Re: Attracting newbies (Was Booting Debian/testing fails)
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:10:41 +0100
Eduard Bloch <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I've had bad experiences with Kubuntu myself. I convinced my
> > brother to try it, but it would freeze at loading KDE. He was
> > pretty disappointed and gave up. Now I want to give it another try
> > with etch as I am more experienced and I know Debian much better
> > anyway.
> Such freezing at KDE start may be a typical hardware problem. For
Or incomplete/buggy/broken drivers
> example, my brother has a really broken sound chip on his laptop and
> there was similar freezing when the start sound was to be played.
> In such cases, changing the distro won't help you much.
A newer version might bring new drivers/workarounds. It's been more
than a year (and he had a SATA system).
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.