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,