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Re: SEUL: Observatons

Micah Yoder wrote:
> jfm2@club-internet.fr wrote:
> >
> > I disagree. The fact is than the VGA server will run with *almost* any
> > card.  But not all.
> > There are PCs with NVidia Cards (correct me if I am wrong but that is
> > a modern card) that won't run with the VGA server.  They will run with
> > their specific server however.
> > And there are other cards where the VGA server will only support 320x200.
> [snip]
> >
> > Also 8 meg machines will have a hard time with an X based install.
> OK, points taken.  Curses it is!

We should be doing an X-based install.

X'll cover very nearly everything now.  You find VGA-capable machines in
the dumpster now.  Literally.

You'd be amazed the number of users who won't take curses seriously.
Over the weekend, one of my housemates said "unix is just like dos,
right?"  He also talked about "just using telenet" in disparaging
tones.  (As tho unix is only capable of telnet sessions, because that's
all he can get from windows without installing more software)

There are plenty of non-X-based installs around.  We don't need another.

With seul, people should be configuring their video system at some point
- that point should be early in the install.  Getting your video system
working should be considered make-or-break for running a user-friendly
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