OK... long story short
I'm trying to setup Ubuntu 8.04 on an HP530 laptop and I'm running into two issues one more important than the other.
1) Internet connection. I've got a Broadcom BCM94311MCG... installed ndiswrapper 1.53 succesfully... installed bcmwl5.inf succesfully... rebooted... the signal light for my wireless device comes on sometimes... still getting nothing from any of the wireless networks around me... I don't really know what to do from here as I'm new at this
2) less important and probably for another forum. compiz settings... I figured, if I couldn't get the internet working, I might as well mess around with some other settings... and as I'm still working on this one, I may figure it out before I get an answer on this... but I am completely confused as to where to find the material to install this... all of the links at compiz.org are bad and I've more or less got nothing
I'm about to see if I can at least run video off of Ubuntu... if I run into any sort of Codec trouble, I'll refer back to this forum, but as much as I'm down with linux in theory, I'm just about done with this OS
Postscript: Yeah... as anyone more familiar with this OS might gather... I need to be connected to the internet to avoid those codec issues