In comp.os.linux.advocacy, JEDIDIAH
on Thu, 30 Mar 2006 15:02:54 -0600
> On 2006-03-30, Grug <grug2005@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> I am very disappointed with Linux installers. Disappointed
>>> because they have become so intervention-free. They make
>>> me feel like a boor. They ask which language I speak because
>>> they cannot read my mind. Sometimes, they make me feel
>>> special; they ask me to swap CD's.
>>> Linux has no future. It offers no challenges anymore. It's
>>> only for those idiots who just want things to always work...
>> I wish Linux made me feel like a 'boor'. Instead, I need to hunt for
>> audio, video, printing, and a whole bunch of other drivers that need to
>> be updated... then I need to figure out how to actually do it without
>> recompiling the kernel. Then, of course, you need to get support out
> Don't worry. If you feel the need to ramble on about kernel
> recompiles being necessary for Linux driver support then you are infact
> an intolerable 'boor'.
> I haven't compiled a kernel since early 2.4.
Not that kernel compiles are all that difficult anyway; the main
problem is going through the plethora of selection options. :-)
There are a *lot* of them.
Lessee....download kernel source, unpack, 'make xconfig' (or 'make
menuconfig'), 'make', 'make modules', 'make modules-install',
diddle a bit with /boot/grub/menu.lst, and there one has it...done!
Listening to the Winvocates one thinks it's so complicated
it takes a rocket scientist to decipher the instructions.
I'll admit it could be easier to handle a dual-NIC
installation and framebuffers for me have been hit-or-miss
(fortunately, more hit than miss). SCSI is a bit tricky,
and sound is still problematic -- the output's OK but my
mic input is very very weak. Of course were I all that
worried about it I'd do something drastic, like stick
another card in there or something. :-) I actually have a
MediaVision variant that should work, for example.
Not exactly a priority, though.
Windows Vista. Because everyone wants a really slick-looking 8-sided wheel.