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verdell
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I have successfully ported the beta version of the Bayanihan Linux in my Celeron M notebook computer. I even partitioned it with Windows XP as the other OS.

I am still, however, a newbie in the linux systems. Would appreciate help in the following areas:

a. Installing Packages (Programs) in the KDE environment. Despite my previous experience with GNOME it has been awhile since my last hands on.

b. Can you run WINDOWS program under a linux platform? If so, how do you do this in KDE?

c. Cannot do WI-FI with Bayanihan. The system cannot detect my hardware. I received error messages when i log in as root.

d. I was not able to download my pics from my SONY Cybershot digicam. It was not listed in the hardware list. Any suggestions?

e. Just like my digicam, i wasn't able to install one of my HP colored printers because the drivers for it was not available.

f. I have a 160 GB external hard drive which is useless when i used linux because it can't be mounted.


It is good to now that KDE has numerous manual documentation for its systems. However, in my opinion, the manual list is design for more advance users who has experience with UNIX systems.

I hope that as we try to improved on the Bayanihan 4, we will not be remiss on coming out with a more DUMMIES version of the Bayanihan manual.

I can't see how we can encourage other to this excellent software when we can't teach them how to be productive and efficient as they are under a WIN XP. Whether we like it or not, learning the OS still has a steep learning curve.

Hope to hear from you guys...More power to people at ASTI!!! Smile
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Joined: 01 Oct 2005
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a: Use Synaptic. Just add the URL repository (it points to somewhere on the internet to get software) typically from www.debian.org for instance add the lines below to the file /etc/apt/sources.list :

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free

Then open (run) Synaptic.

b: Yes, via WINE. Try this in a console:

wine <insert name of windows program here>.exe

c: What is your WI-FI hardware? What errors do you get? What is the output of dmesg?

d: Have you tried this link? http://personal.bgsu.edu/~inathan/camera.html. You probably need to manually mount the device. Try dmesg to see the device name for your Cybershot then try the pmount command.

e: There may be instructions for configuring your printer with linux here:
http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting

f: Have you tried manually mounting the device? What errors do you get?

It does take some effort to learn how to use linux. You can mostly start with resources that are available on the internet especially by searching through Google or asking a friend who is more experienced. You can also participate in mailing list discussions like the ones facilitated by the Philippine Linux Users Group (http://linux.org.ph)


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My WI-FI Problems
verdell
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The following is the error message i received when i access Wireless Network controls using the SU mode:

"Error executing iwconfig. WLAN configurations can only be altered if the wireless tools are properly installed"

The above error is then followed by another message:

"Unable to autodetect wireless interface"


Obviously i really have no idea what this means. I tried running the 'dmesg' command at the terminal, but unfortunately, the result was cryptic to me. What do i need to find from the resulting message?

I don't know if this means anything. I'm just guessing that this is my WI-FI card being detected when i ran dmesg:

"eth0: SIS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0x8c00, IRQ 217, 00:90:f5:4d:c6:6a.


Hope the above info can be useful to you guys in helping me out. Thanks
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What is the name of your wireless device? Perhaps a Google search might help.

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