I'm fairly new to Linux, so please forgive any stupid comments etc. I;ve searched on Google and in the forum but can't find what I need.
I have a Dell Latitude D830 with a Broadcom 57xx network card. I use the laptop at university and at home. My university network requires a static IP address, my home network assigns automatically. I have use a post on this forum to download and install what I need to get the network card working.
When I boot up, the laptop stops for about 5 minutes when trying to sort out the sendmail daemon (which it eventually does with 'OK' as its result). If I a trying to access the uni network, I need to use the network device control to enter all my settings, activate the network card and then I can access the internet etc. No matter what I do (setting up a University profile, saving changes etc), I lose all of these settings when I reboot.
Home is less of a problem but sendmail still slows the laptop right down on startup.
Any help with this would be appreciated, but needs to be in idiot-friendly language.