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    hi all,

    A mate and myself have been messing about with the latest version of
    Ubuntu,very impressed in general but one thing I find could be improved!

    It's very easy to hose the installation, one time my friend just ran the
    update option and it screwed up the display and he never could get it
    back to where it was, would be nice to have a decent restore option like
    windows, I'm not saying that works every time though!

    Bob

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    bob garbutt wrote:

    > hi all,
    >
    > A mate and myself have been messing about with the latest version of
    > Ubuntu,very impressed in general but one thing I find could be improved!
    >
    > It's very easy to hose the installation, one time my friend just ran the
    > update option and it screwed up the display and he never could get it
    > back to where it was, would be nice to have a decent restore option like
    > windows, I'm not saying that works every time though!
    >
    > Bob


    There is a utility called Envy which can quickly restore the display drivers
    following kernel updates.

    http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html
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    Facts are sacred ... but comment is free

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    bob garbutt wrote:
    > hi all,
    >
    > A mate and myself have been messing about with the latest version of
    > Ubuntu,very impressed in general but one thing I find could be
    > improved!
    >
    > It's very easy to hose the installation, one time my friend just ran
    > the update option and it screwed up the display and he never could
    > get it back to where it was, would be nice to have a decent restore
    > option like windows, I'm not saying that works every time though!
    >
    > Bob


    Hi Bob,
    *this* Bob is delighted Ubuntu doesn't 'yet' have the bloat windows
    does, while offering help windows doesn't!

    You can make your point here:- http://preview.tinyurl.com/ubuntu-poll

    And can check these out.
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/how2ask
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/ask-ubuntu

    Even delete that windows-dependency 'preview' before handing these
    on to your mates.
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/install386
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/install64

    HTH

    --
    Bob
    If you must ask some God why alcoholics keep on drinking - also thank
    that same God for your sanity!

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    bob garbutt wrote:
    > hi all,
    >
    > A mate and myself have been messing about with the latest version of
    > Ubuntu,very impressed in general but one thing I find could be improved!
    >
    > It's very easy to hose the installation, one time my friend just ran
    > the update option and it screwed up the display and he never could get
    > it back to where it was, would be nice to have a decent restore option
    > like windows, I'm not saying that works every time though!
    >
    > Bob



    The standard "restore option" for Unix/Linux is the text editor, plus
    the cp and mv commands.


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    Bob wrote:
    > bob garbutt wrote:
    >> hi all,
    >>
    >> A mate and myself have been messing about with the latest version of
    >> Ubuntu,very impressed in general but one thing I find could be improved!
    >>
    >> It's very easy to hose the installation, one time my friend just ran
    >> the update option and it screwed up the display and he never could get
    >> it back to where it was, would be nice to have a decent restore option
    >> like windows, I'm not saying that works every time though!
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    > Hi Bob,
    > *this* Bob is delighted Ubuntu doesn't 'yet' have the bloat windows
    > does, while offering help windows doesn't!


    One of the things truly annoyed me about Hardy was it's propensity for
    automatically 'fixing' the xdisplay whenever I customize it and broke
    it. Trying to make an old S3/Trio card work with a big LCD. Never found
    a way to disable this Windows like 'feature.' When I finally got an
    xorg.conf I liked, had to rm several dozen automatically generated
    'failsafe' xorg.conf.* (just to tidy things up in /X11 a bit.)
    I suppose this would make Joe Windows user happy but it would be nice if
    such helpful things could be turned off.

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    On 2008-07-07, clay wrote:

    > One of the things truly annoyed me about Hardy was it's propensity for
    > automatically 'fixing' the xdisplay whenever I customize it and broke
    > it. Trying to make an old S3/Trio card work with a big LCD. Never found
    > a way to disable this Windows like 'feature.' When I finally got an
    > xorg.conf I liked, had to rm several dozen automatically generated
    > 'failsafe' xorg.conf.* (just to tidy things up in /X11 a bit.)
    > I suppose this would make Joe Windows user happy but it would be nice if
    > such helpful things could be turned off.


    Yes, this is very true. But this isn't an Ubuntu thing, apparently a
    new "feature" of Xorg itself. It sucks donkey balls.

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