ok ctrl+f brings up the terminal and thats where i can access things that are in the repository correct? i been reading alot of stuff online lol trying to not blow up the forums with any more dumb questions
You can also access the software repositories from the Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic Package Manager. What version of Ubuntu are you running, by the way?
Do a google search of how to download and install Ubuntu. Do that before you do anything else. Get familiar with the process.
There is a ton of info out there for first timers, but it's better to get a handle on the process before you click that "Download" button.
You can run Ubuntu without installing it. You can install Ubuntu along side Windows so that you can remove it like you would any other program
Then do another search of things that you should do after you do after installing. Things like "10 things to do after installing Ubuntu." This will pull up even more good info.
Doing this beforehand will put you on the right track, make the process much easier, and save you much of the headaches experienced by those who rush headlong into the process.
i was thinking doin 11.10 but i was advised 10 earlier so im not exactly sure atm im gonna research the differences
In reference to the AE1000 adapter issue (Assuming you still have the problem) here is a step by step guide on installing it on Ubuntu. As I was the same and had heaps of issues sorting it, but the below steps work perfectly.
Everything in the code tabs below are commands that you need to input into the terminal.
Code:wget http://blog.up-link.ro/files/2010_0915_RT3572_Linux_STA_v220.127.116.11.zipNow we're ready to build and install the driver:Code:unzip 2010_0915_RT3572_Linux_STA_v18.104.22.168.zip
Code:cd 2010_0915_RT3572_Linux_STA_v22.214.171.124/Code:makeCode:sudo make installCode:sudo modprobe rt3572sta
the only issue is that im assuming in order for that to work i must be connected to the internet correct? the ethernet port on the back of my comp is inoperative.....but the rest will definitely be helpful in order for it to work....and i may be able to use my friends wireless adapter im not sure but at least i now have a step by step set up for it with the compling and everything thank you very much for that sir
Well if you want to know the version of Linux you are currently using, try the (terminal) command:
Which should tell you in the Terminal - Ubuntu SOMETHING - for me it's currently Ubuntu 11.10 - not exactly true since I'm running XUBUNTU but that is irrelevant for us...Code:cat /etc/issue
As far as asking "dumb" questions - that's what forums are for, finding answers to questions.
~The only dumb question is the one not asked~
And for the terminal... It was by mistake that CTRL+F opened a terminal. I meant to press CTRL+C but whatever...
well im currently in class so i am unable to do anything in class bc i am on a borrowed netbook when i get back home tonite i will DL ubuntu and attempt to get the wireless card to work and then ill be able to update every1 on whether or not i have successfully destroyed my computer or i got it working correctly lol