Fedora install support for netbooks -- small screen size
scottro at nyc.rr.com
Wed Jan 6 22:20:06 UTC 2010
On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 04:30:06PM -0500, Christopher Beland wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 12:47 -0500, Fulko Hew wrote:
> > Shouldn't the symptom be solved at the root of the problem, not
> > inside every app?
> I think we generally end up with better usability if we address the
> problem at the application level.
With the majority of Desktops and Window Managers, one can resize a
Window, play with the resolution, and so forth. So the problem is worst
in installation, especially as textmode install now has more severe
limitations. There are workarounds, I suppose, prepare the disk in
advance, or something, but I haven't tried any.
I seem to recall the same problem with some Debian based systems as
well, and even, possibly, ones that are theoretically specially designed
My memory is now hazy on it. I have Aspire One, where I put on EEEbuntu
for my wife and my own 1000HE (10 inch screen---the Aspire is 8 or 9, I
believe) and don't remember too many problems--however, having done so
many installs, it's quite possible that I simply muttered a bad word and
hit alt N or whatever.
I would think that Anaconda would be the most important thing to get
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