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Old 02-15-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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I need a linux guru to come and set up my comuter. The town is Coffs Harbor NSW.

Of course I would need a person in the same area,and i would be happy to pay the going rate.

Ihave installed ubuuntu 16.4 but I do not know how to configure the email and spell check.

Ifthere is a response I will send my phone number via Pm.
 
Old 02-15-2017, 09:30 PM   #2
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Hi...

Perhaps a member in your vicinity will take you up on this...

Regards...
 
Old 02-15-2017, 10:16 PM   #3
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Gotta be better ways of finding a local Linux whiz - although when I go down that way I'm not looking for work. And the missus would likely kill me anyway if we were supposed to be at the beach ...

I can't believe there aren't how-to's on the web you could use - Ubuntu is exceptionally well documented. Just search on "Ubuntu setup evolution" - change evolution if wrong, I don't know what Ubuntu use these days.
If you have problems, tell us what you did (in detail) and what happened; error messages are a must. Screen captures if possible.

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Old 02-15-2017, 10:44 PM   #4
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There seem to be a number of Linux User Groups in NSW, but I know Australia is a big place. Perhaps you could contact or join one of them. It's really nice to walk into a room, say "/etc/fstab," and have everyone else know what you mean.

I must say there is no indication at the link as to when the page was last updated.

You might also search youtube, in addition to the resources syg00 mentioned. Once you get past the kittens and self-promotions, there are many Linux tutorials. Here's one I picked at random (you may want to mute your speakers--the sound is annoying.)
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:55 PM   #5
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I'd love to go there. Doubt you'd be wiling to pay the air fair and hotel expenses sadly.

What might be cheaper is asking small chunks of the puzzle here at LQ. Someone here should be able to point you to some web pages that already have the information.

If you are still set on hiring me to fly over then let me know.
 
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:14 AM   #6
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Lightbulb Local/Remote Assistance for Senior: basic Web/Email setup/config tutor/help needed.

Hi (and WELCOME to LQ)! Peeking at your prior posts, I have a 'RA' idea [below].

p.s. How about an 'intern' from http://courses.scu.edu.au/courses/ba...ion-technology

Idea: "Remote Assistance" (M$Win concept, -but- luckily you're on Linux; M$ lets in soooo much malware, that, by now, there wouldn't be a single molecule of you nor anything you own, left!)

I'd suggest *editing* your #1 here, to -change- your *Thread Title* to [like]:
Local/Remote Assistance for Senior: basic Web/Email setup/config tutor/help needed.

(ByTheWay, here [<-click] is my new favorite "How to Ask Questions on LQ" ...)
Yes, LQ'ers say: 'SelfService', but human nature wants an initial pointer, to the path!
HandHolding but My hobby has become: web-search keywords! Here's some I'll try:
linux|ubuntu "remote assistance" anon* secure beginner tutorial

IF we can find a way for someone to "remote control" your computer (&maybe talk too),
(with both parties remaining *securely anonymous*! [?via some VPN/IPmeeting-point?])
maybe someone safe just might volunteer to do this!

I sure would like to -learn- how to do this! (now it's high on my web-research projects list!)

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Old 02-16-2017, 08:59 AM   #7
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I need a linux guru to come and set up my comuter. The town is Coffs Harbor NSW.

Of course I would need a person in the same area,and i would be happy to pay the going rate.

Ihave installed ubuuntu 16.4 but I do not know how to configure the email and spell check.

Ifthere is a response I will send my phone number via Pm.
Hi Lplater and welcome to LQ.

It is inappropriate to request phone and email addresses in threads or post for a job. There is a link you can use to post your desire to hire someone here and I'd encourage you to explore that option.

You may also wish to review the information About LQ and how the site works in more detail for posting your new threads.
 
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:53 PM   #8
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It might be better to learn.

Let's start with the spell checking. Start the word processor and click on Tools - Options - Language settings - Languages. There you should have User Interface set to Default (USA); Locale and Document set to Australian English; and Currency set to AUD. That should fix it, as your languages package should have dictionaries for all varieties of English.

Now email. That's going to depend on whether you use webmail or your ISP's service. The former is simple. The latter means you need to ask your ISP for
> Incoming (POP3) mail server address
> Outgoing (SMTP) mail server address
> Whether you need to use a password to send mail as well as retrieving it.
Presumably you know your email address and password!
Now start the email client from the menu and click on something like Configuration - Create account, and then just fill the boxes with the necessary information.

If it all works, thing how proud you'll feel! And if anything doesn't, come back and tell us exactly what went wrong and we'll probably be able to help.
 
Old 02-16-2017, 01:27 PM   #9
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I need a linux guru to come and set up my comuter. The town is Coffs Harbor NSW.

Of course I would need a person in the same area,and i would be happy to pay the going rate. Ihave installed ubuuntu 16.4 but I do not know how to configure the email and spell check.
Agree with most of the others here; this is something you should learn to do yourself. There is nothing stopping you from doing it, and there is AMPLE documentation. What mail client/server are you trying to use, and have you tried to look up how to configure it? There are documents for Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, and many other mail services...most ISP's even have documentation with details on their websites, telling you what ports/hosts to use.

And even *IF* you find someone to come do this, what are you going to do NEXT time? Or if you have a problem? Keep paying them money for what you could do yourself???
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Originally Posted by Ardvark71
Perhaps a member in your vicinity will take you up on this...
Wouldn't that be exactly why the OP opened this thread, and is what they're asking for???
 
Old 02-16-2017, 05:16 PM   #10
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Hi Lplater and welcome to LQ.

It is inappropriate to request phone and email addresses in threads or post for a job. There is a link you can use to post your desire to hire someone here and I'd encourage you to explore that option.

You may also wish to review the information About LQ and how the site works in more detail for posting your new threads.
Sorry!
 
Old 02-16-2017, 05:28 PM   #11
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Sorry!
It's not a huge deal, and members usually try to realize that you've just started using the forum.

There is a place to solicit to hire people, and it is just not within the technical forums. Best recommendation is that you consider the jobs link.

If you haven't reviewed the welcome information and info about how best to offer your questions or solutions, it may be helpful to do so if you also feel that you'll use the site a lot.
 
Old 02-16-2017, 05:33 PM   #12
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Here is the thing. I have t go back to the bloke that I have already paid 200 dollas to,and I will be up for another 100.

This makes my bargain computer around the same price as one of better units. If I have more problems with the thing it is going to be dumped.that is the best option,as I don,t like the idea of slashing my wrists,not at my age,I have so much to live for...like another Big Special from Hardly Normal (Aussies know who I am talking about)

Thank you all for your suggestions.

Ps .the local Linux club seems to be defunct . I thought it would go down as when we started the club it was supposed to be for newbes but the gurus took over and that then was a club for about three members.
 
Old 02-16-2017, 05:46 PM   #13
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Here is the thing. I have t go back to the bloke that I have already paid 200 dollas to,and I will be up for another 100.

This makes my bargain computer around the same price as one of better units. If I have more problems with the thing it is going to be dumped.that is the best option,as I don,t like the idea of slashing my wrists,not at my age,I have so much to live for...like another Big Special from Hardly Normal (Aussies know who I am talking about)

Thank you all for your suggestions.

Ps .the local Linux club seems to be defunct . I thought it would go down as when we started the club it was supposed to be for newbes but the gurus took over and that then was a club for about three members.
So, there are ways to try Linux on your system and work towards setting it up.

Since you are entirely new to it all, this would cover a number of thread questions.

One suggestion, I think already made, is to try this effort on your own. Being descriptive and organized with your questions will be very helpful. Similarly it will likely tax your patience because it will not all happen at once and perfectly, but ultimately it will be worth it so you do not have to go back to re-contract anyone to do that work for you.

I suggest that you:
  1. Try Linux using a virtual machine or using a Live boot media you can download and program to a USB stick or a DVD from various sites.
  2. You should post in a new thread with a clear title, that you're starting, what your system specifications are, and what ideas you have to start with, such as trying out a virtual machine or trying out distributions using Live boot media.
  3. I suggest Mint, or Ubuntu for Desktop Linux variations, however you should also indicate to people what type of system you wish to run, be that simple desktop, development system, Linux server, etc.
  4. Post additional threads with single, other questions, don't combine it all into one thread, ask a large number of questions all in one thread, or continue a thread you have by asking different questions, just start a thread, get to resolution of that, and when you have further questions, start another thread for each question. Recommend you start slow even though as I say this will tax your patience
  5. The next steps would be to install Linux permanently on the machine once you've tried it and decide what distribution you like.
Just some alternative suggestions.
 
Old 02-16-2017, 06:40 PM   #14
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Post your questions here and I think we could get you going.
 
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:56 PM   #15
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I've always been of the opinion that setting up an email client is the Linux equivalent of clipping your nails or blowing your nose!
 
  


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