[sf-lug] Why PcLinuxOS and Ubuntu failed to work on Emmanuel's laptop
asheesh at asheesh.org
Wed Dec 19 17:23:42 PST 2007
On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, Matt Price wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 14:27 -0800, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
>> On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
>>> We did. We wrote it all down on a sheet of paper so that he wouldn't
>>> get confused by all the details either. Asheesh wrote down some other
>>> stuff on the paper on the way out of the cafe, but I didn't catch what
>>> he put on there...
>> I wrote that he should look for Rick Moen's installfest as another
>> group of experts, in case he needed some advice/help while I, at least,
>> am away for Christmas.
>> By the way, I was pretty unhappy with what I saw of PC Linux OS, if
>> that's the distro that was on there before, and wouldn't really
>> recommend it to anyone. The package quality was *rather* poor, even
>> for RPM distro standards.
> how did you evaluate the package quality? were there dependency
> problems, or lousy desktop integration?
Lousy desktop integration, plus the daemon I installed (NetworkManager)
didn't start itself at package install time, plus there was no
documentation on the system-specific way to use it in either
/usr/share/doc/networkmanager/ or /usr/share/doc/knetworkmanager/ .
"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward"
-- William E. Davidsen
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