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Getting Started With Linux: Fine-Tuning Your Hardware

Mar 07, 2011, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Whitson Gordon, Kevin Purdy)

"On some systems, Ubuntu and other Linux systems will install as if they they had always been right there on your system. Other times, there’s a piece missing. Here’s how to patch up the last piece (or two) of your system if not everything’s working right off.

"The Biggie: Get Wi-Fi Working

"You might load in an Ubuntu CD or USB drive and have your Wi-Fi working right away, as if it was built for this Linux stuff. Or you might spend an annoying bit of time searching out Windows drivers and re-jiggering them for Linux use. It’s hard to tell, but it’s very annoying to encounter Wi-Fi problems right offâ€"since, you know, you can’t go online to find a solution, or download the right fixes."

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