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Old 02-20-2008, 09:03 AM   #46
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Sigh. Of all the laptops I had to buy...

Well, I am updated to the max... so no fix there...

Maybe... just maybe... when the new version of Ubuntu comes out April 24th...

I'm definitely not switching to another distro, at least, not yet. I've just finished learning (sort of) how to work this one, and have tweaked it perfectly (almost) to my liking. Luckily, the wifi isn't an absolute must (at the moment).

Thanks again for all your help. And in the end, I learned a thing or two, so hey...
 
Old 02-20-2008, 10:38 AM   #47
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I only have one small problem, how do I get root? Also, how do I know if I have wlan0?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 11:48 AM   #48
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I only have one small problem, how do I get root? Also, how do I know if I have wlan0?
You would either log in as root or open a console and type su - to become root (note the - after the su, that loads root's environment variables and is important).

As for the name of the device, type iwconfig in a console, and that should tell you what wireless devices you have.

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Sigh. Of all the laptops I had to buy...
Actually you can blame Ubuntu for this. Intel is one of the good guys in Linux wireless in that they actually support their stuff.

I would check the Ubuntu repositories for a newer kernel. From what I could tell, the guy that logged the bug was also responsible for seeing it fixed, and the bug was logged last summer. I'd be very surprised if they hadn't done something because the 2200 is not an uncommon chipset.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 04:33 PM   #49
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I have the latest kernel that's in the repos...

And according to the official bug page, it's been "confirmed"... but not fixed yet.

And the importance is "low". Oh goody.

Time to play the waiting game.

At least I can bookmark that page to keep an eye on it...
 
Old 02-24-2008, 05:07 AM   #50
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You would either log in as root or open a console and type su - to become root (note the - after the su, that loads root's environment variables and is important).
I typed su - in a console and then it asked for my password, when I entered it, it said it was wrong, I tried over and over again but got the same message. Does this require a special password? Because I can sign on to my computer, and do other things with the same password, so its not like I forgot it...
And I just found out, I am able to log on to another network with the same type of WEP secuity as I have at home, perhaps I should give my home network another go before I start configuring the network card?
 
Old 02-24-2008, 07:09 AM   #51
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I typed su - in a console and then it asked for my password, when I entered it, it said it was wrong, I tried over and over again but got the same message. Does this require a special password?
The su commands essentially lets you log in as another user, so it asks you for that users password. In this case you need to enter root's password. You might be confusing su with sudo, which does ask you for your password before allowing you to run specific commands as root.

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And I just found out, I am able to log on to another network with the same type of WEP secuity as I have at home, perhaps I should give my home network another go before I start configuring the network card?
That's great! So what you would need to do is the exact same thing that you did for the network that worked. Use the same tool to enter in the SSID and WEP key of your home network.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 09:48 AM   #52
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Thanks for all your help!

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The su commands essentially lets you log in as another user, so it asks you for that users password. In this case you need to enter root's password. You might be confusing su with sudo, which does ask you for your password before allowing you to run specific commands as root.



That's great! So what you would need to do is the exact same thing that you did for the network that worked. Use the same tool to enter in the SSID and WEP key of your home network.
I did the same thing for my home network as the other one, like you said, and IT WORKED! I am writing this using my home network, and Ubuntu and Linux has never felt better! And it's way faster than Windows that's for sure. Thanks su much for all your help, Hangdog42!!
 
Old 02-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #53
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Congrats and seeing it through! By the way, if you could write a brief summary of what you did to get it working, it would be appreciated. Sooner or later someone will stumble into this thread and nothing is more frustrating than finding success, but no explanation of how to get there.
 
Old 02-26-2008, 01:46 AM   #54
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Congrats and seeing it through! By the way, if you could write a brief summary of what you did to get it working, it would be appreciated. Sooner or later someone will stumble into this thread and nothing is more frustrating than finding success, but no explanation of how to get there.
Will do! I'll write one once I get home.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 05:27 PM   #55
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Unhappy Same with my Acer travelmate 4001

hi all, g'day!

another newbie to ubuntu (after eons of 'windowshit', i finally made the plunge to linux, despite my pathetic IT skills, or rather the lack thereof)) with impossibly stupid questions is here to bug you all....

i stumbled upon this post after hours and days of trawling on the net searching for solutions as to why i cant connect to my wireless network and could not help but decided to commiserate with some unlucky souls in the same boat.

the agonising road to the solution does not seem to get any better. after poring over uncountable electronic scrolls of seemingly similar search results, i had to make the error of thinking i was using the broadcom chip and nearly made the mistake of installing all the bcm43xx stuff according to the help manuals posted online. Luckily, i saw this post and after reading the pointers given earlier, i realised that i'm using the stupid intel 2200bg chip instead. so i guess does it mean that i am doomed like superdave7380? so an intel 2200bg wireless chip in ubuntu 7.10 (kernel 2.6.22) running on an acer travelmate 4001 means no way for me to get online except to waaaaaaaaaaaaait like the rest? (((
 
Old 04-12-2008, 12:07 AM   #56
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Welcome to the club.

I just re-checked the official bug page...

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...22/+bug/119835

Still says "Confirmed" and "Importance: Low"

What the heck!? It's almost if... well... it's almost if they don't care...
 
Old 04-12-2008, 04:35 AM   #57
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I'm sorry to hear you guys still have problems with your cards! I know how frustrating that was! I just followed the instructions given in this page and then it started working for me.

I hope they will have this fixed for you in the new Ubuntu, not too many days away now.
 
Old 04-21-2008, 06:17 AM   #58
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Hey Hangdog, if you're still there, helpful fella...

I think I found the answer to my problem... of course, being me, I'm not sure how to go about doing it.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-howto-636744/

Could I be on to something?
 
Old 04-21-2008, 07:40 AM   #59
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Yeah, I'm still on this side of the grass!

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I think I found the answer to my problem... of course, being me, I'm not sure how to go about doing it.
Is this the software your talking about? I don't want to start giving you suggestions only to find out we're talking about two different things.......
 
Old 04-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #60
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That's it.

I just don't know how to build/install/whatever things in Linux. (not yet, anyway)

I am, however, an expert when it comes to copying & pasting instructions.
 
  


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