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On 2006-07-04T23:40+0100 Ben Goodger wrote:
> 2. Why does scrolling upward in Firefox result in going back randomly? (USB
I've noticed this problem myself on a IBM Think centre. Let us know how
you fixed it.
> 3. Why does Flash have such poor audio control which more often than not
> results in it being completely silenced, fixed only by restarting ALSA?
Flash is a crappy proprietary multimedia app that's 2 versions behind
the windows one and probably doesn't use native ALSA, otherwise you
wouldn't have to restart it.
Investigate canvas and SVG in Opera or Firefox if you need to see
animated graphics in your browser.
> 8. Why, indeed, does X require me to enter these to get the thing working at
> all? Is there something stopping it from achieving basic levels of
> user-friendliness which were reached by Microsoft eleven years ago or more,
> and Apple a good time before that?
X is horrible. Live with it, until someone is brave enough to come up
with simpler graphics server and get Firefox etc. running on it.
I've found Knoppix good at guessing my X settings.
> If anyone has anything to contribute to my de-irritation, that'd be much
> I do like the flying toaster screensaver in Dapper though.
Have a minimal desktop and use a screened uxterm where possible when X
crashes. Avoid anything proprietary. Though Opera's native session
saver is handy to recover from.
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