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Old 02-24-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy installed mint 10, cannot connect to wireless or wired internet connection


Hi, I am a newbie to Linux. I installed mint 10 on top of my Windows XP on a Dell Latitude D630. The installation was successful.
I do understand that I may have to configure the linux OS to work with the hardware in the system. I started by opening the Firefox browser and it would not connect to the net (I'm typing this on another machine). When I plug in the ethernet, the network manager recognises it as 'Etho0'.

The ethernet icon at the bottom when clicked shows the connection state as unavailable for WLAN. I have a dell 1390 WLAN minicard.
I clicked on 'Manage connections', selected the Wireless tab and tried to add a new connection but it would not scan.

I am not sure if I need to install the driver first and then attempt to manage connections. Help! (Please do provide step by step instructions if possible as I am clueless about how to proceed, but I am willing to learn). Thanks,
 
Old 02-24-2011, 08:29 PM   #2
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Can you post the output of lspci, ifconfig, and iwconfig?
 
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #3
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Smile ubuntu 10.10

I ended installing Ubuntu 10.10 instead of Linux Mint. It seemed to recognize all of my hardware devices automatically.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 01:17 PM   #4
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Oh ok, that works then. Glad to hear you got it up and running. Mark your thread as solved if you can, thanks!

Cheers,

Josh
 
  


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