[nSLUG] Why GUI is important to Linux (was Data Recovery... )

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Wed Feb 4 14:36:12 AST 2009

David Potter wrote:
> This has the feeling of one of those "for want of a nail..." 
> situations...  
> Over the holiday I installed a nvidia Geforce 7300 GT video card and 
> on my Ununtu 8.04 system the monitor does not receive a signal until 
> very near the end of the boot process... 
> When I originally installed the video card I connected another monitor 
> to the on-board video port and monitored the boot up process but after 
> a while I turned it off and simply let the machine boot without paying 
> attention until the Genforce produced output. This system serves as a 
> data server for other machines so it is not re-booted very often.
> This was fine until one day I was looking at some older live 
> distributions that were having trouble dealing with my hardware and I 
> was using the 'system reset' to clear the way for the next cd...
> ...and then, tiring of that particular fun, I went back to my current 
> install and when the system did not come up as quickly as I thought it 
> should I pressed the damn button once too often!
> ----
> I believe that 'GUI is good' because the support for hardware seems 
> very closely tied to the perceived size of the user base and clearly 
> not everyone is prepared (or able it seems... ;-) to think all the time.
> If anyone has any insight into why the Geforce doesn't wake up 
> quicker, or what I could do to encourage it to wake up sooner I'd be 
> very interested. I have thought about disabling the on-board video but 
> I'm hoping to find an explanation of why that needs to be done.


Another thought - see if there are any frame buffer settings in the boot 
loader config.
Maybe its loading a different frame buffer and cant detect so it 
defaults to vga at end.

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