Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Sometimes it's the little things...

One of the reasons I love Linux is for the community. I recently bought an eee pc. 1st thing I did was switch to advanced mode and I found out how to do this by asking the eee pc community (http://www.eeeuser.com). Next I decided I decided I didn't like KDE so again with the help of the forums I installed gnome. The same went for compiz and a certain black border problem you get when running compiz on the eee pc (that particular problem required the help of both the eeeuser community and the compiz one. So when my WIFI packed up for no apparent reason I felt confident in going to the forums to do battle with the commandline and bios (the whole 9 yards!) only to find that the problem could be fixed by taking out the battery, holding down the power button for 15 seconds and restarting the computer!

Thats why I love Linux. Microsoft and other large companies (including Asus) would have said reinstall this, upgrade that, pay us more. Linux says "this little trick worked for me it might do the same for you"

Special thanks goes to gtisingh of eeeuser.com for getting my WIFI working again!