On Sun, 15 Nov 2009 21:18:36 -0700 (MST) Warren Block <wbl...@wonkity.com> replied:
>On Mon, 16 Nov 2009, Polytropon wrote: > >> On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 02:21:28 +0200, Manolis Kiagias >> <son...@otenet.gr> wrote: >>> Just the fact that I now have to edit an xml file to simply add a >>> Greek keyboard layout is annoying enough. >> >> The fact that annoys me is that configuration seems to have >> disassembled into several parts that are not located in a >> central file (such as xorg.conf has been); I have no problem >> with editing text files if I need to, but now it's getting >> somewhat complicated - I'm not confortable with the fact that >> FreeBSD is (getting) complicated, I always loved it because >> everything is so simple. > >But xorg is not FreeBSD, so this is an unreasonable statement. >FreeBSD is simple. X has never been particularly simple, and the fact >that complexity grows over time is nothing new, either. > >> But I am not complaining! :-) I've been told that those changes >> are absolutely needed to design the creation of new software >> more efficiently and cheaper; this is often confused with "bloat", >> but it's not, it's evolution! And there's no way around. > >Of course there is: if you're happy with the state of your software, >stop there! Don't upgrade. Don't replace what's working with >something newer. > >That option is usually more difficult than it initially seems. The >rest of the world tends to keep on evolving. > >> I would be more happy if things would really get better, or >> even not worse, but sadly, they seem to. Software gets slower >> as well as less accessible - Gtk 2, used by many programs, is >> a good (bad) example. Am I supposed to buy new computer to replace >> perfectly running systems just to keep the "overall usage speed" >> of everything at the same level? > >As above, you don't *have* to upgrade. Keep the old software, and the >old hardware will run it. > >Like everybody, I grumble about changes that don't seem to improve >things at the user level. But I try to remember that without change, >nothing can improve. > >It's also worth remembering that open source projects like xorg give >the users the rare privilege of being able to make a difference. Test >code, provide hardware, document bugs or fixes, do or fund development. If that were true, it might be worth noting. Unfortunately, it rarely works like that. I recently started using a Logitech wireless mouse/keyboard. Of course the mouse did not work in "X", although it performed fine outside of "X". After investing valuable time in Googling for a solution, I ended up editing files for HAL and adding Section "ServerFlags" Option "AllowEmptyInput" "OFF" EndSection to the 'xorg.conf' file. <rant> Honestly, that is not acceptable. On every Windows and MAC system I tested, the combo works without this garbage. It just works. No drivers to install, unless I want the extended capabilities of the keyboard/mouse. Why does it have to be so freak-in difficult here. How the hell are we suppose to entice potential users to non Window's platforms when a simple thing like adding a keyboard or mouse to a system becomes a challenge. </rant> -- Jerry ges...@yahoo.com |::::======= |::::======= |=========== |=========== | Do unto others before they undo you. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"