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    Re: and getting everything configured (Score: 1)
    by pherthyl on Sunday, November 11 @ 07:52:03 GMT

    I feel your pain.. 🙁

    I want to get into linux, I really do, But after a few weeks of spending 80% of my time fixing problems, I crumple and go back to windows where, as long as you reinstall the damn thing about every 3 months, almost everything works.

    First i tried most of the other major distros and just didn’t find anything compelling to keep me interested.

    Then I found debian. Finally a distro that has a real advantage over the others and windows. apt-get. Maybe my first mistake was getting woody instead of potato but I just can’t stand the ancient software that comes with potato. apt-get was so smooth that just seeing it in action was enough to keep me amused and amazed for almost 2 months. But more and more I found that things that I wanted just didn’t work, and I couldn’t find any explanation for it. Whether this was due to broken packages or my own stupidity (more likely) I don’t know but it happened a lot. First I couldn’t get my sound card working when I compiled any 2.4.x series kernels, even though the kernel supposedly supports it. Then I tried the alsa drivers which also supposedly support my card but I couldn’t even get them compiled. After spending 2 weeks browsing the alsa mailing lists and asking questions, I just gave up.. I have better things to do than this..

    Same goes for other packages, a linuxconf type prog that works from a web interface sounded cool so I got the package.. It told me to connect to it through port 10000 so I tried it the only way I know how, from konqueror, then mozilla, then netscape. Didn’t work. And of course the instructions didn’t mention the possibility of any trouble or hint at anything that might be required to get it to work.. Was I missing some daemom? was the package broken? did I install it wrong? who knows, there is nothing that I could find to go on….

    sorry for the rant.. just had to get that off my chest… ;P

    I guess I’ll have to wait until linux distros get a little easier until I can justify spending the time to mess with it more..


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