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Old 01-08-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
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LXer: Driver education for Linux novices


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LA Times (original source News Day a Long Island, NY paper) readers introduced to DSL Linux and how to get it running with some words of warning: " ... left out the first rule of DSL Linux as it pertains to inexperienced computer users: It may not work with your hardware. All companies that manufacture printers, mice, video and sound cards - pretty much everything that gets plugged into a computer - also create drivers, little chunks of software that make the hardware gadget work with an operating system. In most cases, that operating system is Windows XP." [ED: So be polite. if you cannot be helpful yourself do something better than "RTFM" that is known to have endeared many new users to Linux. Stories like this will do more to get some to try to escape miind control. So just remember the problems you had as a newbie or turn them over to someone less skilled than yourself that has social skills that you lack - HC]

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