On 10 Feb 2005 at 9:39, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> Barry Redmond wrote:
> > [...]
> > Not very reassuring behaviour. If I'd wanted this kind of thing I would
> > have stuck with Windows.
>>> That's quite surprising from where I sit. True, Linux might be _close_
> to totally perfect, but, even the best systems in the world have warts.
>> Just checking up on which kernel Mandrake uses, I think your version
> should be 184.108.40.206-12mdk... notice the -12mdk appendation denoting that
> this kernel is not a vanilla release, but a release that Mandrake
> themselves have put together and thus should not be the yardstick you
> measure ftp.kernel.org releases by. I suspect quite strongly, that if
> you take the time to go and get the latest vanilla 2.6 from
>http://ftp.kernel.org and engage with compiling your own, it is quite
> likely this problem can/may be made to go away.
>> If you don't feel up to doing that, I would suggest you try an
> alternative distrobution, Fedora Core 3 and SuSE sprining to mind as the
> optimum alternatives.
>>  Plug
I've happily used Slackware for servers for years, with not a GUI on the
horizon. Mandrake 10.1 was my first venture into Linux on the
All I wanted was a functioning trouble-free desktop to do my work. I do
not expect to have to spend time fiddling with boot parameters to get a
printer to work, when it works perfectly well if I boot into Windows. I
certainly do not expect to have to compile and install a kernel. If fixing
a USB problem in Windows required a user to compile and install a
new Windows kernel we'd all fall around laughing.
What I can't understand is that this USB problem appears to be one
that a significant number of users have encountered, and yet there is
nothing (that I could find) from Mandrakesoft about it.
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