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Operating Systems Linux Ubuntu Ubuntu Graphic Quality Issue? Post 302342201 by phoxly on Friday 7th of August 2009 09:05:14 PM
Old 08-07-2009
Originally Posted by mark54g
phox. You don't have to do anything. Nobody is demanding anything of you. You came for help and somebody provided you with help. If you choose to use it, that is your decision.

You don't have to use Ubuntu, nobody forced you to use it either. You can freely choose to stop using it and pick up FreeBSD, AmigaOS, Windows, Solaris or another OS and use that. However, whichever you choose, realize that they all come with learning involved.

Ubuntu is not an "OS" it is a distribution. They are based on snapshots in time of Debian Linux, another distribution, and other distributions are, in turn, built from Ubuntu. You may not get it, you may not like it, but that is just how it is. Chances are, there are people who have encountered the issues you have. And, as this is an open source OS and distribution, somebody may want to fix it for you out of their own kindness. Try to realize nobody owes you anything, not even a response or help.

Consider this a learning opportunity. Personally I would not use Ubuntu, but lots of people seem to like it. I never took a liking to it or the "debian" way of doing things and will remain a "SUSE guy"
I don't know where exactly your coming from to assume that I think you guys HAVE to help me or owe it to me, don't make that assumption toward someone you don't know.. I chose to start using Ubuntu on my own free will just as I chose to start programming on my own, however after 14 years of Windows experience I can't simply dive into any flavor of Unix without first understanding how to install simple drivers.

I am sure the information you guys give me on this thread is very correct and helpful to someone who already has a basic idea of what tod o with the knowledge but I have never installed drivers on anything other than windows. I can only take the information you give me and attempt to apply it based on what I already know... which isn't much.

---------- Post updated at 09:05 PM ---------- Previous update was at 09:03 PM ----------

Originally Posted by Leppie
Ubuntu is just another version of Debian, but still Debian.

The /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is in the directory /etc/X11/, just try to open it with nano:

nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

this should show you the contents of your xorg.conf file.
Thank you very much for your help and patience. I finally figured it out after giving my 'Fundamentals of Unix" professor a call and he kind of understood where you were coming from.


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REQUESTSYNC(1)						      General Commands Manual						    REQUESTSYNC(1)

requestsync - helper to file sync requests for Ubuntu SYNOPSIS
requestsync [-d distro] [-nse] [-k keyid] <source package> [target release] [base version] requestsync --lp [-nse] <source package> <target release> [base version] requestsync -h DESCRIPTION
requestsync looks at the versions of <source package> in Debian and Ubuntu and prompts for an explanation of why the Ubuntu changes (if there are any) should be dropped. The changelog entry is then downloaded from packages.debian.org, and the sync request bug is filed in launchpad. Alternatively, the sync request can be filed by GPG-signed email (option --email). requestsync checks if you have the permissions to request the sync from the archive administrators directly by checking if you have upload permissions for that package through package set permissions or component permissions. If you don't have upload permissions, the script will subscribe the necessary team with approval rights to the bug report for you. This check is only performed if requestsync is allowed to use the LP API (not email submission). In the other case requestsync relies on that you answer the question about upload permissions honestly to determine if a team with approval rights is to be subscribed to the bug. If you have permission to upload the package directly, then you may prefer to use syncpackage instead to copy the package using the Launch- pad API. At some future point, requestsync will be changed to do this automatically. requestsync uses launchpadlib authentication to file its requests. OPTIONS
Listed below are the command line options for requestsync: -h Display a help message and exit. -d Specifies which Debian distribution a package should be synced from. Default is testing in LTS cycles, otherwise unstable. -n Specifies that the package is a new package, and requestsync should not attempt to look it up in Ubuntu since it will not exist. -k <keyid> Specifies your GPG key. This is only used if the sync request is mailed to Launchpad. --email Use GPG-signed email to file the bug, rather than launchpadlib. -s Specifies that you require sponsorship. You need this option if you don't have upload permissions for that package. This disables the upload permissions check described above. -C Allow changelog to be manually filled in when missing. requestsync gets Debian changelogs from packages.debian.org, which isn't in sync with the Debian archive. To request a sync before the changelog is available, pass this option, and provide the changelog entries yourself. -e Use this flag after FeatureFreeze for non-bug fix syncs. requestsync will subscribe ubuntu-release team instead of sponsorship team. -l INSTANCE, --lpinstance=INSTANCE Use the specified instance of Launchpad (e.g. "staging"), instead of the default of "production". --no-conf Do not read any configuration files, or configuration from environment variables. <source package> This is the source package that you would like to be synced from Debian. <target release> This is the release that you would like the source package to be synced into. This should always be the latest development release of Ubuntu. [base version] In some cases, the base version (where the Ubuntu package started differing from the Debian package) cannot be automatically deter- mined. Specify this option in this case. ENVIRONMENT
requestsync uses the following variables which should be set in your shell's configuration by adding export VARIABLE= lines, where VARIABLE is one of the following: UBUMAIL, DEBEMAIL Specifies which email should be used when sending to Launchpad. All of the CONFIGURATION VARIABLES below are also supported as environment variables. Variables in the environment take precedence to those in configuration files. CONFIGURATION VARIABLES
REQUESTSYNC_SMTP_SERVER Set which SMTP server to use when sending mail. If unspecified this defaults to launchpad's SMTP servers (the eventual destina- tion). REQUESTSYNC_SMTP_PORT Sets which port of the SMTP server to use. Default is 25. REQUESTSYNC_SMTP_USER and REQUESTSYNC_SMTP_PASS Sets the username and password to use when authenticating to the SMTP server. REQUESTSYNC_USE_LPAPI Setting this to no is equivalent to running with --email. REQUESTSYNC_LPINSTANCE, UBUNTUTOOLS_LPINSTANCE The default value for --lpinstance. REQUESTSYNC_KEYID, UBUNTUTOOLS_KEYID The default value for -k. SEE ALSO
rmadison(1), syncpackage(1), ubuntu-dev-tools(5) AUTHOR
requestsync and this manual page were written by the Ubuntu MOTU Team. Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 2. ubuntu-dev-tools 19 January 2008 REQUESTSYNC(1)

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