[CALUG] Looking for advice
howard.bampton at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 23:19:30 EST 2019
95% of the time you can share $HOME. I have (admittedly in the UNIX(tm)
world or mixing UNIX(tm) and Linux) seen issues with settings for your
windowing system being slightly incompatible and causing interesting
failure modes. If your windowing session crashes immediately upon login on
one OS but not the other, this could be the problem. Figuring out which
file(s) and possibly settings in a file can be "fun".
On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 7:52 PM Bryan Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> Is your current distro not working in some way?
> Also, what desktop are you using currently?
> I don't recommend changing distributions if there is nothing wrong.
> At most, I'd install them side-by-side, multi-boot.
> They can even use the same /home file system, with separate /boot,
> root (/), etc...
> - bjs
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 10:46 AM Wesley Wright <wwwinsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Bryan:
> > Thanks for the info. I am looking to switch from Fedora 28 to Ubuntu
> 18.x later this year. I tested the live DVD on my system and all my
> hardware (printer, video card, sound card) works. Not sure if my Diamond
> ATI USB TV capture card will work.
> > Wesley
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > On Mar 5, 2019, at 9:11 PM, Bryan Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> > This is awesome! I'm a huge fan of 'cheap-works-out-best' results.
> > Even that 4:3 (or 5:4?) 17" monitor isn't really much less vertical size
> than those 16:9 (or 16:10?) 22" monitors. I assume the former could be a
> 1280x1024, which doesn't make it far, vertically, from the 1680x1050 or
> 1920x1080 that most 22" monitors are.
> > - bjs
> > On Tue, Mar 5, 2019, 13:13 Wes Westhaver <wes at westhaver.com wrote:
> >> Thanks to all who offered advice on my quest for a multi-monitor Ubuntu
> >> I took a little gamble and bought a used Dell Optiplex 7010 and two 22"
> Dell monitors. The Optiplex has a built-in video card that has two
> DisplayPort ports and one VGA port. I figured that buying a very common
> Dell PC would mean that it's video card would probably be supported by
> Ubuntu, and if not I could buy an appropriate video card.
> >> Once I had the monitors connected with the DisplayPort cables and
> Ubuntu loaded, I was pleasantly surprised that both monitors came to life.
> No muss, no fuss! Then I set about finding Linux equivalents for all of my
> Windows software. It took a while but I'm very happy to say I now have a
> nicely equipped Ubuntu workstation. Bye bye Windows.
> >> After a while I got to wondering if the unused VGA port might support a
> third monitor. So I hooked up one of my old 17" Dell monitors and to my
> delight it came to life too! So now I have a ton of screen real estate to
> work with.
> >> Here's a shot of my system as it stands right now:
> >> It turns out that multi-monitor support was a not an issue at all with
> >> Thanks again,
> >> -Wes
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