i give up

Robert Atkinson phreaki at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 20:24:53 PST 2008

I second this idea since with my nearly a decade of FreeBSD
administration under the belt, it is a waste of my time to throw it
away. It is much cheaper for me to swap a card or even task a
different machine for hardware that just isn't meant to be in FBSD.

I'll use the penguin where I have too, I am forced to use it due to
the VPS solution I chose. The price was right and it does what I wish
it to do, but I would never, ever give up on the box under my desk and
turn my back on this otherwise outstanding operating system.

I have however, had many users who I show Linux give up because
everything they own in the house is not supported. They always say
"isn't linux supposed to be great?" and I can only say that they
should learn to write device drivers and only buy hardware that has
well known support.


On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 10:15 AM, cpghost <cpghost at cordula.ws> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 10:06:43PM -0600, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
>> Best wishes to the FreeBSD community.  No hard feelings, and I will
>> still continue to checkout the latest sources from time to time just on
>> the outside chance that a solution will eventually be found.
>> Sincerest regards from a long-time FreeBSD user now in exile.  :-(
> Changing the OS just because one specific piece of swappable and
> replaceable hardware isn't supported... isn't that overreacting a
> little bit? Can't you circumvent your specific problem by adding a
> supported adapter to your system(s)... at least until the issue is
> fixed? As sysadmins, we do this all the time, wether with Linux or
> FreeBSD.
> I feel your pain, but maybe you've built up quite a bit of frustration
> over this specific issue and need a little hiatus.
> I hope you'll come back soon.
>> Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at cox.net>
> -cpghost.
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