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zigzagff17
January 26th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Ok, I got a new HD for my laptop, windows didn't want to cooperate, so i put in the new Ubuntu cd and BAM, it installed and everything seems great ... but I'm pretty much lost, I have wireless in my house and my wireless button on my laptop is orange, should be blue when its on(yeah i turned it on). So basically i need how get online so i can learn more

Thanks

Zack

RomeReactor
January 26th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Hi. We need to know more about your wireless card. Please open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and paste this:

lspci -nn | grep Ethernet
and post back the output.

zigzagff17
January 26th, 2009, 11:39 PM
ths is what came out:

00:14.0Bridge [0680]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269]
(rev a3)

Muffinabus
January 26th, 2009, 11:47 PM
What version of Ubuntu did you install?

zigzagff17
January 26th, 2009, 11:50 PM
woohoo, i figured something out... i check the hardware devices and noticed i had to activate that driver .. did it, rebooted and it worked.

Thanks for the info, now it time for linux school

zigzagff17
January 26th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Ubuntu 8.10

Muffinabus
January 26th, 2009, 11:50 PM
woohoo, i figured something out... i check the hardware devices and noticed i had to activate that driver .. did it, rebooted and it worked.

Thanks for the info, now it time for linux school

Hehe, good for you! Enjoy!

RomeReactor
January 26th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Glad you got it working!