Janina Sajka janina at
Wed Jun 2 10:21:26 EDT 2004

Everybody detects all the hardware--if they can. Nobody can set all the network data automatically unless via something like the dhcp protocol, in which case everybody does it.

This is no way to discriminate among the distros. It's nutty.

Farhan writes:
> The reason i asked about suse or mandrake because it autodetects all the 
> networking stuff sinse i have a network i want to be abled to connect to te 
> internet threw my router
> at 09:12 AM 6/2/2004, you wrote:
> >I heard tell that Farhan delivered up the following on Wed, Jun 02, 2004 
> >at 08:58:46AM -0500,
> >*SNIP*
> >what if i don't have a hardware synth?
> >wht
> >> linux distro is good enough? suse? mandrake? redhat?
> >
> >
> >unlike windows you're not confined to one particular flavour.
> >the only advice we can give you is to choose the distro that you can get
> >the most support for.
> >and on this list, that's slackware, debian, gen2, and fedora.
> >if you don't have a hardware synth you'll still miss out on hearing a
> >kernel panic or any error that comes up before your sound does.
> >just correct janina on a minor detale,
> >speakup comes up after kernel decompress which is as early as you're
> >going to get at this stage without modifying your bootloader's config
> >file to have your prompt speak.
> >we're here to help and that means also helping you overcome your
> >objections or try to meet them head on and give you enough information
> >to get started in the linux world.
> >we all had to start somewhere.
> >hth
> >
> >
> >--
> >Shaun Oliver
> >
> >
> >"I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person."
> >email: shaun.oliver at
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