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Old 05-04-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Will go mad if no one can help me!!!


Just installed ubuntu on to my machine pb easy note can't connect using my wifi. I have been through the forums but yet no answers.
I am not computer minded but if this is going to be this difficult might as well go back to bill gates, because life is very very short.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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this is a terrible post. i don't see how you expect someone to help you, all this says to everyone is that your are not very smart.

now, what error are you getting and what wireless card do you have, if possible post the result of the iwconfig command.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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this is a terrible post. i don't see how you expect someone to help you, all this says to everyone is that your are not very smart.

now, what error are you getting and what wireless card do you have, if possible post the result of the iwconfig command.
it's a intel Wifi Link 4965AGNand i,m not getting any errors. just keeps asking for my password which i have from isp. but still nothing. Im sorry but im like a 6 year old with computers.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 01:51 PM   #4
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First,stop flailing. The 4965 is very easy to get working.

We need to know which version of Ubuntu and which kernel. (For the kernel, open a terminal and enter "sudo uname -r" (without the quotes).

Next, enter "sudo lsmod|grep iwl". This will tell us if the necessary modules are loaded. If they are, then all you need is the firmware. This will be available using the package manager (adept or synaptic) Simply do a search using "4965".

I'm not sure what you mean by the password from the ISP. For wireless, you need the codes for the access point--eg you might have a wireless router in which they setup default codes.

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Im sorry but im like a 6 year old with computers.
I have met a lot of very smart 6 year olds....


An aside--mostly for other helpers: I just installed Slackware 12.1 and was pleasantly surprised that it included everything for the 4965--including the firmware.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:00 PM   #5
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ok it's the very latest and i downloaded it with the wubi installer. Is there any way i can switch from window to linux without having to re-boot the system?
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:02 PM   #6
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ok it's the very latest and i downloaded it with the wubi installer. Is there any way i can switch from window to linux without having to re-boot the system?
only if you install linux in a virtual machine
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:36 PM   #7
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ok it's the very latest and i downloaded it with the wubi installer. Is there any way i can switch from window to linux without having to re-boot the system?
I was under the impression that "wubi" installs Ubuntu in a window within Windows. Did you create a new partition for Ubuntu? Please describe your setup in more detail.

You don't address the things I asked you to try......It's really better to work on one question at a time.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:41 PM   #8
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ok i typed in the commands and it says commands not reconigsed
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:54 PM   #9
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OK--let's eliminate some variables. First, confirm that you opened a terminal window and entered the commands.

Next, try them without the "sudo". On my machine, those particular commands do not require root privileges (that is what sudo does)

Try also "lsmod" and "uname" without the extra stuff.

As a last resort, try "man lsmod" and "man uname". This will confirm that the commands are in fact in your system.

AND--please confirm that you entered the commands without the quotes. Discovery!!! On my machine, it doesn't matter!!!
 
Old 05-04-2008, 03:13 PM   #10
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I was under the impression that "wubi" installs Ubuntu in a window within Windows. Did you create a new partition for Ubuntu? Please describe your setup in more detail.

You don't address the things I asked you to try......It's really better to work on one question at a time.
Wubi does an hd install to a file on the windows partition and you have to reboot to use it
 
Old 05-04-2008, 03:28 PM   #11
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Ok the only command that works is the man uname which the shows printing system info which i cant access.
The other commands say no command exists.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 03:29 PM   #12
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And yes it was without the qoutes
 
Old 05-04-2008, 03:33 PM   #13
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By the way even if wubi has installed on windows then there is no way i can swap to one another without re-booting because that is driving me mad. I'm not a computer expert but how hard would of that been to do.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 04:30 PM   #14
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Code:
UNAME(1)                         User Commands                        UNAME(1)
NAME
       uname - print system information
SYNOPSIS
       uname [OPTION]...
DESCRIPTION
       Print certain system information.  With no OPTION, same as -s.
....snip....

uname means "to print (display) system information". It has nothing to do with the "printing system"

So, uname does not work? lsmod does not work?
If these don't work--either with or without sudo--then something is very wrong.


Regardless of how all this turns out, I would personally recommend the following:
First, using your existing setup or the Live CD, decide if you like Ubuntu. If not, try something else.
Then, install "normally"--on the hard disk it its own partition.

I would not rule out the possibility that the wubi method has bugs and I would not personally waste time trying to find out.

Also, try the commands running from live CD.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 06:08 PM   #15
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I have a Slack 12.1 torrent download in progress so I cannot boot into my Ubuntu Wubi install to assist with troubleshooting this now. I will check after the download if it will help.

If you type "sudo su-", then enter your user password, are you able to then use "uname -r" and "lsmod|grep iwl"?
 
  


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