Sunday, May 16, 2010

Post 1231 - So Much For A Quiet Day Off!

Mostly had a good day, but installing linux on my netbook and laptop was enough to drive me to distraction, if not drinking.

A couple of weeks ago, I got a usb key from a friend at work and burned the latest ubuntu netbook remix image on to it.  After all that's happened the last 2 weeks, I didn't have a chance to try it out until this afternoon.  After much fiddling and farting around, I decided to re-create the usb key, only on my linux desktop here at home (the one I'm typing this post on).  That worked, and I was then able to get the netbook remix installed on my asus eee pc.  The wireless still didn't work properly, so I turned it on and off a couple of times, and it worked.  Weird. 

The problems with the Dell laptop continue.  I put the netbook remix on it as well, but have no more luck with the wireless than I have up to this point.  The forums told me to install packages, which I did, to no avail. 

What is it with Dell, anyway?  Do they create crappy computers nowadays?  Do they make no effort to produce quality products?   Do they work in spite of themselves?  

I put another call for help on the forum this evening.  I am hopeful, prayerful, that they can tell me what to do to get the wireless working on the dell.  If not, well, I will put a sledgehammer to the stupid thing.   I'll just blame the cat. 

Am I the only one who is disappointed with Dell laptops?



The AJ Thomas said...

They have these things called macs. They work beautifully. Come on Bev, you have two kidneys.

Bevboy said...

I know about Macs. I'll have to get a promotion at work before I can afford one, though. But, it sure would be nice to be able to turn on a computer and have it "just work" without having to fiddle with it at all.