It is always useful to document what you did to make Free/Libre software work – or any software / hardware issue you resolved, really – and make it publicly available.
Yesterday, I was saved by a forum thread. I documented the process further in a blog post:
For 1 person who says "Thank you so much, you saved me!" in the comments, you made 10s of lives a tiny bit easier, and saved a bunch from giving up.

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