[NMLUG] Where to troubleshoot?!?

GEOFF SMITH nmlug@swcp.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 11:24:54 -0700


Eric,
That a great link. Thanks.
I think this quote from that website sums it up....
"Installation of Linux on this laptop was painful". 
Geoff Smith

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Eric Krieger [SMTP:yamato@swcp.com]
> Sent:	Monday, November 12, 2001 10:18 AM
> To:	nmlug@swcp.com
> Subject:	Re: [NMLUG] Where to troubleshoot?!?
> 
> have you looked at...
> 
> http://www.linux-laptop.net/
> 
> eric
> 
> 
> On Mon, 2001-11-12 at 09:44, GEOFF SMITH wrote:
> > I've been having a hard time finding relevant and accurate
> troubleshooting
> > for Mandrake Linux. I initially loaded it on a Dell Latitude LS400
> > super-slim notebook. Of course it had the usual problems with the
> winmodem
> > and soundcard but there were other problems too (mostly networking). I
> > loaded the same software on a run-of-the-mill Dell desktop (thinking I
> could
> > alleviate the tricky laptop issues) and essentially had the same
> problems. I
> > tried the most popular on-line resources for troubleshooting and none of
> > them seemed to help. I tried the newbie sites and they "explained" the
> > problems but didn't offer solutions. Most of the problems I solved on my
> own
> > (but with many late nights and repeated steps). I went to Borders
> bookstore
> > to see what kind of troubleshooting books were available. None. Even
> CompUSA
> > didn't have anything that could help me. I realize that I need to read
> more
> > about the basics of Linux but in the meantime it would be nice to have a
> > full operational Linux box (laptop or desktop) to play with while I
> learn.
> > Any suggestions? 
> > 
> > Geoff Smith
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