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Old 05-25-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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just installed ubuntu 9.10 on laptop wirless will not work


I have an ACER Aspire 3000, just downloaded Ubuntu 9.10 and wireless does not work. I downloaded the driver. it said to use fwcutter to unzip. how do I do this.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 12:24 AM   #2
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Hello,

What's the output of
Code:
lspci
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Eric
 
Old 05-26-2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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Broadcom Corp BCM 4318 [Air Force one 54g] 802.11g
 
Old 05-26-2010, 10:00 AM   #4
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Hello,

That NIC has been known to cause problems under Ubuntu (and probably other distros too). Have a look at this thread here on LQ starting at post 88. All steps are included from start to finish.

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