[clug] Ubuntu - looking for a hand to get started.
rhysh at webone.com.au
Mon Jan 2 03:47:44 GMT 2006
Hi, I'm new to the list, and my area of interest is using open source
software to assist start-up co-operative businesses in rural towns.
I code a bit, and can do good stuff with applications, but networking stuff
is a bit too far outside my expertise. I bought the cheapest Dell laptop
recently, as a play machine, and I'm having trouble connecting it to
It wouldn't connect to the internet after setup. I tried everything I could
think of, or could find in Google, and I did in the end get a connection to
my (via Transact) ISP. But I haven't managed to duplicate the feat since
logging out, and am now thoroughly confused.
I also have a Dell/Broadcom wireless card, which I can't find either. I
understand that I need to do some fancy things with ndiswrapper, but have
again been unsuccessful so far.
Plus, my dial-in modem, a Conexant type, isn't available either. I
understand that I may need to buy a Linuxant driver.
Is anyone able to give me a hand getting started, so I can get at least one
of these 3 channels to the Net working OK?
I'm in Scullin, Belconnen, and am on 0412 867 731. The Ubuntu is a 5.10
disk, as a sole installation.
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