I have come in search of answers after a very frustrating week.
I've been using Centos since version 5.2 and have dutifully kept it up to date (5.7 currently). MY desktop has no MS Windows, although I do occasionally have a bit of Wine for those few programs for which I have not yet found a Linux equivalent or better.
Professionally I have come from the ballet to systems administrator over a period of twenty years. My first personal computer was a Sinclair, it was upgradable to a whopping 64mb of memory. Daily I programmed my toddler son's favourite game "Frogger" from lie by line basic.
At work I kept all machines and databases humming from Dos only systems to Windows 98. That's when a rare neurological disease made working impossible and I've become more and more housebound since. The computer is my major contact with the world, my friends and my family. It matters to me that it works and works well, but the small pension I have to live on dictates the machine is somewhat older and leaner. Having to learn a new OS was good to keep my neurons firing, and I've done a lot of adapting as some of my skills such as typing become slower and less accurate.
In keeping with that, last week I bought myself and early Christmas present when my sister gave me some Christmas cash. My Acecad tablet which allowed me to keep drawing and working on my animation project was suddenly beyond repair last month. So I read a great many postings on forums like this one and it seemed and overwhelming shove to buy Wacom or buy nothing at all. So I did it. i bought and entry level (Bamboo Connect) model. It wasn't exactly plug and play as the
Acecad was on my Windows XP net-book but it was an outright nightmare trying to get it working on the CentOs 5.7 desktop. It still is not working. perhaps because of all the monkeying around or just because Firefox and Flash Player of late truly suck this machine is slow as molasses in January and I need help, truly, and help in simple terms, my tired and degenerating brain cannot do this alone.
So that is my story, on a personal level I am a grandmother now, I like playing games on Facebook, love my dog and my hamster and am preparing and exhibit of some of my paintings next spring.
I look forward to finding help here.