bug report

Ralf Madorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Jan 22 18:20:06 UTC 2012

On Sun, 2012-01-22 at 09:16 -0800, Len Ovens wrote:
> for those who care ;-) I think this is really not our problem, but I found
> it while installing our iso so I will at least mention it here...
> I have filed bug Bug #920069 about kernel panic when inserting an SD card
> in the machine.... something that works just fine in xubuntu 11.10.
> -- 
> Len Ovens
> www.OvenWerks.net

A kernel panic is a good reason to do a report, especially when data
storage is involved. I've given up to use CD RAM years ago. I'm close to
give up trying to restore "lost" data from ext4 (data that still must be
on the drive), but I switched back to ext3 (dunno if it's safer, but
trusting the Internet, it seems to be more secure).
Linux has the best reputation regarding to a safe storage and usage of
data. IMHO this reputation is outdated for a long time.


At least a kernel panic is an informing output and you didn't lost
data ;D.

I'm still using CD and CD-RW, DVD-+/RW and an USB stick, but to be
relatively safe, I'm using HDDs for important stuff only (no RAID,
reading mailing lists, this is more worse and far away from being a

Hardware + non-proprietary software, such as Linux is an issue, that
always is ignored regarding to data security. There might be very secure
server solutions based on Linux, with selected hardware, but IMO this is
far away from our PCs and the mounted hardware.

Linux has a good reputation regarding to expensive servers, but the
hardware of averaged users at least for the German majority fails. I
know many people who give Linux a chance and they need to go back to an
evil OS, since Linux don't fit to their needs, perhaps just because
writing 1KB to DVD RAM takes a week or just because an usually used
scanner+printer has got no driver for Linux.

I own an expensive RME HDSPe AIO card, I bought it because I'm using
Linux only, but to get all advantages of this professional card, I
should switch to M$.

Chipsets, hardware drivers for averaged Linux desktop users is a PITA.

I welcome every bug report about such issues and at the same time I
recommend not to waste time to get hardware running, that doesn't work.
And never believe white lists or black lists, even a vendor who
guarantee that his hardware will work with Linux not seldom fails, I
returned some hardware I bought.



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