blacklinux wrote:also another question please: i have the 4 bars for wireless on the bottom right -extreme right where the trash usually is. how do I get the bars up to the top right by the network and sound and clock? I also cannot get the trash to the extreme right and the bars do not seemed to be locked down...I'd like to et them up top. no sure what app is running that monitor for wireless.
What laptop is that? Name? Brand? Any tech specs you could share with us?blacklinux wrote: Any clues how to get my sound working.
You should have checked the various hardware compatibility lists first, and plus there are various forums about these matters where they tell people which brand works and which doesn't. I personally would stay away from unknown cheapo brands. Dell, HP. IBM, Lenovo, Fujitsu ... hell, even Sony, although I don't like them so much. These are brands that will usually work, plus minus a few things. E.g. on my HP dv2108ea I haven't yet found a way to get my web cam working because the needed driver isn't yet ready and not yet in the current kernel versions ... But OK, one day it will be there. I can wait.blacklinux wrote: I never thought I'd have this much trouble.
Well, you learned your lesson, yes? First check the hardware components of the laptop you intend to buy. Use Google. And then and only then buy a laptop. Install Linux yourself. Preferably a distro that is easier for beginners? Maybe Linspire? Maybe Xandros? Maybe Mandriva? Ubuntu is NOT for beginners in my opinion (due to lack of good control panel tools that e.g. Mandriva and OpenSUSE have!), and with all due respect to clem and the marvellous work he is doing, "Mint" is still being worked on and I wouldn't regard it as a "stable" product yet. Even though I like "Mint" a lot: but maybe it's not (yet?) the right distro for you?blacklinux wrote: AND this is from a preinstalled linux laptop vendor too!
Without knowing the precise hardware details of that laptop this might as well be an impossible taskblacklinux wrote: but how can I pay you for a month of help to get this laptop's sound and printer and media working?
From the LinuxMint.com web site:blacklinux wrote: and can you guarantee getting these few things working?
So what's the point switching to a PC then???blacklinux wrote: I also use macs not windows
"Notta" ??? confused. I suppose this means "nothing"?? How about at least trying to speak in a language we all can understand?blacklinux wrote: bought an asus with intel wireless and audio becaue it was supposed to work. Ubuntu I get notta
What I don't get is this: That ASUS Laptop came shipped with Ubuntu pre-installed ... Why the f*** didn't you contact their support when something wasn't working? Where the hell did you take the idea from that *you* could install an unsupported distribution and then still expect them to support you?? Especially given your lack of knowledge ... ?blacklinux wrote: - no sound and no wireless and even res was bad and now it is OK.
blacklinux wrote: Mint no sound
And why did you start with Ubuntu??? There are other distributions that are for more suited for beginners. And besides: You are already using Mac and Mac OS X as you wrote?? I don't see why you'd want to try Linux so hard? Nobody is forcing you, you knowblacklinux wrote: I wanted to try linux for 8 years and lately the last few years I was dying to try it.
Well, if you think it is "****" why even bother with it?blacklinux wrote: why I want to get this **** working - so I can use it ---- NOW!!!!not 3 years from Now.
Even Macs can dual-boot these days, and besides: I hear restoring a Mac is relatively easy, it will even keep all your settings and all that.blacklinux wrote: I did try to do my homework. I had no PC in the house so I had to buy 1 to get Linux going and my macs work 100% perfectly. not going to screw them up.
And I suppose you use your Macs for ... decoration?blacklinux wrote: I also want this working so I can use this for my daily work stuff....
Not in the least, but hey, it's your moneyblacklinux wrote: enough solid answers for you?
Talking of expensive doorstops: You already have 1-2 Macs, maybe even more? So I suppose you at least can afford them "expensive doorstops"blacklinux wrote: I need to get work done. and if this does not work it is an expensive doorstop BECAUSE I DO NOT DO WINDOZE IN MY HOME!!!!
See above.blacklinux wrote: I like Mint a Lot! It feels clean and neat to me. I just want to get the sound going.
What printer is that? Brand? Make? Model? ...blacklinux wrote: printer I have not tried yet.
Why not? It should work ... unless it's really an exotic drive (like those external PCMCIA drives that some Sony VAIO laptops had ...)?blacklinux wrote: I have not tried to burn or play cd's or dvd's yet either.
Should work, USB and Firewire are pretty much standard these days. Linux should see them as "SCSI" devices, e.g. /dev/sda or /dev/sdb something. You connect them and an icon shows up on your desktop. Pretty much Mac OS like as far as I know.blacklinux wrote: or hook up an external HD
Money can't buy everything or everyoneblacklinux wrote:at least I am interested to go the added expense
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