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Old 12-28-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
Brian Grieves
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wireless connectivity to BTHomehub


My reinstalled OS Linux Lite ( version 1.0.9.E) connects fine with cable but Broadband BT hub does not support the protocol for wireless.
Is there a Linux download which will solve this?
 
Old 12-28-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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Hey Brian,

I think you are going to need to be more specific here:

what device is failing to connect to the bt wireless hub - built in to your laptop/desktop, or a BT provided accessory?

worth posting root results for

lspci

Hope that helps

Andy T
 
Old 12-28-2010, 12:45 PM   #3
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i believe his client is not configured/installed properly.

how to install wireless on linux
 
Old 12-29-2010, 05:44 AM   #4
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My device is an Acer Aspire One netbook. I only just put back the Linux Lite v1,0,9,E OS. I am in fact using it wirelessly with BTFon/Openzone. But the BTHome hub wont recognise the protocol -and advised me to go to Linux for support.! I was hoping it might be just a matter of updating the Linux Lite OS.I think anything else is beyond my ken..
I would be happy to post root results for instance - if I had the slightest clue what they are,
 
Old 12-30-2010, 12:44 PM   #5
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Hi Brian,

I can personally vouch for wireless networking using Ubuntu Netbook Edition with Acer Aspire One. (That said it was an older version, but hardware support rarely decreases with Linux)

http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download

Instruction for install are excellent, you can do the install prep with windows, mac or linux and you only need a blank USB stick, not a DVD writer.

Ubuntu is probably the best place to start if you just want to be up and running with Linux ASAP.

Hope that's useful,

Regards,

Andy T

Last edited by redhatstand; 12-30-2010 at 12:47 PM. Reason: Forehead slap: of course you have access to another internet machine
 
Old 12-30-2010, 01:15 PM   #6
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Almost forgot,

Congratulations on your decision to learn Linux - don't be put off by the initial problems, the learning curve is only really as steep as you want it to be, and I've found there's a lot more support than for other platforms.

To answer you other question: when I said root results I meant that you should run the suggested command as the root user.

This is the all powerful user which can trash the entire disk with a single command, so normally people login as (their name) and only switch to root if they need to do something an ordinary user cannot - tho if they trash the entire disk with a single command they probably shouldn't have known the root password anyhow.

Oh yes, and if someone suggests you 'run the following command as root' (;-) you should probably type

man (suggested command)

To check the help pages for the command, just to make sure... hit the letter Q to exit man(ual) pages

There are a number of ways to switch to root, assuming you have a terminal window open (terminal or gterm is one option on the graphical menus)

You can type

su - (hit enter)

and you'll be prompted for the root password (doesn't work by default on Ubuntu so...), or

sudo -s (hit enter)

and if you're the machine's owner you'll get prompted for _your_ password. On success you are root (does work on Ubuntu)

(in either case type exit to become you again)

Regards,

Andy T
 
Old 01-02-2011, 09:52 AM   #7
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I think my best bet is to do some really basic read up on Linus Lite to find out things like:
.... where on this OS sits the equivalent of Windows add/remove programmes?
....why cant I download Skype (as my Messenger wont work)?
....etc,
The contact support info. on the netbook is now redundant and the current forums are too advanced for me. But I do like this rather puritanical Linux OS and would like to persevere. So if you know where I can get the basics please tell me... but thanks for your efforts anyhow. Brian
 
Old 01-02-2011, 10:03 AM   #8
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Quote:
think my best bet is to do some really basic read up on Linus Lite to find out things like:
.... where on this OS sits the equivalent of Windows add/remove programmes?
....why cant I download Skype (as my Messenger wont work)?
Nice attitude "to persevere" that is exactly all that anybody needs to put linux under control.

For your basic read up try this well written Linux Tutorial, it has all that you need basically to learn about linux. For an easier distro for learning and ease of use try Linux Mint which is built upon the benefits of Debian and Ubuntu.

Good luck. Hope it helps.
 
  


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