No sound lessons

Randy McMurchy randy at
Wed Aug 24 18:52:29 PDT 2005

randhir phagura wrote these words on 08/24/05 20:29 CST:

> The Book is very well done. That is why a novice like me has reached this 
> far, having installed X and Kde and now asking questions about how to get 
> the peripherals going. No mean achievemnet for the LFS/BLFS team. You are a 
> prominent member of this brilliant TEAM. People like me look up to you for 
> guidance. There is no harm if in their 'childlike' elation upon having 
> achieved something, they suggest something, aimed at easing the struggle, 
> for others so that others do not experience the struggle, which they 
> themselves went through. When you are at the 'pedestal' you got to be kinder 
> and look at what is being said. It is not mandatory for you to take any 
> suggestion. I agree with Jeremy Byron when he says that one can be polite 
> and courteous.
> Anyway, I am sorry if I caused any anguish.

I feel no anguish. I applaud your efforts so far and hope you
continue to pursue the {,B}LFS way of Linux. I am a forthright
person who speaks his mind. I can come off as abrasive. I am
constantly working on that. Though I can certainly say I will
never sugar-coat stuff, I do feel that there are times that I
wished I had reworded stuff.

Technical advice is straight forward. It is difficult for me to
take the time to make it tactful sometimes. I will continue to
work in that area. Oh well. Don't take it personally. Keep it
going, dude!

Lastly, when folks say something like the man pages are difficult
to understand, and then I read it and it says:

"M  toggles  muting  for the current channel (both left and right).
If the hardware supports it, you can mute left and right
independently by using , (or <) and .  (or >) respectively."

I then wonder how serious to take the person who said that it
was difficult to understand. See what I mean?


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