[H-GEN] Help Installing on Laptop
bobfl42 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 00:16:35 EDT 2008
Hi there. My name is Bob and I live in Dubbo and sorry to say not a
member of Humbug.
I have an AMD Desktop running Ubuntu 7.10 and that just worked so that
is no problem.
The big problem is my Asus X50RL with the Atheros AR5007EG and the
Attansig L2 Wifi and Ethernet cards respectively.
My internet access is over a secure Wifi.
I loaded the MadWiFi drivers into Ubuntu 7.10 and the AP was recognized
but when I tried the WEP Key that was not recognized. 8.04 was worse and
generally was unstable. 8.10 was even more worse so did little time with it.
I loaded Debian 5 'Lenny" "Testing" and that worked fine the drivers
loaded and it connected. The only problem there is the mouse jumps about.
But I do like the look and feel of Ubuntu. I also like the look of
OpenSuse but reading the forums it is harder to get MadWifi drivers working.
I am a computer user not hacker so I just like to get on with doing some
work on it.
Is anyone in or around Brisbane that can give me help with this. I will
be in Brisbane on Wed 5th. I am happy to donate or pay for time used.
Finally I have a Option Globetrotter Express card that would be great to
get going as well.
I have just installed a 320G HDD just for the Linux and leave the old
Vista drive tucked away.
Thanks in advance.
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