From: John P. Looney (valen at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Tue 09 Jul 2002 - 15:10:00 IST
On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 03:11:00PM +0100, Brian O'Donoghue mentioned:
> Give it up.. I have gotten at least two devices to work in this fashion...
Watch it people!!! He's been able to get two devices working...he is
obviously way more intelligent than the rest of us, so we should throw
away the work of tens of thousands of developers and use ancient systems
like slackware, else we aren't really Linux Users.
Or, the more intelligent amongst us would just buy devices that weren't
such a pain to use & setup.
> now according to some on this list there is no more skill in this then a 14
> year old installing mandrake on daddy's PC
I think you are confused. We were saying that getting a modem working
wasn't hardly sufficently impressive to convince us that despite most of
your previous posts, you may not be as dangerous as you seem around a
linux box in a commerical environment.
> Somehow I think this is a convienent viewpoint perhaps not based on the
> logic but more on the desire to win an argument.
No, not really. But, I think I can see the source of your confusion;
most likely severe cranial trauma.
> [You've listed your most significant accomplishment as "getting a
> winmodem working in Linux".]
> No actually I did write a small kernel module a while back... in fact I had
> never even had any formal programming classes when I did that one... but I
> suppose you will be particularly underwhelmed with that one too eh or simply
> say no you didn't... or whatever suits you hmm?
Did it get accepted into the kernel source ? Or was it just something
trivial that you copied off the net ? Would you think that telling us you
wrote such a module promotes you to Alpha Geek and we should respect your
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