[Novalug] Fedora 11 problems
jhart at kevla.org
Sat Oct 17 17:58:22 EDT 2009
This is a great post, and I certainly don't get the feeling you are a newbie
anymore. We all have problems from time to time which requires some "outside
Keep up the good work...
> Skip over the next three paragraphs plus the one word paragraph that
> reads "BUT ..." if you have no patience for the whining of Charlie the
> Perpetual Newbie.
> In preparing for last Saturday's event I had the dealer I deal with,
> Advanced 2000 in Alexandria, build a new machine. I am happy with what
> they gave me for the price they charged (but I would have asked for a 2
> 1/2" disk if the discussion about that versus 3 1/2" drives taken place
> BUT ...
> I asked that nothing be installed, but it didn't happen that way. They
> installed Fedora 11 and said they installed Ubuntu. which they know I
> like. But, I said to myself, OK, dual boot. And when I got to the
> library and booted, I liked what I saw.
> Do to several fumbles on my part, it wasn't possible for Greg, Jay and
> others to spend much time on my machine, and what time they did spend
> was devoted to trying to get a printer to work. So I was on my own, and
> I try stuff out. I love Abiword, but I don't see where it differs from
> OO's word prosessor.
> The (THE) problem is that I can't get online. The background is as
> follows. My house was built in 1961 and previous owners fiddled with the
> telephone wiring with the result that I have many phone jacks but none
> of them were able to handle DSL. So I got a separate line to a
> downstairs study. That was a clean line which could handle DSL. I bought
> a Linksys router but couldn't make a wireless connection. Circumstances
> required me to move out of that room. I was able to connect using a
> couple of Netgear "Powerline" gizmos in the room on the first floor that
> I moved into.
> So I put my computer with Fedora 11 in another room on the first floor
> and expected to be able tp get online using another Powerline gizmo.
> A couple of other things.
> I could click on "Applications", "Places" and "System" and use
> everything (but am puzzled by USER-PC (What's the point?).
> One puzzlement goes like this: When I do Applications --> Office -->
> Dictionary and type in a word, it comes back
> Error when retrieving the definition
> Lookup fails for 'dict.org': Unknown error
> Does that mean nothing more than that I an not online?
> Can anyone recommend a good Fedora 11 textbook? Unleashed costs 60 bucks
> at Borders and my favorite online shop, Bookpool, is defunct. I have
> never done business with Amazon.
> I feel like I earn the right to occasionally sign myself
> Charlie the Perpetual Newbie
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