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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by aledie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:36 am

Version: 18
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-02-09
Votes: 15
I can't imagine 15 guys in one day having a problem with the same obscure wifi device and don't know how to move the panel.... So, it is either:

-this angry guy got time voting us down from 16 different devices
-or some "other" is running a little group Initiative, wonder which one ;)

We are getting too popular
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:38 am

I would think DW would do something about that, may send it to Jesse Smith.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by aledie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:00 am

@Jerry3904: Now I'm totally sure it is the same person(s) voting us down. Please compare with the post of few days ago - pay attention to the person's writing style:
Version: 18
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-02-03
Votes: 10

I can't print with Canon LBP6310. I also install CAPT driver for printer, but I didn't get any output from the printer. After this I install Nvidia-340 driver and reboot PC. But I couldn't reach the desktop . I did not like the desktop layout and color scheme. The vertical panel layout is very repulsive, and location of the menu is very unusable. Maybe available for an old PC, but there are already many alternatives. Not suitable for modern PCs, very boring.
Compare with the last rating:
I install legacy-304 driver and restart system, but can't reach to X server
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:13 am

Agreed. Passed your discovery to DistroWatch, not sure what good it will do though.

It amazes me to see such actions when we're only talking about non-for-profit and volunteer hard work.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:39 am

pertaining to the nvidia drivers


some parts need an xorg.conf file and some balk at having one. when we move to buster I'm going to remove the xorg.conf creation step.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:50 pm

Version: 18.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-02-25
Votes: 0

pro
works very well on my acer aspire 5332
nice light weight distro easy to use and configure good software easy for a novice to use

con
only down side mx 18 brightness does not work but it did work on mx 17.
Is this a problem?

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:54 pm

possibly with the kernel change. On my small lenovo netbook, the brightness controls are inverted between the 4.15 kernel and the 4.19 kernel.

somewhere in the wiki is the command force inverting them, I think for intel parts its

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i915.invert_brightness=1
makes my brightness controls work better on that netbook.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:46 pm

It might also just need that "acpi_osi=Linux" kernel boot command, too.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by zorzi » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:39 am

aledie wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:36 am
Version: 18
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-02-09
Votes: 15
I can't imagine 15 guys in one day having a problem with the same obscure wifi device and don't know how to move the panel.... So, it is either:

-this angry guy got time voting us down from 16 different devices
-or some "other" is running a little group Initiative, wonder which one ;)

We are getting too popular
I do not think that we can rely on DW votes. I noticed that some reviews massive ratings sometimes vanished after a few days. I suspect some distro maniacs...
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:34 pm

AntiX is up near the top of the ratings, too: https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=ranking

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