3 dozen Linux installs, not a single one worked

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by VistaEra, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Huh? "Crushed like bugs"?
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007
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  2. I've got Linux working on three machines from 10 years old to one I just
    built. I have one distribution running the Bling Desktop manager on a
    Video card/CPU combination they said wouldn't work, and it hasn't crashed

    I'm a Windows Support Technician with about 2.5 years 'experience' with
    Linux, and that's just getting it installed and running, and typing
    messages to fools like you. I really don't know the first friggin' thing
    about how Linux REALLY works...

    And yet, I get hardware to work they say won't, and have had one failure
    in about 8-10 installs.

    Think you'd better step back and take a look at who the retard is. But,
    you'll just respond with yet ANOTHER message indicating how incompetent
    you are!

    You rememind me of my brother in law. He would call up and say, "I was
    running this program and got an error message saying it couldn't find such
    and such a .DLL...DUH!!!!!
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007
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  3. Yeah, I had a lot of fun with that chipset. In windoze, that is. IIRC,
    there is a patch for it...somewhere...
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007
  4. I had complete 3D support for a 7000. On Linux. Windoze didn't know how to
    handle the chipset to turn the AGP on properly, so XP kept crashing
    whenever you tried to enable 3D. Yeah, that's a LOT better then Linux. I
    had to buy a new video card...for Windoze...and it still didn't work in 3D.

    Any more stories you want refuted? I have a LOT of hardware that works
    flawlessly in Linux but needs patching an massaging in Windoze.
    This is a sad state of affairs, if you can't even get Ubuntu working
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007
  5. Is *THAT waht was going on after I installed a new ATi driver and it said
    "Recompiling kernel"?!?! Yeah, it took all of about 30 seconds.
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007

  6. Oh, no, I like having people like him run Linux, 'cause if he uses Bug
    Buddy and reports back to the Distributor, that makes it better for the
    REST of us. The next Distro will be that much better...

    'Course, there's a caveat here, also: we don't want anybody (SuSE, Debian,
    etc) dumbing down Linux so any dipshit can run it. Then you get something
    like Vista...
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007

  7. Hmmmm....thirty-six tries, and /LINUX/ is the problem...?
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007
  8. All that and you can't get Linux running after 36 attempts?

    I wouldn't go advertising either of these 'facts', if I were you...
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007

  9. Like, walking and chewing gum at the same time? ;P
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007
  10. No worry. Linux separates application space, GUI, and kernel space.
    Most linux apps are simply front-ends over conf. files and raw logic.
    For the most part, you simply pick your comfort level -- or whatever is
    quickest -- for the task at hand.

    If all you want to do is surf the web, word process and play solitaire
    -- linux has you covered. If you want to program in any number of
    languages, recompile the kernel, run a web or file server, learn
    computer science, etc. then you're covered too.

    The two aren't at odds with one another, and that's why linux is poised
    more than ever. M$ market strategy is banking on an increasingly
    dumbed-down sector, but people -- ultimately -- only get so dumb. ;-)
    Paul Bramscher, Feb 12, 2007
  11. In comp.os.linux.advocacy, =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?=
    Is anyone else reminded here of a certain The Kids In The Hall skit?

    (The general idea is that the camera shoots through a hand making
    pinching motions while a distant target, properly aligned (that might be
    a bit tricky) appears to be "squished" but only because all three line


    illustrates this effect; apparently this is the name of the character,
    portrayed by Mark McKinney.

    We now return you to your regular VistaTrollBashing(tm).)
    The Ghost In The Machine, Feb 12, 2007
  12. VistaEra

    Dustbin Guest

    Lots seem to agree too:

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    Dustbin, Feb 12, 2007

  13. Dude can't even get stable versions running, and he's screwing with a
    pre-release version?
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007

  14. This can be disabled quite easily.
    But then, you have to have a clue what you're doing.
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007
  15. Thanks! I was able to get Beryl working on a video card they said wouldn't
    work, this should be a snap!
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007
  16. LOL! I'm not a 'command line' kind of guy! I *LIKE* the GUIs! And, I got
    Beryl running on SuSE 10.2, and it blows Vista Aero into the weeds! So, I
    get a slick looking, infinitely configurable desktop that really lets me
    customize it the way I want, for free! There are two reasons I started
    with Linux in the first place: I wanted a FREE Newsreader (Pan is quite to
    my liking, thank you!) and when I saw what you could do with the desktop,
    I was blown away! (There's some guy in another group I go to that's using
    *tin*! Now, THAT'S hardcore!!!) ;)

    Well, surf and do newsgroups, but I use K3B much more often than I do
    Nero. I took all my songs, photos, etc and put them on a FAT32 drive so I
    can access them either way, and I have Nero for Windows and Linux, but
    wind up using K3B much more often. The Nero for Windows was bundled and
    only sees one DVD; Nero for Linux and K3B sees them both.

    I also use The Gimp almost as much as I do Paint Shop Pro. Often I'll set
    the first set of effects in Paint Shop Pro, save the photo, reboot and
    finish it with The Gimp.

    I can rip though my proofs with Kuickshow even faster than ACDSee, or
    start GQView and not only be able to preview my proofs, but do File
    Management on them as well as pick them with The Gimp to edit them.

    All in all for all the Apps I use in Linux on a daily basis, I am either
    as pleased or more pleased with them that their Windows counterparts. I
    guess I expect Paint Shop to be a little better than the Gimp, since I
    PAID for it.

    The only trouble I have is with streaming media in Linux, esp if the site
    is set up for Media player only. I can usually figure a way to get it
    working, though. And, it would be nice if Adobe got Flash going in 64 bit!

    Too bad Vista King or whatever he calls himself today can't get things
    going to see what he's missing!

    LOL! I work in Tech Support! They can get pretty dumb!!
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 12, 2007
  17. I'm in the middle, I usually have a couple bash sessions open, as well
    as KDE, FireFox, Thunderbird, etc. running. No reason to stick with 30
    year old software out of principle, unless you've got 30 year old
    hardware too.

    Every user should be able to strike his own balance between power of the
    environment, preexisting habits, system performance, ease, etc. Linux
    has preserved the widest spectrum, allowing people to pick-and-chose
    like no other OS.
    Heh... I'm a developer, so I can't afford to get dumb. :) The
    ability to go in deep, under the hood, do some low-level forensics,
    working as closely to the box as is time effective, etc. makes linux a
    hand's down winner for me.

    In any case, linux is now catering to a WIDE range of people. That's
    clearly a good thing. :)
    Paul Bramscher, Feb 12, 2007
  18. VistaEra

    Moonbat Guest

    Someone in the SuSE group a feew years ago posted a response to a query I
    made with a != (or was it /= ?) Iand I said, "What's that mean?" I got a
    bunch of responses.

    When I expressed my surprise at the number of responses, they said,
    "Because it shows that Linux is finally getting to people that AREN'T
    Moonbat, Feb 13, 2007
  19. Not yet. I'm sure our people are working on it. ;-)
    Paul Bramscher, Feb 13, 2007
  20. Old-timer? Somehow, operating text only from a command line doesn't float
    my boat! ;)

    I've got MPlayer and all the plugins, and it generally does a good job,
    until it comes to flash. This was my first 64-bit install and I don't
    think I included the 32 bit emulator, and I can't get flash to work a lot
    of the time. I have Seamonkey installed, and Firefox and Seamonkey do the

    I don't want to install the 32 bit emulator, because, except for Flash,
    everything is working so well, I don't want to make any problems!
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Feb 13, 2007
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