I was hoping that my third post about Dell would be a positive one. I like positive things. Positive is good. I'd hoped I'd find some amazing Dell person on Twitter or something who could make it all happen; sort out the mess and make me a happy customer. Well. I was hoping.
Posts about "computers"
I have a slight worry that I'm turning in to one of those people who starts projects and then never finishes them. You know the kind. You start with lofty ambitions, kick it all off and then, somewhere down the line, get distracted and never finish.
Throughout my life, computers have always reigned supreme. The first was a Dragon 32, followed by a ZX Spectrum +. An Atari STE came next, then a 386DX-40. After that it all went a bit blurry, but there's been several upgrades and new machines. Our house now contains a desktop PC, two laptops (one nine years old) and a very shiny and new netbook.
I've never had any experience with 3G dongles, and I must confess I approached plugging one into my Dell Mini with some trepidation. I'd heard scare stories of faffing with config files and other horribleness. I remembered a whopping four page feature in Linux Format on "how to get 3G dongles working." I mean - four pages. That means it certainly wasn't going to be easy...
Every now and then when you have a PC you inevitably end up with some near heart attack inducing moment.
I recently broke the USB wireless dongle I use on my eight year old Linux running laptop PC. Without it, the laptop can't connect to the internet. Hmm.
there's a draw in the spare bedroom just of computer cables and other bits - full to bursting. All tangled up, and with no idea what was what. As such, an obvious bank holiday task was to actually sort it out. And looking through, I was amazed at what there was in there.
A fantastic piece of packaging came my way today.
As anyone who has read these pages before, upgrading Linux since the arrival of my new PC last year, hasn't always been smooth.
So here's the story with getting the sound working again on my new Ubuntu Edgy Eft setup.