes mention of "On my desktop" which proves we're talking through glass.)

    Enjoy the trip back from "Concept Airport" folks.
    Posted 08-21-2010 at 04:38 AM by SilversleevesX SilversleevesX is offline
    Updated 08-21-2010 at 04:46 AM by SilversleevesX


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