dell imspiron 2200 umbutu help

I have an old inspiron 2200 i put umbutu linux on but i cant get the wifi card to work anyone got any help thanks

Asked by nonamesleft 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

What kind of Linux would work on this old hp I found? Answered

 I managed to obtain a working Hp pavilion xt856 with Windows ME. I was hoping to use it as a database to sort my electronic components and to hold files for my electronic projects in my lab.  I've never tried linux but heard it's a good OS for an old computer and i'm willing to try my luck with something new.  After looking around i found some specifications on the computer I also found out that the computer's RAM has been upgraded to 383MB from the 128 standard. Any Help would be appreciated :) 

Asked by DemonicRoss 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

terminal in ubuntu 11.04?

I type in my password enter entering a command but nothing shows as I type. Any ideas?

Asked by lumpee 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Program stability

I origionally posted this in questions, Instructable program stability? FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL Flag WHY does the screen jump up and down when trying to read an instructable??? Its almost impossible to read. It would appear to be linked to the "adds" that are loaded. "Adds" meaning links to other stuff. Debian 8.4 on brand new G750JM completely stripped of any Micro$ software. Single boot. i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz 3.16.0-4-amd64 (#1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08)) 16 G RAM with 93% free Invidea GTX860M video I believe I have found the "bug"  It appears that the video entitled "Share what you make" keeps loading and loading and loading, This stream runs like this Is there anyway to stop this? Joe

Posted by joebog1 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Linux on Wii?

Is there any linux with a GUI for the Wii? Ubuntu would be cool! -joespicnictables

Asked by joespicnictables 7 years ago


Learn how to install Linux on a PSP.

Posted by Xecuter3 11 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Linux on a gaming PC? Answered

If I were to build a gaming PC and put Linux on it (probably Ubuntu or Mint) Could I play decent games on it? such as First person shooters, strategy, and RPGs? I'm hoping for more like main-line games (COD, Halo, Age of Empires, Civilization....), not shady, third party download type games.

Asked by dkop1 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

how do i run linux on a psp

I want a mobile computing plat form and the psp fits the bill... but i have no idea how to run linux (on anything) or how to install it on my psp (psp 2000)

Posted by corey_caffeine 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Installing Linux on a Windows Notebook? Answered

I found a few year old laptop in our storage unit and it was OK with my dad if I could have it. But I really want the Ubuntu Linux on it. But be warned, when it comes to OS, im a n00b. Any suggestions?

Asked by M4industries 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Linux Command line and other Computing Video Tutorials online?

Hi all, I am looking for websites having complete series of Video tutorials especially for Linux command line and in general for other computing tutorials Can anyone please help me.

Asked by muhammajunaid 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Linux movieplayer / Rythem box sound problem

Having an issue with linux music playing when I pay songs in movieplayer they play perfect, when I play them in rythem box there like half speed and loud fuzz blocks out most of the sound whats the deal?

Posted by chaoscampbell 11 years ago

C&C RA2 lags in Linux

I have C&C; Red Alert2 installed via WINE, and it played fine but suddenly began lagging unbelievably after a LAN match.

Asked by S1ko_shadoe 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Why is OpenOffice failing on my computer? Answered

     I'm running the latest stable version of Ubuntu.  I have the entire office suite installed, and have reinstalled it several times, but every time I try to start any of the programs in the suite I get the startup window and then a message box appears that says: 3.1  Fatal Error-- User interface language cannot be determined, and then the program closes down.  Any recommendations on how to fix this are welcome.  Thanks! 

Asked by mad magoo 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

How do I make a LiveUSB drive and still be able to access free space? Answered

I want to make my old 512MB flash drive into a Puppy Linux LiveUSB. Puppy Linux is only a little over 100MB, though, and I want to be able to access the remaining space. I need to do something like Portable Linux, but that I can run off of WinXP. I would rather not have to manually partition it.

Asked by CameronSS 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How do you uninstall kubuntu?

I am dual booting kubuntu and win7, kubuntu is one of the poorest linux versions I have used and would like to remove it.  I hope I don't need the linux disk because I just gave it back to my friend, and I hope I don't have to run linux because it doesn't even work anymore.  I don't see the partion in windows, but I saw the win partion in linux so... Thanks for any input you have, I saw this would that by chance work for win7?

Asked by 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

How Do I get Linux on a Pocket PC? Answered

I have an old Compaq iPAQ laying around, and running MS Windows. It is SD card compatible, and I was wondering if I could put Linux on an SD card, and then load it onto the iPAQ? It is the Compaq iPaq H3800 Series, it's processor type is ARM SA1110, its OS version is Windows CE 3.0, it has 64 MB of RAM, and 32 MB of ROM, and the ROM is flash, and its flash block size is 128 KB. Thanks!

Asked by mad magoo 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Most basic linux distro for robots and web browsing (preferably floppy bootable)?

I have an old Dell dimension somethingorother that used to have win98 and I want to install some sort of linux distro that would allow me web brows (google chrome possible?) and use that pc to control robots, arduino, LED cubes, etc. easily with serial, usb, etc. I'm new to linux but i tried installing ubunto with a CD then DVD but the instalation failed both times (IO error -the hard drive isn't in such great shape but win98 had been running fine, so I know it works). I scavenged a floppy drive and am hoping I could use that or a usb to install a distro. Any ideas? 

Asked by Vick Jr 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

if i have a harddrive connected to a gameboy advance card, can i plug it into my DS and boot linux from said HDD?

I found an 'ibl to hook up a CD player to a gameboy by wiring the IDE cable to the card pins. I was wondering if i can do the same with a GBA card and boot linux on my nintendo DS from the HDD?

Asked by lopez8675 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Microsoft Office for Linux

I heard last week that Microsoft will be porting their popular Office suite to Linux this year. As an avid Linux user, and a firm believer in the free software movement, I must say that this has a certain odor to it. Do we honestly think that a company that has used phrases like "a cancer that infects everything it touches," to describe Linux will just start waving the olive branch and cater to the "cancer" as a valued customer? This peace offering calls to mind a certain wooden horse I think we all know. "either the Greeks are hiding, shut inside those beams, or the horse is a battle-engine, geared to breach our walls, spy on our homes, come down on our city, overwhelm us- or some other deception's lurking deep inside it. Trojans, never trust that horse. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, especially bearing gifts." One thing is for sure, considering how Microsoft constantly violates the privacy of their customers, rest assured that this horse WILL spy on our homes.

Posted by romanyacik 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Does anyone have any ideas to make a small linux powered computer (such as a tablet) that would have a touchscreen?

Solution 1: 8 or 9+ touch screen, wi fi capability, 1 or 2 usb ports and some type of card reader, small profile several inches or less.Solution 2: MID device capable of running Ubuntu MID edition. Specs and more at

Asked by UbuntuNinja 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

I want to watch netflixs using ubuntu and it is not supported by 'flix is there anything I can download to fix this?

On my windows os something started to gobble up any browser I used and screwed the sound all up, then got rid of any restore points and my task manager.  I tried the free version of Linux called ubunto and partitioned off the friggin windows and all its happiness and now enjoy the internet again. BUT  netflixs dos not support linux and I dont know of any plug in that will help. I'm open to suggestions.

Asked by Rahdzhillaxxx 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Linux, ubuntu, and the like

Ok, so I'm tired of my windows system. It is starting to get boring to look at AND VERY VERY CLUTTERED. I would like to switch to ubuntu, but I'm not sure if it will play my windows games that have a lot of code and/or are graphically intensive. I know it has dual boot, and the other thing, but idk if it will play AOE3, Risk, Itunes, Windows Media player, or any of the windows programs. One of the reasons I would like to switch to ubuntu is because they have a download just for media and music production, and me being a wanna be music superstar, that is what I want and/or need right now.

Posted by wazupwiop 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Austin schoolteacher who didn't believe Linux existed

From linuxlock:A teacher in Austin who threatened to report a local free-Linux-machines charity to the police because "there's no such thing as free software" and they had therefore deceived the student she caught distributing Linux disks in class.The teacher sent an email to the blog, which sparked this whole incident.The teacher's initial email: (Thanks, gmoon!)After confiscating the disks I called a confrence with the student and that is how I came to discover you and your organization. Mr. Starks, I am sure you strongly believe in what you are doing but I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to happen in my classroom. At this point, I am not sure what you are doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful. These children look up to adults for guidance and discipline. I will research this as time allows and I want to assure you, if you are doing anything illegal, I will pursue charges as the law allows. Mr. Starks, I along with many others tried Linux during college and I assure you, the claims you make are grossly over-stated and hinge on falsehoods. I admire your attempts in getting computers in the hands of disadvantaged people but putting linux on these machines is holding our kids back.This is a world where Windows runs on virtually every computer and putting on a carnival show for an operating system is not helping these children at all. I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them...Original Article which started the situationNew Article that clears things up

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Pen Drive Operating System: Run Linux Almost Anywhere

OK THIS is awesome. Its called Slax Wondering what it is ? It is an operating system that you can put on your flash drive and take almost anywhere (bios must allow usb boot) The great thing about this is you can personalize it and take it anywhere (almost). And for you guys that don't like to have websites at school blocked, boot the school computer from your flash drive. This has many capability's. It has the ability to Play music and video, Burn discs, surf the net, Instant message, take screen shots, it has paint, several games, And I believe i herd you can install wine on it and run windows programs ( haven't tried yet ).

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

search input

Over a year ago I searched for "Swamp Cooler" in Instructables.  Ever since then, no matter what I search for, the search data is erased and "swamp cooler" is automatically entered.

Posted by wlgoode 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

How can I install Windows on a machine that is currently running Linux? None of my Windows CDs will boot!

I had decided some time ago to re-install Windows on one of my computers, so I went ahead and blanked the entire disk. When i went to install Windows with an old XP disk that has never not worked, the computer just did nothing past the BIOS start-up screen. Frustrated, I put in an Ubuntu CD, and it installed just fine. So I just left it using that for a few months. Now I want to play with the Windows8 Developer Preview and the machine refuse to boot from it too! It will just sit for a moment and then boot into Linux. That same CD installed Windows 8 on my laptop just a few days before. I even went back and tried a Windows98 CD and still nothing. Is there something here that I'm missing? The boot order in the BIOS is set to DVD first, but it just keeps skipping over it. Thanks for any help!

Asked by Ed Van 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

A fake terminal for your school, friends for family.. Who don't know what they are doing.

#!/bin/bash COMMANDS=" Commands Are: \n\t  ping: Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts.\n\t  nc: Arbitrary TCP and UDP connections and listens. (use to send text or a file to your friends)\n\t  request: To request a program or a real shell.\n\t  help or h: Echo this Help.\n\t  clear: Clear the display.\n\t  exit: Close this fake terminal.\n " echo -e $COMMANDS while true do  echo -ne "\033[1;33m`whoami`\033[1;37m@\033[1;32m`hostname`\033[1;37m:\033[1;31m (press h for help) \033[1;36m$ \033[0m"  read COMMAND  case "$COMMAND" in   ping )    read -p "What do you want to ping? " SERVER    ping -qc1 $SERVER    if [ $? -eq 1 ] ; then     echo "$SERVER is not avalible.. "    else     echo "$SERVER is avalible.. "    fi   ;;   request )    read -p "What do you want to request? [program|shell] " REQUEST    case "$REQUEST" in     program )     ;;     shell )      /bin/bash     ;;     * )      echo "Can't request for $REQUEST.."    esac   ;;   clear )    /usr/bin/clear   ;;   exit )    exit   ;;   help|h )    echo -e $COMMANDS   ;;   * )    echo "$COMMAND: command not found "  esac done Give it a name:     mv whateveritwas [] Make it work easer via:     chmod +x [] Now you can use via:     [ ./ ]

Posted by james.mcglashan 8 years ago

Any jobs for Linux enthusiasts? Answered

I have used Linux for more than 10 years now and I wonder if there is a niche for people like me working with Linux/Unix machines sort of a computer operator.

Asked by blkhawk 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Linux Windows? Answered

I am a new Linux user and I want to ask a question How can I add the three buttons(minimize-maximize-exit) on the windows????

Asked by arv_christos 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

133MHz, Linux?

Does anyone have any ideas as to a linux distro suitable for a laptop with the following specs; Cpu: 133 MHz Ram: 32 Mb HD: 1.4 Gb I have looked at puppy linux and vector linux but i can't find a download for the old version of vector and even puppy is to demanding. Any linux distro suggestions or indeed other uses suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by csharpdeveloper 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Linux Is The Best OS?

Asked by robots199 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Favorite Flavor of Linux?

I have used LinuxMint, Ubuntu, Slax, and Puppy. I must say, Ubuntu is my favorite, followed by LinuxMint. What's your favorite "flavor" of Linux?

Posted by dkop1 7 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

How to Put Linux on a USB flashdrive

Check out my new instructable on putting linux on a flashdrive to take your computer anywhere with you. Don't know what linux is? Read the instructable to find out. Just. Click on this line

Posted by oicvideos 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Linux Terminal Basics

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in an instructable teaching the basic the the linux terminal? comments appreciated

Posted by sardines454 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago

Get Some Linux in your life

Windows Vista Is Terrible! But Linux can as cool/cooler than XP if you know how to use it! Share the knowledge!

Posted by mattameo213 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

How do I add a Windows layer to Linux?

I am a Windows gamer, though I want to switch to Linux for versatility. Is there any way to add a Windows layer to Linux so I can play Windows games? I plan on using Ubuntu 9.04.

Asked by GearsOfAwesome 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

What is a good PVR program for Linux? Answered

I have a Linux compatible TV card from this computer (WinTV), and I was wondering what good PVR programs there are for Linux (openSUSE). Also, is there a good cable "guide" program out there? (It would be best if the PVR and "guide" programs were combined) Thanks -Shadow Ops P.S. While I'm asking Linux questions, what is a good strong firewall for Linux? I need one for a computer I'm using as a firewall to my router.

Asked by Arbitror 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Linux or Windows?

I'm not sure if it should be here, but I'm wondering if I should run Linux. It's a new laptop that currently runs Windows 7. I'm mainly looking at the pros and cons of it. Also, I want to play games on it. Should I do it?

Asked by dragonfathom 8 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

What is the best version of Linux? Answered

I am going to be running a computor on a 8GB flashdrive and I was wondering which version of Linux would be the best to use. I will be using the computor for photo editing, typing documents, and surfing the web.

Asked by DIY Dave 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Is making a Linux-based OS and selling it legal as well as copyrighting certain included software that I make?

I would like to know before I begin work on my dream OS If I cant base it on Linux can I base it on Unix?

Asked by nerd7473 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Linux Theme Gets Scarily Close to XP

Well, heres a kool little topic on lifehacker, i want to try it. BTW, if you look at the second comment i replied t it, lol

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

arm based computer

Can some one make an instructable for how to set up a usable arm based linux machine?

Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

Are there any linux distibutions that can be used for a supercomputer without complex programming?

I am building a supercomputer and i am not sure how to set up the os. I know that i want to use linux, but most sites I've seen have linux using complex programming. Is this the only way to set up a linux os? Edit: Rather than changing the original question i wanted to add on. I have done more research and i have realized that the proper term for what i want to build is not supercomputer but cluster, though supercomputers do fall under the cluster catagory. when i say cluster, i still want it to act as one computer though i am not sure if that is in the definition of a cluster.  so, what i really need is to find a linux os for a computer cluster of 4 or 5 computers. is this possible without complex programming?

Asked by danielemur 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


I have a computer running Ubuntu 11.04 and it is catted into a D link. My Wife has a computer with Windows xp also catted into the same Dlink. How could I network the two computers so that they could communicate with each other for file sharing. Possibly a detailed explanation would realy help

Asked by emit 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

how can I dual boot Windows xp and Linux Ubuntu on a laptop that runs on xp? Answered

 I would like to know how to do so, so I can use Linux or Windows without switching computers... and I would like to know what software I can use to make it dual boot my uncle said he may have used redhat to do a dual boot before

Asked by nerd7473 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

How to make a live CD

How to make a live CD for a modified linux distro. Include how to make a custom boot screen etc. Thanks, Munchman

Posted by munchman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

Linux help please? MKII Answered

Okay here i am again. on the last question i posted (linux help please) poeple told me to use ubuntu. i tried but it says on the screen: This kernel requiresanx86-64 CPUbut only detected an i686 CPU. unable to boot- please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. where do i get such a kernel because,maybe i didn't see it but , there are apsolutly no system requirements writen anywere on the linux OR the ubuntu website. and that is for all the os i saw on the linux website. is it so hard to modify a page to put in system requirements??? anyway could anyone show me an os for SERVERS that run on a bi-processor Intel Xeon i686 motherboard? and show me the way to a free disk burner  program to burn bootable disks? best answer to the one who give me an os that works! thanks everyone.

Asked by didgitalpunk 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

How can i install Linux on the Peek?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Quick rundown various Linux and BSD operating systems:

1.  Debian - one of the older base distributions and currently one of the most popular.  Uses the "apt" package manager for software installation.  Excellent server distribution. 2.  Fedora - the free community edition of Red Hat Linux.  Sponsored by Red Hat Linux.  Uses the "rpm" package manager for software installation. 3.  openSuse - sponsored by Novell, originally developed largely in Europe. 4.  Mageia - fork of an older distribution called Mandriva Linux. 5.  PCLinuxOS - also a fork of Mandriva.  Looks to provide out-of-the-box support for graphics and sound cards. 6.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) - based on Fedora, RHEL includes many enterprise-level enhancements and is supported Red Hat corporation. 7.  CentOS Linux - free enterprise-grade operating system that is built from the same source code as RHEL without the proprietary enhancements or support from Red Hat.  8.  Puppy - very small Linux operating system that boots the OS and applications completely into RAM.  Can operate on older computer equipment.  Excellent for use in emergencies and to recover data from hard drives. 9.  FreeBSD - operating system that is based on BSD code. 10.  Ubuntu Linux - easy to use operating system that is based on Debian Linux.  Supported by the Canonical corporation.  Ubuntu means "humanity to others".  Excellent server distribution. 11.  Linux Mint - currently one of the most popular distributions, based on Ubuntu Linux.  Looks to provides complete experience by including browser plugins and media codecs (ie: Flash) upon installation.  Excellent desktop distribution.  Also comes in lightweight editions for older hardware 12.  NetBSD - based on BSD code.  Can be run on a wide range of hardware.  Currently there are 57 different hardware architectures that can run NetBSD. 13.  OpenBSD - based on BSD code.  Source code built from the ground up with security first and foremost as the goal.  Ships "secure by default", that is, all non-essential services are disabled.  OpenBSD has embedded cryptography throughout the operating system; it utilizes OpenSSH, Pseudo Number Random Generators, cryptographic hash functions, cryptographic transforms and crypto hardware support. 14.  ClearOS - server and network distro designed for small businesses.  Based on Red Hat Linux.  Web-based interface controls anti-virus, anti-spam, VPN, content filtering, bandwidth manager, file services, SMTP services, print services, SSL certification, and web services. 15.  Kali Linux - distro that specializes in penetration testing and security auditing.  Over 300 penetration testing tools.  Based on Debian Linux. 16.  Lubuntu - lightweight version of Ubuntu Linux for older computers and netbooks. 17.  Gentoo - highly customizable distro that uses a package system called portage written in Python.  Mascot is Larry the Cow.

Posted by matt392 5 years ago | last reply 4 years ago