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The Holy Grail for Linux users.....a USB wifi adapter that works “out-of-the-box”!

Posted 01-15-2017 at 09:43 AM by beachboy2
Updated 01-19-2017 at 06:34 AM by beachboy2

One of the most common complaints on LQ Forums and other Linux forums is about wifi cards or adapters not being recognised in Linux.

Here are some typical lamented cries:

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But it works perfectly in Windows. Why doesn’t it work in Linux?
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How do I get my Ralink, Atheros, Broadcom, Realtek, Edimax etc wifi card working in Ubuntu/Mint/Debian etc?
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Can anybody recommend a wifi card that works "out-of-the-box in Linux”?
Here...
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Installing Linux on an Acer Aspire E11 netbook

Posted 01-13-2017 at 02:31 AM by beachboy2
Tags acer, boot, e11, netbook, uefi

For the benefit of anybody who is having problems installing Linux on the Acer E11 netbook:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/install...er-aspire-e11/

Changing Acer F12 Boot Menu option to Enable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KycrBtjuJHc

You should be able to use the UEFI boot (instead of using Legacy) with your USB HDD, without disabling Secure Boot.

If you prefer to disable SB and use Legacy then:

Changing BIOS mode from UEFI...
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Preserving your existing Home partition when installing a new distro

Posted 07-01-2016 at 11:19 AM by beachboy2
Updated 07-15-2016 at 02:44 PM by beachboy2

Preserving your existing Home partition when installing a new distro

IMPORTANT

Regardless of the following suggestion on how to preserve your current Home (/home) partition, it is ESSENTIAL to also make a BACKUP of all existing personal data, just in case anything goes wrong!

The backup, to an external hard drive or similar, should include the following:

bookmarks.html (Firefox in my case)
Email profile folder (Thunderbird in my...
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Installing Linux on a new SSD (in a desktop PC with a second hard drive)

Posted 02-08-2016 at 10:31 AM by beachboy2
Updated 02-11-2016 at 11:27 AM by beachboy2

If, like me, you have a lot of data and a suitable conventional hard drive (HDD), then I recommend that you just buy the smallest, good-quality SSD you can find.

30GB or 60GB is more than enough to accommodate a Linux distro.

6 SSDs to consider:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-cent...views-3235200/

NB Do bear in mind that cheaper, smaller capacity versions of the these drives are available in addition...
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siduction tips for beginners!

Posted 05-18-2015 at 07:28 AM by beachboy2
Updated 05-19-2015 at 05:38 PM by beachboy2

From its outward appearance, siduction may appear to be just another Debian-based Linux distribution, but don't let that fool you. Here be dragons!

I have put together a few short, but essential, tips for newcomers wishing to install and use siduction which is a full rolling Linux release based on Debian Unstable (sid).

Tip #1:
As an absolute minimum, it is essential to read the siduction Quick Start Guide before even thinking about proceeding further.
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