Colin Yates colin.yates at
Wed Sep 22 14:34:21 UTC 2004

To clarify, do you mean the ESSID?  ESSID="any" is a magic token stating
it will accept any ESSID.

Also, abiword is available from apt-get (if you include the universe).

Regarding a note about root and sudo, I couldn't agree more.  I
reinstalled a couple of times thinking I had forgotten the root password
until I read the doc and realised I had never set it ;)

I think the desktop is supposed to be sparse for usability reasons.  If
you look on their wiki there is a document detailing their rationale.  I
actually had the same issue, but now I agree with "their" way ;)

Hope this helps.


On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 15:28 +0100, barry wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 02:43 +0100, barry wrote:
> > Where do I put the prism54 firmware for my netgear wifi card? Can I use
> > wget to install it from that directory?
> > 
> > Barry
> OK, my card is now working, and Ubuntu is a fine looking distro, think
> it's going to be my main laptop linux from now on.
> I found that setting the networkname to 'any' works better than naming
> your network, this seems to let you use 'open nodes' in coffee shops
> etc.
> A couple of points from install.
> The wallpaper seems to be broke. 
> A note about 'root' and sudo would help
> My USB data stick is only found if you pull it out and put it back in.
> The desktop is a bit sparse, I think it needs, 'home' and 'trash'.
> Can we have Abiword back? I like it more than OO
> Barry
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