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I would like all you people who have hardware not supporting Linux to let the forum know - with details of whom to email to. Then we can ALL email them with a polite request - PLEASE do not be rude - that will not help
My USB ADSL modem PROLINK Hurricane 8000 is not supported.
I am corresponding with
"Tan Chee Seng" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
sometimes some generic drivers may work, or a driver from a ealier model may work as well.
A few years ago i had a modem that was hard to get drivers for, so i installed a generic driver for it, it worked, may not have had all the options fully functioning, but it worked good enough for a year or so until i bought a new one.
Lets ask the morons who can't write the audio drivers properly to get their heads out of their butts.
There needs to be some serious effort put into sorting out the linux installation procedure too. I certainly don't enjoy spending half my life sorting out dependancy issues just to get a single piece of software installed. And before anybody mentions apt-get or synaptic, I tried to install both of them, couldn't even find apt-get, let alone install it and synaptic wouldn't install. The dependancy resolution issue is the single biggest barrier to linux entering the mainstream market and severely eating into M$'s market share.
Last edited by flapjackboy; 08-26-2003 at 03:23 PM.
***I am not trying to yell or even take a mean tone, this should be read as me laughing histarically while I say it, it is not intended to offend anyone and I opologize if it does***
I have not laughed this hard in a long time you are one funny guy
1) if you don't like the drivers these people are spending there time on without pay nor graditude in many cases MAKE YOUR OWN ITS OPEN SOURCE THATS THE IDEA!
2) It sounds like you are looking for someone that writes a program that does everything for you: ITS CALLED MAC-OS!!!!!!!
3) When you critisize people for hard work you are not paying them for: THE GNU/LINUX COMMUNITY DOES NOT WANT YOU!
4) Your main problem is you are depending on other people to make finished packages for your personal use, I hate to brake it to you, they make it for themselves and allow you to use it: QUIT COMPLAINING
***I am not trying to yell or even take a mean tone, this shoudl be read as me laughing histarically while I say it, it is not intended to offend anyone and I opologize if it was***
on a serious note, linux should be used when you want to get experiance and learn, when you want something different or you don't want windows/mac. GNU/Linux is not made (yet) for every user, it does not have to be, a lot of peopel are liek me and will swich to something else once linux becomes mainstream.
and like I say at the bottom of every message, you cant just install linux and expect it to do something, it is a tool for you to use, not the other way around.
"you can't just sit down, install Linux, and expect it to do something, work with it people!"
Sorry, I have a Life away from my computer. For me the computer is a tool to do things with, not a toy to do things to. Linux has great software that are great tools for what I want to do, but even though I have an A.A.S. in Information Technology I am not really interested in spending my day in front of a computer trying to get things to work. I want to print things on my computer, not trying to get my printer to work. If you have time to spend all day in front of a computer then I suspect you have Asperger's. I have it too, but I've turned my focus away from computers to music, so I have a clearer perspective on the importance of computers. I've even forgotten most of the C++ I'd learned.
If you want Linux to rule the desktop you'll have to drop the hacker (not cracker) attitude. In spite of the British magazine's title, users and developers are two totally different things. Dilbert is the second, and the pointy-haired-boss is the first.
"He knows the syntax of twenty programming languages, but 'Is our children learning?' raises no red flags"