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Hello Everyone....this is my first post so please bare with me. I am a total computer newbie. I am trying to connect to the internet. I have my internet connection button on my laptop on. But it want let me connect. The Linux software is new to me. Help!!!!!!!!
P.S. I have looked on the forum but everything doesn't seem to be in complete English for me to understand.
However, we need a lot more specific information from you. What make/model of laptop are you using?
What linux distribution do you have installed (linux distributions are collections of programs all running on top of the linux kernel, some examples are Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Fedora, CentOS and each one has versions like Ubuntu 11.4, Debian 6.0 Squeeze, etc.)?
How are you trying to connect? Wirelessly to a local wireless router? To a 3G/4G network? To wired network?
Distribution: Fedora (typically latest release or development release)
as pljvaldez asked before - what type of connection are you trying to connect to ? Is it wired or wireless ? Which release are you using? Ubuntu 11.04? If you are unable to connect to wireless, first try connecting to a wired network and see if ubuntu wants to install some updates.
Sorry for the late response from yesterdays post had an emergency to take care of. Any who I have an HP laptop pavilion AMD running on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. I have charter communications cable that has a desktop on the direct ethernet cable and the laptop is wireless. I was using the laptop pulling off my wireless network with no problem then one day I turned my laptop on and it couldn't connect to the internet. No server to be found. I haven't done anything differently than before. I hope this info helps. Remember Im a computer dummy!
Ok. I got a messeage after I typed in lshw: WARNING: you should run this program as super-user. Then it said description:
Try sudo lshw and enter your user password. You're specifically looking for something networking related, my guess would be a broadcom chipset. But if some sort of wireless card doesn't show up, it would seem you have some sort of hardware issue. Maybe the wireless card was disabled in the BIOS or something..?