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Old 10-21-2001, 11:53 PM   #1
Tasha v71
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Exclamation iS Red Hat supposed to be this hard?


Yea, i barely started gettin into Linux like 3 days ago, yes... totally pure virgin before that... then Red Hat came and tore me up.

i've run into some good problems... bad netconfig, no video drivers, pluging speakers into the voice modem and feeling like a complete dumbass cause i was too blind to see the real holes they went into... is all this normal?? am i whining too much?? feedback would be great... especially since my 30 post mark is coming up, that's avg 10 posts a day. Thanx!
 
Old 10-22-2001, 12:18 AM   #2
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well for someone that is new to linux this isn't at all abnormal.. linux is totally different OS and the one thing I have learned and was taught before diving in is "To know your hardware"
but truly Redhat is one of the easier distro's, along with Mandrake... the harder one's are actually Debian and Slackware, so hang in there and you'll get the hang of it.
 
Old 10-22-2001, 12:31 AM   #3
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YEA, I read here that Mandrake is a little more user friendly, but i don't really want my OS yankin me off for me ya know... let me do my own dirty work and learn the right way... i'll live w/ Red Hat for a while
 
Old 10-22-2001, 12:35 AM   #4
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that is usually the best advice. stick with one, learn it and then later on once your familiar with it, you can try other flavors...
 
Old 10-22-2001, 01:25 AM   #5
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Re: iS Red Hat supposed to be this hard?

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Originally posted by Tasha v71

pluging speakers into the voice modem and feeling like a complete dumbass cause i was too blind to see the real holes they went into... is all this normal??


well... generally you'll need to figure out where to plug what in on your own. every self-respecting geek has made a few huge mistakes. my personal fave was a program i was writing where i had a '-' where i should have had a '+'. it took me 17 hours of straight debugging to find that sucker. i couldn't look at a computer for weeks afterwards.



linux is kinda like driving stick instead of automatic - it sucks at first and seems pointless to do ALL that extra work... but then, after you learn, you can't go back to driving auto.

you've got those thirty posts tho... you're now a member.

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