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Hello from an Ubuntu convert
« on: April 20, 2009, 11:36:59 pm »


    Well I was in the process of trying to migrate from XP to Ubuntu when a friend recommended VL, so here I am :)

VL does seem a lot faster and generally more efficient,  without all the unnecessary bells and whistles,  so looks like I'm going to be happy here.

  Still very much in learning mode, though,  and a few issues like setting up hibernation and apm to try and get to grips with. 

I'm retired and usually live in northern Thailand, which is where I am now,  but as an expat Brit, I'll be making my annual pilgrimage back to Blighty from next month until August.   

Oh yes, that reminds me of another issue I'm going to need to sort out  -  how to connect my Huawei E220 dongle so I'll be able to go on-line from my VL whilst I'm over there.   I remember in Ubuntu, I needed to create a new wvdial.conf to get it to work.  I wonder if the same applies in VL?

But I think my most pressing problem at the moment is actually an issue with Seamonkey 1.1.14 browser.   It's falling prey to aggressive annoying redirects when the local network here fails to deliver a fast response to known good URLs that I enter.   I'm getting annoying unwelcome redirects to and to   Some of this could be partly down to silly games being played by my local ISP's DNS,   but on the other hand my XP's IE6 isn't falling prey to this problem.    If there's some setting that I've missed in Seamonkey that can block this kind of unwelcome redirection,   I'd very much like to know what it is.   

Am I raising too many detailed questions on this intro thread?    Should I be raising them individually on separate new threads?   Please put me straight on this point if I should.

Meanwhile, I'll look forward to engaging with you here in this community.

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Re: Hello from an Ubuntu convert
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 05:41:35 am »

Hi And welcome aboard,
Great to have you on VL Think you'll find the answers quickly here.  I'm not using a Laptop here so can't be of much help.  But Know someone will soon.
have great vector experience. 
P.S. you'll get a quicker answer to your questions if you place them in the Vectorbie Questions thread.
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Re: Hello from an Ubuntu convert
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 06:50:24 am »

I'm getting annoying unwelcome redirects to and to   
That's nothing to do with SeaMonkey or any other browser. They are crap websites.
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Re: Hello from an Ubuntu convert
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 06:54:25 am »

Hello John, and welcome.

As you suspect; yes, it would be best to start a new thread for each of your questions, in the appropriate forum sections.