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If you're going linux it isn't fanboyism - it's straight up intelligence

Even though it is entirely possible to run linux w/beryl on ATi I urge people not to. If the vast majority of the linux community uses nvidia that gives ati much more incentive to be more linux friendly. It's a growing community that the (currently) foundering ATI/AMD really doesn't cater to at all. They do what they can to lose that market share :\\
Latest ATI drivers, x1950pro, and Beryl = nope. I've tried.
Besides my laptop's 420 Go (similar to MX420) preforms better than my x700 in linux. Not sure about my x1950pro.
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Well I got it running again, not sure what I did. Did the escape thing and it just froze there was no error so I did a repair thing or whatever its called and messed around with that. When I rebooted walla it loaded, there was something about the nvidia drivers may not be compatible or something weird like that.

Now I need to figure out how to get it on teh internet, I use wireless linksey and all I have right now is a usb card for it, didnt see that on the compatability list for this guy so I may need to get some thing else.
Is there a way to have it go thru my windoes machine to get access to the internet via my windows computer, sure there is I just am not very good with this stuff.

Thanks for all the help guy s
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Is your card supported by ndiswrapper? It's not hard to setup manually
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Its a usb card that plugs in the back, I didnt see it on the list, I think I should be able to have it connect thru my other computer though right, I am not too sure but if not Ill just get a supported card tomorrow when I am out running around.

I know on suse and xandros it was pretty easy just enabled the right stuff and you were good to go.
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What's the model of the device (the revision is very important too).
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WUSB54GSC is the model number, theres no revision on it, I think ive got it hooked up to my other computer now I just need to get the drivers installed for the gygabite lan so that it can use the port. Pretty sure anyways.
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So you're not using the stick anymore? Ubuntu should automatically configure any LAN chip that it detects, and since you don't usually need any form of encryption or special monitoring program, it should be as simple as plugging in the cable.
Wireless is much more difficult. That particular device seems to be rather problematic. I will try to find if anyone has been able to get it to work.
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  1. Card: Linksys WUSB54GSC, 802.11b/g, USB 2.0
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...3/id,list_g-l/

Try that. Another thing, last time I checked there was a bug with the latest Ubuntu ndiswrapper package, so you may have to build it yourself.
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Great links thanks a bunch Melcar, Ill give all of this a try tonight.

I dont know about building anything yet but Ill give it a try and see what happens. I am still a real super NUB at this stuff.
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ndiswrapper is easy - just look in the INSTALL file in the tarball. If you need any help with it just post - I've set it up a few times before
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