[lug] debian

Peter Hutnick peter-lists at hutnick.com
Thu Sep 18 14:26:47 MDT 2003

Hugh Brown said:
> I'm beginning to play with debian and haven't had a whole lot of luck.
> I did a net install with the floppies and got woody installed.
> Unfortunately, it doesn't know what to do with my video card (Nvidia Ge
> Force 2 Go) nor my wireless card.
> I tried dselect'ing a 2.4 kernel but every time I boot into it, the
> system won't respond to keyboard input.
> I added testing to my sources.list and did a dist-upgrade.  Booting into
> the 2.4 kernel still got my to a system that wouldn't respond to
> keyboard input.

At the risk of setting off the Debianistas, this is not an atypical "end
user" experience with Debian.

Debian focuses on Freedom and (extreme) stability.  These are admirable,
but make it hard on a guy who is hoping to run contemporary hardware and
have it "just work."

I like Red Hat.


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