On 22 Jan 2009, at 12:07, Sheila Flanagan wrote:
> Yes I do believe it is Suse Linux.
Which version of SuSE Linux? If it's anything like a recent version, it
should be easy enough to get working. Initially, I would plug in the
USB device, and go through SuSE's internet connection setup dialogs,
selecting a device with a name like /dev/ttyUSB if one is offered.
> So I may venture into a store at some stage with it for advice.
Don't waste your time - I don't believe there is a single store in
Ireland competent to give you the advice you need, though I'd love
to be proved wrong. The likely suggestion you'd get is "We'll give
you a good deal on an upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium Turbo
Plus Internet Email edition (or whatever)"
> I have had a terrible experience with laptopsdirect, firstly my order
> arrived 1 month late - in the wrong colour to boot, I requested white
> received black, but decided to keep for fear it would take another
> on return process. Then when I requested information via email and
> no one returned to me when sanctioned they would. I further called for
> assistance and they told me to call the manufacturer directly or fill
> out the returns form!
Sadly, this sounds just like other peoples' experience with the same
> haven't enough to contend with at the moment) - for fear of a monoply
> between Vodafone and 3G not supplying broadband wireless to Linux.
Vodafone's 3G broadband works nicely with Linux, but you won't get any
from Vodafone to get it working, as it simply isn't cost effective for
to train their people.
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