[pskmail] Re: Connection problems on 10146 Dial

  • From: Dave Passey <moleonacid@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:43:01 +0200

Hi Brett,

I appreciate the sentiment, but I just don't think it can happen.  I'm
a long-time user of many different OS's and started out using linux in
the late 1990's with Slackware.  What I have is basically a rebadged
Everex Cloudbook with bluetooth added.  I have tried several distros
of linux as well as FreeBSD on it, and all of them have at least one
problem I can't seem to get around.  Mostly these are related to
graphics or sound drivers not fully supporting this very strange
hardware.  However, I am aware that several sub-Distros have appeared
since my last attempt, all aimed at netbooks.  I'd be willing to give
one of these a try except that I am approx. 1000km away from my
external DVD drive (no internal due to netbook), so for the duration
of my stay in France (until the end of October) I'm afraid I'm stuck
with windows.  After that I'll be retuning to my nice, well behaved
debian-based shack computer and I'm certain things will go much more
smoothly!  Perhaps this job will allow me to buy a laptop with more
standard hardware, ready for the next trip...

Dave F/M0MYA/P

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 7:08 PM, Brett E. Wynkoop <pskmail@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dave-
> With the system you say you have you would be better off just installing 
> GNU/Linux
> or FreeBSD (www.freebsd.org) on the system and forgetting Microsoft sub 
> standard
> operating systems.  My initial tests of PSKMAIL on a 600 Mhz has been fine on 
> a
> Ubuntu system.  Before this I ran psk31 on a 300Mhz x86 FreeBSD box with no
> issues.
> Take this as the opportunity to join the modern world and use a system where 
> you
> can get at the parts to tweak/fix as you desire.  Would you buy a car with the
> hood welded shut?
> -Brett
> wa3yre

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