Originally Posted by thickbrain
Well, I did a forum search here first and checked the FAQ. I didn't find anything like my problem I'm not that thick
As for Googling, I did that too and got over 230 some thousand hits on similar search terms as the one you mentionned.
So after few hours of digging I gave up and did a post here. I thought you guys didn't have a life That you're all hooked to an IV bag full of bits and bytes when not in front of a computer screen.
Joke aside, I did think it was a common problem and I was surprised no one had made any replies of any kind yet. Well I guess I can be a tad impatient sometimes.
While I have your attention. I'm not familliar with any Linux-based OS. The reason I installed Fedora is I've been told it's a good platform for development and is easy to install and use.
I'm planning to develop firmware and drivers.
What's your take on that? What about Ubunto, Demian, Red Hat and others?
Thanks for your tiem
I'm not in the development scene, so I can't specifically comment on that, but I know Fedora works great for me
. I am running Debian (that's with a b
) on my iMac 'cause Fedora didn't want to work, but Fedora's my choice otherwise. Debian would be more stable and they provide updates a lot longer, but Fedora is fine if you don't mind upgrading every couple releases and fixing broken updates (something I've only had to deal with once).
Red Hat is Fedora. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the pay-for, business version (with CentOS being the freely useable version of that) and Fedora is the open-source, community-driven version (with many other distros using it as a base). Ubuntu is based on Debian but with possibly more up-to-date packages. It's s'posed to be more user friendly and easier to get working for people new to Linux; you might want to check it out and see if it fits your needs.
I'm glad that Fedora, the first Linux distro I tried, worked for me, but that's not the case for everyone. Go out, try other distros, use the one that works, and have fun. It's all Linux, but there are differences here and there
EDIT: And I don't mean to scare you off. Fedora is great if you stick with it. Be patient and keep reading. I'll give you some hints on things to look for: xorg.conf and system-config-display.