the steps are too confusing and besides how am i supposed to download the drivers without internet ? omg ubuntu is being a pain in the as*
srry i just got really pissed and mad cuz my friend told me this was supposed to be amazing but i cant even get on the internet even with ethernet thats the problem i cant get on the internet any way possible with that laptop
Last edited by dirtydaman; June 15th, 2008 at 12:45 AM.
can u like tell me ur AIM or something so u can help me step by step please cuz that would be great
Ubuntu autodetects 90% of hardware but some (due to lack of manifacturer support etc), you will need to tinker with to get it to work.
R click on the following links and "save as"
R click and save as, the following links:
http://sidulus.textdrive.com/bcmwl5sys.zip (unzip this when downloaded)
Put ALL the files you downloaded onto a flash drive
Now go to your ubuntu box, switch it on (if needed) and put the flash drive in the usb port. Then copy all the files from the flash drive onto the desktop.
Double click the ndiswrapper-common file that should be on your desktop and install it. Then do the same with the ndiswrapper-utils file.
Now open a terminal (applications, accesories) and copy and paste the following:
Press enter and a text (config) file will open. Scroll to the bottom of the file and type:Code:sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Save the file then rebootCode:blacklist bcm43xx
Once your box has rebooted, open a terminal and type:
Then in the same terminal type:Code:sudo ndiswrapper -i ~/Desktop/bcmwl5.inf
Now reboot (again )Code:sudo ndiswrapper -m
L click on the network icon in the systray to connect to wifi networks!!!
Hope that fixes your problem
Last edited by Tomatz; June 15th, 2008 at 12:21 PM.
Ubuntu 8.04 uses the b43-pci-bridge driver (see his lshw), not bcm43xx, so I suspect that would need to be blacklisted to.
However, the b43 driver is supposed to work - so it may be easier to use it than go down the ndiswrapper route.
The simplest way to get wifi working would be to use System->Administration-> Hardware Drivers and enable the Broadcom firmware.
This should then work (possibly after a reboot).
However, to do this, you need to be connected with ethernet cable. It would be worthwhile getting that working anyway. It is unusual to be unable to use a cable ethernet (and yourLAN card is supported).
Try booting with the cable plugged into the router, and give output from:
Code:ifconfig route -n
Last edited by ugm6hr; June 15th, 2008 at 09:28 AM.
Dont know if this is how its "spose" to work, but all I did was Install wifi-radar picked my connection out of the list of many in my area then hit connect and its worked ever since automatically. Oh yeah in the system/network settings under wireless settings I also found my connection after selecting it in wifi-radar and changed configuration to automatic config (dhcp). Works without fail every single day for the last 3 months.
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Ahhh i didn't consider that (but it says to blacklist in my howto)
Obviously if you can get your ethernet working that would be the easier/better option as it will automatically set up your wilan card.
If you cant then you could always fall back to my howto.
to ugm6hr for pointing that out.
Last edited by Tomatz; June 15th, 2008 at 11:06 AM.
thanks for ur help guys but google helps all talking to u guys on wifi right now lol now i just need to figure out how to get animation effects to work lol