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In the words of the great Charlie Brown AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I really want to get the <Expletive deleted> away from Windows but It's SO DAMNED FRUSTRATING! learning to use a new ...
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    Thread where Noobs can bang their heads against the WALL!


    In the words of the great Charlie Brown

    AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!


    I really want to get the <Expletive deleted> away from Windows but It's SO DAMNED FRUSTRATING!

    learning to use a new OS is one thing but when you're trying to get the danmed thing up and running and don't know WTH you are doing. It get REALLY IRRITATING when people try to help by saying try this or try that and the DANMED OS says It doesn't recognize the commands you are trying to run. What's more frustrating is that you KNOW that it's not a hardware problem and that it's just the OS not set up right. But you don't know how to make it work. AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    I been trying to read up on what I can on Linux and there's a lot of stuff I want to try out but since I can't get the damned WIFI working I can't Download anything thus have nothing to try to learn how to install and it's a right PAIN trying to run through Tutorials on 2 different machines running 2 different OS with 2 different Keyboard layouts (1 qwerty 1 dvorak)

    I wish there was some sort of Linux GURU/NOOB mentor program. Or at the very least that I wasn't the only person I know that's (trying) to run linux...


    SIGH.... Sorry for the rant I just needed to scream and shout and vent for a bit... No doubt I will eventually get this thing running so that A. It's actually a QUASI useful machine instead of the glorified typewriter it is now. and B. I can actually do some of the things in the tutorials without the hassle of trying to run 2 machines to do the job 1 should be able to do.

    And before you tell me just how much there is I can learn without the internet (I just learned about man pages) Most of the tutorials and whatnot that I'm learning from is on the net thus it's much more productive for me to have it available WHILE I work. Instead of running back and forth.

    At least I haven't given up yet. Lord willing I even have some other machines to put linux on but I need to at least get 1 working correctly first.

    Again sorry for the *****andmoan session. Just needed to let off some steam.
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    Take a deep breath. Sleep on it. Light one up, (works for me).

    Throwing wrenches have never been constructive for me and I have a lot of busted knuckles and scrapes and bruises;
    I fell down a lot learning to ride scooters.
    Same for Gnu/Linux.

    No Body is born knowing this stuff. I learned what I learned slowly but surely over time and persistence.
    Just a Mongrel Thoroughbred with a GED and a stubborn streak.

    Good Luck and just take it slow and be patient. You'll get there and be proud of yourself later also. Knowledge earned is something you keep and nobody can take that away from you. Rome was not built in a day.

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    Welcome to linux, don't give up. What distro (distribution) are you trying to run? (name and number, i.e. Ubuntu 11.10, etc) What hardware are you on, and what are the details on your internet connection and hardware? (wireless or ethernet, through router or direct connection, model of wireless, etc). This link may help you: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html.
    Registered Linux user #526930

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    Hi Kodocha and welcome to the forum! I feel your pain as do most here. Most of us came from Windows and suffered a lot of frustration as you now are during the transition. That's only because Linux is very different than Windows in a lot of fundamental ways. Not going to lie to you,,, wireless has always been challenging in Linux. I hope you are trying an easy user friendly distro like Mint or Ubuntu and not scrubbing your knuckles up on Fedora or Slackware and the like. Your first distro needs to be one of the easier ones so you can get acclimated. Learn, walk away from it, clear your mind and approach it again. Ask questions here and also, use Google to find answers. Be patient! If you are really that determined to make the switch, it will happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Take a deep breath. Sleep on it. Light one up, (works for me).

    Throwing wrenches have never been constructive for me and I have a lot of busted knuckles and scrapes and bruises;
    I fell down a lot learning to ride scooters.
    Same for Gnu/Linux.

    No Body is born knowing this stuff. I learned what I learned slowly but surely over time and persistence.
    Just a Mongrel Thoroughbred with a GED and a stubborn streak.

    Good Luck and just take it slow and be patient. You'll get there and be proud of yourself later also. Knowledge earned is something you keep and nobody can take that away from you. Rome was not built in a day.
    AMEN! I agree with most of that... Whole heartedly! Tho for me sometimes I DO have to throw a wrench or two before I walk away... lol and it usually helps... the trick is to not hit an innocent bystander in the head while it flys thru the air...

    Quote Originally Posted by MASONTX View Post
    Welcome to linux, don't give up. What distro (distribution) are you trying to run? (name and number, i.e. Ubuntu 11.10, etc) What hardware are you on, and what are the details on your internet connection and hardware? (wireless or ethernet, through router or direct connection, model of wireless, etc).
    I have Debian GNU 6.0.3 i386 on the HDD... I have a live CD of TAILS (also Debian 6.0.3) that boots up and sees the wifi perfectly on this machine so I know it's not a hardware issue. WIFI to router to modem thru direct connection. Also thanx for the REF... I already have a post in with much of the requested info. tho I had to do a good deal of searching and figuring to get it... which I don't mind... I was just real frustrated when I think it was ifconfig didn't work and also I think iwconfig still seems to do nothing... I think someone is looking at it now but they are waiting on ifconfig which I only just figured out a few hours ago but was pissed and taking a break... thus will be posting soon... after I calm down some more.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    Hi Kodocha and welcome to the forum! I feel your pain as do most here. Most of us came from Windows and suffered a lot of frustration as you now are during the transition. That's only because Linux is very different than Windows in a lot of fundamental ways. Not going to lie to you,,, wireless has always been challenging in Linux. I hope you are trying an easy user friendly distro like Mint or Ubuntu and not scrubbing your knuckles up on Fedora or Slackware and the like. Your first distro needs to be one of the easier ones so you can get acclimated. Learn, walk away from it, clear your mind and approach it again. Ask questions here and also, use Google to find answers. Be patient! If you are really that determined to make the switch, it will happen.
    yeah I am really determined... but things like this and the way I learn.... I know I can't do it alone. That's why I'm grateful to have people like you all who are willing to Help...

    MUCH APPRECIATED every one... and thank for your kind words... like I said Sorry for whinning...

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