Hello, this is my first time working with Linux. I had an old laptop, a Dell Inspiron E1505, that I wasn't using, so I thought I'd install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS over the existing OS, Windows Vista. I'll start from the beginning, just so you have all the info.
I couldn't get Ubuntu to boot from a Live CD, so I went the USB route which worked great.
I've tried to fix this for whole night and still no idea what's going on.
When I log to empathy then it shows I'm available and everything is fine but doesn't load my contacts. Same happens with pidgin and emesene and skype. Also having problems to download my mail thru evolution. Thunderbird downloads mail but throws me some alert boxes when starts to download contacts (from gmail).
A new install of 12.04. I had a wired connection at first then did the updates then all networking stoped working. Upon rebooting no networking was available, but when I changed the kernel at boot time wired works, it all broke when when I installed additional drivers.
I have a problem with my ethernet wired connection that doesn't work on ubuntu 13.10, using Intel 82579LM controller. On the same pc, windows 7 works perfectly, so I guess that it's a driver issue.
The "lshw" command says that installed driver is 2.3.2-k version, quite an old one.
I downloaded the last intel driver version e1000e-2.5.4.tar.gz, but...
I want to setup some video surveillance using a couple of simple (cheap) webcams. These would have to be connected to my Ubuntu server, which is in another building. I have a wired LAN network connection, so all I need is a way to connect these USB webcams to the wired (UTP) network. I found some USB network servers which would do that, but there seems to be no linux driver support for them.