OT: Help with WIFI on HP Mini 110-1030CA

Ross Hamblin rosscoad at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 21:05:56 UTC 2013

On 24/07/13 01:31, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-07-23 at 09:10 -0400, Lawrence H. Bulk wrote:
>> EVERYTHING in Linux is simple once you know the answer!
> So if the answer to "why can't LINUX use my hardware" is, that there is
> no driver available, then it's simple to solve? Simply write a driver
> yourself or simply pay money to get hardware that does work with Linux
> and that has to be developed, because no available hardware does run on
> Linux?
> Or if you need e.g. professional NLE video software or a professional
> working DAW, than simply write the NLE software yourself, pay somebody
> to do, buy 100 motherboards until one is stable with your professional
> sound card and Linux?
> Note! I'm using Linux only for > than a decade, another issues is, that
> if you know the answer, e.g. how to do something assumed your Linux does
> use init, than don't expect that you can solve the same issues a year
> later, when distros switch to upstart or systemd. Don't expect this for
> tons of other issues ;).
> To set up professional Linux environments does mean that you have to
> figure out things again and again, to pay much money etc., sure once you
> know the answer, then you know the answer, but for 1 answer you get, 2
> new answers will appear.
> Users willing to use Linux, should be aware of this. Linux isn't simple!
> To use Linux needs lot of knowhow and you need to refresh this knowhow
> each day.
Has any one else noticed Ryan's silence? I could be wrong, but it looks
to me that he may have been scared off by all the off-topic and lack of
focus on his original query in this thread (and the joke probably didn't
help much either). If you want to attract noobies to a system this is
not the right way to go about it. It is very difficult indeed for one
who is focussing on learning a new OS to have to wade through off-topic
messages and comments about their posting skills or the suitability of
the OS for them, especially if they are self-conscious. Please try to
put yourself in the OP's shoes before responding to a query from a
self-professed newcomer to Linux. I think it also helps to assume any
new poster is a noobie unless you know for sure they are not, and treat
them accordingly.

I was responsible for developing the system/software/recoveryCD for this
product: http://www.pcworld.co.nz/article/486065/enter_terminator/ in
2001-2002 which I believe at the time was one of the first retail
desktop PCs running Linux out of box. I was also responsible for
technical support so I do have some experience in this field. We found
with that product that the support requirements were far less than the
equivalent Windows based desktop machines of the day. Now that
installation procedures for most distros are very simple Linux isn't so
different or complicated, it is the post-install support that decides
whether people stick with Linux or not.


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