[opensource] Ubuntu compatibility help?

BRIAN SWANEY swaney.29 at osu.edu
Mon Oct 23 12:48:34 EDT 2006

It seems to have automatically loaded some sort of wireless driver that detects an Intel card, but it won't do any sort of encryption except WEP (no WPA/TKIP). How can I get it to connect to OSU's network?

Also, I don't usually download anything from the internet unless I absolutely know and trust the source (although I've somehow been getting a few spyware things each time I run Spybot), although I suppose most viruses wouldn't work too well without the right operating system (like most programs). Basically, I don't go looking for a bunch of things to download on search engines. Any specific sources?

-Brian Swaney 

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Betts <bettsp at cse.ohio-state.edu>
Date: Monday, October 23, 2006 7:34 am
Subject: Re: [opensource] Ubuntu compatibility help?

> On Sun, 2006-10-22 at 23:39 -0400, BRIAN SWANEY wrote:
> > I just installed the Ubuntu disk from the involvement fair (sort 
> of...)>  and need some help finding linux-compatible drivers. Is 
> anyone able to
> >  help me? Also, it's confined to about a 3 gigabyte partition 
> because I
> >  can't figure out how to either shrink or obliterate the Windows
> >  partition (it's "locked"). I'm going to try calling OIT,but 
> based on
> >  their response to Intel, I'm not so sure they'll want to help 
> me link
> >  to their network using Linux.
> What device are you trying to get working? Often the best way is to
> Google for example, 'Netgear MA111 Ubuntu' (without quotes) and a 
> lot of
> people will have posted how to get it working online. In fact, 
> generallythe best way to find info about Ubuntu is to search 
> '<device or program>
> Ubuntu HOWTO' and you'll usually get help. 
> Try unmounting it first (go to the terminal and type "mount" to 
> see what
> partitions are in use, then type "sudo unmount <the partition path
> ie. /media/hda2>"). The Ubuntu CD by default mounts any partition it
> finds so that you can do stuff with them. Don't call OIT, they'll be
> confused; go to www.ubuntuforum.com , it's a great place to find help
> with these things.
> > 
> > In any case, I'd really like some help putting Linux into a bigger
> >  partition. Maybe I'll have Microsoft run in a little Linux-cage 
> from a
> >  dual-operating system boot orf something like that, as 
> described at
> >  the last meeting, to write papers and stuff, or maybe I'll just
> >  scratch it all together. I'm not sure yet, whatever works better.
> If you run games, dual-booting is better; however if you just need 
> somespecial program that's Windows only, often VMware is easier to 
> use. Here
> is a guide that looks easy to follow for installing WinXP in Ubuntu:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=183209

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