On Thu, 17 May 2001, Ruairi Newman wrote:
> it's suddenly decided that the network/video/serial card you
> installed three months ago that's been working fine up til now
> doesn't have the right drivers installed.
well, from what i hear that's usually a hardware problem or you havn't
configured it properly. And at least windows has drivers! linux
supports only really old hardware, and even then with loads of fscking
around. which is useless, how are you supposed to get your GeForce3 to
work in your server?
eg: a neighbour of mine gave me an old radio tuner card... and i had
to 'recompile my kernel' which meant sifting through a GUI full of
weird choices before i could find the option relating to that card.
then when this 'recompile' was done, i had a module thingy.. but i had
to spend ages figuring out which options it needed to make it work..
apparently it needed an 'io' option and there were 2 choices.. fscking
managed to get it going eventually, and now have pleasant sounds
playing when i'm using the computer... still a damm lot of effort to
get it working though.
if i'd been using windows it'd would have worked without any of that
fuss at all. It would have just worked.
(hmmm.. i wonder why my neighbour gave me the card?)
all OSes suck. just unix sucks more.
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