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Old 12-30-2008, 05:04 AM   #1
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Unhappy I have a problem with drivers ! Please,please help me !


Hello guys!I want to tell you that my english is not very good and maybe you will not undearstand me ! I really really want set Linux Ubunutu 8.10 on my laptop HP COMPAQ 6730S ! I'm looking for drivers 2 weeks and i found only for my videocard ! You are my last hope ! I really want to set Linux ! I need drivers for : Processor-Mobile Dual Core Intel Pentium 2177mhZ;Chipset-Intel Cantiga GL40/GM45/GM47/GS45;Audio card- Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller;Network-Marvell Yukon 88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller if i'm forget something tell me !Please found these drivers please !
 
Old 12-30-2008, 05:07 AM   #2
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Hi ioskata
Have you tried installing Ubuntu 8.10? In the linux world, a great majority of drivers are included in the kernel, so there's a big chance that Ubuntu will install the drivers automatically during Ubuntu's installation process.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 05:43 AM   #3
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Hi ioskata
Have you tried installing Ubuntu 8.10? In the linux world, a great majority of drivers are included in the kernel, so there's a big chance that Ubuntu will install the drivers automatically during Ubuntu's installation process.
Hey sorry for the offtopic but i have one another question!Is the Ubuntu the best distribution for (surfing,listening music,watching films and etc.) and please help me to found drivers i want to have them just in case !
 
Old 12-30-2008, 05:51 AM   #4
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please help me to found drivers i want to have them just in case !
I would suggest to install ubuntu, most hardware is supported.
There is also an option to run it as a live cd, so you can see if the hardware is supported.
Have a look at
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/
to see if someone has installed linux to your brand of laptop.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 05:54 AM   #5
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I would suggest to install ubuntu, most hardware is supported.
There is also an option to run it as a live cd, so you can see if the hardware is supported.
Have a look at
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/
to see if someone has installed linux to your brand of laptop.
I run the live cd but i don't know where can i see the supported drivers ! I will use the Linux for the first time !
 
Old 12-30-2008, 05:57 AM   #6
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I run the live cd but i don't know where can i see the supported drivers ! I will use the Linux for the first time !
Does everything works?
the grafical interface, internet, sound?
If yes, the hardware is supported, and works OK, so you can install
 
Old 12-30-2008, 05:57 AM   #7
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I would suggest to install ubuntu, most hardware is supported.
There is also an option to run it as a live cd, so you can see if the hardware is supported.
Have a look at
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/
to see if someone has installed linux to your brand of laptop.
I have another problem in this site http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/ i dont see my laptop Hp 6730s :S !
 
Old 12-30-2008, 05:59 AM   #8
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Does everything works?
the grafical interface, internet, sound?
If yes, the hardware is supported, and works OK, so you can install
I don't know how to edint my internet configuration and i can't see did i have internet !I can't listen music becouse there aren't any songs the graphic seems good!
 
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Take one that is close to your brand and see if the hardware is the same.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 06:01 AM   #10
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I run the live cd but i don't know where can i see the supported drivers ! I will use the Linux for the first time !
So if you boot from a live cd, does everything work? I mean sound, internet connection, etc?

If everything works, then you don't need to worry about the drivers.

You can try ubuntu. It's a good distro for beginners. You can also check some other distros on www.distrowatch.com
It is a very common practice to try a few distros until you'll find the one that will be 'best for you'.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 06:02 AM   #11
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Take one that is close to your brand and see if the hardware is the same.
Man do you have skype ?
 
Old 12-30-2008, 06:05 AM   #12
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I don't know how to edint my internet configuration and i can't see did i have internet !I can't listen music becouse there aren't any songs the graphic seems good!
Here you can find some info
http://www.linlap.com/wiki/HP-Compaq+6730S

Start to configure your laptop step by step.
First try to configure your network.
http://www.debianadmin.com/ubuntu-ne...ced-users.html
 
Old 01-02-2009, 01:39 AM   #13
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Hi, Ioskata!

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Hello guys!I want to tell you that my english is not very good and maybe you will not undearstand me ! I really really want set Linux Ubunutu 8.10 on my laptop HP COMPAQ 6730S ! I'm looking for drivers 2 weeks and i found only for my videocard ! You are my last hope ! I really want to set Linux ! I need drivers for : Processor-Mobile Dual Core Intel Pentium 2177mhZ;Chipset-Intel Cantiga GL40/GM45/GM47/GS45;Audio card- Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller;Network-Marvell Yukon 88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller if i'm forget something tell me !Please found these drivers please !
Your English seems good to me! I have been trying out different distributions ("distros") of Linux for several years, but I still consider myself a "newbie", so maybe I can help you. Please know that my advice is only based on what I have tried, and it may not be the best advice for you.
I started using every "Live" CD that I could find, either by buying a book, buying the CD itself, or downloading it, to see which I like best. I tried Ubuntu (don't like it myself), Damn Small Linux, Fedora, Mepis, Slax, Puppy, Suse, Knoppix, Mint, etc. Ubuntu is very popular, but I wanted a distro that had good support, worked well with my computer, had a desktop that I liked (I prefer Gnome), and wasn't necessarily the "flavor of the day", meaning that I didn't want to use something just because it was popular. Some of these distros recognized my sound card and other hardware better than others, and this was a good start. Next, I checked the community (every distro has at least one online community) to see what problems people had and how easy it was to find drivers. Please know that I'm not trying to convince you not to use Ubuntu, but you may want to try others first...you may find one you like better.
Best regards,
darksyde
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:20 AM   #14
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Your English seems good to me! I have been trying out different distributions ("distros") of Linux for several years, but I still consider myself a "newbie", so maybe I can help you. Please know that my advice is only based on what I have tried, and it may not be the best advice for you.
I started using every "Live" CD that I could find, either by buying a book, buying the CD itself, or downloading it, to see which I like best. I tried Ubuntu (don't like it myself), Damn Small Linux, Fedora, Mepis, Slax, Puppy, Suse, Knoppix, Mint, etc. Ubuntu is very popular, but I wanted a distro that had good support, worked well with my computer, had a desktop that I liked (I prefer Gnome), and wasn't necessarily the "flavor of the day", meaning that I didn't want to use something just because it was popular. Some of these distros recognized my sound card and other hardware better than others, and this was a good start. Next, I checked the community (every distro has at least one online community) to see what problems people had and how easy it was to find drivers. Please know that I'm not trying to convince you not to use Ubuntu, but you may want to try others first...you may find one you like better.
Best regards,
darksyde
Man can you tell me other good distributions for Linux?I don't like Ubuntu very much.Is it best?Sorry for my stupid questions but i'm trying Linux for the first time ! I install it and i don't understand anything.I think that i can't install the partitions.I don't have two disks i have only one "System files" and the other is in my HOME folder in "System files" why i don't have another disk ? :S And please tell me other good distribtuion,plz :P
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:31 AM   #15
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Man can you tell me other good distributions for Linux?I don't like Ubuntu very much.Is it best?Sorry for my stupid questions but i'm trying Linux for the first time ! I install it and i don't understand anything.I think that i can't install the partitions.I don't have two disks i have only one "System files" and the other is in my HOME folder in "System files" why i don't have another disk ? :S And please tell me other good distribtuion,plz :P
Check PCLinuxOS, Fedora, OpenSuse, etc. However, Ubuntu belongs to one of the most 'user friendly'distributions of linux.
I don't really understand what you've written about 'installing partitions' and disks. Basically, during the installation process you need to prepare your disk, ie. divide your disk (or disks) into partitions and then you mount filesystem onto the partitions.
The following article should give you some information about partitions, filesystems, etc:
http://www.control-escape.com/linux/lx-partition.html

good luck
 
  


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