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Old 04-13-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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Problem getting internet in Ubuntu 9.10 / Fedora 12


Hey, first time posting,

I'm very new to the whole linux thing. A while back I loaded Ubuntu 9.10 onto my USB stick, and booted it like a live CD to see what it was like.
It worked well, and I was able to connect to my wireless internet connection by activating a proprietary driver (I think it was something like Broadcom STA driver, or something similar).

I then partitioned my hard drive, and installed ubuntu alongside my main windows vista partition. I was still able to connect to the internet fine in vista, but when I loaded ubuntu I could not connect, and there were no drivers to help me, as there had been on the live USB.

I deleted the ubuntu partition and tried again, but the same thing happened. I've deleted it since then, and installed Fedora 12, though I still cannot connect to the internet (although I couldn't on the live USB for Fedora either).

Any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 04-13-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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The driver may be there, and needs to be loaded. The command to load a driver as root user is modprobe nameofmodule. In order to do that, or to help further, we need to know the chipset of your wireless card. I gather it is a Broadcom card. However like most manufactures there are a lot of cards with different drivers for each manufacturer.

With a linux system running, ( can be loaded on the HD or a live system from your USB adapter, or a live CD ) open a konsole, and run the command 'lspci' ( without the quotes ) and cut and paste the results here.

Since you have a Vista system running on the same hardware, you can look in the Device Manager, try and identify the card. Post the results.

There is a good chance we can find a driver ( in linux the are called 'kernel loadable modules' ) and load it. Once loaded, you can configure it to work with your network.
 
Old 04-13-2010, 10:51 AM   #3
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hi first time for psot;
I am very happy that I can join this team!
linux is attractive for me! But I can't do it good!
Now I am confidence!
 
Old 04-13-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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From windows device manager, I think my wireless card is: Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN

I also seem to have something called: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller


after typing 'lspci' into a terminal in fedora, I was returned with:

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7150M (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
02:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
02:05.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
02:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
02:05.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 02)
 
Old 04-13-2010, 01:13 PM   #5
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The nVidia controller is your hard wired ethernet controller.

Here is a how-to install the Broadcom drivers in ubuntu.

-->http://linuxers.org/howto/how-instal...s-cards-ubuntu
 
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:17 AM   #6
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I've just managed to get the wireless working.

The web address you sent me was very useful, and worked on the whole, I just had to do a few other bits of research when hit problems not being able to install a few packages.

But it's all good now, thanks a lot!
 
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:26 AM   #7
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i have just completed my rhce what should i do to increase my knowledge level.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 07:27 AM   #8
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is there any jobs avialable with rhce completion .please let me know.
 
  


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