[ILUG] Help Needed New to Linux
watty at eircom.net
Thu Jan 22 13:12:34 GMT 2009
Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 22 Jan 2009, at 12:07, Sheila Flanagan wrote:
>> Yes I do believe it is Suse Linux.
> Which version of SuSE Linux? If it's anything like a recent version, it
> should be easy enough to get working. Initially, I would plug in the
> USB device, and go through SuSE's internet connection setup dialogs,
> selecting a device with a name like /dev/ttyUSB if one is offered.
You can pretty much get a USB EDGE/3G/HSDPA working on ANYTHING using
any CPU that has USB and access to edit the Linux.
>> So I may venture into a store at some stage with it for advice.
> Don't waste your time - I don't believe there is a single store in
> Ireland competent to give you the advice you need, though I'd love
> to be proved wrong. The likely suggestion you'd get is "We'll give
> you a good deal on an upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium Turbo
> Plus Internet Email edition (or whatever)"
Since they pay assistants Tesco Rates or less, it's no surprise you
usually don't get sensible OSX or Windows advice either. Why should
Linux be better treated :-)
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