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Old 06-10-2010, 12:06 AM   #1
mohamad
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drivers


i have installed ubuntu alongside windows xp which was already there. im having a problem with the drivers. ubuntu didnt pick up any???
how do i fix that... i can not connect to the internet
 
Old 06-10-2010, 12:12 AM   #2
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What do you mean "didn't pick up any"? For example, Linux is not going to recognize or use the Windows drivers.

Which drivers do you need and how do you know the are not already there?

AND---which version of Ubuntu?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 12:16 AM   #3
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it is ubuntu 10.04..... and i guess i know because when i did everything to try to connect to the internet it wouldnt find my card
 
Old 06-10-2010, 12:36 AM   #4
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to install ubuntu you shouls have Linux operating system. Otherwise it would not be supported by your computer. Your installing in XP operating System that why it not running .
 
Old 06-10-2010, 01:39 AM   #5
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This is utter nonsense. Ignore it:
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to install ubuntu you shouls have Linux operating system. Otherwise it would not be supported by your computer. Your installing in XP operating System that why it not running .
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it is ubuntu 10.04..... and i guess i know because when i did everything to try to connect to the internet it wouldnt find my card
It *should* auto-detect and auto-configure during install.

Q: How did you install Ubuntu 10.4. From a CD/DVD?

Q: Exactly what kind of PC do you have? What kind of network card?

Q: Please run this command to search for potential devices (if your network card happens to be a PCI card, or an on-board NIC), and cut/paste the results:
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lspci|less
Q: Please run this command to check your current network configuration, and cut/paste the results:
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/usr/sbin/ifconfig
'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 06-10-2010, 04:15 AM   #6
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it is ubuntu 10.04..... and i guess i know because when i did everything to try to connect to the internet it wouldnt find my card
Hello, Mohamad.

It will help people to help you if you are quite specific about your hardware, and also about the steps you have taken to try to deal with the problem already. I could assume that when you say "my card" that you are talking about a wireless card, but I could be mistaken. Have you tried going into System >> Preferences >> Network Connections, and looking at what is listed there? You may need to "add" the appropriate connection. A few times with earlier distros, I have had to "tell" Ubuntu that it was connected to a LAN with a wired connection. If you do need any Linux drivers that have not been loaded, there is a good chance that they are on the installation disk.

If you open a terminal window (Applications >> Accessories >> Terminal), and type: lspci |less (Then hit the Enter key), it should give a list of the cards in your computer. (if output is longer than 1 screen, page-down with the space bar). This is why it is important that you know what hardware you have; then you will know if the system recognizes it. Some hardware is not supported by Linux, although the list seems to get shorter every day. If you have the original manual for the computer, this may have many of the hardware specifications.

It will also help anybody who is trying to help you. "I can't get on the Internet" is not as useful as (for instance) "I have a Dell C11000X laptop with a Martian Z-6000 wireless card, running Ubuntu 10.04 with a Gnome desktop. When I open Firefox, I get no internet connection, with the message: 'Firefox cannot find the server at www.blahblahblah.net'".

So, do your homework on what hardware you have, report back, and be specific about your problem, OK? Even if I don't see it, it will help the next person who is trying to help. Much luck!

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