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    vostro 1500 wifi ubuntu 12.04

    I tried doing a terminal install that i found on the forums and i got this message:

    An unsupported BCM4312 Low-Power (LP-PHY) device was found.
    Use b43 LP-PHY firmware (firmware-b43-lpphy-installer package) instead.
    Aborting.



    also when trying the popup about restricted software it just keeps failing, please help

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    Re: vostro 1500 wifi ubuntu 12.04

    If you even tried installing the restricted driver, we need to purge it first -
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    Then install what is actually needed for your card, and load the driver -
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
    sudo modprobe -rv b43
    sudo modprobe -v b43
    Is wireless up?
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    Re: vostro 1500 wifi ubuntu 12.04

    the wireless was working to the point that i could see connections and supposedly connect to them, but the internet was not accessible after connecting, and i seem to have to manually connect by adding a connection. not sure if that is normal or not.



    never mind now its suddenly working.
    Last edited by chrtylee; September 24th, 2013 at 03:33 AM.

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    Re: vostro 1500 wifi ubuntu 12.04

    ill create another thread if needed, but how do i disable the touchpad when using an external mouse?

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    Re: vostro 1500 wifi ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by chrtylee View Post
    never mind now its suddenly working.
    Keep it on test-bed for a while, do a couple of reboots to see if it's stable and consistent. Post back if a problem occurs (I hope there won't be any).

    If everything is fine, please mark the thread as [SOLVED]. Thanks !
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    Re: vostro 1500 wifi ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by chrtylee View Post
    ill create another thread if needed, but how do i disable the touchpad when using an external mouse?
    Doesn't your laptop have a shortcut key to do that? It is usually a hardware feature in most laptops/netbooks these days. If not, start a new thread and give me its link. If no elegant solution was found, I think I can do it the ugly way - by kicking the relevant driver out.
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