View Full Version : Videos might be helpful

March 21st, 2010, 05:23 PM
For people using the betas, having an idea of how things are *supposed* to look/work might be helpful in some situations.

I have no idea what the "Plymouth" login stuff is supposed to look like, for example. I'm pretty sure mine is broken, but a short little video of what a boot or shutdown is supposed to look like might be helpful?

Same with other features, like some of the Compiz things.

ranch hand
March 21st, 2010, 05:42 PM
There are videos all over youtube. A search engine is your friend.

That said, most of them are pretty bad quality but may show you some thing.

There are a lot of screen shots on this forum.

March 21st, 2010, 06:08 PM
As a Multimedia Developer and Tech Writer, the OP has a point.

If they want Ubuntu to be accessible to everyone, even those who forget or don't want to RTFM (sadly a great majority everywhere!), it wouldn't be difficult or costly at all to have a set of official videos available. Possibly during development to highlight issues and explain features, and then those and others could be used on release.

In this way, it's not a Google serach for something that may not only be crappy in quality, but incorrect or not evaluated for general use...

March 21st, 2010, 06:38 PM
I also think that an official video of how the boot process is supposed to look would be helpful. It is hard to know if what you are experiencing is correct or not.