Andyn wrote:But sulfur and equo automatically update the packages you have on your computer don't they? They check to see what you are running and update those packages. This seems to be the way they work with everything else so why not the graphics drivers?
Sulfur does pop up a window advising on some things, such as installing knetworkmanager to cope with a problem with the network plasma and advice to upgrade entropy etc. Why not a reminder about drivers even if these cannot, for some reason that isn't clear to me, be automatically updated along with all other packages?
Doesn't this sort of thing need to be resolved if Sabayon, or any other distro, is to be really user friendly and "just work"?
About your last question... I think genfool already answer that. I remember spending a lot of time searching and installing drivers in XP (and every time a new driver comes out NOBODY ADVICE YOU NOTHING... :S )
About the first question, an application, is not the same that a driver, if for some reason sulfur updates one app that you use, but you don't like the new version, making a roll back is not that hard, but, what if sulfur updates some drivers and the next time you boot your system your graphic card gets f*cked up? Drivers are really close to hardware, then they can't be seen as simple programs, they must be taken seriously...
Maybe Lxnay, or anybody around here, will pay you if this drivers updates turn your card into ashes? Nah, you use SL at your own risk, (any linux at your own risk) because it's free! You want support in HW, buy it to Red Hat
But everybody here never request from you a single cent and instead, they do what they can: not to make any touch in your system that could make it crash.
About the pop ups, Knetworkmanager and entropy are CRUCIAL Software, there are not abiword or wormux, so an advice in that case it's intesting for most of us, isn't it?
And again, applications like Knet and Entropy, aren't the same as Drivers, entropy will never make your hard disk to melt inside your tower, a bad driver... mmm Nah!
But it could makes it completely useless...