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Thread: Bad error messages

  1. #1
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    Bad error messages

    I love me a good bad error message. Like this one:



    (Found at this page.)

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    Re: Bad error messages

    Here's a real one that I got trying to install motherboard drivers on some old win2k computer back in the day.
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    Re: Bad error messages

    "Error: unknown error"

    very mysterious. Raises all sorts of questions, such as
    why does this program think it's a problem that it doesn't know the problem it just encountered. Would it help if it knew ? Would it still be an error if it knew the error ? Why is this program obsessing over things it doesn't understand, instead of doing what it's told ? What is the world coming to ?

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    Re: Bad error messages

    I'm not sure if the OP's error message picture is altered, but I've come across a few errors like that - they just said nothing. Usually after I press one of the buttons the program creates a huge fork bomb of errors that needs a hard reset.

    I've never come across an error like that in Linux.
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    Re: Bad error messages

    For me, and I'm no expert in programming, I found dealing w/ LateX error messages extremely frustrating. Awful!
    Examples: "Undefined control sequence", "Runaway argument".
    This should be a sticky, or a bug 'cos it ain't a feature

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