[FredLUG] Re: half the night of sleep
bradfordleeabbott at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 18:29:47 EDT 2010
Yes, I have just jumped on after work (this ubuntu had me excited) and
I am not sure if i searched correctly for hardware drivers (i.e. an
internet search) but it claims I do not have proprietary anything
I may have to reboot in windows to get some driver info off my laptop.
but first i will try to find it on the web while in linux-land.
man i cannot wait. i envision myself ten years from now operating
completely in open source o.s.
o.k. i will stop gushing with my new excitement.
lets start tackling some serious tech things. (keep in mind i want to
maintain my slightly smart-hobbiest status)
hp pavillion n5425 if you are curious. i maxed the ram. haven't
checked the disk drive yet. or plugged in a mouse yet. but expect
greatness on all fronts.
sorry guys. i am just super excited. this is not 1997 linux. i feel
like i am in the future.
On Apr 2, 8:17 am, "Chris O'Donnell" <chri... at gmail.com> wrote:
> What video card? You may need to load a proprietary driver. Although Ubuntu
> usually tells you if there is a proprietary driver available that will give
> better performance.
> On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 2:28 AM, Bradford Abbott <bradfordleeabb... at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> > So, I jumped in. Loaded ubuntu.
> > Slow load on the old laptop. But within minutes I am sold. Wonderful.
> > The computer runs. Background processes are near nil. It's intuitive.
> > And every single item in every pulldown list is either readily
> > understandable, or figure-out-able from the hover-hint.
> > Now my problem. (you knew there was at least one.)
> > I can only run 800by600 pixels (4:3)
> > and my ubuntu window is minimum one inch away from each edge of the
> > 14.something inch screen.
> > well, sacrificed some sleep, sleeping in before work, gonna be tired.
> > can't stay up to fix this. i am just a hobby-ist.
> > Back to the windows for answers.
> > but... but... this is so pretty!
> > My computer works! it's right here!
> > I can't believe i need a modern day computer to run linux. one day all
> > the stars will align.
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