Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Feb. 04 2007,14:43
Hi. I'm starting to move over to Linux from windows so I can escape from the dreaded Vista Demon. I have two boxes- one PC I use XP on, soon to be Ubuntu, and an ancient Compaq Armada 1598dt which used to run win98se.
Dsl works beautifully on the laptop except for some largeish points. I cannot get sound to work at all, nor the wireless card I have. Two smaller queries: I use a custom keyboard layout, Its part swiss french, part british; is it possible to make a keyboard file Linux would understand for this? Secondly, how does one install OpenOffice onto DSL, as I find Beaver/Ted insufficient for what I use the Laptop for.
There are the problems, here are the details: The soundcard is a soundblaster 16b compatible card, and it used to run some driver with ESS in the name on windows. The wireless card is the Linksys WPC11 v4 wlan card on a realtech chipset.
I have tried several of the other solutions to such problems I found on this forum, but to no avail. I mostly got "Incorrect driver!" errors. The wlan card does put its lights on though, and I can see the dmix bar at the bottom of the screen and play with the volume control. When I turn up the sound with the built in volume control buttons, i can hear feedback from the internal mike. Both sound and the wlan card worked faultlessly on win98se, and it would be a shame to move back just to use them!
Laptop specs: 64mb ram, pentium MMX 266mhz processor, 4gb HDD from which I'm running DSL - I did the harddrive install.
I hope you can help me! I'm very new to Linux, so could you explain any steps you give me because I don't know what most commands do yet!
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