I was playing around with a Virtualbox VM running Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS, but under basic drivers, I couldn't get a resolution larger than 800x600. I figured I should get proper drivers for my video card, an HD4870. Seeing as to how I awoke this morning to headlines on lxer.org saying how AMD's 9.1 Radeon drivers are chocked full of good Linux support, I decided to download that one.
I downloaded it to my desktop, opened up a terminal, and
sudo sh ./(atidriver)
my root password, and I was rolling. It unompressed the package, checked archive integrity, and finally opened up ATI's driver installation window. Low and behold, it was too large for me to resize it to fit on my screen. I couldn't click "OK" to continue the driver installation because I couldn't see the OK button! Trying to tab to it didn't work either.
That's when I realized it. Since I'm running this in a virtual machine, it can't see even see my video card anyway. Hell, it can't see any of my hardware. It thinks my TrendNet wireless card with a Marvell chipset is an onboard Intel ethernet controller. That was my retarded moment of the day. Thought it was funny, and someone would get a laugh. My girlfriend didn't get it.