Best Newbie Distro and how do i get linux-wlan to work
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.
Re: Best Newbie Distro and how do i get linux-wlan to work
Originally posted by Jonathan0712 Hi, i was just wondering what is the best linux distro for a newbie, i have tried mandrakelinux 10.1 knoppix hd-install, linspire 4.5 (this one sucks), suse 9.1, and finally I'm using ubuntu. Thanks.
Doesn't sound like you are that much of a newbie if you've installed all those distros.
SUSE and Mandrake are pretty good to get you rolling.
suse 9.2 runs many wireless cards out of the box.
I am using it with a toshiba satellite a75, using an
Atheros Super-G built-in.
Suse detected the wlan at install time. All I had
to do was type in my essid and wep.
If you've installed those already, than you should just pick one which suits you, instead of asking someone else to pick one for you. I tried Slackware and RedHat when I was younger, and neither really got me going, Just recently someone suggested Mandrake, but I foiund out that Mandrake tends to be one of the less stable distos. So I tried Debian as I had heard great things about it's stability, and after a couple of weeks getting everything going I was using Linux on an ALMOST exclusive basis, 2 months later, there is no M$ s/w here. Go with what seems best for you, not what someone else says is best.
I Installed Fedora Core 3 the best most awesome linux distro out there. thanks fot the idea. On the other hand linux-wlan i downloaded set up source code for the kernel then tried make config got to the source part put it in then it said only linux kernel headers not full source.