Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
All I want is some unadulterated time with someone who knows their shit, but can speak to me in English.
AIM would be nice, but a phone call would be a DREAM COME TRUE! (if someone has free long distance of coarse)
P.S. my girlfriend just read this and said that computer nerds are gonna think I'm a woosy. LOL
I don't care. I'm a computer nerd, and when it comes to Linux, I AM a woosy.
Please reply. I'll give you my AIM handle, phone number, etc.
I just have a nic problem and a sound problem. (for now that is)
I guess it's true what they say, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all".
10 views and not a single reply.
I swear I'm not one of those "crybaby ""Why won't somebody judt do it for me""wankers".
I've been researching this for days, but nothing that I have found on any website, and not replies to any other threads posted, have helped me fix my problems.
I appoligise to people who have responded to threads. I mean no insult. Some replies are just either way too over my head, or they suggest switching distros.
We all know how long it takes to download all of those ISO's, and I'm not computer illiterate, so I believe I can get this Debian KDE with a little guidance.
That's all I want.
Not a babysitter.
I'm just an extremely frustrated new user, who's even LAST resort is not give up. I really want to learn.
Well...Unfortunately I can't help you since I'm not a mentor...yet :-) Is there any Linux machine to go into the future let's say in six months? Also I'm not in the US :-(
BUT: google is your best friend : keep it in mind; type and retype keywords concerning your problems using quotes for expressions and you'll be surprised on how much results google may return. Then read, take a little break and experiment.
Also, perhaps your linux distro and your hardware are definitively not compatible - but will be in the future: I can say since with several comps and several distros I had difficulties...Sometimes an old distro will run better than the newest one
Never give up and allow people out there some time to react :I bet they will :-) Also they do it for...free! Isn't it magic? Also My last thread "how to disable the redhat firewall" received no answer and has been viewed 10 times so...Take it cool, bro!
Control center - information - PCI displays my nic as a D-Link RTL8139, and it is.
But When I click on a link I get "unknown host"
My router displays a light for the machine but the nic only displays one light as if the computer isn't comunicating with it.
If I can get it to work I might be able to resolve my sound issue. I found a website with complete instructions but it involves downloading something directly from a panel and what not. I've tried downloading it from this XP machine, burning it, placing it in said location and then following inst. from there, but it hasn't worked.
regular old soundblaster live by the way.