Hi I am new to Linux, and am using Ubuntu 8.04 I am having trouble getting wireless to work, and have found plenty of webpages giving instructions, however I cannot get them to work. The main reason (I believe) is that depending on the website I cannot figure out how to download the files, or the times I have been able to download them I have not been able to get the instructions to work. The most recent one I tried was using the newbie information herehttp://http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/useful-thread-and-information-about-installing-programs.-45094/
I can't even get the first command to work and I don't know why. I am entering it in the terminal (also copy paste) I have tried it as is, and with the name of the directory after it. One thing I noticed is that forums and threads addressing ubuntu use "sudo" a lot, and this one uses "$" a fair amount and they seem to be mutually exclusive. am I on the right track? What other tricks should I try?