Everything posted by Gabriel03
I put Debian 5, 64bit version on my laptop . I prefer Debian and want to use it. My problem is that I don't know what packages I need to install in order to get the wireless to work. I know my wireless devices on this machine work with Linux because they work fine under Knoppix. What packages do I need to install?? Should the kernel configuration already be fine the way it is, or do I need to configure and re-compile it to make all of my wireless networking operate correctly? I want it to see th SSIDs that are broadcast, etc.
I am really enjoying it so far. I've already addressed some of the existing issues on getting Fedora 11 to work on the Eee PC 1000. The only other issue, I will add is getting the 'tap-to-click' enabled with your touchpad. Fedora 11 (Live version) does not seem to generate a xorg.conf, so what I did to enable this setting was to add a shell script under $HOME/.kde/Autostart/ with the following content: synclient TapButton1=1 TapButton2=3 TapButton3=2 The value for each button represents the number of fingers touching the pad. That will enable 'tap-to-click' every time you login.
I'm a real novice but I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 alongside Windows Vista on my ancient laptop which had slowed down to a screeching halt. Of course, Ubuntu is very simple and quick so it solved all my problems except one important one: No wireless connection! I click on the icon to try to view potential networks to connect to but it's not even an option. Just wired networks only. The Broadcom STA Wireless driver was automatically installed upon installation but apparently it's not cutting it. I've reinstalled several times and tried installing other drivers listed on these forums but I think my ignorance of Ubuntu and all things related to CLI holds me back from fixing it correctly. Btw, Windows Vista still connects to my wireless network just fine as it always did.