[arch-general] Mayday - Installed Fresh Archlinux on Laptop - Resolution stuck 1152x864, need 1440x900??

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Wed Nov 4 09:22:31 EST 2009

On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 07:17:38 -0600
Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 5:04 AM, Dieter Plaetinck
> <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> > On Tue, 3 Nov 2009 23:31:20 -0600
> > "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Listmates,
> >>
> >> New drive for my laptop so I dedicated it to Arch. Net install with
> >> 2009.08 went fine (although there really should be a warning when
> >> you leave install WITHOUT configuring the bootloader).
> >> [the /arch/setup menu autoadvances when you leave Configure System
> >> and if you click Done and downarrow anticipating moving to the
> >> next item,  you can easily miss configuring the bootloader (I
> >> did ;-)]
> >
> > arch is not, was not and will never be a hand-holding distro.
> > if anyone doesn't pay attention and just skips steps it's that
> > persons own problem imho. (in fact the interactive installer already
> > does too much handholding)
> So he maybe came up with an answer to the wrong problem. Problem as
> stated: "there really should be a warning when you leave install
> WITHOUT configuring the bootloader"
> and problem as I read it from the context:
> "the installer auto-advances so it is really easy to hit quit on
> accident if you were expecting to have to hit down and enter"
> You can't possibly justify the second stated problem as a hand-holding
> mistake, unless you mean we shouldn't even auto-advance. A simple
> confirm quit dialog would solve the issue here as people would quickly
> realize they missed a step.
> -Dan

well, even if you didn't expect the auto-advance behavior, i still
expect users to read the name of the option before
they activate it.  trying to detect/recover from silly user errors such
as not doing that is what i call hand-holding.

that said, a simple confirmation dialog would add only 1 line of code,
so if someone sends the patch (or files a feature request) it can be


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