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Old 03-18-2006, 11:09 AM   #1
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i just wanted ti share my thing with all the people that use Linux for there main OS.

I'm trying to shift from windows for over a year now . . . on my home 650 P3 computer I'm running Mepis 3.4-3

every thing is nice BUT my skystar 2 card dose not work ?? what can i do ?? i have to go back to my XP just to run the card and watch sat TV

On my 1.6 centrino acer laptop I'm running openSuSe 10 knowing that i would like to have something based on debian Linux but I'm sorry to say that for all the ones that i have tried i have to do noapic or it will not load so my power save monitor will not work or my wifi will not work and in all of them my bluetooth never works ?? (i have tried a lot)(ubuntu 5.10, mepis 3.4-3, helix 3, DSL 2.2, knoppix[non of them booted]) if there are any other destros that you think that will work for my laptop please inform me and i will work on it.

your saying now but you have suse . . . i say yes . . . my wifi works power save works very nice my bluetooth app hangs but i think it works (never used it) the thing is suse is very very slow on my laptop

yes i have problems with my screen resolution but it works ??
the thing it's slower that my XP and i have more app's on it . . . why should i do that ??

i really like Linux and look forward to have it as my main OS i just need some help
no one helped me with my DVB card no one helped me with the bower save monitor in the debian based Linux how can i overcome the noapic thing to load the Linux that i want and how can i find .deb packages that will support my wifi and bluetooth



Note: Ooh i forgot to tell you that i also would like to have support for my Nokia phone card 2.0 that works with suse (i think) coz when i call it . . . it ring's (i dont have any softwre to use it with) but did not work with any othere distro


Thanx a lot


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Old 03-18-2006, 11:20 AM   #2
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Found this link here in a quick search. It might help.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...tar_2_in_Linux

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Old 03-18-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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2 suggestions to get more help:

1. Edit your posts to get rid of run-on sentences
2. Focus on 1 question at a time

The absolute best posts:
Have a descriptive title
State ONE problem
Discuss (briefly) what has already been attempted
Summarize the HW/SW configuration--esp. RAM, HD(s), partitions, and which OS is installed.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 01:53 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pixellany
2 suggestions to get more help:

1. Edit your posts to get rid of run-on sentences
2. Focus on 1 question at a time

The absolute best posts:
Have a descriptive title
State ONE problem
Discuss (briefly) what has already been attempted
Summarize the HW/SW configuration--esp. RAM, HD(s), partitions, and which OS is installed.
it will make it easier for members to isolate and resolve your problem. as far as noone helping you. if you follow the advice above you will probly get more replies.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 09:48 PM   #5
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thanks for all of you

i'm not trying to find help in this thread i'm just trying to say what i'm facing

i have every problem i had in a thread on it's own . . . the thing is i'm not geting over it . . or should i say "i did not get any real help".

brain1. . . thanks man for the link but i have tryed it befor and it did not work 4 me


thanks everyone

Last edited by Screener; 07-02-2006 at 09:51 PM.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 11:17 PM   #6
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Looks like maybe you need to stick to something . . . easier . . .
 
Old 07-02-2006, 11:33 PM   #7
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easier than what ?? mepis ubuntu suse ?? what would that be a calculator ??
 
Old 07-02-2006, 11:53 PM   #8
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The problem that you are facing is due to your inexperience with Linux. What are you doing about it? While I have very little idea of what I am doing regarding Linux, I keep trying to learn more. Have you been to the local library to get a book about Linux? Or to the bookstore? Or have you spent any time looking on the internet for your answers? I too frequently ask questions here. Sometimes with good reponse, and sometimes not. I take it as a sign when nobody answers me that I should look harder elsewhere to find solutions. Also, be patient! Ask your questions in the simplest way possible.
When I first switched to Linux, I had several people answer questions for me that I KNOW took them a lot of time to answer. In here, and in life in general, be grateful for what you DO have, and not resentful over what you dont.
I wrote what I wrote because you decided to whine about how nothing is working for you. If i remember correctly, Windows can do all of those things right out of the box.
Life is short . . . relax!
 
Old 07-03-2006, 09:51 AM   #9
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Dear sleekmason,

please take note that manage my own Linux server (actually 2 servers) and i read lots of books and look for Linux related info on the net . . . i have converted my ipaq to Linux over 5 years back, working on a car automation system for my car that supports satellite navigation GSM phone GSM fax MP3 player and DVD player.

But the thing is for personal everyday use it is deferent (i know that the software makers are to blame because they don't have there software to work on Linux).

As i was saying i cant get my nokia phone card 2.0 to work on my laptop .. .. .. but it works on windows, i could not have my battery monitor to work for my laptop because i had to use the noapic command to boot and as a result my laptop would heat up and in 15 to 25 minuets the battery would go empty now it's better because the new kernel dos a good job and boots and it also supports my wifi and bluetooth (I'm using ubuntu 6.06)

but again i have some problems i cant get my jasjar, imate pda2, Sony Ericsson p800, Nokia n80, and my ipaq with Linux on it to synchronize with my Linux laptop or Linux desktop.

I cant find a software to make my dvb card work on Linux or a software to make my pc to use the land line to make and reserve phone calls, or a software to convert media from a format to another or a way to make my laptop to make use of GPRS by dialing from my GSM Mobile, cant find a software for Linux like pcshowbuzz for reserving live TV channels, cant find a Linux for my imate pda2 . . . and the list goes on.

Again I'm not looking for solutions here, i have posted every one of my problems separately in more than one place, I'm just looking forward for you and the others to under stand my problems with an everyday personal Linux thats all .

Working hard to find out things i need is not the problem time also is no problem, it getting the solution.

I would always say I'm a noob because i really don't know much although i run a Linux server plus my line of work is totally for from computers.

Anyway . . . . thanks for your help
 
Old 07-03-2006, 12:23 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Screener
But the thing is for personal everyday use it is deferent (i know that the software makers are to blame because they don't have there software to work on Linux).
My understanding is you can have any program work on any OS, you just need to compile it to your spacific system. There are so many different distros of linux. In order for a program to remain closed source (like many windows apps are), the programmer would have to have several machines to compile the program, for each distro of linux. But there is a way to get around this problem, use a Windows Emulator (like Wine). There are several FREE emulators you can use, to let windows apps run on your 'Nix machine.

Linux is by far an "easy" OS to learn. There are so many things that can be done with it, and every Distro is different in so many ways. You will never find a person that knows everything about every distro. When you post on a message board to find out how to fix something, you will be lucky if someone tells you how to do it just right. I have never got a direct answer posting a problem of mine. Usually, someone may steer me in the right direction...but I never get a direct answer.

You need to be able to teach yourself things, and figure them out on your own in order to use Linux. Linux is definatly not for someone who isn't a good troubleshooter.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 02:12 PM   #11
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Screener,

If I'm getting you correctly, you are complaining that Linux doesn't have all the apps that you need to get what you need to get done on a day to day basis. Mindless complaining doesn't really help. If you can't find software you need, why not write it? Or, instead of complaining about what Linux can't do, and what Windows can do, just use windows?

If linux isn't right for your pesonal day-to-day desktop, why should you be using it?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 02:13 PM   #12
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Screener,

If I'm getting you correctly, you are complaining that Linux doesn't have all the apps that you need to get what you need to get done on a day to day basis. Mindless complaining doesn't really help. If you can't find software you need, why not write it? Or, instead of complaining about what Linux can't do, and what Windows can do, just use windows?

If linux isn't right for your pesonal day-to-day desktop, why should you be using it?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 02:14 PM   #13
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woah... sorry about the million posts... MOd, could you please delete these?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 06:08 PM   #14
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the thing i want you to know that i would do every thing on my own find a way fix stuff read, but i cant program.

if i had a way i would really do it.

i'm using linux now for 5 years but all my computers have windows next to linux for stuff i cant do.

i just dont find windows very good in controling it.

i have used wine for the nokia phone card 2.0 . . . the software worked very well but did not see the card or should i say find the card

i look for stuff all the time and i play with stuff more than you can think i even made a remote patient monitoring system that would be in the market in the coming 2 to 3 months . . . the thing is i wanted it to be with linux not windows for lots of reasons:
1- stabelaty
2- cost
3- securty

Ooh and there is no need to say that my linux car system is going down coz i cant find i dialer for the phone . . . so it might go to windows.

i understand what you are trying to say . . . if you can't take the heat . . get out, or work hard on it!

any way thanks for your post

Last edited by Screener; 07-03-2006 at 06:12 PM.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 10:48 PM   #15
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Dear Screener,
It was refreshing to see you respond in a neat and organized way. This made all the difference in the world as to how I perceived you. Right or wrong, we are mostly judged on first impressions. I'm sure if you state your questions as eloquently as your response to me, you'll find fast answers. I wish you luck.
( yes I understand you weren't looking for the answers to your questions exactly, but maybe you now have found some different knowledge that will be useful to you ).
 
  


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