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by jml
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why use linux?
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

I think that there is another reason that people try out Linux. Freedom. By that I mean freedom from big companies charging exorbitant fees for bloated, complicated and crash prone software. I think MS did the Linux community a favor by releasing Vista. Vista requires so many resources, many if not ...
by jml
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Shopping for a Notebook...
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Just thought I would add my two cents worth. First, do check out the HP website for their small business laptops. Here is their link: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF02a/321957-321957-64295.html?jumpid=re_R295_prodexp/busproducts/computing-notebook/business-notebook-pcs&psn=notebooks_table...
by jml
Thu May 24, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: How hard is to get a wireless connection in Mint linux?
Replies: 36
Views: 9506

Adler, I was able to get my laptop's broadcom wireless card to work by following the instructions found in this link.

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=7949

With this information I was able to get my Broadcom card working in Debian Etch, so it should work with Mint. Good luck.

Joe
by jml
Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: BCM4318 problems... :(
Replies: 10
Views: 2186

Broadcom

It took me almost a year to get my Broadcom card working in Linux. I'm using it right now! I used the information in this link to get my card working:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=7949

I hope it helps.

Joe
by jml
Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Updating the Flash on Wireless Card Microsoft MN-520
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

I didn't know the prism2 chipset would support WPA encryption. I did a bit of "Googling" and found this blog about adding WPA encryption support to your card. I haven't tested it out so use at your own risk. Hope it is of help.

http://www.shaftek.org/blog/archives/cat_linux.html

Joe
by jml
Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cannot get BCM4311 to work
Replies: 7
Views: 3602

I agree with havedampton. The wiki that is referenced was very helpful. Part of the problem is that Ubuntu, the distro which Mint is based on loads a native Broadcom Driver. That particular driver usually does not work, so that particular driver must be blacklisted befor any other driver will work. ...
by jml
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: FIXED [14e4:4318 (rev 02)]
Replies: 11
Views: 5360

Just a couple thoughts. Mint is based on Ubuntu. Ubuntu loads a Broadcom driver which in 6.10 is notorious for not working. Clem, does Mint load the same driver? If it does, then this driver needs to be blacklisted before any other driver, even one used with ndiswrapper will work. I've included a li...
by jml
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Someone needs help on Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

The Broadcom Card is notoriously hard to get working in Linux. This link, finally helped me to get the card working. In fact, I'm using it right now.

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=7949

Joe
by jml
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Gnome-Network-Manager and LiveCD
Replies: 6
Views: 1881

Just read your posts today. Glad to see you got network-manager working. I agree with you that it is an excellent application. In my opinion, its greatest weakness is the relative lack of good documentation on how to use it. I remember when I first tried to install it way back before it was included...
by jml
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linuxn00b needs your help
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Installing new hardware should not be a problem if you do your "homework" first. Not all hardware is supported by Linux, although things are getting better. When you decide to purchase new hardware, be sure to ask the vender if what you want to buy is supported by Linux. If they say no, then I would...
by jml
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: thinkpad T40 Pentium M and Mint Bea for now and bianca
Replies: 22
Views: 4501

I missed the second page of posts. RCubed looks like a very high class operation! I think you didiyou home work well.

Joe
by jml
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: thinkpad T40 Pentium M and Mint Bea for now and bianca
Replies: 22
Views: 4501

thanks for the information, zen. And I agree with clem. With all the people on this forum, if you do have trouble getting everything working on your new laptop, someone here should be able to help. I also agree with clem's advise about using Mint as a live cd first, that way you will get a good idea...
by jml
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: thinkpad T40 Pentium M and Mint Bea for now and bianca
Replies: 22
Views: 4501

zen, at the risk of being nosy, just where did you purchase your laptop? Emperor Linux, Linux Certified, System 76, a local cendor? And I agree with clem. If the vendor did install custom drivers or other tweaks to make sure all of the hardware worked out of the box, you may need to reproduce them t...
by jml
Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint Linux (BEA) and Broadcom 4306
Replies: 11
Views: 5237

Thanks

Thanks for the info, Bert. I'll give it a go.

Joe
by jml
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where do programs go when you install them?
Replies: 22
Views: 7090

Where do programs go?

I agree with scorp123. The actual location depends on just what type of program/application you have downloaded and installed. For example, if you downloaded a program with a graphical user interface like the Gimp. An entry would be made in the Applications drop down menu, "Graphics" Now if one of y...
by jml
Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: how do i make my screen resolution bigger?
Replies: 5
Views: 2812

jett, If you are certain that your monitor/screen was detected and configured correctly, you might try digging into the config. file. Open a terminal and type "sudo gedit", without the quotes. Type in your password. Once gedit is open, click on the open icon. Navigate to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and open ...
by jml
Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Resizing partition for intall Suse
Replies: 4
Views: 2873

starkey, if you do not have a live CD, you can download the gparted live cd. Its a great tool to have when you want to resize a hard drive. Just shrink your ext3 partition and leave the space gained as free (unformatted,) space. Then when you run the SUSE install CD, when you get to the disk partiti...
by jml
Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Experience of a complete Linux newbie with thoughts and Qs
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

When you are ready to dig into the guts of Linux the one book I would recommend is Running Linux 5th edition. Its published by O'Reilly. Its distribution agnostic, so what it teaches you, you can apply to whichever distro you use. Just my two cents worth.

Joe
by jml
Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint Linux (BEA) and Broadcom 4306
Replies: 11
Views: 5237

Broadcom Wireless

woopud, would you please post the steps you took to make the Broadcom adapter work, please? I have an HPnx6110 and it uses the same Broadcom chip set. Thanks.

Joe
by jml
Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

I also want to say thank you for a great distro. I've worked with Linux since 1999 and this is by far one of the most user and multimedia friendly distro I have ever used. It builds nicely on the work that Ubuntu and Debian has started.

Joe

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