I recently inherited an old Dell Latitude D laptop, but the wireless wasn’t working on it. All times are GMT All of the above was done with the “live” CD. After finding your advice I was able to figure out where I was going wrong and get things up and running in about 10 minutes. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Believe it or not, you’ve solved one of the biggest problems most new users face. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.
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I disconnected the ethernet card and usb wifi antenna and rebooted my machine. For all of these steps, I was connected to my router via an Ethernet cable. For more advanced trainees it can be minipdi desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.
There are actually quite a variety of things that could be going wrong at this point, so until we have an idea of what is or is not happening, making any recommendations would be pointless. I tried to install many Linux Distros, but everyone of them had the same problem.
I chose Ubuntu because I enjoy using the Drupal Quickstart project, which is an Ubuntu virtual machine. In the section “Installing b43 drivers”I was guided to install the bfwcutter and firmware-binstaller. When I run lspci in the linuc, it shows: Cell finding your advice I was able to figure out where I was going wrong and get things up and running in about 10 minutes.
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This step is described in the “b43 – No Internet access” section. I have the same wireless card in my dell latitude d Believe it or not, you’ve solved one of the biggest problems most new users face. Just type the following: No such file or directory.
Wifi working perfect after these steps. I then followed these instructions to run bfwcutter: Done Package hwinfo is not available, but is referred to by another package.
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Find More Posts by Hangdog I luckily have ethernet available but I am having a hard time finding a driver that I can get to work with the ndiswrapper. So lets start from the top.
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I’m a newbie on this stuff.