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Old 08-26-2006, 05:08 PM   #1
Sir_ace420
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help me


would like somebody to please explain to me how to setup linux and install drivers for my computer. also how do i setup my internet. i have cable internet
a little bit of information i have a compact computer
right now im currently using a copy of windows xp 2
that came with one of my dell computers and i can't get it to work on this computer with all the error messages and everything. so im going to reload my operating system and try using linux this time but i dont know how to install the drivers or how to setup my internet connection. the only reason i asked is because windows usally sets these things up for me.
thanks alot. if there is anybody that can work with me on this email me at sir_ace420@yahoo.com
 
Old 08-26-2006, 05:16 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Sir_ace420
would like somebody to please explain to me how to setup linux and install drivers for my computer. also how do i setup my internet. i have cable internet
a little bit of information i have a compact computer
right now im currently using a copy of windows xp 2
that came with one of my dell computers and i can't get it to work on this computer with all the error messages and everything. so im going to reload my operating system and try using linux this time but i dont know how to install the drivers or how to setup my internet connection. the only reason i asked is because windows usally sets these things up for me.
thanks alot. if there is anybody that can work with me on this email me at sir_ace420@yahoo.com

You're going to have to start installing and find out what's not working. Someone else could probably recommend a good newbie distro, I've heard Ubuntu is good. Your internet should work without any driver installation or anything. Every distro has different installation, and so it's hard to say this is how to install.

In the future you should make your thread titles a little more descriptive.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 07:36 PM   #3
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i found mandriva was quite good as a beginner, it's fairly user friendly. SuSE could also be a very good choice to start with.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 12:17 AM   #4
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check out these websites:

http://distrowatch.com/
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/



good luck!
 
Old 08-28-2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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I have installed Fedora Core 5, Mepis 6, Ubuntu 6, Madriva Free 2006, Dynebolic, and PCLinuxOS. All of these installs detected my connected hardware automatically. The only hardware that was not functional upon install was the Broadcom wireless adapter on my laptop with PCLinuxOS.
 
  


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