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use a crossover cable and bridge with your desktop
I'm a total noob on this part. Crossover how? It's a single Ethernet port for the AP/wirless adapter. Or are you talking about a special cable that provides for the AP/WA to connect to both at the same time? (I keep finding out how little I know about computers every day).

@cow: It's not that in the same distro I got different results. It was from one distro to another they would tell me different things. I'm not sure if I made that clear. Sure I'd love to figure out why it doesn't work in other branches but at this point I'm wanting to fix my problems with SUSE because then I might have a working school computer. Irony is the computer I need to work being the hardest one to get working.

With Fedora/openSUSE based distros I get WIFI. But right now openSUSE is having problems with fonts. I think I need to "force dpi" in order to stop them from going off screen? And the other problem is that the only version of chromium they had listed for 11.4 doesn't seem to work. I'm trying to figure that one out. Those things made me so frustrated that I had to take a break for a day from openSUSE.
     
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no no no

crossover to your desktop, so the crossover cable goes between the netbook and desktop, and then use your desktop as your gateway, and bridge the network

that way basically you just bounce through your desktop via crossover cable and go off the wireless of your desktop onto your network

EDIT: very useful trick if you cant get wireless access for whatever reason but have a computer with a spare ethernet port that can connect to your wireless network something everyone should learn how to do because its very useful
Edited by EntTheGod - 3/16/11 at 7:46pm
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no no no

crossover to your desktop, so the crossover cable goes between the netbook and desktop, and then use your desktop as your gateway, and bridge the network

that way basically you just bounce through your desktop via crossover cable and go off the wireless of your desktop onto your network

EDIT: very useful trick if you cant get wireless access for whatever reason but have a computer with a spare ethernet port that can connect to your wireless network something everyone should learn how to do because its very useful
Only have one ethernet port which connects directly to the AP/WA thingy (technical term I know) I got. And now I know what you're talking about. Never heard it called it crossover. But then again I'm not in with networking so, that might be beyond my skill set right now.

The other thing is that I think I may have failed to fetch the libraries for stupid v8. Good god getting chromium everything it needs is a pain in the @$5 when distro makers don't include it in repos. I'm honestly surprised that openSUSE still refuses to included it in the default repos. Hell Kubuntu10.10 included it. But I guess that's the reason for the database of theirs.

On the plus side I think I found the upstream 4.6 release so I'm hoping that will free me of having mozilla's taint. Then I can source compile and install things and pretend I'm using slackware. jk.

EDIT: I think I'm recommending a skip of 11.4 for now. Seems the KDE4.6 upstream I got is still 11.3 so I'm going to give that a run. Hopefully, the 11.3 repos won't be full of sh17 like the 11.4s are. I'm just disgusted with the useless error outputs I got in 11.4 trying to get chromium to work. What's the point in having a package manager if it's not going to tell you what you're missing for dependices? If someone has a solution to getting chromium to work in 11.4 I'd love to hear it.
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if your using the graphical package manager... dont :/ ive heard its quite bad, some newer users like it but its so meh...

just use rpm and yum for all your package needs, they should work very similar to dpkg and apt-get
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You don't need crossover cables for modern nic interfaces as they can switch the signals automatically. All modern devices work this way, even your consoles ect...
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I'm using a nice Chromium repo for Fedora and it works great. Can't help you with SuSE. Everytime I look at it, I usually end up running like hell.
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For suse/fedora I just downloaded chrome from the google site instead. Is there any difference between chromium and chrome other than branding?

They have rpm and deb packages for linux.
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if your using the graphical package manager... dont :/ ive heard its quite bad, some newer users like it but its so meh...

just use rpm and yum for all your package needs, they should work very similar to dpkg and apt-get
Well that's the thing. I'm using zypper since I don't think openSUSE runs on yum. Zypper however didn't tell me what was missing and even after fetching every dependency I could think of for chromium V8 still wouldn't work and thus, neither did chromium. I agree with you for the most part. I avoid GUI PMs whenever I can. But I'm not sure that doing rpm -i will fix my problems here.

The strange thing is I get two different error output from being root and being normal user. Normal user just says that V8 is using only 2MB and chromium starts but can't display anything. Root says something about GLib crash followed by another line of error and chromium will not start. Both end in segmentation faults. I looked around and grabbed libpng12 as it seemed to be what other people were missing but it didn't change anything. I might have to go back to MeeGo at this rate and not screw with it so I don't break it again. I just can't stand how far behind it is though. They finally got chromium 7.00 this month.

EDIT: I might give Fedora another chance but I'm still nervous after the hell 13 put me through on the netbook. Plus I was hoping to get KDE 4.6 off the bat. Well, I'll test out 11.3 KDE4.6 first on friday and if it fails go to F14 and if that fails then it's back to beta MeeGo 1.1 Thanks guys for the input. I hope I can reach /happyplace.
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For suse/fedora I just downloaded chrome from the google site instead. Is there any difference between chromium and chrome other than branding?

They have rpm and deb packages for linux.
Chromium is the open source branch and has much of the Google spy-on-your-web-users stuff removed.

As for Chrome, if they'd do a proper repo, I'd consider it. Manual updates are no fun.
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Ah ok I wasn't sure if there was any technical differences. I forgot about the manual update thing that's a good point.
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