the wicd worked so well and I was free of cable till this morning when I went to Automatix (sp) and tried to install Sun Java plugins, (whatever) and things got so mixed up that trying to uninstall/remove the 'mess' wouldn't allow me to close the error window. Finally I gave up and simply re-installed Mint from Cd. I did what I did previously to get sound so sound is working, but installing wicd didn't get me wireless. Then I tried wifi-radar and still no wireless. Finally I tried the cable again, and wicd told me I was wired but any window on Firefox, anything do with internet kept telling me no server could be found.
That woman who did a chart of my gateway 7330gz where she showed each function on her notebook working, wrote me back when I wrote her and she gave me this link to try for getting wireless. Here's the total of her email to me.
Sure!! i'm away from my gateway right now, so i can't double check the things i'm going to tell you, but don't feel this is the end of the road, cuz it's not.. i had problems with the wireless and sound, too.
Did you check the notes I wrote down for sound and wifi at the bottom of the page? that's how i solved it, i have it written down and published on spanish, but i have a friend with the same machine who posted it in english. Give these a try
http://designedfor.wordpress.com/2007/0 ... ay-laptop/
basically, the sound is sending the output to a device that doesn't not exist...and when it does it, it mutes the regular output... don't ask me why. But when u mute that "master device" you'll get your sound back.
On the wireless part, basically if you have tried installing your card, you might have two drivers competing for the same card and that causes trouble. Follow the blog's directions or the directions I refer on the linux-on-laptops page, and iÂ´m sure youÂ´ll get connected. Remember to apt-get a wifi widget or little program that will manage your connections and uÂ´ll be allright.
best of luck
Tatiana Canales Opazo.
I tried following the instructions for getting wireless but it didn't work either. So I'm back to square one save, I do have sound (that's nice)
I don't know what I did with installing wicd and wifi-radar, too that other day but I'm without wireless even though I've now removed wicd AND wifi-radar so I could at least use my cable.
Thank you for all your help.