the rewards of getting your hands dirty, was: Re: Still need advice ALSA/Intel onboard s5520sc

Gregory Nowak greg at
Tue Mar 15 17:51:16 EDT 2011

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On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 08:23:40AM -0500, John G. Heim wrote:
> Yeah, one thing that getting through an installation like that is
> that it makes the whole installation process seem a lot less
> magical. You begin to understand that something like the ubuntu
> installer is just a point and click interface to stuff you could do
> yourself at the command line. Practically everything in linux is
> like that.

Absolutely, which is why I'm glad I started out with slackware. It
meant a higher learning curve initially than I would have had
otherwise, but it means that I got to realize what goes on under the
hood from the start, rather then having a rude awakening later on.


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