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Old 02-04-2002, 11:31 PM   #1
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Talking hey people ... thought id introduce my self ...


hey ...

new user here on linux questions ... well ...
im an MS user ... ive been on ms all my life ... jumped on linux when i first heard about it ... got it installed ... and fscked up my computer ... (loss of HD space etc) ...

anyway ... im on XP right now ... and i hate it ... i hate the way M$
crams windoze with its own programs ... i dont want to use M$IE
u cant uninstall it ... i dont wanna use their internet cxonnection program ... for security reasons ... hey ! who knows what kinda s**t they can put on everything the give ya !!!

anyway ... ive reinstalled suse 6.4 which gave me a pain ... still is ...
ive been stuck on internet ... if i could atleast get the internet to work ... i could spend alot more time on nix ... im trying to use roaring penguin pppoe ... the gui installed fine ... but not the client itself

my network card as well as my sound (intergrated, via chip set) do not work (yet!)

anyway ... i kinda need help ... i wanna get rid of this corporate crap!

thanks

btw...my hate of M$ id for their s**ty os and the capitalist way of life ...

night!

LEP!

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Old 02-05-2002, 12:39 AM   #2
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welcome to linux

i happen to also be on suse 6.4, which, by now, is a really old distro. the install would probably have been much easier with another more recent distro, like mandrake 8.1 or redhat 7.2. linux is getting more user-friendly every day.

most sound cards are supported - if you let us know the chipset, we can probably point you to a good how-to or give a pretty good explaination on the install. if you have any questions, this is the place to ask.
 
Old 02-05-2002, 07:29 PM   #3
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thanks ...

hmmm ... audio :

its a asus motherboard ... with a VIA chipset ...
sound seems to be

VIA AC'97 audio controller WDM

thats pretty much it ...

what do you think is a good newbie distro ... i was suggested a couple on mirc ... turbolinux, RH, mandrake, and slackware ...

ive heard lots of good stuff about slackware ... but i wouldnt know how to install all those files from scratch

anyway ... thanks people ...

Lep!
 
Old 02-05-2002, 10:19 PM   #4
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Go buy redhat 7.2 in a bookstore. Usually comes with a book then. Or the otherway around go buy a book that has a redhat 7.2 attached to it
 
Old 02-05-2002, 10:31 PM   #5
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are u sayin my suse is scrap???

is it scrap or what ... i dont wanna put too much money on anything *** ... would rh be that much better than upgrading my suse to latest ver.? anyway ... ill check that out ...

at the metro thins morning ... i checkut linux boolks and distros ... but they were all in frenc mostly red hat or rh immitations ... so i didnt wanna buy ...

*** i cant spend too much money right now ... i may be bidding on a ibm thinkpad 770z (p2 366, 320 ram, 14 g, ... with DVD currently 400$ ... going out tomorrow ... didnt bid yet ...

any comments?

btw ... u may have guessed that i like that big HD for dual boot!

anyway thanks ... ill check those books out!

Lep!


they should make a smilie for that smash but with an explicit win sign!

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Old 02-05-2002, 10:48 PM   #6
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sorry for all the typos ...

i type fast and and always try to type faster ... practice is the key!
 
Old 02-05-2002, 11:44 PM   #7
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as far as easy installations go, mandrake and redhat seem to get the best reviews. if you don't want to buy them, you can just download the iso's if you have access to a decent connection and a burner.
 
Old 02-06-2002, 01:12 AM   #8
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cool ...

yeah ...

well i dont ... i only have a quite decent connection ... no burner yet ... access to tho

well ... suse 6.4 installation was pretty d** easy

actually too easy ... i was actually supreised ... as easy as windoze ... install configure ... (clicking on button called "configure such&such")

well i guess that was the final no to suse upgrades ...
btw ... i was deceived ... greatly deceived ... i bought the box a while ago ... tried to register last week for some help ... but no !!!

no support for me ... bah who cares ... i otta get it here now
the pleasures of not being awnsered by a machine!

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Old 02-06-2002, 01:08 PM   #9
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lol - no, i'm not knocking suse. it's a great distro. i was just pointing out that you're making it unnecessarily hard on yourself by using such an old release. linux is still very young, and every release makes considerable strides. consequently, a distro over a year and a half old is ancient.

luckily, it does give you a strong setup to work with. - if you know what you're doing, then you can get any linux release setup eventually.

anyway, on the audio, i found this page describing a setup with the via wdm sound:

http://home.edmc.net/~swamp/compaq.html

hope that helps. .
 
Old 02-06-2002, 01:58 PM   #10
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this is is the first time ...

i say thanks ... probably not the last
 
  


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