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Old 10-28-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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Smile Ok finally got linux up and running....but



Ok up and running but cannot get wireless working

in plain english how can I get my dell latitude wireless working Please!
 
Old 10-28-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...eShootingGuide
 
Old 10-28-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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OK....We need:

Make and model of the laptop.

Make and model of the wireless card.

What distro (version) of Linux you are using?

If you do not know if a driver was installed, open a terminal and enter "dmesg|grep <keyword>, Where <keyword> is replace be something relevant to your wireless card.

My system shows this:
iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, 1.3.27ks
iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2009 Intel Corporation
iwlagn 0000:10:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN REV=0x4

I used "ntel" as the keyword, but I could have used "Wireless", WiFi, etc.
 
Old 10-28-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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Sorry, now I see Ubuntu. Have you tried their network setup tools?
 
Old 10-29-2009, 04:19 AM   #5
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Thanx but I have given up back to windows xp; if i can get it back
Linux and ubuntu are as bad as microsoft.I should have known better. You do not make things easy for people who are not interested in just getting they're stuff up and running.I donnot care about grubs or unix or any other nonsense.I detest technology
and people who like to obfusticate with technobabble.
Again thanx to those who tried to help.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 04:23 AM   #6
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Thanx but I have given up back to windows xp; if i can get it back
Linux and ubuntu are as bad as microsoft.I should have known better. You do not make things easy for people who are not interested in just getting they're stuff up and running.I donnot care about grubs or unix or any other nonsense.I detest technology
and people who like to obfusticate with technobabble.
Again thanx to those who tried to help.
If you are not willing to invest some time in learning, that will be your best choice.

Good luck
 
Old 10-29-2009, 04:37 AM   #7
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Thanx but I have given up back to windows xp; if i can get it back
Linux and ubuntu are as bad as microsoft
Maybe you should quit on desktop computers alltogether. Mobile phones might be less of a challenge.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 05:37 AM   #8
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Maybe you should quit on desktop computers alltogether. Mobile phones might be less of a challenge.
considering a fairly large market share of phones also run a flavour of Linux or Unix, I doubt that would be good either for him

Maybe the few WinFail mobile phones can do it.

But on a more serious note: Anything new obviously requires learning.

You don't go to a completely different country with a completely different language and expect yourself to speak and understand it fluently for the first time without ever having looked at the language before either, or?

Same with programs and OS. Something new requires to get some time and learn it. No one here was born with knowing Linux inside out, everyone takes time and learns.
And it usually takes more time to learn than just one night.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 08:56 AM   #9
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Does anyone think that OP is going to be back?

But, since we're reflecting, I really wonder how he/she will do if faced with doing a fresh install of Windows.

As many have said, we really should be teaching computers in high school---and this does NOT mean a class in how to run MS Office.
 
  


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