lewmur, on May 4 2009, 07:05 AM, said:
I have an Acer Aspire myself and had no problems with the proviso that you choose the Vesa option the first time you boot the LiveCD. What forums did you visit to solve your problem? Ubuntu 9.04 handles wireless flawlessly. OTOH, I couldn't find Vista or Win7 drivers for either my ATI TV Wonder card or my HP scanner.As it happens, I spent half a day today getting a friends Windoze system back up and running. Good ole trojan horse got him. Had to do a "repair" install to unlock the registry or even see the CDROM drive. Naturally, that meant I had to reinstall all of the drivers and lo and behold he had no idea where the driver CD was.Once I finally got the machine back up and running, I spent 30 minutes installing Linux Mint 6 as a dual boot and told him to learn to use it or next time he could spend a couple hundred bucks getting a repair shop to get his Windoze operating again.
I don't use forums for Linux help. I have tried them in the past and found people trying to be very helpful but there were too many inconsistencies in the proposed help. I remember trying RH back in the day when if you wanted to try it you had to first find a friend using it and copy to the screw, the hardware they were using, otherwise, it was not going to work, no way, no how.I have a long time friend who is my "go to" person for any Linux issues. She graduated CAL Berkeley at age 16, MIT two years later. She wrote the TCP/IP stack for RH back in the day. If she can't find a driver-- she writes her own. She is currently a VP of US operations for an Israeli company doing streaming video compression. She has like 25 patents in her name for that technology.I'm curious why you would spend so much time fussing with Windows 2000 which must be at least 9 - 10 years old. There is no way to make it secure no matter how hard you try. Did not you yourself state that 2 years in computer years is an eternity?