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Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby ambertone on Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:00 pm

Now this really surprised me. I've long hovered between Mint and PCL. I posted a review of Mint 7 in the chat area (a very good review) and to my surprise not only had the post removed but got a really curt email from Texstar (Mr PCLinuxOS) Words to the effect of: "We don't discuss other distros, if you want to praise them do it in their forums" (this is NOT an exact quote but you get the idea)

This change in policy really surprised me as they had always been very open about all things Linux in the past. Now they have censorship.

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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby vrkalak on Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:33 am

I have never ventured to the PCLinuxOS Forum, as I have not been able to load any or their OS or the off-shoot OSs, there of.

But, I do frequent several of the Linux OS and related Forums . . . I dare say, that LinuxMint Forum to be the most user-friendly.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby waldo on Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:53 am

I noticed that their forums have become more controlled. Too bad.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby nelamvr6 on Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:20 am

I don't supposed I would be surprised.

the Ubuntu forums are pretty tolerant, I've frequently praised Mint there.

But other distros are apt to be jealous of our success, and a little insecure...
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby iironjade on Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:28 am

It's a pathetic attitude but as PCLInuxOS sucks (for me at any rate) I'm not surprised by it. They're just jealous.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby markcynt on Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:16 am

I found the administration at their forums to be shockingly rude.

Worst forum I've ever seen.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby exploder on Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:36 am

I found the administration at their forums to be shockingly rude.

Worst forum I've ever seen.


They do need to relax their rules. I have had problems on their forums twice. I like some of their forum members but I do not want to walk on egg shells worrying that my post will be locked, deleted or that I will be banned. It is unfortunate because it is a good distro. Enough said....
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby Paulfocused on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:24 pm

Wow that is extreme. Then again as others have already said, PCLOS's forums have always been revered as very strict. You would think that a little friendly competition from Mint would be appreciated. But oh well, PCLOS and Mint are both excellent. However Mint gets my vote because of its strong community, and it just fits me better.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:07 pm

tried pclinux on an old dell due to the wireless issue with mint xfce and the broadcomcard..Never could get it to work and seemed like everything - and I mean everything needs to be setup unlike mint. never visited their forums. Not impressed with the distro at all. I love Mint and this forum beats any others out there. Ubuntu - was way too weird and snootyt and also heavily censored as far as I am concerned.

Husse does an amazing job here and so do the other mods/developers. :D
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby Paulfocused on Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:22 pm

GrayWizardLinux wrote:tried pclinux on an old dell due to the wireless issue with mint xfce and the broadcomcard..Never could get it to work and seemed like everything - and I mean everything needs to be setup unlike mint. never visited their forums. Not impressed with the distro at all. I love Mint and this forum beats any others out there. Ubuntu - was way too weird and snootyt and also heavily censored as far as I am concerned.

Husse does an amazing job here and so do the other mods/developers. :D


Oh I know how to get broadcom working in ubuntu, so it'd be the same with Mint in the case of something like that.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source

Then reboot and you're good to go, just set up your network manually.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:26 pm

I will try it - but I had others that knew tell me to do stuff in terminal and never could get the commands to work in terminal.

I will get back to you.

Thank you.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:01 pm

do you paste both lines and commands at the same time or do the first line first and then the seconds line after the first is done???
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby exploder on Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:23 pm

do you paste both lines and commands at the same time or do the first line first and then the seconds line after the first is done???


Use the commands one at a time. You will understand right away when you do this. :) Hope it gets things working for you.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby Paulfocused on Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:13 pm

exploder wrote:
do you paste both lines and commands at the same time or do the first line first and then the seconds line after the first is done???


Use the commands one at a time. You will understand right away when you do this. :) Hope it gets things working for you.


Yup, one at a time...then reboot, and after that configure your wireless manually. It should work.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:50 pm

this happened last time too


sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source


source files not found or some such thing.

I just noticed the copy paste did not work correctly....weird.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:12 pm

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package bcmwl-kernel-source
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby GoustiFruit on Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:34 am

Their policy on their forum is what made me leave PCLinuxOS in the first place, even before the distribution began losing its dynamic.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:47 am

Not trying to hijack this thread - but any help on this wireless install error? Would LOVE to get the wireless going on this old laptop for my shed and woodshop use. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby ambertone on Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:42 am

Now I will say this, I always found PCL a good solid distro. I disagreed with them not being a part of the development of KDE4 (they are still a KDE 3 distro. I thought it unfair that they did not allow their community to help debuging, suggesting fixes, features etc and plan to release PCL with KDE 4 when they think KDE 4 is ready.

I just found the forums a little anal.

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Re: Slap on the wrist in the PCLinuxOS forums

Postby nitehawk on Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:50 pm

I noticed the PCLinuxOS forum had changed their policy some time ago. I had enjoyed posting in their "Other Distros" section,...then discovered that they had removed it. Same with Ubuntu,...which closed their "Other Distros" discussions. Linux Mint doesn't need to worry too much about discussions of other distros. You know,..if you have a terrific distro, what's to worry about? :D
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