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Re: [gNewSense-users] network connection

From: dajo
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] network connection
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 08:57:26 -0700
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I have not done it partly because I am very busy with other non-computer
issues for the next few weeks; but also because I do not see much point in
working with an obsolete kernel.  Actually I am not a lazy person and have
made software contributions to the fsf in the past; but that cannot happen
just now.

This thread of mine just preceded another thread "Converting people to
free software" and I find this juxtaposition interesting and what is
happening somewhat curious.  I want to use a free distribution; I have
arrived here via websites for fsf and gNewSense, and a "get help" link.  I
got help, for which I am very grateful, in divining the problem - a
non-free network card - but when I ask the almost trivial question "which
of the 40 or so acceptable cards listed on the fsf site probably will work
with gNewSense?" (alternatively: "which card do you use?") I get complete
silence.  That is very frustrating, very puzzling; and, in the context of
a discussion about attracting people to free software, very confusing.  I
do not even need to be "converted", but I cannot get some simple hardware

You may hear from me again, Quiliro, I miss working on software, and I
like what I have seen about gNewSense.  On the other hand, maybe I shall
find another free distribution that works for me.

I still would like to get recommendations for network cards; I leave for
the computer store, for something else, in an hour or two 8-)


>  2010/3/7 <address@hidden>
> > Greetings Quiliro,
> >
> > No, I did not.  I just do not want to spend time investigating and
> > trying
> > to get it to work - as a side issue, I am not a windows user, but
> > imagine
> > if I were: would this attract me to gNewSense?  I downloaded 2.3, and
> > have
> > learnt that my network card does not conform to requirements; that is
> > ok,
> > and I am prepared to buy another card, fortunately they are not
> > expensive.
> >  But I do want to know what works with 2.3; otherwise I shall need to
> > buy
> > the whole shop, and microcenter has a lot of cards.  If no-one is sure
> > enough to tell me what probably works then I shall wait until the
> > releases
> > catch up.  Of course, if I get bored one day then I might change my mind
> > about installing 2.6.28-)
>  You tryed the other kernel.....
>  No, I don't think functionality imperfections atract users but freedom
>  imperfections will certainly push me away. It is best if it works right
>  off
>  and if there is an HCL. There is a lot of work to be done. I am
>  concentrating on advocacy. If you have the abilities, please do not
>  hesitate
>  to collaborate on the technical issues. I am concentrating on advocacy and
>  collaborative efforts in Latin America. I do not have the necesary
>  habilities to do what you are asking. If someone else possibly can/wants
>  to
>  do it, probably he/she will pop up. Probably the best solution is that you
>  take the matter into your own hands rather than expecting others to do it.
>  --
>  Saludos/Greetings
>  Quiliro Ordóñez
>  Estas opiniones son las de un Consejero de FSFLA pero no representan la
>  posición oficial de FSFLA porque eso implica el consenso para ello en el
>  Consejo.
>  593(02)340 1517 / 593(09)821 8696
>  "¿Sólo cuando el último árbol esté muerto, el último río envenenado y el
>  último pez atrapado nos daremos cuenta que no se puede comer dinero?"
>  "Only when the last tree is dead, the last river is poisoned and the last
>  fish is caught will we realize that money is not edible?"

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