Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-24-2004, 08:15 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Bradenton, FL
Distribution: Um, SuSE 9.1 Pro
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Red face Newb In

*sigh* I've installed Linux 2 days ago... upon installing it, about the only thing I knew was that Linux was free, open source, and something called "root" was very important. I have NO IDEA what I'm doing otherwise. And a list of problems. I'm using SuSE 9.0 Pro.
I have some cheap Mitsuko mouse, that's scroll button won't work now.
An AMD Athlon XP 2700,
120gig HDD,
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card,
512mb RAM,
Nvidia Nforce 2 MoBo,
Creative Labs SB Live EMU101k sound card,
with an Nforce2 Ethernet Controller.


It took me forever to get the drivers and stuff working for the Ethernet Controller. And now whenever I restart my computer I have to go in the shell and type "modprobe nvnet" and then reconfigure the ethernet card before it works. So that's a real problem for me. I installed sound card drivers but I'm getting a nasty hissing noise on out of my speakers. My graphics card is chugging every once in a while. I mean, I need alot of help, I'm REALLY DUMB..... I really AM too.

Any suggestions whatsoever would be alot of help to me. I mean any whatsoever, I have NO IDEA what I'm doing.
Old 08-24-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
Gentoo Developer
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL.
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,291
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 56
for the mouse;

Last edited by comprookie2000; 08-24-2004 at 08:41 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
way newb simple Linux - Newbie 17 05-13-2005 06:26 PM
Suse Newb: Not Linux Newb rodericj SUSE / openSUSE 9 03-25-2005 11:03 AM
newb looking for help linuxnewb001 Linux - Newbie 1 10-30-2004 10:31 PM
The first step to ascending newb status, acknowledging you're a newb :P LordRaven Member Intro 1 08-24-2004 06:05 PM
Newb needs help mrengc Linux - Newbie 2 01-11-2003 06:16 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration