July 8, 2009

Why don"t things work?

I have just installed Freespire OS on my computer but nothing works
I have DSL service with ATT but cannot het online--page says cannot find server, inter manager does not come up.
USB ports do not work
CDrom will only play audio disk
Do I have to install your eysten over Windows?
I guess I'm stupid & sure could use some help
Thank you John

You're not stupid. You've come to the community for help, which is what we...

You're not stupid. You've come to the community for help, which is what we are here to do. From your description it sounds as though you have a bad load or a cantankerous version of Linux. I was never a big fan of Freespire, especially with the parent company Linspire in disarray.

As far as distributions to try I'd recommend Ubuntu because it has excellent hardware compatibility, a huge community to utilize as a resource and is built on Debian (a solid distro).

The link to get a copy is here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu

The other one I would suggest is openSUSE.

http://software.opensuse.org/

Hope that helps!

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I'd suggest you should download and try some other distribution like Ubuntu...

I'd suggest you should download and try some other distribution like Ubuntu to see if it works with your internet connection CD and USB. I'd heavily recommend this.

Eysten? Do you mean system? No, it is not necessary to install most Linux distributions over Windows, but I don't know about Freespire.

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