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Old 12-10-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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hi nice to be here ..i just installed linuxmint 10 in my lenovo s10e and cant get the wireless to work am i missing something i hope someone can help.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 04:25 PM   #2
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Try this... http://www.sherin.co.in/how-to-confi...s20-in-ubuntu/

Linux Mint being a derivative of Ubuntu.
 
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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good its working thanks..im a little confused on being able to talk to friends on msn any ideas....
 
Old 12-10-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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good its working thanks..im a little confused on being able to talk to friends on msn any ideas....
Linux Mint 10 has Pidgin instant messaging client. It will communicate with numerous instant messaging servers. You can set up a Pidgin account profile for each of your instant messaging accounts. You only need this one application for all of your instant messaging needs. And it's all available for the low low price of just free!
 
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #5
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i rebooted and now cannot reconnect wireless again?never had this problem with xp?it says active but cant get on web untill i hook up cable.. it says wireless active but when i click on internet server not found .

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Old 12-10-2010, 09:15 PM   #6
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Try this link, follow the instructions there.

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

Your netbook has a broadcom wireless chip and Linux support for it can be tricky.

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Old 12-10-2010, 09:30 PM   #7
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thankyou but im not sure what im sopposed to download?
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:33 PM   #8
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What is the output when you run the lspci command referenced on that page?

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Old 12-10-2010, 09:46 PM   #9
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What is the output when you run the lspci command referenced on that page?

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it says speed is 54mbs im not sure of your question i really dont know how to do that or what that means..lol
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:59 PM   #10
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From the site in the link
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Whether a PCI device is supported by the b43/b43legacy driver can be found out with the lspci command:

lspci -vnn | grep 14e4

The command will result in a string similiar to this example:


0001:01:01.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
You should ignore anything, except the last part inside of the [ ] brackets. In the table below you can check whether your device is supported.
You have to run this command in a terminal window. By run in a terminal window I mean that you have to start the terminal icon and type the command then press the enter button.

You are going to have to help if you want your problem fixed. If you would do as I ask and follow the instructions it then tells you how to interpret the output. The last bit in brackets is the important stuff, the rest is fluff for now.

We must all choose to be a part of our own solution.

HTH
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:13 PM   #11
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ok so this is the command

lspci -vnn | grep 14e4

do i need to leave the spaces also i cant find where that straight line is in the middle..


i looked on keyboard but i cant find it.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 10:16 PM   #12
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You have the command correct now, the spaces need to be there.

The straight up line is called "pipe" It is Shift+\ key on my keyboard.

The | command does just what it's name says, it "pipes" the output of a command into another command. You can use it to string together multiple commands and do some really cool stuff.

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Old 12-10-2010, 10:28 PM   #13
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ok i did it now what do i look for.i dont see output i see pci , other options,selection of devices,basic display modes,display options,resolving of device id,s to name

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Old 12-10-2010, 10:29 PM   #14
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The bit in the brackets, it starts with 14e4
 
Old 12-10-2010, 10:31 PM   #15
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Hello everyone

musky123, that's just the command.

AsusDave in order to help, needs you to copy the output(the text that comes, when you type the lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 command and press enter).

Do the following:

Do this hotkeys combination Ctrl+ATL+T

Now you need to execute the command, do what I show bellow:

Code:
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 > wireless.txt
Now go to your "my documents" folders.

- Open the file wireless.txt
- Copy the information to this forum on a post

Best of luck and sorry for interrupt!

Last edited by coexistance; 12-10-2010 at 10:34 PM. Reason: typo mistake
 
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