10-23-2012 03:03 AM
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  1. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Pro 6 gig ram.
    This version of Ubuntu should work better than it does and I should not get a black screen but it happened. I like what development I was able to see before the crash but I didn't get to experience much of it. What generally turns me away from it is when these things happen without an apparent reason and I end up on blogs waiting for help....from my Windows 8 box. lol.
    What about your video card? did you check for support on that?

    anyway, I tried Ubuntu again this week and it lasted all of 30 minutes and I uninstalled it. It just refused to load into Gnome going to a black screen and kept kicking me back to the login. On installation it kept poping out errors. I will try again once I get a new computer since all I have right now is my Macbook Pro (I hate this thing).
    10-22-2012 09:23 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    What about your video card? did you check for support on that?

    anyway, I tried Ubuntu again this week and it lasted all of 30 minutes and I uninstalled it. It just refused to load into Gnome going to a black screen and kept kicking me back to the login. On installation it kept poping out errors. I will try again once I get a new computer since all I have right now is my Macbook Pro (I hate this thing).
    My video card is onboard. NVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce430. Not too shabby for a board video. But, again, its too much for Linux 12.10. Like I said before, its a throwaway OS. If you have time to tinker and patch MAYBE you'll have something functional. Maybe.
    10-22-2012 10:56 PM
  3. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    My video card is onboard. NVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce430. Not too shabby for a board video. But, again, its too much for Linux 12.10. Like I said before, its a throwaway OS. If you have time to tinker and patch MAYBE you'll have something functional. Maybe.
    Ubuntu has been touch and go with Video card drivers, at one point they could no longer install OEM drivers by default and had to install open source drivers, all you had to do was install the drivers from a notifier in the top menu bar. Not sure if they still do that but it stuck around for atleast a couple of years. Iv'e bombed my Ubuntu install atleast adozen times trying to get Nvida drivers to install correctly. Driver management/Compatibility is the one thing about Linux that holds it back so much. Don't get me wrong though, it's come a long long way but it still has a long long way to go and at the rate that new stuff is made they will never catch up.
    10-23-2012 12:48 AM
  4. Panathas's Avatar
    They should out all their energy on bringing games to Ubuntu.that is the key and not unity.with games the support will come.

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    10-23-2012 01:02 AM
  5. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    They should out all their energy on bringing games to Ubuntu.that is the key and not unity.with games the support will come.

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    They don't have the funding or the resources to do that. Canonical is funded through enterprise/specialty solutions. Support for smart TV's, phones, and tablets along with Servers is the only income they have. That money is turned around and used for Humanitarian efforts and Operating System development.

    When I talk about "they" I mean the Linux community in general. A majority of divers are written by community members and there just isnt enough users to cover everything around. The best Canonical can do is develop a better system to facilitate driver management.
    10-23-2012 01:31 AM
  6. Panathas's Avatar
    Yes I know, but GAMES are the key of becoming a big player. Without games Linux will FOREVER stay at 2-3% market share. Giving Crossover away for free and pushing it's development would be a good start. Working together with Velve on Steam would be also great. And finally, working together with AMD and NVIDIA to bring better GPU support! NVIDIA is almost fine, but AMD...
    10-23-2012 03:03 AM
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