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Old 07-03-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Driver Issue(s) Mostly the greenhorn driving I think

I'm running Linux Mint, the new Olivia with the Mate desktop for four days. I like it, but, I pretty sure screwed it up.

I realize I probably should have posted this in the wifi forum but I think I need more help than that.

This is my first Linux install, so you can imagine where I am. Go ahead and laugh if you want.

I have the Linksys wmp54gs pci adapter with the Broadcom drivers issues.

I studied up enough to be able to install the correct drivers and finally had it working for a while.

But ... before I got a working driver, I had tried to install what I found in the packages using Syaptic. Wrong. Now I think I have a real mess.

Then, to make it worse, I know I have installed the drivers using a ethernet connection at least twice.

The card works for a while then runs slower and slower and finally quits. It keeps giving me the prompt to give it the security code for the WPA, then it churns and churns and gives me the prompt to me again.

I think I need instructions step by step, (yes, hold my hand, sorry) and probably use the command line and whack all the different drivers for that card I installed and then do a new install. But, I don't have a clue how to do it.

Oh yeah, the card works flawlessly on winblows so I know there are no physical problems.

Luckily, I have winblows dual-booted on my machine, so I can get access to the forums. Otherwise, I would have been s**t out of luck, and it is killing me to have to do it.

Just call me the greenhorn, that's what we call 'em in the woods. I'm sure I will look back and laugh, but it isn't really that funny right now. Thanks in advance.


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Old 07-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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I recall a recent release of Mint had problems with the Broadcom cards for some reason and had the info in their release notes. Check the link below for a solution to that person and see if it works for you:
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for your Help

That helped a bunch. The drivers have been working for four hours, now. That beat the best time I had before. Maybe we got it. Thanks



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