« on: May 22, 2007, 02:19:51 pm »
Yes, it was useful. I wasn't getting dumped to the console but was being left staring at the init statuses, think it stopped on rc.local. I wouldn't be so hard on yourself, you did pretty well for messing around with a beta Linux product and being a new person to Linux. To fix your video issue, as I had a similar problem but am very familiar with Linux, fixed it with a wonderfully lucky shot in the dark. Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and comment out the line that reads 'option "UseEDID" "False"' and restart the X server via the usual <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Backspace> or reboot the machine. That solved it for me. X is a total mess still, much better then it was in the past but still far from being user friendly, so I feel for you with the video issue. As for LMCE, it has great potential but is definitely not a polished product and has lots of areas I am sure the developers are hard at work on. Also, I believe they are working on videos that will go along with the setup/installation of a system. One suggestion I might have for you is to just install the [U,Ku,Xu]buntu base and get to know Linux. Most things are pretty polished in the base distros, although the X configuration when installing nVidia drivers is still lacking but from what I've heard the community is working hard to clean X up and make it work much better. I think the only commandline workings I have to do these days are changes to my xorg.conf file. Good luck to you. Hope you give Linux a try again.