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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]



David Zeuthen wrote:

We are badly in need of system-config-udev. I spent several hours
understanding udev adn building rules for my sound cards and tv cards.
I hadn't done a yum update on my F7 box for weeks/months (lazyness)
did one this week, and it apperently just blew away my custom udev
config

Hell no. We are in badly need of this crap just working out of the box.
Throwing configuration / options at the problem will only make it worse.
Trying to explain this to people is apparently impossible since people
keep proposing stupid configuration tools with "unbreak my system"
options.

How can it work 'out of the box' when the person who knows which of many possible devices is which is separated from the kernel and device driver by a hidden level of indirection introduced between versions?

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  Les Mikesell
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