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What Do You Do When...

Postby Gunmetal_Ghoul » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:45 pm

If, God forbid, you install Linux (any distro) onto a laptop computer and discover that something is not recognized/supported what do you do. I know the live CD is useful for giving out clues for hardware detection and all, but I used a live CD for both Wolvix and PC-BSD and I found that things (like USB drives and MP3 players) just weren't being detected. I had no problems with Mint and would give it stellar reviews hardware wise, but I also feel this could be very disappointing for new Linux users. What can a newbie do?
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Re: What Do You Do When...

Postby exjinn » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:08 pm

Well, many do exactly what you are doing, post a question in an online forum specific to their distro or on linuxquestions.org. There is also a large amount of documentation out there for the new Linux user and a simple Google search can also yeild wealth of information.
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