Originally Posted by gideonmacleish
...The only negatives I have found thus far are in installing WINE (I see a few forum posts, so I'll give them a look see...I'm sure it's a problem with an easy solution) and with USB flash drives. When I plug in a USB flash drive after booting the computer, it shuts down. I am curious if this is normal, or if it has a fix?
First, WINE is a pain in the ass. Or it's flawless. One or the other, depends on you, the computer, the gods, and the sacrifices you make to them during the installation, I think.
Cedega is non-free ($5 per month, 3 month minimum membership fee) version of WINE which was formerly known as WINEX. It is capable of playing many of today's games with zero issues. Just install and go. Including HL2, WoW, etc.
Secondly, the issue with the USB drive - Are you plugging in the drive:
a) Before the computer is powered on.
b) While the OS is booting.
c) After the bootup process.
The reason I am asking is because your explanation of the situation would suggest that you're doing option c) which is the normal method.
If it's happening during a) stop doing that. If it's happening during b) stop doing that. If it's happening during c) what type of flash drive are we talking about? Is this a thumbdrive (ie, it's memory on a stick) or are we talking USB hard drive?
Either way, it could be an issue with: a) your ports b) your motherboard c) your device.
USB devices, including cameras, etc...simply work when they are plugged in.
However, it may be that your machine + 6.06 is causing the issue, and a simple installation of 6.10 Edgy might resolve the issue.
Hope this helps.