Linked by Jeremy LaCroix on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 18:38 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu My search for "the perfect Linux operating system" this time brings me to the latest incarnation of Ubuntu, version 5.04, also known as the "Hoary Hedgehog Release". Previously I was using Fedora Core 4, however due to some minor bugs it had, I wanted to try something different.
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by _df_ on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 20:18 UTC
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i tried ubuntu. no winmodem drivers for amd64 (binary blob drivesr... sigh)...

so reinstall i386 version... meh comes back with irq=255 , so again no modem support....

since i live in the moutains, all i got is dialup.. once installed, its like every other debian install (ie: hopeless for developers as it does not install header files for anything as a base package. aka no ncurses.h etc).

its great that has the c/c++ compilers on the cd, but what good are they if only have headers files for libc??

i could have fixed this had i had my dialup access... meh.. lucent winmodems.

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RE: meh (winmodems)
by on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 02:12 in reply to "meh"
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You know, for something like $50 you can get a good quality controller based modem. It sounds like that would be a worthwhile investment for someone like yourself.

I have a USR 5610 modem myself. Don't use it, but from what i can tell Ubuntu recognizes it.

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RE[2]: meh (winmodems)
by on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 09:11 in reply to "RE: meh (winmodems)"
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I wonder why Ubuntu doesn't care for modem users and
doesn't prepare some extra CD isos with popular software like that from Knopix or Fedora.

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