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kiruja 10-21-2009 08:41 PM

how do i activate my wireless on debian
 
i am using debian lenny and i wish to use the wireless how do i go about it? it is saying that the wi-fi i am using has a non-free software that i should install.help needed

jhwilliams 10-21-2009 09:00 PM

Add the non-free repository to your package manager's sources list.

For example, in /etc/apt/sources.list you would change lines such as
Code:

deb http://whatever/debian lenny main
deb-src http://whatever/debian lenny main

to:
Code:

deb http://whatever/debian lenny main contrib non-free
deb-src http://whatever/debian lenny main contrib non-free

Then update your local package list:
Code:

sudo aptitude update
There's certainly some way to do this in the GUI, too.


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