Hi, Just to start off, I am a TOTAL n00b to linux. I have used windows all my life and I want something different, safe, and cool. Linux sounds like the way to go, so I am using my ancient IBM 600 laptop, equipped with Windows 2kPro Right now, I would like to install either Ubuntu, Red hat, or Something along those lines.
So I reformatted, because I could not resize my windows partition (oddly enough) And it froze every time i tried to Put a distro on my usb HDD 20 gb. I installed Ubuntu the first time, No sound for me, My Linksys Wireless card, apparently was not registered (or i did not do something right, cause I couldnt open up a browser and connect to the internet) and the graphics were reasonably bad. It was set off to the left, so I had this black space under, and on the right of my laptop screen, and the whole deals graphics were like fonts with no smoothing, and looked like I was running a Hewlett Packard from the 80's ;). It was not terrible, but it was a bit of an eye damager, And I could not set my screen Res. to 1024x768. I wanted to run WINE (apparently I can run some windows programs with this nifty program) But me being the newbie to linux, I dont know how to do anything :(. Including installing programs. I have a never ending fear of Text base installer, I love my GUI, but If Absolutely necessary i can use text base commands. I used knoppix for awhile testing it out, the graphics on that were absolutely fine, but It did not detect my wireless card though. So I installed Red hat, hoping that It could maybe make things a little easier, by Letting me get on the internet, hear sound, and view nice graphics, but all the contrary. Same Issues with Ubuntu, So If anyone can help me out I would be most grateful. Thank you for listening to me, I know I may sound stupid to most, but i AM a noob.