Robin (and anyone else who is struggling with this problem),
If you haven't done so in Ubuntu, check your "System" menu on the
gnome top start-bar and then move your mouse into the "Administration"
menu which will appear in the drop down menu triggered.
Within the "Administration" drop down menu, there should be a menu
item labelled "Hardware Drivers".
If you use this utility, you will be able to enable proprietary and or
open alternatives to drivers that are not (by default) enabled for
your hardware configuration.
Especially for laptops (and getting wireless working -- usually
accelerated graphics support too) this is often the procedure. My
guess is your laptop is new enough to be supported and the driver is
probably listed in Hardware Drivers as a 3Com driver or some such.
After install a restart (of at least the x graphics engine) may be
required to activate the driver.
Also, if all else fails:
Hope this helps!
- Michael E. Karpeles
Quoting Robin Rachel Wilke <[log in to unmask]>:
> Video conferencing would be awesome! Does Skype stop at five people?
> I'm metric_tribute - by all means add me and attack me at will!
> I'm talking about the 'gons - both giving my MathFest talk and
> discussing the general process of undergrad research && how I got my
> result - at the first Math Club meeting at 4:15 in Votey 207, if anyone
> can make it. There are two applications to cryptography that I now
> understand well enough to explain, as well as applications to
> computational geometry. (There are also applications to
> noncomputational things like toric varieties and modular forms.) If I
> tried to give my 'gons talk as a Tech Talk, it would be a repeat for at
> least Jonathan and Tenzin. As for the other paper, about quantum
> discord, I won't allow myself to think about it until I get the 'gons
> finished, so I hope that's not the paper you meant.
> I am currently working on getting all the Ubuntu 10.04 drivers that
> exist (some don't, e.g. wireless) installed on my brand new laptop, and
> learning a fair amount through trying to separate the driver issues
> from the general bugs. (Tim Raymond has been helping a lot.)
> Jonathan and I are getting our hair dyed purple on Saturday evening.
> Quoting Michael Karpeles <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Howdy folks,
>> Robin, how did that paper / research go? I'm sure everyone (including
>> myself) would like to hear about it. You should shoot an email to the
>> listserv and maybe even try to schedule a tech talk.
>> Gary, are you still alive? Do you graduate this semester? Going for a
>> postdoc? Well, I have good news for you. I am finally jumping into some
>> hardcore lisp. Not just lisp -- clojure. Taking a compilers class
>> (unfortunately the reference libraries are in java) so I got the OK
>> just to do it in clojure. I believe I'll be making something similar to
>> the COOL (CoolAid) compiler. Dragons book of course. Sorry for not
>> having more time over the summer, I would have loved to help you with
>> some of your projects.
>> Chris, I hear you're working on a project (also saw something about it
>> on your site). Would love to hear more! Maybe a tech talk about that?
>> Maybe some folks would want to contribute? Keep me posted.
>> Munk, congrats on landing a job; especially one which deals with c++
>> (your second child besides php). Love to hear more about it. Keep in
>> touch. Don't accidentally start creating a MUD in C++ at work.
>> Phelan, Zackary, (Andrew -- curious what you're doing this year), et
>> al, keep in touch.
>> If you're not mentioned above (Dallas, Aaron, Tenzin, and thousands
>> more) it's because you don't use the mailing list enough and should
>> feel ashamed!
>> CSSA MEETING STUFF
>> Not to be a pain but if someone wants to take a few notes on their
>> laptop at meetings and send it as a Minutes email to the listserv, that
>> would definitely be useful for me (since I can't be on site). I'd love
>> to keep in touch, discuss some nifty technologies on the listserv, and
>> possibly even keep you folks posted on some resources and or research
>> happening at the University of Delaware.
>> Annual CSSA BBQ could be fun. Also, an interesting idea... Trying to
>> setup a video chat conference (maybe just once a month) so people from
>> all around can chat, debate, and explore the awesome. The plus of this
>> would be a potential increase in audience, recorded talks, something
>> for the website, etc. I'd actually be happy to look into this. I was
>> considering joining some open source project to enable video chatting
>> for more than 5 people. I'm sure there are some good applications out
>> there already (in which case, I'd love to hear of them). Then again,
>> this would require some of you to run X...
>> CSSA ADMIN STUFF
>> You guys may consider inviting some of the faculty (primarily the head
>> of department -- Xindong still, I assume? and the CSSA advisor --
>> Bongard still, I assume?) as they may have some suggestions, project
>> ideas, offer additional funds for special events, etc. If you guys are
>> interested in getting something like Tech Talks started back up,
>> showing these faculty members you're still a strong group and dedicated
>> (though I don't think anyone doubts that) would probably be a great
>> first step.
>> GENERAL TECH NEWS:
>> Some neat things. Teamviewer is now available for linux and mac (I
>> believe in beta stage) and is free for non corporate use. It's
>> basically you're standard remote desktop / vnc without having to worry
>> about the server setup or network config. I'd still suggest something
>> like OpenVNC for you more advanced folks (as I like supporting open
>> source software), but for all you hackers in training who need instant
>> satisfaction or crossplatform vnc0ing, might as well take a look. Might
>> be useful if anyone has to team up on projects this semester (though
>> you should also be using version control -- git, hg mercurial, bazaar,
>> or some such).
>> Something useful on ycombinator hacker news: Anyone looking to become a
>> PhD (ROBIN)?
>> PhD-to-be's; this is an interesting read:
>> http://matt.might.net/articles/ways-to-fail-a-phd/. By intuition I
>> can't say I agree with all of it but then again, I am new to the game
>> of graduate studies and would love perspective. Gary if you're still
>> alive and kicking on the listserv, would love to hear your thoughts on
>> this topic!
>> CSSA MISC. NOTICES:
>> P.S. If the minutes end up on the list serv, I'll make sure they get on
>> the website (unless someone has got that covered).
>> Also... I may still have some receipts that I need to scan to Penny
>> (whoops!). I'll get on that.
>> Don't forget the budget! Some dollars is better than none.
>> - Michael E. Karpeles
>> Quoting Robin Rachel Wilke <[log in to unmask]>:
>>> TR between 3:30 and 5:30
>>> MWF between 12:35 and 4:10 or after 5:50
>>> Quoting Christopher Tucci <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>> Hello all.
>>>> Welcome back, hope everyone's semester has got off to a good start.
>>>> I'm trying to get an idea of who is still around (and attending
>>>> classes at UVM), and set up our first meeting of the semester.
>>>> So, if you're out there:
>>>> 1: Say so.
>>>> 2: Let me know when you're able/care to meet.
>>>> I've got some pretty exciting project news to share (stay tuned).
>>>> Also, how does everyone feel about this list as a primary means
>>>> of communication? Do y'all prefer something else? googleTalk
>>>> and irc come to mind as alternatives....but speak up if you've
>>>> got ideas.
>> Proud UVM CSSA Alumnus
>> Proud ACM Affiliate
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