Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
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. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
For decades, I have played around with several distros of Linux partly as a cheap solution to providing computers to school kids and partly for fun. Heck, I used DARPANET.
Recently I got interested in marine navigation. I found a distro called Navigatrix. It is Ubuntu Trusty with lots of navigation and communication stuff bundled. I installed on a Dell Inspiron B130. Wifi wouldn't work. This ain't my first rodeo with this old laptop so I went to ethernet cable, downloaded firmware-b43-installer. I ran apt-get install with above. Light came on and I was happy.
I ran apt-get update. Life was good. Then, being an incurable idiot full of misplaced curiosity, I saw the upgrade switch in the man pages. I ran that. Wifi went away.
After a few minutes of frustration, I did a fresh re-install from disk to include b43, put b43 in /etc/modules and got the light back on.
My question is, anybody know why I couldn't just reinstall firmware-b43-installer? After running upgrade, apt-get couldn't find it. Where did it go? Did the repositories change? Was it omitted on purpose?