[Novalug] Donald Harvey
jhart at kevla.org
Tue Jan 24 20:51:42 EST 2012
I'm on the phone with him now.
> to my great surprise I got a personal email, below, from someone who had
> misinterpreted my occasional postings of solutions to linux-related problems
> that were usually solved by others that I was an expert. Big mistake,
> but still,
> I did give him a call to see if I could help him out, in large part
> because I have
> gotten so much help from all of you (and more from some of you, you know
> who you are: thanks!). Try to keep good karma and such.... but, I
> couldn't help
> Instead, I suggested that he take his laptop to the next meeting,
> introduce himself
> and his laptop, and get some help there.
> What I remember about his problem:
> He has a new (2012) Lenovo laptop, spanking new. He's a SUSE guy, so he
> put SUSE on there. He mumbled something about a 'broadcomm chip':
> I had one in my laptop too and this gave all kinds of problems that were
> solved only with difficulty.
> Doing 'iwconfig' as root shows that he has no active ethernet card, and that
> his wireless card isn't there either. I should have asked him to do
> as root, but I didn't think of that.
> Anyway, if someone knowledgeable is willing to give him a hand I'm sure
> he'll appreciate it. I tried, but couldn't. Don't you like challenges?
> Here's his email.
> On 01/24/2012 08:05 PM, Donald Harvey wrote:
>> Nino hello my name is Donald Harvey you don't know me I'm a member of
>> the novalug ..I'm new to the group ..I'm not sure how to use the
>> mailing list I'm having some issues something wrong with my network on
>> my new laptop can you give me a call tonight 5713407155
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