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I am brand new to linux and i am finding it really frustrating cause i always thought i had quite a knack for computers haha.
ive looked online and searched a bunch of stuff but because im so new to linux i am having a hard time even understand some of the stuff.
i really want to get comfortable/fluent with linux and unix and what not.
my netbook model is HP Compaq Mini 110
the distribution i am using is Linux Mint 10
my broadcom wifi device isnt working or something.
when i first installed mint, it said that i needed non-free drivers?
the ethernet cable instantly gave me connection and i was able to run updates
but the wifi still doesnt work
i think the updates only updated the free ones and not the non-free ones cause i dont remember ever specifying to download the non free ones
how do i manually specify to download all available updates?
i also typed:
$ sudo gedit /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
the output says:
oh also when i right click on the little network sign on the bottom right corner, then it says "Wireless Networks device not read (firmware missing)" I dont know what is going on haha