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Old 06-16-2008, 09:38 PM   #46
Capt_nemo2199
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Please help!... pretty new the linux thing and trying to get my older laptops onboard wireless to work it is an acer apire 3000 series currently running ubuntu 8.04.... previously fedora core 7 with no better luck... any help would be great! thank you!
 
Old 06-17-2008, 12:13 AM   #47
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First run 'lspci' command in cli to see what wireless card you have. Post it here.

Once we know which wireless adapter you have we have some idea how it should work in Linux.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 07:02 PM   #48
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acer aspire 3000 wireless is no go so far

broadcom corp. BCM4318 [air force one 54G] (rev 02)
I downloaded ndiswrapper 1.53 and have it on my desktop... but am now sitting here going "now what?"... went into the terminal to try and get it to install but I am surely missing some steps somewhere...
 
Old 06-18-2008, 12:38 AM   #49
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt_nemo2199 View Post
broadcom corp. BCM4318 [air force one 54G] (rev 02)
I downloaded ndiswrapper 1.53 and have it on my desktop... but am now sitting here going "now what?"... went into the terminal to try and get it to install but I am surely missing some steps somewhere...
Check out this thread.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 09:10 AM   #50
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i am running hardy as well with the same broadcom wireless. you will need to uninstall fwcutter, which is installed by default i think. then install ndiswrapper from the package manager, under gnome that is synaptic. also install ndisgtk which will give you a nice gui to later install the windows driver (bcmwl5.inf). then you probably have to check your network settings and also which network card should load and connect during startup. this is roughly what i did to get it to work. i also remember working with wicd to get the network going on zenwalk and that works good too. zenwalk is good for older pc's or laptops as it doesn't need a lot of ram.
 
Old 06-26-2008, 09:02 AM   #51
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Smile Acer TravelMate 2304WMLi, Suse 10/11, Ubuntu 7/8

My TravelMate was bought refurbished from Morgan Computers here in London, in 2006, so it is now 4 years old. lntel 855 integrated graphics, INPROCOMM IPN2220 Wifi, 15.4" 1280x800 WSVGA LCD panel.

I tried various flavours of Fedora, Ubuntu, PCLinux and others before settling on Suse 10.0. Needed ndiswrapper to get the wifi working, and 915resolution to get the correct display, but otherwise the only problem is the battery charge indicator never worked, despite it being OK in Ubuntu since 6! None of the distros had real problems other than different versions of the wifi and resolution configuration problems, and those were solvable with a bit of effort, I just find Suse a much more integrated distro.

Did the upgrade to openSuse 11.0 last week from the downloaded DVD, and it works a treat. KDE4 is a big improvement, even with some minor instability. Compiz is a bit slow, as the Intel chip doesn't support 3D in hardware, but I have rotating cubes, wobbly windows, and jazzy open/close animations. There are a couple of problems with shortcuts, but nothing serious.

Ndiswrapper is now built in, and I installed the driver tool, so didn't need to go to the command line to configure that. The new Knetworkmanager is also a big improvement, and once I got it configured, I can move from home to office with no need to intervene. It just connects.

The battery indicator and the resolution settings worked out of the box.

So my Acer experience has been good, and since I expect to keep it for a couple more years at least, I bought a bigger battery (8 cell) and I now get 3.5 hours plus unplugged, with wireless and all the toys turned on. It even shuts down nicely when the battery level gets to the minimum I set in KPowerSave. Ideal for doing presentations.

I would recommend Suse 11 & KDE4 on this Acer, for the experienced mobile user, as it has all the bells and whistles you need. To digress, I now have Suse 11 on 4 machines, including a Dell Optiplex GX260 which had been a real hassle, as the Dell E772P monitor would not auto-configure, so the DVD install only worked at 800x640! Could see none of the buttons at the bottom of the screen, so I tried the Live CD version, set the resolution and restarted X and it worked a treat. I'm going to upgrade a Dell Inspiron 1500 laptop next week and see how that goes. It works fine with 10.0 to 10.3.

For the beginner I think Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.04 is OK. It has fewer toys, is a slightly easier install, though I find KDE better than Gnome for my use, so I've really only worked with Kubuntu, but the plain Ubuntu installs just as well. You may need to tweak things as the wireless card doesn't get configured automatically, however again the GUI tools work, so no need for the command line.
 
Old 07-07-2008, 06:56 AM   #52
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Hello all,
i just finished install slackware 12 in my laptop acer TravelMate 2350,
but i have trouble in my hardware,
my wireless LAN is not detected,
i used "dmesg | grep ipw"
there is no wireless detected.
my wireless is ipn2220,
why my wireless is not detected ?
i'm really really need your help,
thanks before,
 
Old 07-07-2008, 06:05 PM   #53
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The IPN2220 has no Linux native drivers. You need to install ndiswrapper, then use it to install the WindowsXP drivers.

Have a look here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ultimate_Guide - may be a bit heavy for a noob!

or here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Slackware_10_0 - older Slack and different card, but the principal is the same.

Try searching the forum for Slackware & ndiswrapper
 
Old 07-08-2008, 06:42 AM   #54
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okay sadiqdm,
i will try it first,
thank you,
 
Old 08-05-2008, 09:23 AM   #55
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Hello.
Ihave ASPIRE5715z but I can't access the internet by fedora9.
I think the problem is in the modem .
So please, tell me how can i fix it?!
(note; it's my first time i use Linux)
 
  


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