Unless you want my whole story, just skip to the problems.
I used to use Windows, and I knew a lot about it, and how to do a lot of things in it. Then, one day, I stumbled across Knoppix. Sure, I had heard of Linux before, but all I thought I knew was that it was a cryptic, hard too understand, and difficult too use operating system. I had thought that it had no windows, and if it did they were all like the original X. Well, anyway, I found that most of this was incorrect. It turned out to be much easier to use than I had thought, and it look great too! (not that that manners) Well, I really liked Knoppix, and used it often, discovering all I could, and stumbling through most of it. I then got to thinking, You know, this would be great to install on my hard disk. So, I backed up, blew everything away, and setup a dual boot with Fedora Core 2 and Windows XP. I had trouble getting it too work at first, but then, trouble make you learn things you wouldn't have otherwise. Well, it was going great. I was using Linux in my day to day work, and all was going fine....then my harddrive broke.
So, I got a new 40gb drive for my laptop, and tried again, only this time with Knoppix hd-install. From Knoppix I moved on to Debian, well, the regular Debian. I burned my two set dvd version of Debian, and I was good to go. Well, sorta. I had trouble getting things too work. So I tried Suse 9.1. Hmmm. Reminded me too much of Windows, because it did everything for me, without telling me how to do it. Well, after a day, I had had enough, and went back to Debian. And so I stand.
Now for my problems. I have quite a few, so if you can't answer all of them, just answer a few.
1. I am having printing problems. I have a Lexmark X125. I just can't get it to print or anything.
2. I am having problems with the Video4Linux thing. I have a Logitech QuickCam Express, and I can't get Debian to use the camera in any program that reads the /dev/video0 device.
3. I am having problems with CD writing. This topic, however, has not been researched too much by me. Anyway, I have a built-in DVD/CD-rw drive on my laptop (Winbook j4), and an HP dc3000 dvd-writer.
4. Anybody know how to get video input to work at all?
5. How do I get the Automounter to work?
6. I have seen in SUSE, Fedora, and others that GRUB has some cool graphical menu. How do I set this up?
7. How do I make a Splash boot, like in SUSE or Morphix?
8. My touchpad on my laptop doesn't work with kernel 2.6.7, unless I boot without my mouse. How can I get them to work together?
9. Just a thought, but has anyone gotten OpenGL accerleration with an SiS650 graphics card in Linux?
So, if anyone could help me out, that would be great. Some more information about my setup:
Extra stuff installed, and if you need a list, just tell me [how]
Kernel 2.6.7-1-686 installed
I am the sole user and system administrator, so I have access to everything (mwah hah hah)
GRUB 1.5 (I think)
If you need more, just ask.
Oh, and if I don't respond immediately, don't hold it against me. My mom doesn't like me always going on the web.
And (like I haven't said enough) my email is CobraSoft@gmail.com
. And if you want a GMail account, just ask. I've got a few invitations left, and no one to invite.