problem with a USB serial chip device

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Nov 18 21:50:49 UTC 2007

bill purvis wrote:
> I'd much prefer a good basic install and the add in the extras, rather
> than install almost everything (expect the bits I want).   8-)

I think we don't agree here. It reminds me of my very first Linux 
installation. It was a slow 386 machine and I was asked for every single 
package if I wanted it installed. I had a good knowledge of my hardware, 
but for many packages I didn't know if I needed it or not. Therefore I 
probably installed much more than necessary - it took nearly an entire 
day until the installation was finished because of those many questions. 
I think it is much better to install a lot more than necessary without 
any questions, especially if the distribution wants to be usefull for 
people who don't already know anything about Linux.


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