[sf-lug] Why PcLinuxOS and Ubuntu failed to work on Emmanuel's laptop

Asheesh Laroia 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/ .

-- Asheesh.

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward"
 		-- William E. Davidsen

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