Re: Linux hardware support...
From: Richard Steven Hack (richardhack_at_prontomail.com)
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 10:46:07 GMT
On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 05:03:28 GMT, "Noozer" <email@example.com>
>Mandrake 9.2 will ERASE the firmware in many LG CDRom and CDRW drives.
Oh, right, I remember reading about that problem. That's been
patched, AFAIK. Lemme look...
Mandrake's errata is here: http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/errata.php3
Patches are referenced.
Only thing I can find amidst page after page of the "warning" story...
>doesn't mention anything about it on their site... so I don't know which of
>the two firmware updates are best.
LG updated the firmware because of the problem? Or you can't tell
which of their updates is needed in general? (I can't even get to
their site right now for some reason.)
>IBM is working hard to get Window out of their offices.
Well, some people at IBM are. IBM itself back-pedaled on that story,
which has caused them to be criticized for not having the gumption to
actually do it anyway just as a marketing ploy if no other reason. Of
course, while the IT people may want to do it, the bean-counters will
want a cost justification first - even though it may seem obvious that
IBM is obviously one company that could easily support a switch to
Linux even for their scores of thousands of employees.
>Already tried it... Looks good and works with most of my hardware. Can't do
>too much more with it until I get a real installation.
Yah, I missed the part about where you already tried it, sorry.
>Oh.. I know. Just seems that almost any task involves grep at some point.
-- Richard Steven Hack "Whatever does not kill me makes me stronger" - and YOU have not killed me!