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Old 11-10-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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cannot get online


New to this forum and new to ubuntu. Installed dual boot within ms. I am computer illiterate; not able to glean help from help file; my isp (Verizon) does not support linux and cannot guide me on line. Am on a wireless network (2 computers) and do not know the proper sequence or information to input. On the road now and cannot quote requests from desktop. I will be at desktop Wednesday and would appreciate responses now and then.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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Are you talking about a laptop and connecting wireless. If so we need to know the make and model of your laptop or better yet the type of wireless card your laptop has. Please explain your problem in more detail.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 01:51 AM   #3
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It is linksys wireless on desktop. I can get online with ms but not ubuntu. I am too dumb to know the commands to input with ubuntu after it boots up. I thank you for your reply and any help you can offer.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 07:53 AM   #4
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I presume your computer is wireless.
You will need to use terminal as root.
We need to know which ubuntu Distro you are using.
From terminal as root type 'lspci' without the quote marks and post the results
 
Old 11-12-2008, 10:00 PM   #5
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when i enter "lspci" from terminal, up comes huge spec reply, which I cannot copy and paste.hardware is compatible. I do not know information to input, nor where to input to connect to internet. I thank you for your assistance. I apologize for being so green.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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Distrib is unbuntu.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 08:09 AM   #7
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In lspci it should give you the make and model of your network card. Which version of Ubuntu are you using 8.10 - 8.04 - 7.10 - etc? The reasom I am asking is that some of the later kernels have the drivers for some of the cards.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 07:02 PM   #8
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ubuntu 8.04. Network controller: RaLink RT2500 002, LLg Cardbus/mini.PCI.
I believe my hardware is sufficient to run ubuntu 8.04, though I do not know the commands to enter after I log in as administrator to get to internet.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 10:26 PM   #9
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Here is a step by step tutorial by ubuntu

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/internet/C/wireless.html


and here is a link to the ralink drivers that you can download native linux drivers and install

http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...ort/Linux.html

I think the first article gives you better directions than I can.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 11:55 PM   #10
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I will go to your references and hopefully work out the problem. I appreciate the time and attention you and others devote to "the lost" such as myself and continue my quest to rid myself of ms. I hope to report successful effort.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 05:26 AM   #11
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If you have any problems with the tutorials just ask and I will try and help you.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 06:15 AM   #12
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Can u give the model number of the wireless card??
 
Old 11-14-2008, 06:54 AM   #13
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firewiz87 he has given us the model of his chipset. I believe earlier he said it was a linksys card.
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ubuntu 8.04. Network controller: RaLink RT2500 002, LLg Cardbus/mini.PCI.
I believe my hardware is sufficient to run ubuntu 8.04, though I do not know the commands to enter after I log in as administrator to get to internet.
 
Old 11-15-2008, 01:29 PM   #14
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I reinstalled ubuntu 8.04 again as the package manager always comes up under "administrator" and the os became too confusing to me. Now, under dual boot, both MS and Ubuntu are so slow (it takes hours for almost any command to execute) that the computer itself is unusable. If I cannot resolve this latest problem, I will install a different computer and start all over again. It is frustrating, to say the least, although I am resolved to switch to Linux, but maybe now with a different distribution if Ubuntu continues to thwart me. I am amazed and so appreciative of the help and support so readily given by members of this site (and I suspect the Linux community at large) that I will certainly continue my efforts to obtain a Linux system that meets my needs, and very basic are they. The problem is, I still need MS to get to the internet to find out how to get Linux to work. My family is in the process of moving and after the move I will have this computer to set up for my needs. I apologize for this lengthly post. I will continue posting here the results of my efforts. Again, thank you. taco
 
Old 11-15-2008, 05:38 PM   #15
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I reinstalled ubuntu 8.04 again as the package manager always comes up under "administrator" and the os became too confusing to me.
Re-installing probably wasn't the right thing to do, but it probably doesn't help much to tell you that now. When you say the package manager always comes up under "administrator", do you mean that it asks for a password? If so, you should be aware that a difference between the way the Ubuntus and and most other *nixes work is that, by default, allow a normal user to do admin, but it asks for a confirmation of the user's password - most other systems expect you to type sudo (and set up sudoers) to get something like this to happen.

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Now, under dual boot, both MS and Ubuntu are so slow (it takes hours for almost any command to execute) that the computer itself is unusable.
...weird..why whatever you have done has slowed both Ubuntu and some other OS, I don't know. Unless, maybe its a coincidence and there is some other problem.
 
  


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