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    Lazy mans ubuntu?

    Would it be possible to find and download a linux distro (preferably ubuntu) with madwifi pre-installed? I can't seem to install it the good old fashion way....

    edit: Is this essentially what I'm looking for? https://build.opensuse.org/project/m...3Amadwifi-free
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    Re: Lazy mans ubuntu?

    Linux Mint is probably what you seek. May want to check it out.

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    Re: Lazy mans ubuntu?

    Linux mint 9 or Linux debian?

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    Re: Lazy mans ubuntu?

    Why do you want madwifi? The atheros drivers that come with Ubuntu have improved markedly in the last year+. Besides, the madwifi homepage doesn't seem to have been updated for more than a year. What wireless chipset do you have?

    Does anyone know, is the madwifi project still alive?
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    Re: Lazy mans ubuntu?

    I'm using an old WG311T netgear 802.11g pci card.

    Though ubuntu 10.4 lets me connect out of the box, speed is crippled. Loading most webpages takes ~2+ minutes. I figured madwifi would help.

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    Re: Lazy mans ubuntu?

    Ubuntu is "the lazy man's Linux" so rather than switching distros, I recommend trying to work through whatever wireless problems you're having.

    Typically you can easily install a driver for most hardware by going to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and letting Ubuntu scan your hardware for available drivers.

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    Re: Lazy mans ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
    Ubuntu is "the lazy man's Linux" so rather than switching distros, I recommend trying to work through whatever wireless problems you're having.

    Typically you can easily install a driver for most hardware by going to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and letting Ubuntu scan your hardware for available drivers.
    Thanks! Does the system need to be connected to the internet though?

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    Re: Lazy mans ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by diebodie View Post
    Thanks! Does the system need to be connected to the internet though?
    I find a wired ethernet connection very helpful when diagnosing wireless problems, yes. Though I believe some users have had success copying drivers over from another computer with a USB stick if necessary.

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    Re: Lazy mans ubuntu?

    Alright ill have to try that. Mucho gracias!

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    Re: Lazy mans ubuntu?

    No luck. No drivers available.


    Any other ideas?

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