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



On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 11:07 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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?

By getting things properly integrated with the kernel and udev. Yes,
there's a lot of drivers that needs fixing; mostly because the authors
of said drivers thought it was "good enough" to require all sort of
weird kernel module parameters and have people edit things
like /etc/modprobe.conf and whatnot.

      David



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