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Old 01-09-2010, 01:21 PM   #16
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BTW 9.10 is mega buggy! 9.04==better!
 
Old 01-09-2010, 01:27 PM   #17
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BTW 9.10 is mega buggy! 9.04==better!
Though I don't use *buntu, I think I agree with this, from what I've read around the net, and from my roommates experience the other day:

I don't really know what she did exactly (nor does she) but she used the Ubuntu updater to upgrade to 9.10 from 9.04 (bad idea) and when it was all done, she rebooted only to find she was unable to connect to anything (our router, the internet, etc..) because the upgrade decided NOT to include DHCP :/

Of all things, no DHCP/DHCPCD. I tried for about an hour 'Slackware-style', but I couldn't get the thing connected to anything either, so she ended up re-installing 9.04 from the CD.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 02:56 PM   #18
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How to connect via Belkin wireless

As mentioned above, my sone has now gotten Ubuntu 9.10 onto his computer. The previous poster noted problems getting on-line with 9.10 Suggestions for his, please.
Or how can he now go back to 9.04?

Thanks
 
Old 01-14-2010, 09:14 AM   #19
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Have your son run "sudo lspci -v" and "lscpi -n". Post the results. For a usb wireless device run "lsusb". The results will indicate which kernel module is needed, and whether you need to do something else such as cut out firmware from a downloaded driver.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 12:36 PM   #20
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Of all things, no DHCP/DHCPCD. I tried for about an hour 'Slackware-style', but I couldn't get the thing connected to anything either, so she ended up re-installing 9.04 from the CD.
As a follow-up to that...

My roommate apparently found information on Ubuntu website somewhere (launchpad maybe?) that explained that the wireless driver(s) included with 9.10 were broken, and/or DHCP doesn't work properly with them, and the solution offered was to revert back to the wireless driver(s) or wireless components from 9.04.

I can't verify this personally, but that's what she said.

If 9.10 is now installed on the sons computer, I'm not sure there's a guaranteed, reliable way to "revert" the whole thing back to 9.04. You may need to do what my roommate did and reinstall 9.04 from CD.

Or, if you want to try to FIX 9.10, try folllowing jschiwal's suggestion and provide us some info about the wireless device(s) you're using, and someone will try to help you figure out how to get it working.

Sasha
 
Old 01-14-2010, 02:19 PM   #21
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Mandriva 10 is very user friendly like ubuntu. I have it installed along with win7 on my laptop. I now have fedora and win7 on my desktop. My 2cent is go with mandriva for ease of use and compatibility. Just burn to cd and overwrite ubuntu.
 
  


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