Originally Posted by KimVette
Again: a wrong response from someone claiming that the correct solution is the wrong one. Sorry, but if a bleeding-edge distribution doesn't work, nothing will without some time and effort, and the willingness to read a howto or three. No amount of spoon feeding is going to get around needing to compile a package or two to get bleeding-edge hardware to work, even on a bleeding-edge kernel. With such a new chipset, on SuSE 10, he'll likely have to at MINIMUM recompile 2.6.13, or worst case download the latest stable (2.6.15) or unstable kernel. It's not "speaking geek" to post the correct and possibly only solution (other than "go back to Windows" which again would be hopelessly arrogant).
Of course, you could suggest he take the easy way out and hire a professional to do the work for him, since he's obviously too stupid to figure it out (your position, not mine!) but again that would be a stupid response as well.
Sometimes a newbie should be given credit and intelligence should be assumed, that the person can follow basic instructions, and once he gets the basics then he can be helped with specific issues.
Edit: just a quick note -- SiS chipsets are a pain all round, so ymmv, no warranty express or implied, batteries not included, etc.
My... my. So full of venom and quick with the judgement, are we? No one is assuming anything with the exception if you. You've obviously worked with linux (dated yourself with the Commodore) so long that you've forgotten what it's like to be brand spanking new to an completely different computing environment. Have you also forgotten this is a community? So stop throwing around the insults and drop yourself down a few pegs, would ya'?
Not everyone is using Linux as a project. Some are actually trying to find save, secure, WORKING distributions which fit their own needs. Not everyone is as interested or has the time to figure out how to recompile a kernel. So far you have added nothing... and I do mean nothing... to this thread so please, take a hint and bow out if you have nothing constructive and positive to add.