I just did a fresh install of Debian 3.0, and I seem to have
ended up with the usual mess. After fixing the broken X11
config, I find that I can't build a kernel module because there
are no kernel sources.
Just do an "apt-get" to install the kernel sources, is the
usual reply to problems like that.
Except there are none available for the installed kernel. The
net-install CD put a 2.2.20 kernel on my disk. Guess what? No
2.2.20 kernel-source packages available.
There are 2.2.22 kernel source packages, but no 2.2.22 kernel
Are Debian users supposed to build a kernel from scratch just
to add a single device driver????
I really _want_ to like Debian, but it's always such a struggle
getting a system running (once a system is up, maintenance is
easy). I've been using Linux for almost 10 years and Debian
for 4 years. After dozens of Debian installs, it's still a
two-day-long battle to get a new Debian system running.
It's sad when compared to RH, Mandrake, Suse, or Turbo-Linux,
which are all up and running in an hour or so with a minimal
amount of fuss. I've done 8 different Linux installs in the
last three days, and a single Debian install has taken more
work than the other seven distros combined.
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