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?



theajthomas 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.