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?