Hi, everyone! I bought a laptop with Ubuntu (DELL 5520). I never worked with Linux before, so assume zero knowledge. My friend insisted that we have identical Ubuntu versions - 12.04LTS and told me to upgrade from 11.10 that I had.
Important: when I had 11.10 everything worked almost correctly, even after the updates.
I must say here that I don't have any access to wired or adsl network, only wireless (or 3G, but that doesn't work either).
So, after I managed to upgrade 11.10 to 12.04 it forgot how to use wireless. I tried to activate Broadcom wireless proprietary driver, but it requires internet which I can't have if I can't use wireless module!!!
Surely I googled and found out that I'm not alone with this problem. Here's what I've found: http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt
I downloaded the driver, but to install it I need a whole bunch of other files.... I can't do this part of the instruction:
On Ubuntu, you will need headers and tools. Try these commands:# apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic# apt-get build-dep linux
Because to get it... I need Internet... which I can't have because I can't use wireless. Kinda recursive Linux logic ((((. And I don't have a place where I can go and connect to wired network. (((
Is there a solution to this problem??? Please help!