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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" released
Posted May 2, 2012 11:28 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576)
I can live with it since I don't re-log very often and I haven't motivated myself to write the xorg.conf yet. On the one system I have that's running Gnome though I couldn't figure out how to set the resolution (it comes with what seems to be a preconfigured list of useless options) so there I did have to resort to writing an xorg.conf.
Note that at least one machine detected the resolution correctly on 2.6.32, but no kernels I've tried before or since.
I haven't tried any kernel versions that are particularly recent since the rate of regressions in Linux has conditioned me to upgrade only when it's completely unavoidable.
(And as for monitor *hotplugging* in KDE...that's a pretty guaranteed way to render this laptop non-responsive and require a power cycle)
Posted May 2, 2012 13:51 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576)
Actually now that I think about it, I believe it was 2.6.26 which worked. Before that was probably the era of massive breakage, and from there I skipped to 2.6.29 which was apparently when KMS was introduced for Intel, which seems a likely candidate for the breakage.
Posted May 2, 2012 16:09 UTC (Wed) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted May 10, 2012 13:15 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576)
The two I currently have access to are an Atom integrated system with an 'N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller', and a more standard laptop with a 'Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller'.
Those don't really mean a great deal to me, to be honest. I just know that they're both very low-performance and seemingly not brilliantly supported.
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