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Old 12-27-2011, 05:43 AM   #1
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Dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows: difficulties getting on line in Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 onto a PC that was running on Windows XP. Booting up into either Windows or Ubuntu there is no problem picking up our home wireless network thru the little USB widgit. It is also possible on Windows to get onto the Internet, but not on Ubuntu. I tried configuring Evolution, but that also does not connect. I was wondering if the connection thru Windows was somehow in conflict and have tried disabling the wireless connection and re-booting into Ubuntu, but this also does not seem to work. Any advice appreciated: ultimately I would want to lose Windows completely from this PC, but small steps for now...
Old 12-27-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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Ultimately, no, Windows isn't interfering.

More likely it is a driver problem with the "USB wigit".

Firstly does the wigit show up in
$ lspci
Google search for the relevant kernel module, and see if it is being loaded by
#lsmod | grep $modulename
It is possible that the drivers for the "wigit" dont come stock with Ubuntu. And you may have to find linux drivers online, if they are available.

(As a side note, hard wiring via a cat5 should give you an internet connection to get the drivers installed)


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