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Ubuntu: Xorf.conf gets a GUI

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Patch says,

Looks like Xorf.conf has a GUI in the next version of Ubuntu Linux. Nice. The most common piece of tweaking I’ve needed to do when installing Ubuntu on a new machine is to the Xorg settings, to get the right screen resolution and refresh rate. It’s lovely to have this in a GUI, where those new to Linux can get at it without a session of “uh-oh, I need to learn how to use the command line!” getting in the way. Makes it about as easy to configure this aspect of Ubuntu as it is to track down display drivers for a fresh Windows install.

I think that installing fonts is one of the only remaining things that you can’t do easily with a GUI in Ubuntu, but the Penguin does ever make progress …

Edit:  Nevermind; looks like the feature isn’t going to make into Gutsy (Ubuntu’s next release).  Ah well.  Perhaps next time around …