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ok, so i finially got Ubuntu installed on my computer. the only problem is i have no internet, no sound. i cant really do anything, so i put my driver disk in that came with my computer and it says it cant run the files. so i cant do anything at all. can anyone help me?
By driver disk, I assume something associated with Windows. That is not going to help you. In Linux, most of the drivers you need are built in.
Take the problems one at a time:
Internet: When you installed, you should have been asked for some basic info on the internet connection. What did you select and were there any errors?
What IS your connection--ie do you have DSL, cable, modem, etc.? Do you have a router?
Sound: similar questions: any clues from the install steps?
I am assuming that you can boot up into a desktop. Can you open something like a control panel and find items for network, monitor, mouse, sound, etc.?
And finally, some specs on the computer, version of Ubuntu, etc.
Do you connect your cable modem directly to your computer or do you have a router (wireless or otherwise)? In any case, I am assuming you use a (wired) Ethernet connection. Can you open up a terminal (it is in the menu) and run the command "/sbin/ifconfig -a" and post the results? If you see a device called eth0 or eth1 or similar that means that your network card is detected, you just have to set it up. In this case you can usually just to "sudo dhclient eth0" and enter your password and you will get an IP address and other network settings. If you don't see an Ethernet device or aren't sure, again, post the output of "/sbin/ifconfig -a" here. Also, if you're using wireless post here and say so...
ok, of the graphics drivers i can choose from there are only a few that have Linux versions. and there are a few different Linux types that i know nothing of. they are...
IA32 is the basic 32-bit processor acrhitecture created by intel.
IA64 is the Intels 64-bit processor set which is not compatible with 32-bit versions. Used in servers.
AMD64/EM64T is the 64-bit processor set which is compatible with 32-bit versions.
Most likely your processor is either IA32 or AMD64.