Linux has once again proven it's worth to me as an operating system. Today I tried to install the ATI drivers for my newly compiled kernel. Anyway, no matter what I tried, I couldn't get the drivers to work (and I tried several times). Eventually I ended up busting my X server somehow, but being Linux is was still functional with the command line. It turned out I needed to install that OpenGL Mesa stuff, so I tried finding the RPM by FTPing into a few sites. I couldn't find it, so I used my other Windows machine to connect to the internet through my X-less Linux computer. I then got the RPM that way, moved it over, installed it, and now X works fine again. Just try doing all that with Windows
. No matter what I do to Linux it just keeps on going.
I'm still ticked off at ATI though