[Novalug] Kernel configuration for optical drive.
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Fri Mar 19 00:04:10 EDT 2010
It's like buying a new car, opening the hood and throwing out the
computer, saying that electronic valve timing is wrong, and the
pre-computer is better, and then the car won't start.
The problem or even argument isn't whether or not pre-computer or
post-computer is better. The problem is that one bought a new car
without respecting the fact that it is _required_ to have the
And we're also talking Gentoo here, so it's like buying a car kit,
not an end-user car.
I said it before and I'll say it again, Linux works great if you
just let the distro do what it does by default. But if you try to
be an "expert" without learning the details, then you can really
screw it up.
In this case, the mixture, the timing, the ignition sequence the
countless other things aren't setup wrong. They were just thrown
completely out. The car won't ever start. It's time to laugh and
just move on.
-- Bryan "having too much fun in Sebring to care" Smith
P.S. That turn 7 hairpin is lot harder than it looks on TV. I took
it at just over 40mph and coming out of it I couldn't hit the gas on
my Z51 until I was completely clear.
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