Originally Posted by aar0nsky
It is not that its something I don't like. If there is a known hardware issue for an os that you want to run, why buy the hardware in the first place? Not everything is compatible and apparently there isn't enough people that care about this bug for it to get fixed. By care I mean have the same issue and are fluent in coding drivers. But from what you were posting is that you want someone to do something for you and you dont want to have to edit anything. Most people on ubuntu want everything done for them like windows. Sorry for stereotyping but I can't help it with the way ubuntu's user base has gone more towards people that want there hand held through everything. As I said before I don't want to argue, I just wanted to state my opinion. I am sorry for speaking like I was upset or had an attitude.
Oh? And being a Noob to Linux, how would I have known that the Sabertooth 990X Mobo wouldn't work or have a LAN problem? Now you say I have to buy hardware to conform to Linux... well that is a major reason Ubuntu exists... to bring Linux to the masses. By your own words, it merely takes simple edits of config files...
When you criticize me, you criticize every other person who ever considered using Linux or will consider using it. And, fact is, that attitude is exactly what prevents many from exploring it at the consumer level.
I don't see many folks making Linux specific PC's and staying in business long... do you? Can you provide a single link anywhere where a noob could find out what works and what doesn't? And if Linux needs people who " are fluent in coding drivers", then that eliminates (I would guess) at least 85% of the world population; and 85% of possible users. I suspect the real numbers are more like 99.9%...
In any case, everything I said is true, provable, and factual. Emotional arguments and unsupported comments don't negate what I said or nullify the facts. Writing hardware specific drivers is an art and requires the most intimate hardware knowledge that is often difficult -if not impossible- to find without non-disclosure agreements and corporate level support.
What I sad stands, bad attitude and emotionalizing "simple edits" while providing ZERO specific information to do same is useless posturing.
Show me a procedure on how to edit whatever config files to make things work. Specifically, I need the XFX HD6990 to work with CAL and OpenCL under Ubuntu 11.10 Linux with BOINC with an AMD 955BE CPU on a board that otherwise works with Linux. I've had no luck on that yet... but don't have time to spend many days researching more about it, and in FACT, there is very little info on it as of a couple weeks ago. You are the expert, time to show your power.
PS: Thanks for validating my statements about lack of hardware support with Linux... however, saying we all should be driver level programmers to correct the problem is a bit far fetched... There is a difference between users and developers...Edited by Tex1954 - 12/13/11 at 11:42am