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Old 01-12-2007, 11:25 AM   #16
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i can't really say the spec of my pc off top of my head i just the computer for free my freind said it was crashed i opened it up and it was missin a fan and cd rom drive was fried so i replaced them turned it on the the coputer was working just fine got hit with virus and spy where like a mofo missed my computer all up make a long story shot computer crashed had no cd to fix downloaded borrowed a freind xp home and i could not activate windows xp becuase micosuck won't let you install the xp on 2 computers
Uh, because thats their user agreement. ANY software you buy, likely has a similar requirement. Regardless, almost all Linux software is free, and thus can be installed as many times, and on as many machines, as you like.

How long ws this PC workign before it go hit with all this spyware/virus problems? If you're using some sort of always on connection, Are you running a HARDWARE firewall of some sort? That, and common sense should keep most viruses/spyware off your PC.

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Old 01-12-2007, 11:38 AM   #17
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Unless you've got some games or programs that absolutely require Windows, I think you'll be OK with just Linux, especially since you have another PC. Even if you do have Windows only programs, you can often get them running on Linux... but one step at a time here...
 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:00 PM   #18
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linux is great recognize available hardware. when you install, you can will see that linux (whatever dist you'll use) will recoginze most of your hardware... you just have to give it a shot.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:49 PM   #19
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wireless g desktop

i was readin my wireless g destop card box and it only talks about mirosoft vitsa do ya thik it will work on linux
 
Old 01-12-2007, 01:27 PM   #20
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i'm not sure .... a lot of hardware only talk about windows and linux recoginze them ... you have to give us the barnd name and the model of the card to tell you.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 01:31 PM   #21
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band name

Brand Name = Belkin
Model Number = F5D7000
Wireless G Desktop Card


Another Prob


Downloaded Ubuntu
Started Install
Error Starting the ghome setting daemon
 
Old 01-12-2007, 02:20 PM   #22
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Brand Name = Belkin
Model Number = F5D7000
Wireless G Desktop Card


Another Prob


Downloaded Ubuntu
Started Install
Error Starting the ghome setting daemon

Wireless can be difficult to set up in Linux...

I don't know what that error means, never saw it.

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Old 01-12-2007, 03:34 PM   #23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phippsy420
Brand Name = Belkin
Model Number = F5D7000
Wireless G Desktop Card


Another Prob


Downloaded Ubuntu
Started Install
Error Starting the ghome setting daemon
Boot to the live CD.

When you get the desktop, go to Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal. Type gnome-settings-daemon and tell us what the terminal says.

Regarding your wireless card, your solution is here:
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=132980

But one thing at a time, as always.

Last edited by RAdams; 01-12-2007 at 03:38 PM.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 03:41 PM   #24
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The architecture doesn't matter in this case-don't worry about it. RAadams is keeping you from making a mistake by advising you to download the i386 version.
 
  


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