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Hi folks, like every or every second Linux user have I hardware installation problem too! I don't blame too many scummy Linux variations of Linux that are free (almost), not hardware makers neither, but fact is that none of those can make separately drivers or programs to all Linux distributions. And we can't blame these either! I own a Dell Latitude D600, works fine with Ubuntu Mint 3.1 (Selena), but some things i never made to work. Actually i was trying to get working a standard web camera, failed! A PCMCI KWORLD NB-TV 100 analog tv tuner - failed! Printer Lexmark (all-in one) X1190 - failed too! It's almost all i failed with! I got just TV picture, no sound? All those things i wrote about are well functioned in Windows XP, no problem at all and i used them almost 2 years. Now shall i back to Windows again, pay and smile! Nothing is free, it cost all that time i trowed away with Linux or is some good soul to give me some advice? I haven't gave up yet, but is close for me to loose all respect for Linux and turn out my pockets and buy a real Linux, type SuSe, Mandriva or why not Windows again if help isn't available?
Greetings to all Linux enthusiasts and good luck
Last edited by lordiaco; 01-31-2008 at 05:32 PM.
Reason: Ubuntu Mint 3.1 Celena config.
Well, I just got a HP Compaq Presario B1900 series with Microsoft Vista installed [well, actually pre-loaded, I had to install it myself]. The sound did not work, the movies did not work [DVD player]. The HARDWARE DVD player did work [HP], so I knew it wasn't a hardware problem. I tried several LINUX LIVE-CD's to see which would perform best. I settled on Ubuntu, and guess what, sound and vid worked!
So sometimes we have hardware module problems no matter what OS we use.
The Ubuntu version you are using is very old, so no wonder it doesn't recognise new hardware like TV cards. Lexmark is a crappy printer anyway, so why buy stuff that only supports M$??
Play with an up-to date Linux distro first. Try the live-cd version. The knoppix live-CD [and LIVE-DVD] have excellent hardware detection. So try that. Also, in windows, gather hardware info, and print it out..this will also give you some good hints on how to solve your issues.