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Newbie thank you.

Postby eltel28 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:57 am

Just a word to say thanks for an excellent forum. I'm a "Silver surfer" trying Linux for the first time. I struggled to the point of despair with network setup both on wireless and ethernet on my Dell laptop with Broadcom devices - neither would work. BUT all the answers are here and I've got both working without having to ask for help, I'd tinkered, made errors, and installed the wrong packages - just making things worse. However following the advice, already published many times in different posts, in various boards all is sorted. I guess it's about having the patience to search first and ask as a last resort!

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Re: Newbie thank you.

Postby kc1di » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:07 am

Welcome to Linux and Mint eltel28,

It's a learning curve but there is lots of help available and glad you got your broadcom wireless going.

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Re: Newbie thank you.

Postby The-Wizard » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:25 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

as you have found the search facility can be your best friend, there cannot be many issues that haven't been raised and a fix found

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.

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Re: Newbie thank you.

Postby xenopeek » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:29 pm

Hi eltel28, welcome to the Linux Mint forums :D Thanks for joining the forums!

Be sure also to check out the Community website (ideas, tutorials, and hardware and software reviews), and if you picked the Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint, the Cinnamon Spices website for adding even more themes, applets and extensions to Cinnamon.

You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.

Have fun with Linux Mint.

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Re: Newbie thank you.

Postby jesica » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:14 am

Good day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forum :mrgreen:

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