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Re: [trinity-users] OpenSUSE 12.2 Step by Step Installation

From: Patrick Serru <patrick@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:46:29 -0500
      Hi Felix,

      Thank you for your answer.

Le mardi 27 novembre 2012, Felix Miata a écrit :

> I think everybody has that preference.
In the "Developer of free things" side of my life, I have always been 
enthusiastic to user feedback, positive or negative. A feedback was 
exeptional, before Internet. A guy pointing (politely) a problem is a 
godsend for the developer.

> It's just that developers don't have *your* particular hardware
> combination to test on… 
Is 1280x1024 pixels screen such an exceptionnel format?

> …, and when the required hardware data is missing or broken, as apparently
> must be the case for your display's EDID,…
My display (Fujisu-Siemens FUS T17-2) works well, and its Extended display 
identification data (EDID) too, but I did not espacialy check that last 
point. And some recent distributions did configure X correctly for its use. 

      Anyone who wants to wear the hat of developer should accept comments 
on the mistakes made by his team or group to which he belongs. Saying "my 
screens work," or "I do not have this configuration", etc. is not suitable 
because everyone feels bad: the user feels stupid, and conscientious 
developer knows he has failed. That said, the group concerned is the XOrg 
team? I'm not sure.

      Faced with the difficulties of installing the most recent 
distributions, I got to thinking that the tests were done on virtual 
machines, and thus, the developers were not seeing the problems. The ATI 
driver? But I am using this machine, this graphic card and this screen with 
this ancient OSS 11.1!

      I'm sorry if I'm uncomfortable.

      Cheers,
Patrick