Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

Why I love Linux

I love Linux because it makes even a relatively experienced user of computers in general feel like a complete idiot.

To repro:

- Boot Red Hat Linux 9
- From the Start menu [or whatever it's called on Linux], select System Settings
- Next, select Display Settings
- Change the display resolution to something else
- Click OK
- Get a window that says 'Display settings changed. You need to log out and restart the X server for the changes to take effect.'
- From the Start menu, select Log Out
- Select Restart

Result:

After it restarts, the resolution has not changed.

I'm sure there's an easy explanation for this, but dammit, this is even worse than Windows 3.0 was.
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  • It's July 2013.

    Remember when I wrote a lot on LiveJournal? Yeah, me neither.

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