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Re: RH recommends using Windows? plus a Question!

On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 14:55, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le mer 05/11/2003 à 15:12, Julien Olivier a écrit :
> > I'm not sure I understand how this is junkware... I mean that if I
> > install a new piece of hardware I've just bought and get an error
> > message stating that this hardware isn't supported/doesn't work with my
> > Linux distribution, I would be glad to know that I can easily report
> > this to my distribution vendor so that I can soon enjoy my new hardware
> > (and I really mean it :)). But maybe I'm the only one in this case ?
> What I meant is kudzu will fail, and re-fail at each boot, sometimes you
> have parks of hardware that will each fail in the same way, and I don't
> ever want to see "do you really, really, really not want to report"
> popups on 20 boxes at every boot.

OK, there I fully agree with you. If it has to happen, it should happen
only once.

> Put a reference in the release notes, put in in the default index.html,
> put it on bugzilla startup page, but do not put ever think to put it in
> startup scripts.
> It's bad enough every single RH server I've seen have startup/shutdown
> failures because someone assumed you have to have a sound card in each
> and every system, without someone adding "helpful"  hints yo report
> hardware problems then. Let the user choose how and when he wants to
> report. Do not try to "help" it make the decision.

I too agree that kudzu should be deactivated by default on servers. But
we aren't talking of servers here, are we ?

> Cheers,
Julien Olivier <julo altern org>

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