Man, nothing like trying out something new on a computer to make you feel stupid. :/ First, how do you view the output to post it. second, I tried running the command that it said on the page you suggested, but nothing appears to be happening. I'm opening the run command and typing in *sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter* and click the icon that comes up under it, but nothing happens. am I doing something wrong?
Btw, thank you all already for your help, and patience.