Networking remains a mystery for many home users, but in fact, simple networks can be set-up by just about anyone, with fairly minimal knowledge. Graphical User Interfaces (GUI's) have made a once command line speciality, a realistic option for everyone. In Windows®, you get a wizard and in PCLinuxOS, much the same. Wireless is becoming the de facto standard for home use, due to it's lack of cables and ease of placement. This page will attempt to answer some of the common misconceptions and give an insight into setting up a wireless connection in PCLinuxOS.
What to do if you have multiple sound cards and the wrong one is selected (Ubuntu & Debian distros)
I recently had the following issue which meant that I couldn't hear any sound although the correct modules were loaded and I could change all the settings in the mixer for the sound card.
On my box there are a couple of sound cards and the wrong one was the default, so I needed to change this.
All you need to do is type:
Having recently installed Kubuntu, and on a different machine, PCLinuxOS, one of my priorities was to get my printers working. This proved very easy with my Samsung ML4500 Laser printer, which was recognized by the KDE Printer wizard, but problematic for my Epson R200, for which the necessary drivers were not included in the distribution. "NEW:" Debian has now been added - see Part 3. Also, there is now a small troubleshooting section at the end.
However; fear not! There are comparatively easy ways to overcome the problems and all will be revealed.