[Novalug] Kernel configuration for optical drive.
agrimes at speakeasy.net
Fri Mar 19 01:35:48 EDT 2010
Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> 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.
Isn't the *ENTIRE* point of the open source movement that *EVERY* user
can have *EXACTLY* the software he wants on his machine?
You sound exactly like Bill Gates proclaiming from his high throne why
everyone should use and love Windows Vista, because it's more advanced see.
> 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
Bleh, I am not in the market for a new car... Today's headlines make my
argument for me.
> And we're also talking Gentoo here, so it's like buying a car kit,
> not an end-user car.
I gave serious consideration to getting me one of these:
-- Spent $50 on the manual...
I decided I wasn't ready for it and bought me a piece of junk to rebuild
instead. -- It's a major money pit! =P ('93 MX-6)
> 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.
Why then is Linux better than windows if you can't bend it to your will?
> 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.
That's one of the reasons I'm putting one of these babies in my car. ;)
I would like to have an in-dash computer running Squak on some stripped
down form of Linux. That'll be the UI for doing data logging and
monitoring/configuration of the controller and battery management systems.
Emphasis on stripped down... All this SCSI bullshit and dynamic
everything MAKES NO SENSE, I'm building a car goddamnit, It needs to
work when it's parked, it needs to work when it's at a light, it
absolutely has to work when it's going 80 mph!!! Who do you think I am?
Toyota? I need a version of Linux that is reliable enough to stake my
life on. Not a bunch of fad-driven nonsense that doesn't make the
slightest bit of sense for 99.9999% of the machines and users out there!!!
DO NOT USE OBAMACARE.
DO NOT BUY OBAMACARE.
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