[LAD] (Somewhat OT) Advice needed on distro choice

hollunder at gmx.at hollunder at gmx.at
Tue Oct 13 06:34:22 UTC 2009

On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:14:01 +0200
Fons Adriaensen <fons at kokkinizita.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 07:30:27PM +0100, Chris Cannam wrote:
> > Sounds like Arch is worth a look.
> First of all (a late) thanks to all who responded.
> Today I installed ArchLinux on a spare box, and it
> went very well. It took me around 1/3 of the time
> (compared to a previous F11 install) to get the
> machine how I wanted it. I just had to adapt to
> having to install things I wanted rather than
> having to remove or modify those I didn't want.
> >From power-on to the XDM login takes just 24s,
> and the hard disk footprint is a fraction of what
> I'm used to.

Glad to hear that it's going well so far.

> There's only only problem I've not been able to fix:
> when using apps that frequently update pixmaps or
> send Ximages, the mouse pointer gets corrupted with
> that data. It happens with Ardour, jkmeter, japa,
> and others. No idea where to start... Driver is
> the 'ati' module, probably it needs some parameters.
> Ciao,

I haven't heard of that problem, and I'm using the nvidia nv driver
I recommend asking on arch-general or some other general list.
They are usually nice and helpful (while IRC often is a bit


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