Just a good thing to learn...
I have a couple of minutes before my train goes, so I wanted to tell the stories I've lived with LX so far. I installed a dloaded SuSE about a month ago, after I had played with knoppix for a bit, just to know what this linux stuff is. After a while I moved to FC2, which is the distro I use now.
After a lot of forum questions, rpm downloading and kernel compiling I finally got my zyxel 630-11 modem working (thanks to the developers of amedyn), I got my usb webcam working (still cannot do messaging, though) and even got the software for a chip testing machine we use at the office running!
I don't want to bore everyone with the details, I made some how-to's and tried to answer in forums the questions from the little I have learned. If anyone finds this post, these are not links, but useful keywords to go looking for if you have HW similar to mine...
For the zyxel modem:
careful dloaded SuSE users: you don't have make, gcc or glibc!
may need to edit atmdev.h - some error with linux/config.h file
Need to compile the kernel
for the webcam:
qc-usb - the driver for the camera
gaim-vv (does not work for me yet)
Anyway, it's a fun OS to get to know, it has a bit difficulties in finding HW, but is fun to mess with, even those "scary" things like rebuilding the kernel. Only drawback: You end up spending much time with it, my wife does not like that too much... well, she married the geek, not me!
Excellent, glad to hear you have not only stuck with it but have begun to feed back to the community.
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