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Re: NM: the usual rant



Matthew Flaschen wrote:

>> Surely Linux error messages should be intelligible
>> by the common user?
>> Or are they intended solely for gurus?
> 
> Some are for end users, some are for gurus (meant for posting on bug
> reports and mailing lists).  "Translating" every error message is not a
> good use of developer time.

I probably shouldn't have said "error message".
I should have said "informational message".
Surely it would take very little effort to explain what
"device state change: 1 -> 2" actually means?


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