philip.quinlan at cs-consultants.com
Thu Nov 30 09:26:18 GMT 2006
Thomas Meehan wrote:
> I'd like to say thanks to you guys for your advise the other day and to
> introduce myself a bit. I'm a complete beginner in Linux. I'd been
> interested in Liux for ages but only decided recently, whilst hungover
> angry, to install it.
Many of us started there!
> Unfortunately for Windows I was unable to create a
> partition on my disk so was forced to re-format the disk and install
> Core on all of it. So at the moment I've got a laptop that works
> and looks good but won't connect to the internet,
Are you using a built in modem on the laptop ?
If so send us the output of lspci and have a look at linmodems.org
> play mp3s or dvds
Have you tried easyubuntu it installs all the codecs and apps needed to
play mp3 encrypted DVDs etc. without you having to learn which
package/library does what.
Of course you should change your default music format to Ogg/Vorbis ;)
Best of luck, Philip
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