laptop almost perfect
Eric S. Johansson
esj at harvee.org
Fri Jun 24 14:37:06 UTC 2005
I apologize for asking so many questions lately. Hopefully I will learn
enough about ubuntu that I will be able to start helping my answering
I'm currently trying to figure out how to make my laptop perfectly
configured. X11 works fine, I can suspend to swap from the shutdown
menu that two things bother me.
I'm using a dell inspiron 5000
1) when I close the lid, the machine hangs. the only thing I want lid
closure to do is turn off the backlight. Frequently I leave programs
running but I want the lid closed.
2) the ever popular wireless question. I have a Linksys wpc11 v 2.5
card. Theoretically it's supported by the Linux-wlan driver but I'm not
quite making a leap between installing the module and seeing wlan0 via
ifconfig. obviously once that works, the next question is how does one
make it work automatically when the card is in in contrast to when the
ethernet card is in.
Yes, I know it's a crusty old card but quite frankly I don't care enough
to spend money on a more modern card. Especially when it seems to be a
crapshoot as to whether or not you will get a card that works.
The second wireless card I have it is a belkin f5d6020. Not quite as
crusty but also questionable in Linux.
I do appreciate the help. Hopefully I'll learn enough about this
distribution (7th to date and hopefully last for a while) so I can start
helping out. I think my next challenge will be learning how to build
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