Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
i'm having a lot of trouble getting my wifi to work on my dell inspiron e1405 laptop.
I looked through the forums and tried a few solutions to no avail. I have included some relevant info about my setup below. I'm a newbie. I was thinking of posting in networking but I thought I'd try here first. Let me know if there is any other info I can get you. I really want this to work. Thanks in advance.
There seems to be wireless card that has been detected just not connected to the network. Look here for the similar issue.
try out the commands suggested to connected to wireless connection manually and see if you get to internet.
I went to that thread and did what it requested and it didn't work. I started by disabling the encryption on my router. I figure I'll try without and then deal with that hurdle afterward.
i type sudo iwconfig eth1 essid <my ssid> then type my admin pw, then it took me to a new command prompt without saying anything. I then downloaded dhcpcd with apt-get and used the command dhcpcd -d eth1. I will include the results in the next post. The icon on the menu bar still has the Wireless Networks greyed out and says "wireless is disabled" I'm still unable to get onto the internet.