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Re: Laptop WiFi manual



On Sunday 15 July 2007 03:39, David Boles wrote:
> on 7/14/2007 6:12 PM, Ian Malone wrote:
> > Karl Larsen wrote:
> >> Ian Malone wrote:
> >>> What you've documented are the basic steps to take if it doesn't
> >>> work straight off (identify your chipset, check to see if it's
> >>> supported), but there are cases where more work is required.
> >>> Have a look at the ongoing "Add Wireless to Laptop" thread for
> >>> instance.
> >>
> >>    Let us just agree to disagree. I think my writing is far superior to
> >> the tiny bits of data people give a person trying to set up a wifi
> >> laptop. It goes on and on like the "Add Wireless to Laptop" thread.
> >
> > I don't see what we're disagreeing about.  There's nothing wrong
> > with documenting the first things to try; it could save a lot of
> > people a lot of time knowing to do things that I would do
> > automatically[1], it's a good thing.  But I indicated the thread I
> > did because that's a case where we know what the driver is but
> > whatever the reason it isn't working is is more complex.  It is the
> > reason we have mailing lists: you can't cover every eventuality.
> >
> > There's no point me telling someone to do X, Y and Z when
> > X fails to work, therefore Y isn't possible and Z doesn't
> > even make sense on their setup.
> >
> > [1] These days things I'd do before even buying a computer.
>
> It never ceases to amaze me when someone who knows little, or nothing,
> about Linux or their computer hardware, does not spend some time doing a
> little basic research, a little reading, a little Google searching, maybe
> even lurk a list like this one for a month *before* they even attempt to
> install some distribution of Linux on anything.
>
> Just in the last month it would be really obvious that if you:
>
>
> a) Want to watch DVD movies?
> b) Listen to music CDs?
> c) Have a laptop?
> d) Want/need 3D graphic support?
> e) WiFi connections?
>
> Answer to all of the above, and more: It takes extra steps.
>
> These same questions, and others like them, recycle about every two weeks
> or so. Followed but the same answers.
>
> My guess on the next one? Where are the CDs for Fedora 7?

In my case the CD's for Fedora 7 are neatly stacked up on my floppy disk box 
just behind me. Said CD iso's having been made available by John Reiser. 
Fedora 7 installed ok albeit for a few post install problems that I've 
resolved.

Nigel.


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