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Old 02-25-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
jacatone
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What wireless program does Ubuntu 8.10 use?


I have no problem getting Ubuntu 8.10, Xubuntu 8.10 or even Linux Mint 6 to connect to my wifi, but a lot of distros use this Wicd Network Manager program which I've never been able to work. What network manager or wireless manager does Ubuntu use? Thought I try installing it on these other distros to see if that'll work. Thanks.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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I think it may use network-manager. But I never had any luck with it in Debian. I just do configuration from the command line. I've heard good things about wicd, but don't think it comes on Ubuntu by default.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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You may find what your looking for here.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...CardsSupported
 
Old 02-25-2009, 11:35 PM   #4
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How do you configure your wifi using a command line? I trying Linux Mint 6 XFCE CE. I had no problem connecting with Linux Mint 6 Main and XFCE sees my wifi card OK. How do I test if my driver is installed? Maybe that's the problem. Thanks.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 08:18 AM   #5
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Why don't you tell us what wireless card you have ? you might be missing card firmware or something which is causing the failure.

Personally I think wicd rocks I like it much better than network-manager or kwifimanager.

post the output ofhte following:
lspci
 
  


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