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Old 07-20-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
jll7519
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Wireless Zorin 8


I just installed zorin 8 on my laptop but I can't get the wireless to work. What do I need to do properly
 
Old 07-20-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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The best thing you can do is replace it with Zorin 9 (if you want Zorin). Zorin 8 is based off of ubuntu 13.10 whose support ends this month! Why would you install an OS which will be unsupported in a few weeks?

Also, it would help to know the specs of your machine to get best help.

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Old 07-21-2014, 03:03 PM   #3
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Zorin 8

Well I am a newbie after all. I purchased a Zorin 8 install disc and a HP 6715b with no OS to give Linux a try . No sooner than I got the laptop than I found out about Zorin 9. It figures ,it's just a learning curve is all
 
Old 07-21-2014, 07:57 PM   #4
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Well, it's not really your fault. Zorin really needs to get their act together in putting some useful and easy to find basic information on their web site. It is like a maze to find out just a basic thing like that.

At least you didn't dual boot. It should be easy in your situation to wipe off the 8 and put on the 9.
 
Old 07-21-2014, 08:40 PM   #5
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I have a similarly old hp laptop on which I run mint13 and debian7, it's a compaq 6220 which runs wireless fine.
Zorin is really meant for people who want GNU/Linux to look like Windoze but it should work on wireless.
You need to know what chip is used for your wireless hardware to get the drivers/firmware to run it.
Run lspci in a terminal and post the results, or without quotes run:
"lspci | grep wireless"
Hardware, particularly wireless stuff, can be a pain because "linux" is not paying the money when decisions are made.
Ideally you checkout the hardware first but if all else fails wireless wise you can use a USB that acts as an antenae and is recognized by the kernel.

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