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Old 11-24-2008, 02:56 PM   #1
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UBUNTU v8.10 Wireless connection PROBS


Hiya guys thanks for help with the previous posts to all those that have helped.

I have instaled UBUNTU v8.10 on a my Acer 3690 laptop using a different HDD i had stored and eveything works fine except my wireless.

I have Virgin Meia 20Mb connection and was supplied a Netgear WGR614 router and when i use the modem direct through the lan cable the internet works fine but when i try to connect wireless UBUNTU says there is no WLAN connection present is there anything i can do, i really like this OS.

Also please could anyone tell me if there is a dedicated website with linux compatible software and is there a program that converts to DVD available.

Thanks to all that will help me CHEERS
 
Old 11-24-2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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first you need to find out what wireless card you are using, open a terminal and type lspci and post it here.There are several websites that can help you with linux software,just google it.As for the dvd programs I use k9copy to rip dvd's and DeVeDe to convert/burn video files to dvd format.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 12:48 AM   #3
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Hiya guys thanks for help with the previous posts to all those that have helped.

I have instaled UBUNTU v8.10 on a my Acer 3690 laptop using a different HDD i had stored and eveything works fine except my wireless.

I have Virgin Meia 20Mb connection and was supplied a Netgear WGR614 router and when i use the modem direct through the lan cable the internet works fine but when i try to connect wireless UBUNTU says there is no WLAN connection present is there anything i can do, i really like this OS.

Also please could anyone tell me if there is a dedicated website with linux compatible software and is there a program that converts to DVD available.

Thanks to all that will help me CHEERS
Most of the software you need, will be in the repositories, but you can look here to learn about alternatives to popular M$ programs...

http://www.linuxalt.com/

http://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives

As for the wireless, I'd almost bet that your device is a broadcom, but when you post your lspci, you'll get more help.

Edit: Judging by Posts #8-#10 at the link below... I'd say you almost definitely have Broadcom... I'm not sure how to get those working in Linux, but I think they require a firmware upgrade.

http://ge.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=766100

IGF

Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 11-25-2008 at 12:52 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 04:28 PM   #4
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The Wireless connection is Broadcom driver version 4.102.15.61
 
  


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