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Old 07-02-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Debian on my laptop - compatible or not ?


I have downloaded debian 64 bit and made a cd of it.
I am having lenovo laptop, core 2 duo, t6600, 2.2 Ghz, 2 GB ram, ddr 3.
I installed 3-4 times debian on my laptop. But after installing it, my laptop didnt recognising my mobile to connect internet, it is not even recognising broadband connection. It is not making me easy to use.

After searching a lot on many distros of linux I had decided to go for debian but this made me so disappointed.
Please help me.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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You would be better off installing from a wired connection first. Then you can work on the wireless connections.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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By "mobile", do you mean a device to connect using the cell phone network?

By "broadband", do you mean wireless or an ethernet wired connection? (I have NEVER seen a Linux distro that would not connect to ethernet out of the box)

What is your networking setup--eg cable, DSL--what kind of router---static IP or DHCP, etc.

If wireless, what is the card?
 
Old 07-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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With mobile I mean a cell phone with bluetooth on connecting with laptop via bluetooth. In ubuntu it detects directly without any problem but debian didnt even detecting laptop's inbuilt bluetooth.
And with wired internet connection I mean the connection at internet cafe which is provided by a cable wire to connect laptop.

I really downloaded debian with so much excitement and interest but this made me very sad. Please help me.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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Indeed, something like Ubuntu will do more "out of the box" than other distros might.

The wired connection at the cafe: Is is fixed IP or DHCP? What instructions do they give?

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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It is fixed ip.
It simply do not show any msg. It does not detect it.
Also I have seen that left side ctrl alt is working to change desktop but not right side are..
 
Old 07-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #7
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It is fixed ip.
If it is a fixed IP, then you have to set up your computer with all the settings---IP, gateway, and DNS. Did you do that?

My previous question: What instructions did they give you at the cafe?
 
Old 07-03-2012, 12:26 AM   #8
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As I have given my laptop's configuration here...
Do you think that all this problem is started because I have installed here "64 bit" debian ?
Is my laptop is not capable of handling 64 bit OS ?

---------- Post added 07-03-12 at 09:56 AM ----------

As I have given my laptop's configuration here...
Do you think that all this problem is started because I have installed here "64 bit" debian ?
Is my laptop is not capable of handling 64 bit OS ?
 
Old 07-03-2012, 12:48 AM   #9
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Hi,

no, it should in no way be related to the fact you are using amd64.

Did you read what pixellany wrote in post #7?

What have you actually done to try to get the network working (other than plugging in the cable)?

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Questions not yet answered:
1) Is the internet connection at the cafe static or DHCP?
You will need to configure your connection settings accordingly.

2) Which wireless card do you have?
If your wireless card requires proprietary software, that software will need to be installed.

Until these questions are answered, no one will be able to help.
 
  


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