installing program in kubuntu

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Jun 20 12:10:59 UTC 2007

Stew Schneider wrote:

> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Tim M wrote:
>>> Automatix and Easyubuntu (which I have never heard of) load software and
>>> drivers that are not free . . . not licensed maybe. I don't know but I
>>> do know that it is extremely hard for a person that doesn't have a lot
>>> of experience to get a sound system working,
>> That's ridiculous.  Automatix doesn't provide any extra sound drivers,
>> and almost all sound cards are supported by the vanilla kernel.
> No, it's not ridiculous. Getting sound to work correctly on some systems
> is a major headache. 

That's true, but I'm not convinced Automatix solves many of those cases.  As
a last resort, it might be OK, but as a first response to someone who
obviously doesn't really understand the apt packaging system it's
misleading overkill.

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