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    Re: lenovo wifi card drivers?

    thanks much hadaka! I feel like such a dope cause i just dove right into this without knowing how to uninstall a utility in terminal lol.

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    Re: lenovo wifi card drivers?

    you all have been so tremendously helpful. I plan to take a lil ubuntu crash course so I won't need to bother you all with such basic questions!

    buuut for the time being...

    ...Lenovo-IdeaPad-S10-2:~$ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package bcmwl-kernel-source
    Lenovo-IdeaPad-S10-2:~$ sudo modprobe wl

    that's what I got: unable to locate package.
    Last edited by hexagondun; March 8th, 2013 at 07:15 PM.

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    Re: lenovo wifi card drivers?

    by the way, while I have the chance to ask:

    will any of these steps you guys have outlined here work with other, non-ubuntu-based distros i want to try, eg mint?

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    Re: lenovo wifi card drivers?

    Hi, I'm sorry i ishould have mentioned you
    need to do this from a wired connection connected
    to the internet.
    if it gives you the same cant find package error
    then do..
    code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

    #which you need to do anyway..and yes same commands for mint.
    Last edited by Hadaka; March 8th, 2013 at 07:31 PM. Reason: added stuff
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    Re: lenovo wifi card drivers?

    Thanks so much Hadaka, you're a life saver! I did have my netbook connected to my router and still got the error msg, so ill download those updates right now! Hopefully we'll be in business-- let you know soon

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    Re: lenovo wifi card drivers?

    Everything works like a charm! Thanks again everyone. Now to the forums to see what's next!

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    Re: lenovo wifi card drivers?

    Great ! glad that worked for you, please do one more thing,
    well...actually2, and then mark this solved using Thread Tools
    This command loads your dirver on boot.
    Code:
    sudo su
    echo wl >> /etc/modules
    exit
    *Note the ">>" make sure you have 2 ">>" that
    appends the file. then
    even though you dont have a server do..
    Code:
    sudo ufw status
    that is the firewall, *If it is disabeled do...
    Code:
    sudo ufw enable
    little extra added security.
    Have Fun !
    Last edited by Hadaka; March 8th, 2013 at 09:14 PM. Reason: corrections
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