It worked without the "sudo" prefix.
Code:gant@gant-laptop:~$ lshw -C network WARNING: you should run this program as super-user. *-network description: Network controller product: BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0 version: 01 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0 module=ssb *-network description: Ethernet interface product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 02 serial: 00:18:8b:a8:8d:7f width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 ip=192.168.1.101 latency=64 module=ssb multicast=yes *-network DISABLED description: Wireless interface physical id: 1 logical name: wlan0 serial: 00:18:f3:f6:b0:d8 capabilities: ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
Okay... since that's the case, I would suggest you follow this How To:
You can try the b43 driver first. It is the easiest to install. Here is a link on how to get installed:
I would recommend going with the b43 option first. I have the same card and it works with with either option.
I do have a couple smaller questions though...One for safety's sake:
- I've read that restarting will cancel out all these settings. Is this true? If so, how do I stop that from happening?
And one for my own curiosity:
- What does the "sudo" prefix mean or do?
Thanks you guys/girls. You have made me a very happy camper.
Restarting should not cancel out these changes. The b43 driver is part of the Ubuntu kernel so the driver will boot every time. It just needed a portion of the proprietary firmware to make it work. The b43-fwcutter installed the missing firmware so now it will be able to run.
The NDISwrapper option is the one that needs to have additional work to make it start up the next time. You have to blacklist the b43 driver and make sure that NDISwrapper is in /etc/modules so that it will load up the next time.
This is the reason why I recommended the b43 option first. It is not that I like or dislike NDISwrapper. It just has extra steps that need some extra knowledge to help make it install easier.
I forgot to answer the second portion of your post. sudo is used to provide super-user privileges. What this means is that it places you in administrator mode and allows you to make changes to files that could affect your system.
Last edited by Ayuthia; June 4th, 2008 at 05:08 AM.