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I just downloaded Ubuntu last night and ran the live CD on my laptop which I am typing from right now. It picked up all my drivers and everything, even bluetooth, so I think I am going to go all Ubuntu on my notebook.

This will be my first time on Linux so I might be hanging around on this side of the forum asking for help when it comes time to install programs.
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even wireless adapter was detected?
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Good stuff. Always nice to see another convert

Nah, Linux, and especially Ubuntu, is getting more polished and 'just-works' like every day. Have fun trying it out. Linux, I think, Is perfect for laptops, as the areas where linux is weak (i.e.: Gaming) a laptop does not do (or at least, I'd never game on a Laptop), so you loose nothing.
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the only reason i don't run linux on my laptop was that ubuntu didn't work with my wireless card
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the only reason i don't run linux on my laptop was that ubuntu didn't work with my wireless card
Yeah, it's a shame. Everywhere else I'd recommend a Wireless Access Point (see sig link), but with a laptop, it somewhat defies the point.
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I just downloaded Ubuntu last night and ran the live CD on my laptop which I am typing from right now. It picked up all my drivers and everything, even bluetooth, so I think I am going to go all Ubuntu on my notebook.

This will be my first time on Linux so I might be hanging around on this side of the forum asking for help when it comes time to install programs.
We'll be here and don't be affraid to use the Ubuntu forms too... Have fun and enjoy the experience... Be patient and openminded. Linux isn't Windows....
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even wireless adapter was detected?
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the only reason i don't run linux on my laptop was that ubuntu didn't work with my wireless card
Found it right away. No problem at all. I can't remember what model it is. I'll figure it out later.

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Good stuff. Always nice to see another convert

Nah, Linux, and especially Ubuntu, is getting more polished and 'just-works' like every day. Have fun trying it out. Linux, I think, Is perfect for laptops, as the areas where linux is weak (i.e.: Gaming) a laptop does not do (or at least, I'd never game on a Laptop), so you loose nothing.
I run FEAR but I will just boot into windows for that. I wish I could turn the screen brightness down so the battery wouldn't die so fast...

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We'll be here and don't be affraid to use the Ubuntu forms too... Have fun and enjoy the experience... Be patient and openminded. Linux isn't Windows....
haha Thanks
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Ok, well I am already in trouble.

I am messing with apt-get right now trying to get a decent media player on here. Looking around the internet, it looks like XMMS is fairly good. Recommendations there? I downloaded the tar.gz file and now I have no clue what to do with it.

I also need to figure out how to get the drivers for my video card installed.
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Originally Posted by lavieinjuste View Post
Ok, well I am already in trouble.

I am messing with apt-get right now trying to get a decent media player on here. Looking around the internet, it looks like XMMS is fairly good. Recommendations there? I downloaded the tar.gz file and now I have no clue what to do with it.

I also need to figure out how to get the drivers for my video card installed.
Install automatix -or something like that? cant reamber-

automatix has a list of programs you can install, including media players.

EDIT: if you have a nvidia card, go to thier website and download the linux drivers.
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But what do I do once I get the packages downloaded?

Can someone point me to a walkthrough?

I got all the way to "make install" and it said that there was nothing to do with install.

I will look into that automatix thing.
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