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aidanmaz
16-01-2008, 05:40 PM
whats the best (or most popular) multimedia distro from Linux, (acer 3680 laptop, realtek HD audio, intel graphics).

i want to listen to music, and watch dvds. thats it really

Myth
16-01-2008, 06:44 PM
Most distros will do that. Ubuntu 7.10 is one of the easier ones though .. possibly PCLinuxOS and Mepis too

aidanmaz
16-01-2008, 06:53 PM
i have had major issues with ubuntu 7.10, i couldnt get the internet to work with DHCP from my router. nor would wireless work. Very frustrating. in the end i gave up, since i have no idea what i was doing.

Erayd
16-01-2008, 08:04 PM
...since i have no idea what i was doing.This is probably the cause of your major issues. Ubuntu will do these tasks easily if you know what you're doing.

ArcticSilver
17-01-2008, 02:27 AM
i have had major issues with Ubuntu 7.10, i couldn't get the internet to work with DHCP from my router. nor would wireless work. Very frustrating. in the end i gave up, since i have no idea what i was doing.

Sounds like a driver issue to me, try and get some network drivers for linux.

If Ubuntu recognized your network card it should automatically acquire your network settings via DHCP.

kjaada
17-01-2008, 05:06 AM
If you had a problem with Ubuntu AND IT WAS 7.10,then you could have problems with most distros.You could try again with 7.10 and let it do its own thing until the install is complete.Or try PClinuxOS gnome which is one of the most up to date with drivers etc at present.

beama
17-01-2008, 05:48 AM
Ubuntu doesnt like some routers, Ive found setting the DNS settings (primary and secondary) mannually in the network card Properties over comes this.

kjaada
17-01-2008, 12:11 PM
OK, but something to this effect will come up during the network detection process and the opertunity to enter details will be given.

aidanmaz
17-01-2008, 12:40 PM
the card does get a Ip address from the router, and with blindly clicking i got the gateway and dns sorted, tho i still cannot get onto the web. the addresses are correct, and a winxp machine connected to the same router is on the net (im using it this instant) 7.0.4 ubuntu worked a charm. 7.10 is like a step down i find.

kjaada
17-01-2008, 01:43 PM
I find it a bit strange that you should have to click anything.If the things are correct then let it carry on.

aidanmaz
17-01-2008, 02:13 PM
this was post install after i rebooted. I never got anything about network in the actual install process (never did in 7.0.4 or 7.10) tho it worked perfect with 7.0.4. weird i thought.