I got the CD of Ubuntu 8.10 desktop and put in my Compaq laptop.
As I see now it has booted from the Live CD.
How can I tell if Ubuntu has found the wireless network function & configure it if necessary?
The laptop has a button for the Wireless function, that normally glows when active. Thus I assume it is not working because the tell-tale glow is not on.
If I stick a network cable into the appropriate port I can browse the Web.
Where do I find if the hardware has been detected?
I would like to work out the bugs while running the Live CD.
If it is possible to get the wireless networking activated then I will probably install Ubuntu 8.10. is there a Ubuntu for laptop distro?