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DigitalVenus 01-26-2012 11:07 AM

I've become quite bored with Windows and all of the issues surrounding the OS, especially viruses and other little nasties, so I've decided to 'revamp' my Dell Inspiron 1545 to a Linux platform.

I've installed Xubuntu and the only issue I'm having, so far, is getting WiFi working. I've seen a couple of posts within these forums and found that I needed the BCM drivers to get me up and running but now find myself at a loss as to how to get those within Xubuntu for installation. I've extracted the files and burned both the tar.gz file and extracted items to a CD but am running into permission errors.

I don't give up easily and hope to have WiFi access by the end of the day. :) Any tips would be appreciated ... greatly!


frankbell 01-26-2012 09:25 PM

The Broadcom drivers are in the Ubuntu repos.

In the Synaptic Package Manager, go to Settings-->Repositories-->Ubuntu and enable the "Proprietary Drivers for Devices" repo, update the listings, and search for Broadcom.

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