Compaq Armada M300 laptop. That particular Wacky Linux Adventure is on
hold, however, thanks to this worrisome bit of security info from
The root password from the first user registred by Breezy can be
found by any user by reading the file
The good news is that, to Breezy's credit, the bug was fixed in a
matter of hours (check the comments on the page). The bad news is that,
for the second time, downloading Ubuntu updates restored my original VGA parameter bug! This isn't the first time downloading updates has restored the driver bug. Now, I have a method for restoring my settings,
but it's getting a little annoying to have to run through the process
every other time Breezy provides new updates (which is pretty muchweekly). So, here's my Tech Q&A distress signal for the week—how do I prevent Breezy Ubuntu updates from restoring my 'original' VGA boot parameters?
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.