Hi, I converted to Ubuntu 8.04.1 recently and I really like it. That said, I'm a noob and don't understand too much linux jargon.

Firstly, I bought an Acer 5315 and wiped Vista and installed Ubuntu immediately. The wireless network did not work straight out of the box, I had to install ndiswrapper and although it works it has to attempt to connect to the network one or more times before it's successful.

Secondly, the webcam (Crystal Eye) does not work at all. I've tried gstreamer properties, cheese, ekiga and luvcview, and they don't seem to work at all. I'm not if I'm doing something wrong or the hardware is incompatible.

Would somebody be able to help me with either of these issues, and explain it in lamen's terms?