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Last night my roommate convinced me to switch from Gentoo to Ubuntu (say that fast!). I like gentoo, but it requires a lot of upkeep and I don't know enough to use it effectively, I'm really liking Ubuntu's speed and ease of use.

I have two issues left to deal with after a pretty painless install:

1. I can't get my wireless working. My primary connection at home is wireless, I'm stealing my roommate's cable right now.

2. I have my laptop (main/only computer) on a port replicator (docking port), and I have a larger CRT hooked up to it via the VGA port. On gentoo this worked fine. Now, if I attach it after I load X, nothing comes up on the CRT, and the laptop screen stays normal. If I boot with the thing attached, it shows up only on the CRT with the wrong resolution, and I can't change it. I basically want them to be the same thing, I keep the laptop closed most of the time.

I have an IBM T30 laptop, ATI 7500 Mobility vid card. It's old, I know.
 

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I had the displeasure of using linux for a couple weeks and quickly went back to windows as fast as I could. I personally am fairly lazy when it comes to working or doing stuff on the computer, and I'll be damned if I have to go into some command prompt, get some program, just plain mess with stuff just to get something to install.
 

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I use breezy on my laptop "To****ty a15-s129" and i have an intel card picked it up and worked right away. i know that there are wireless cards that you have to look out for but you can usually get around it with tweaking like emulating windows drivers >_<

about your port replicator im not too sure how to help you with that but im sure you can find answers through the ubuntu community they have been able to help with with any and all problems within 24-48 hours :)
 

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i love linux...anti-windows movement (for personal computing) and then most people go about with their GUI overlays and windows emulation...

by that time what's the point? (puts on flame suit) :p
 

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Seb,... don't be jealous because [email protected]'s been chatting with hot babes alllll day long.
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yeah but seriously I'm a microsoft slave....ms windows, ms xbox, I'll buy the MS toasteroven when that comes out... :p kitchen appliances with a cpu and an OS, FT...W??
 

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I'm not new to linux, I've been a Gentoo user for about two years and I love it. I really like the open source community, think of it like moddding your own car... but free...

Anyway I have searched around, I have a couple of friends here at RPI that *should* be able to get me straight in minutes, but of course they are nowhere to be found. Right now I really just want the extra monitor working! I'm squinting across my desk at the laptop screen.
 

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mattminerDOTcom said:
I have 'Busy Beaver' on this laptop and it worked out of the box (T42 with the Intel 2200ABG wireless card)

What wifi card do you have? Hopefully not the wacktec cicsco.

#2 I have no clue.

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Here are words I know associated with the wireless card, please don't laugh:
orinoco, prism, hermes

It's onboard, with Gentoo I had to add some support into the kernel. I switched to Ubuntu because it seems to be more user-friendly and better suited to my needs without being complicated.

if you can tell me how to find out fo sho, I'll post it up. I was running a few orinoco modules and one for hermes on the old setup with gentoo, I just forgot how it went because it's been so long since I set it up. Why aren't you on AIM!?! Too busy beating the battle wagon I guess!
 

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Typing "lspci" into terminal gives me this:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3) (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:02.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Inttel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 42)
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okay you have a prism 2 chipset thats good to know that will help alot actually. it is seeing it have you tried going to administration > networking and checking the properties of it there. i have found with the normal lan manager built into ubuntu that you have to manually set your wireless SSID and WEP information.
 

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I use Fedora 100% at work now (even though I support a Windows environment LOL). I've been a Redhat user off and on for probably 6 years. I have a love/hate relationship with both Linux and Windows. If you could combine the best of both of those worlds, the universe would be perfect.

I had a terrible time trying to get my wireless card working on my laptop too. It's an Intel card and I just remember spending way too much time getting it working. Good luck with the new OS. I really need to try Ubuntu. I've heard so many good things about it.
 

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Last night I found/decided to use the GUI called Network Manager, and it worked perfectly. I was hunting around for a config file to get at with nano or something like in gentoo. Then I updated the system andd it doesn't work again, Network Manager is missing! I'm getting a little frustrated as this is taking a good deal of my time.
 
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