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Old 09-17-2010, 04:20 PM   #16
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I'm really sorry if I'm being annoying, but I don't know how to use Synaptic, or GTK+ which it says is required. I Downloaded both of the files, but I don't know how to install as they are .tar.gz... I am reallly sorry.

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Old 09-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #17
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I am very sorry, but I am a newbie to Linux so those instructions confuse me. I know this sounds really stupid, but I just need some help. If any of you can help me, I will be very grateful.

Thanks,

Jetso

P.S: Disregard the message above, I was able to get synaptic package manager working, but thos instructions still confuse me.

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Old 09-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #18
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Please be specific about what confused you. We can't guess what you're having difficulties with. For example did you try doing something on the wiki page and it didn't turn out as expected?

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Old 09-17-2010, 07:22 PM   #19
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Well I don't get the part about the liveCD/LiveUSB or Cd-rom/DVD am I supposed to download bcmwl-kernel-source and put it on a CD/DVD, then us Synaptic to install it?

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Old 09-17-2010, 09:55 PM   #20
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Well I don't get the part about the liveCD/LiveUSB or Cd-rom/DVD am I supposed to download bcmwl-kernel-source and put it on a CD/DVD, then us Synaptic to install it?

Thanks,

Jetso
I think the one part that is confusing is are you able to download to the computer that you are trying to setup your wireless on? If so you need to use synaptic and the installation should be trouble free.
 
Old 09-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #21
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Yes, Larry I am able to download to the computer(this computer) because I have Windows dual booting. I went ahead and tried to install a .deb file of bcmwl-kernel-source, and when I tried to install it, it said its dependencies were not met and it needed dkms. I installed that and when I went to install bcmwl and it said it is already installed. When I go to synaptic, it says it is the latest version... The wireless however is still not working. I am so sorry about all this, but thank you so much for even trying to help... Were going to get it working somehow!

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Old 09-18-2010, 12:31 AM   #22
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Are you able to connect to the internet in Ubuntu using a network cable? The instructions on the page you are having trouble with do rather assume that you are connected that way - apt-get install will attempt to download packages from the repository and sort out dependencies for you, and may fail if you have no connection.
I suggest using a network cable first; downloading in Windows and copying the files across is a slow and confusing way of doing things.

Also I'm pretty sure that my original suggestion of using System / Administration / Hardware Drivers (on the menus on the top left) whist connected via ethernet cable will work. It's also suggested at the top of the page Larry Webb linked to. If you have an ethernet connection, try that.

When you've used Ubuntu for a while, then you can start having fun working out how it all works, but the first thing is to get it working the simplest way you can
 
Old 09-18-2010, 07:40 AM   #23
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Yes, Larry I am able to download to the computer(this computer) because I have Windows dual booting.
Jetso
Sorry did not make myself more clear, if you can connect to the internet by lan the download manager will download the dependences automatically. I guess you could do it coping from windows to cd but it will take a lot of time running down the dependences.

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Old 09-18-2010, 12:15 PM   #24
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I'm working on convincing my mom (I'm 13) to let me connect my laptop to the ethernet port in her room. But, I have an idea. It says that the bcmwl-kernel-source is already installed, does this mean that I need to blacklist the another driver that Ubuntu is using? If so, can someone (I'm very sorry if I'm being annoying) give me the command I need to find out which driver it's trying to use. I am SO sorry if I'm being annoying.

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Jetso
 
Old 09-18-2010, 10:21 PM   #25
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Can't find x-gzip, Ubuntu 10.04.1. Apparently needed to install a driver tarball

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux, so bear with me. I installed Ubuntu about a week ago and ever sense I have been working on getting my wireless installed. The problem seems to be that I don't have to driver for my Broadcom BCM4312 Network Connector. I downloaded what is said was needed on their website, but I don't know how to actually install it. It is a .tar.gz file. I went in properties of the file and it said "Application/X-gzip" I did some investigating and I think I can use it to install the file. If this is the wrong way, may someone please instruct how to install it.

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Old 09-18-2010, 11:38 PM   #26
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I am new to Ubuntu and Linux, so bear with me. I installed Ubuntu about a week ago and ever sense I have been working on getting my wireless installed. The problem seems to be that I don't have to driver for my Broadcom BCM4312 Network Connector. I downloaded what is said was needed on their website, but I don't know how to actually install it. It is a .tar.gz file. I went in properties of the file and it said "Application/X-gzip" I did some investigating and I think I can use it to install the file. If this is the wrong way, may someone please instruct how to install it.

Thanks,

Jetso
We would be in a better position to provide the help you require, if a link to the file was provided.

If you have internet access via an ethernet cable, try using System--> Administration--> Hardware Driver to assist.
 
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:56 PM   #27
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right click the tarball and open with file roller
like above the Ubuntu wifi doc for this is very good try this when you have time
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Under the desktop menu System > Administration > Hardware Drivers, the drivers can be activated for use.

Note: A computer restart may be required before using the wifi card.

LiveCD/LiveUSB

For temporary use with the LiveCD and LiveUSB environments, simply use the Synaptic Package Manager to search for and install the bcmwl-kernel-source package. Refer to Step 1 and Step 2 of the instructions above.

Step 3.

Instead of a computer restart, in a terminal issue the following commands:

~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl
~$ sudo modprobe wl
the b43xx main page http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

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Old 09-19-2010, 01:19 AM   #28
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dealing with tar.gz files

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I downloaded what is said was needed on their website, but I don't know how to actually install it. It is a .tar.gz file. I went in properties of the file and it said "Application/X-gzip" I did some investigating and I think I can use it to install the file. If this is the wrong way, may someone please instruct how to install it.

Thanks,

Jetso
Hi Jetso,
I'll just deal with final part of your question. tar.gz files are also called "tarballs".
1. Move the tar.gz file to a convenient location. (I use /tmp myself). These instructions may be used for any tarball you come across. For tarballs ending in ...tar.bz2 then just replace "zxvf" with "jxvf" in the code given below.
2. In a terminal type
Code:
tar zxvf {name of tarball}
and watch the output carefully.
3. The output will indicate the name of the directory (a subdirectory of where you are now) that it is placing the files.
4 cd to that directory and follow the instructions that you find there or those that were on the website you got the tarball from.

Hope this is clear enough.
ciao,
jdk

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Old 09-19-2010, 02:59 AM   #29
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You shouldn't need to download and install the drivers yourself, as they should already be part of the kernel. Before trying to install the drivers you downloaded, see if you can get wireless working with the in kernel drivers. The first two posts provide links and information on how to do this.
 
Old 09-19-2010, 05:11 AM   #30
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No the only thing you need now is a program called fwcutter. It may be installed but doubt it. To check it out find from your application menu - network setup and then you should see it is recognized or not and setup if it is.
 
  


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