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Old 08-24-10, 11:31 AM   #73
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What really surprised me was how far hardware recognition has come over the past couple of years - that's a God send.
An interesting read from a guy who knows what he's talking about. Greg Kroah-Hartman

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So I started the Linux Driver Project saying hey we will write any driver for anybody and maintain it for free for you--for companies. I got an underwhelming amount of responses from companies. I got a huge response from developers. I have over 300 people willing to help out with this.
And people blabber on about kernel ABI not being stable, the main reason people claim companies will not do Linux drivers. HAHAHAHAHAH.
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Old 08-24-10, 12:01 PM   #74
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Yea, that happens with brand new products sometime. There is a slight delay between launch and drivers being available.

What did you specifically have a hard time getting to work? Were there drivers available? What distro did you use? Did you try generic drivers?

Linux is powerful, but the learning curve is steep.
It was ubuntu, what ever version was available when win7 was in late beta stages. And no drivers were not available.

camera tethering is software issue, not driver
scanner having dpi limited to 200, was with generic driver, since normal driver wasn't available then (not sure about now)
and the canopus (green valley) hd capture card, no driver, no generic, nothing worked.

for linux to "take over" a lot more work is required, progress is slow
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Old 08-24-10, 12:11 PM   #75
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Who said anything about taking over? There is plenty of room for Linux and Windows to coexist in the same market.

Windows doesn't need to fail for Linux grow.

nekro, go write an email to "canopus (green valley)" or whatever the company is and see if they would like drivers writing for their device and maintained in Linux. If they say no, you know who to blame.
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Old 08-24-10, 12:42 PM   #76
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It was ubuntu, what ever version was available when win7 was in late beta stages. And no drivers were not available.

camera tethering is software issue, not driver
scanner having dpi limited to 200, was with generic driver, since normal driver wasn't available then (not sure about now)
and the canopus (green valley) hd capture card, no driver, no generic, nothing worked.

for linux to "take over" a lot more work is required, progress is slow
ATI HD capture cards are supported quite well.
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I've taken a break from Video Games altogether for a month, so now that the gaming aspect is out of the way, I'm using Linux again just for the heck of it. I installed Linux Mint 9 and did some customization to Gnome, things are looking good. I did install MS Office 2007 via WINE just because I can't stand OpenOffice.
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I've taken a break from Video Games altogether for a month, so now that the gaming aspect is out of the way, I'm using Linux again just for the heck of it. I installed Linux Mint 9 and did some customization to Gnome, things are looking good. I did install MS Office 2007 via WINE just because I can't stand OpenOffice.
I may have to do the same thing.
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I've taken a break from Video Games altogether for a month, so now that the gaming aspect is out of the way, I'm using Linux again just for the heck of it. I installed Linux Mint 9 and did some customization to Gnome, things are looking good. I did install MS Office 2007 via WINE just because I can't stand OpenOffice.
Does linux like you sixfail
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I may have to do the same thing.
It works flawlessly, even with Compiz on.

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Does linux like you sixfail
Yes, yes it does.

Funny story though. I noticed that while using my laptop actually in my lap and not on a desk, the laptop got quite hot. I did a little researching and some work with lmsensors. Turns out that Linux doesn't want to detect any of my sensors. Great.

I did read about checking some BIOS settings and sure enough, I had a settings disabled called "Disable Fan on AC Power" or something like that. Why would you turn the fans off anyways? So thanks HP for burning my legs. It still gets a little warm but nowhere as hot as it was getting.
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It works flawlessly, even with Compiz on.



Yes, yes it does.

Funny story though. I noticed that while using my laptop actually in my lap and not on a desk, the laptop got quite hot. I did a little researching and some work with lmsensors. Turns out that Linux doesn't want to detect any of my sensors. Great.

I did read about checking some BIOS settings and sure enough, I had a settings disabled called "Disable Fan on AC Power" or something like that. Why would you turn the fans off anyways? So thanks HP for burning my legs. It still gets a little warm but nowhere as hot as it was getting.
Xcellent add it to your friend list on facebook
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Xcellent add it to your friend list on facebook
Uh wut?
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Old 09-02-10, 01:46 PM   #83
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Just brought a new camera that says "Windows 7 and Vista" on the box. OMFG, it works with Linux. Who'd of thought it hey?
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Today, I just configured my VPN connection at work to accept my linux SSL VPN Client connection.
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