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intelligent rants n raves and 2 sextillion cents worth of opinions on games/hardware/incompetent and competent devs and software tools and the occasional Milwaukee Tool talk

Author: xkey

Mutter mutter fedora 9 & ub hh alphas both suck

Posted by xkey Saturday February 16 2008 at 5:00PM
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at least for the new lap wireless card

neither one is set for it - ..... would have to drop in new ndis wrappers & manually config

seriously networking is the one and only aspect of IS/Compsci that bores the besheesus outta me - it's nitpick after nitpick after nitpick - flip this switch or register set this param ... nothing difficult just pain in the rump and non-standard as all heck 

guess i'll go sans for a few weeks until i have the time to get the wireless manually working on either of them [for now fedora 9 ... maybe if hardy heron pulls ahead in drivers i'll drop that ontop of it]

well back to gcc,



xkey writes:

ah checked release dates & the kernel tree to see that the networking crud i need is in 2.6.25  which is presently in rc2 status in the dev tree

the fedora alpha *supposedly* is the only alpha and beta isn't until the middle of march

hardy has alpha 5 coming out later this february - it *should* hopefully have  2.6.25 rc1 or rc2 and so that would solve my problems 1 week from today [well might be 8 days - sometimes they end up being 12-24 hours late on pushing it out to all the mirrors]

so i guess i'll be ditching fedora for ubuntu unless the fedora boys change their mind and bring out a 2nd alpha midway between the alpha and beta which has 2.6.25 - and yeah i could patch the kernel but i'd have to patch a few other things too and if ubuntu is coming out in one week i'll just screw around getting used to all the changes in kde

it's been 5 years since i used linux heavily so a few more days wait isnt a big deal - just a waste of a burned dvr and a few hours screwing with fedora 9 alpha



Sat Feb 16 2008 6:10PM Report
chrisleko writes: ndiswrapper really isn't a big deal to install of config. I had mine up and running in about 10 minutes. Fedora might have a precompiled package for whatever kernel you are using (it its their stock kernel). You should Fedora and Ubuntu and go with something that actually works like its supposed to. Then again, I never liked gui config tools. You could also just run the RC2 kernel by installing it yourself. It doesn't take too long to compile and reboot. :) Mon Feb 18 2008 8:58AM Report writes:
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