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Linux nub here. I'm doing a pretty good job at getting myself into trouble on it though it seems.

I've tried Ubuntu and Kubuntu out before. I like them. I've got both running in VM's on my main rig, and they're functioning great.

Problem.....

I installed Kubuntu on my sister's netbook. Yeah, now we've got problems. -_-

I was wondering if somebody that knows linux (specifically Kubuntu), might be willing to chat with me in real time, and help me solve my stupid questions that are probably like Kindergarden grade stuff? I'm having a few problems already with it that I can't figure out via google.

Why can't this netbook be just like my VM....and just work out of the box? Lol.

Anyway, I would love to have some real time help. I've got just about all messengers, steam being preferred. Hit me up?
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Can't do real time but as much as I love Kubuntu it's not a distro I would put on a computer with 1GB or less of RAM. That said...I hope you had the WIFI chip turned on/active in the BIOS when you installed because I personally have encountered a weird glitch in which if the WIFI isn't on when you install then you'll never get it working. Next is likely the backlight is acting funny? You'll need to edit grub to add...something about acpi=vendor I'll see if I can find it this weekend.

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I'll have some time after 12 noon (PST) where i could help. Just hop onto irc (freenode, i'll be hanging out in both #teamkang and #teamwhiskey) and message me directly. I'll either be stumped2 or stumped
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I can't seem to figure out IRC, I haven't used that since Windows 98 days, lol.

It appears my biggest hurdle is the wireless. I just can't figure it out. confused.gif
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post #5 of 16
I'd help you bro, but I'm a n00b too. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable chimes in.
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What kind of netbook? What release of kubuntu? Wireless card/adapter type ex Realtek Broadcom etc. If you want a cheap and easy fix there are a lot of usb wireless adapters that work out of the box that I had to use when I first started testing linux last year during 11.10. Here's one that worked for me:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-704-046&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3#scrollFullInfo
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I can give you a hand. I'm typically on IRC but I have MSN and AOL IM routed through IRC as well so can chat on those networks if needed
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I'd help too, but unfortunately I'm usually pretty busy and only on IRC when I do have time to chat tongue.gif
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Well would anybody mind PM'ing me their contact info, so we can chat about all my noobish questions?

The netbook in question is an old one. Dell Inspiron 700m. Kubuntu 12.04. Supposedly the drivers are already there, but I can't for the life of me figure out why its not working at all. I've googled to no avail.

Also having issues with Cairo-Dock on startup, and some sort of crash on startup that I can't fix. sozo.gif
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Well would anybody mind PM'ing me their contact info, so we can chat about all my noobish questions?
The netbook in question is an old one. Dell Inspiron 700m. Kubuntu 12.04. Supposedly the drivers are already there, but I can't for the life of me figure out why its not working at all. I've googled to no avail.
Also having issues with Cairo-Dock on startup, and some sort of crash on startup that I can't fix. sozo.gif

Um...There is no reason you should be running KDE4 on a Pentium 745 with 512MB RAM and that ancient iGPU. You need to look to another DE or find a much older release of Kubuntu. Linux is great for old hardware but you need to match things up a bit more. On a side note...you might find SLAX could work well with it (it's KDE3) but it's a different distro all together.
     
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