[Novalug] Ubuntu LTS for web/email server (Jay Hart)
jhart at kevla.org
Tue Apr 20 21:09:24 EDT 2010
> novalug-request at calypso.tux.org wrote:
>> 3. Re: Ubuntu LTS for web/email server (Jay Hart)
> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:56:07 -0400 (EDT)
>> From: "Jay Hart" <jhart at kevla.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Novalug] Ubuntu LTS for web/email server
>> To: "Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith at ieee.org>
>> BTW, I got into this problem when I decided that running Compiz would be a
>> cool thing and upgraded my vid card, which required new drivers, which
>> required a new kernel, which locked me into duel dependencies, which over
>> prevented upgrades.
>> On my server, my VIA vid chipset in conjunction with OpenSUSE 10.2 "problem
>> software" is very unstable when trying to apply updates. I "overcame" this
>> little problem by using the following strategy "if it ain't borke, don't
>> with it".
> That's why I don't do "fancy" video stuff. I've found on more that one
> OS that video drivers can royally screw-up an otherwise stable system. I
> fixed a similar problem on two machines (desktop and Thinkpad) by "going
> backward" and getting rid of the fancy (cool?) video stuff. Side
> benefit: my PC runs faster. Under that other OS, as a matter of policy I
> NEVER accept volunteered updates to video drivers. I discovered that a
> balky system was cure when I went back to the original driver - it took
> a long time to find the basis for the problem. How do you spell flaky?
> /Video driver/.
I believe you spell "flaky? /Video driver/" as "flaky /Video Driver/".
> Roger W. Broseus - Linux User
> Email: RogerB at bronord.com
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