[conspire] Reality Check: Questions on recommended Wireless PCI and PCMCIA Cards for Ubuntu 7.04

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 14:57:13 PDT 2007


On 7/3/07, K Sandoval <indigo.kai at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am getting ready to do fresh installations of Ubuntu 7.04

I have heard lots of complaints about Feisty.  I am currently using both
Feisty and openSUSE 10.2, but I actually had to downgrade from Feisty to
Edgy to use some video-related tools.  Ubuntu is great, but it actually
moves so quickly that it moves ahead of some projects' ability to keep up.
It is entirely possible that the fault was on my part, but I don't think so,
because I had a lot of help from a guy who is really pro-Ubuntu and is
pretty good a writing BASH scripts.  He wrote a bunch of BASH scripts for
the Digital Tipping Point film project, and we spent probably 8 hours trying
to get his scripts and the underlying video-related packages working under
Feisty, but were unable to do so.  If you want to see an example of his
work, you can go here to see the overview:


These are some of the shell scripts that he wrote:


I have also seen a lot of other people complaining about Feisty, so just
beware.  We downgraded to Edgy and everything worked instantly.  I know that
this doesn't exactly address the issues you were presenting, which is
actually why I raise this point.  You might have investigated some aspects
of Feisty, but you might not have considered other issues with Feisty.

I am looking for suggestions and a stamp of approval.  If anyone has a
> recommendation or suggestions, please feel free to share your
> suggestions/recommendations/feedback.

Right.  My basic recommendation:  Try to implement it on Edgy first.  Feisty
is fresh out of the oven still, and maybe not really done baking.  Just my
two cents.

Another suggestion would be to consider trying openSuSE 10.2 .  I have never
had problems getting openSUSE to recognize hardware.  Of course, with
openSUSE you don't get the benefit of the whole Debian pool, which is always
a detractor for me, and YAST is not as good an apps installer IMHO as the
Adept package manager, which is what I use under Edgy.  But it sometimes is
nice to have alternatives.

Christian Einfeldt,
Producer, The Digital Tipping
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