General Question

RandomMrdan's avatar

I just installed Ubuntu on a Gateway Laptop, and need a tad bit of help?

Asked by RandomMrdan (7420points) July 1st, 2009

1: For some reason, it isn’t seeing any wireless networks
2: What are some cool applications I can install on Ubuntu that would be useful?

This Gateway model is a T-1620, if that helps at all.

Thanks guys!

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

4 Answers

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Ubuntu forums are the way to go here.
Being a Linux user means reading a lot of forums.

Ivan's avatar

Are you pretty confident that the wireless card in the laptop is working and that the network itself is functioning properly?

You may need to adjust the security settings on your router.

no1atall12's avatar

is it 32 or 64 bit? when I installed 64 bit a laptop, I had problems with the wireless too, however, the 32 bit worked fine. maybe that might help a bit.

Vincentt's avatar

There’s a very extensive guide available on wireless networking problems.

Cool applications depend on what you do with your computer. Cool stuff in general would include GNOME Do and a lot of people also seem to like a dock like AWN or the Docky theme for GNOME Do. I can probably think of more if you really want me to :)

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther