1. Plug and Play my ass or Plug and Pray
: If you do give a PC for X-Mas, make sure it will work with a Linux CD!
A good suggestion, if an expensive xmas pressie :-)
: Give a Linux box for X-Mas. That's even better than a Mac. One of my
: complaints about Linux is how there are cases of equipment that works on
: only some other equipment, like the Wearnes CDD-110 that works only with
: PCI motherboard computers. When the Linux album installed, I was quite
: surprised and happy to see it work, but dismayed at the discovery of the
: fact some equipment works with only some other equipment.
I've never heard of this happening, here on the net, or in our 'Home
Unix club' (Linux dominated). but i accept that there are cases of this.
I'm sure as a device becomes better supported this restriction will
: Nobody ever mentioned this when I was seeking help. Instead all I got was
: flames so I flamed back. My Wearnes saga only validated my cynical
: thoughts about "compatibility lists". :( I discovered the secret only
: when I went to comp.os.linux.hardware where someone accidentally divulged
: the secret of Wearnses. When I was looking for help, I got little, but I
: got a lot of flames.
Some ppl flame too much, but they are a (vocal) minority.
: Ironically, I might have discovered a device not on the lists but is
: supported! In my LAN, I use Artisoft Noderunner/SI NE2000 clone Ethernet
: cards. While you must use DOS to configure them, they will install into a
: Linux box and work. Now that I alienated the Linux community, I guess I'm
: really on my own.
Add the device to the list, by mailing the list maintainer.
I doubt u have alientated the Linux community - it is very large.
Most will be unaware of any flame war that ensued.
I replied to a post of yours about the compatibilty list once, but i was not
flaming you. I was unaware u were in a flame war.
Most of the Linux users i have met on usenet/irc or in real life are not
only nice, intelligent people, but they are more than happy to help you
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2. Scheduling of low-priority background processes
3. Plug'n'Pray: 2 identical isa nics
4. How can I delete a wrong file from Proxy server?
5. Ditto Max tape drive (with ISA "Plug and Pray" Ditto Dash accelerator card)...
6. woes with nvidia graphics card
7. Plug & Play (Pray) Modem
9. plug n pray isa soundcard
10. isa plug and play tools
11. ESS INTERNAL MODEM ISA PLUG & PLAY
12. ISA plug&play modem
13. Beta 2: automated ISA/PCI Plug'n'Play configuration