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I don't actually understand what's happening here. Are you sure you're getting "no such file or directory" errors? If the file doesn't exist, nano should still be creating it. Can you cd to /etc/modprobe.d and try again? Maybe try a different editor? What are the permissions and file size of the file? "ls -l blacklist" will tell you (from within /etc/modprobe.d, obviously).
I tried NDISwrapper, but it didn't work....then I read somewhere that bcm43xx-fwcutter will work for my computer. So I got it, extracted the contents to my desktop, but I am not sure what to do with them.
ok, I think we are getting somewhere. I need to do "sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter" then after that I can install the firmware into ubuntu, however when I type "sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter" it says "E: Couldn't find package bcm43xx"
I am not sure what to do here....I do not have interet on that computer so I cannot get that on a different computer then save it as mediubuntu-key.gpg and then put it on a cd or something like I have been doing with all the other tarballs and stuff
but I do not know what "-O-" means and I do not know what "|" means...
Last edited by chango77745; 05-10-2008 at 02:37 PM.
The documents will not be written to the appropriate files, but all
will be concatenated together and written to file. If - is used as
file, documents will be printed to standard output, disabling link
conversion. (Use ./- to print to a file literally named -.)
Use of -O is not intended to mean simply "use the name file instead
of the one in the URL;" rather, it is analogous to shell redirect-
ion: wget -O file http://foo is intended to work like wget -O -
http://foo > file; file will be truncated immediately, and all
downloaded content will be written there.
Note that a combination with -k is only permitted when downloading
a single document, and combination with any of -r, -p, or -N is not
| is a "pipe". Basically, pipes like this are used to pass output from one command (on the left) to another (the one on the right).
Obviously, if you can't download on your Ubuntu machine, then if you can get the file using another machine, then you'll have to change the commands - you won't need to use wget, as that's used to download the file. You'll probably have to specify the filename when running "apt-key", rather than "-". Look at the man page for apt-key and see what it says.