It's amusing how every time something doesn't work with Linux somebody spent a bunch of time customising their OS into oblivion (because well, the whole point of using Linux is the ability to have it your way, d'oh), and it's never their fault for changing everything or using some distro with 0.05% market share, it's the company's fault not providing bulletproof support for their exact setup and not testing everything they put out on every combination of kernel & system software.

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    Too vague. Can you elaborate?
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    @bahua Mary got a gaming keyboard, hacked some configs & utils to get custom keybindings for play / pause / ... buttons. Razer publishes a new driver that changes how keybindings propagate, accidentally introducing a bug affecting Mary's custom util. Suddenly keyboard doesn't work and Mary rants how Razer is total shit for not testing their Linux drivers properly, even though the bug only affects software relying on some internal driver APIs.

    Mike got latest Nvidia GPU, attached his 3 old monitors (each using a different port, since each monitor was bought separately), spent couple hours playing with configs to get those monitors to look the same and to get i3 just the way he likes. In the process Mike installed custom versions of X server and i3 since versions from package manager didn't have everything he needed. Nvidia tested their driver with distro's official X server and i3, but missed a bug with the version Mike installed, so now he's "Tired of Nividia's bullshit"
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    I would say these are the edge cases and definitely not the norm. Especially since Razer doesn't even officially support Linux.

    And most of the time we need to edit configs is because it doesn't fucking work properly out of the box in the first place, which is is supposed to do.
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    Don’t buy hardware that’s not supported. If the manufacturer says Linux is not supported, don’t complain when shit doesn’t work. If you are forced to use open source drivers because the manufacturer doesn’t provide them, blame the manufacturer, not the os or driver. Better yet, blame yourself for being a moron that buys unsupported hardware and then complains about issues. This is one of my biggest pet peeves.
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    If something as simple as a keyboard requires a specific driver install in any OS, that is an absolute game stopper for me.
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    @RiderExMachina It most often works just fine on major consumer-oriented Linux distros with stock kernel. The fact that manufacturers compile their proprietary drivers for a whole bunch of other smaller distros as well doesn't mean they have any reason to thoroughly test them on all those distros.
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