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Old 11-22-2008, 05:21 AM   #16
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can i ask do you all have to be so darn rude in your replies i am asking for help i thought thats what this forum was for?
I'm not sure who that's targeted at, but I'm off this thread.

I went to the trouble of searching the manufacturer's site, downloaded their driver, following their instructions and giving you some pretty useful hints, and you can't even be bothered to acknowledge following a link until re-prompted to do so.

Rude? Get a mirror.

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Old 11-22-2008, 08:25 AM   #17
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can i ask do you all have to be so darn rude in your replies i am asking for help i thought thats what this forum was for?
Actually this forum is to help you help yourself. We give our time to assist, this is not a help desk where everything is formulated. The terseness tone can come across because we do answer a load of the questions. Some repeated! Most newbies should learn to search, read and attempt then post the problems with what they have done to complete the task(s).

That's why I suggest to Newbies to look at my sig. The links there contain a pot of gold. Lot of information in a form that most can understand.

I read the thread again and rudeness was actually more on your part. Terse on ours.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 08:28 AM   #18
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Hi,

Sorry Billymayday! I didn't page through. I saw the OP's thread and responded. Oh well, don't think we'll get a response any way.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 09:29 AM   #19
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Probably anticlimactic, but does the Aspire One come with any kind of documentation for---eg--installing printers?

Also,I don't recall if the "official" forum was mentioned: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/

(Mildly) off-topic:
When this netbook was first released, I spent a day surveying the various Circuit City stores that were promoting it. The knowledge and customer service was all over the map.

One store stuck out:
When I asked about the computer, I was greeted with a lecture on how this was not a real computer, had very limited capabilities, etc. I decided to play dumb, and asked a few questions. Eventually, the store person said something to the effect that "most printers don't work with Linux." At this point, I fessed up that I actually knew a bit about Linux and explained to her that--in fact--most printers DO work with Linux.
With all this banter, there was no Aspire One that I could even look at. The message was that--if I would acknowledge it's inferiority, they would wrap one in brown paper and hand it to me behind the store. I might even have to pay cash so there would be no record.

Bottom line: Retailers are still not quite ready for Linux.
Flip side: Dell advertising the mini-9 netbook--with Linux--in major newspapers.

Heidid;
If you're still with us, please know that there IS a solution to your issue(s). Have patience and we can get it working.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 11:09 AM   #20
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Probably anticlimactic, but does the Aspire One come with any kind of documentation for---eg--installing printers?

Also,I don't recall if the "official" forum was mentioned: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/

(Mildly) off-topic:
When this netbook was first released, I spent a day surveying the various Circuit City stores that were promoting it. The knowledge and customer service was all over the map.

One store stuck out:
When I asked about the computer, I was greeted with a lecture on how this was not a real computer, had very limited capabilities, etc. I decided to play dumb, and asked a few questions. Eventually, the store person said something to the effect that "most printers don't work with Linux." At this point, I fessed up that I actually knew a bit about Linux and explained to her that--in fact--most printers DO work with Linux.
With all this banter, there was no Aspire One that I could even look at. The message was that--if I would acknowledge it's inferiority, they would wrap one in brown paper and hand it to me behind the store. I might even have to pay cash so there would be no record.

Bottom line: Retailers are still not quite ready for Linux.
Flip side: Dell advertising the mini-9 netbook--with Linux--in major newspapers.

Heidid;
If you're still with us, please know that there IS a solution to your issue(s). Have patience and we can get it working.
I come across this issue a lot lately. People are not familar with GNU/Linux. Indoctrinated with M$ mindset and don't understand the power of a stable OS. I've seen the Dell ads but still haven't seen a device locally.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 06:28 AM   #21
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Hi, I come across this issue a lot lately. People are not familar with GNU/Linux. Indoctrinated with M$ mindset and don't understand the power of a stable OS. I've seen the Dell ads but still haven't seen a device locally.
Not sure which issue you mean.....What I see here is someone handed a new toy and simply wants to play with it without having to figure out how it works. There's a whole bunch of these people out there, and it's OK.

As soon as I am elected supreme leader, there will be computer education in all high schools---and I don't mean a class in how to run MSWord!!!
 
Old 11-23-2008, 09:35 AM   #22
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ok i get the hint thanks to everyone that tried to help,not knowing a thing about linux nor any form of computer programming i think means i should give up quick and head back to what i know and leave you all to your own devices
 
Old 11-23-2008, 02:20 PM   #24
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Not sure which issue you mean.....What I see here is someone handed a new toy and simply wants to play with it without having to figure out how it works. There's a whole bunch of these people out there, and it's OK.

As soon as I am elected supreme leader, there will be computer education in all high schools---and I don't mean a class in how to run MSWord!!!
I experienced this at the University level. The higher up's had to get the students on a computer fast therefore M$ was selected. Over our arguments, they still would not budget anything for the Computer Labs but M$. They wanted some of BillyBoys gift money. Boy did that cost us for years. The student labs were another story since they didn't understand the engineering/instrumentation equipment to begin with so we were able to use the best fit. A few M$ but more UNIX for the student labs.

I would look forward to such a commander that could decide that we indeed need to have such education. But I would start even earlier that high school. Our science programs here in the U.S. are no where near the level they should be in the primary or secondary education.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 04:40 PM   #25
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I think the problem in this instance is there is no manufacturer support for the product. I absolutely refuse to buy anything from Epson because of this. I always go for machines which support PS. (Or even PCL5/6) On WinDuhs people can click around and things appear to work; with CUPS (and installed filters/ppds) it works in a similar way - but some printers just aren't supported.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 04:56 PM   #26
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ok i get the hint thanks to everyone that tried to help,not knowing a thing about linux nor any form of computer programming i think means i should give up quick and head back to what i know and leave you all to your own devices
heidid;

I'm sure we will all respect your decision, but I really don't think it can be rationalized by anything we have done. This thread is full of good-faith attempts to help you. It is your decision not to invest the time. Again, we must respect that decision.

Good luck to you.
 
  


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