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Old 08-11-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
naitogunjin
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Question Wireless help on Xubuntu??


Hello everybody
I have a HP pavillion dv6000 that im going to install xubuntu on whenever i try it out the wireless doesnt work on it.
Im extremely new at linux. If anyone could give me the dumb-downed steps on what i need and what i have to do it would be greatly apreaciated.
Thanks
 
Old 08-12-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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To find out what wireless you are dealing with open a Terminal and input: lspci

...or if you are using usb wireless input: lsusb

Copy and paste your results here.

Have a look at "HowTo: Ubuntu Linux on HP Pavilion series laptops on http://aldeby.org/blog/index.php/how...series-laptops . Scroll down and you will see that it covers three wireless cards: A) Intel Wireless (3945ABG, 4965ABGN) B) Broadcom wireless C) Atheros wireless
 
Old 08-13-2009, 02:14 PM   #3
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terminal says

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.0 root hub
 
Old 08-13-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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That shows nothing at all.

And lspci?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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it says a lot of stuff
it sasy my network controller is a broadcom Corporation bcm4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev02)
 
Old 08-13-2009, 03:36 PM   #6
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So look at the howto quoted above and scroll down to Broadcom. If you are using 9.04 you should have no bother.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #7
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does my computer have to be connected to the internet for it to work?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 05:12 PM   #8
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Guess what guys i installed xubuntu and as soon as i loaded it up it offered me the wireless driver! I installed it and restarted the computer and its working fine! As simple as that!! lol
Thanks for all your help arochester!
 
  


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