View Full Version : [ubuntu] wirless doesn't work after installation of 8.10

April 8th, 2009, 05:03 AM
Dear, it was working in 8.04 but now it's not.
the icon of internet connection sometime is gone (don't know why, just it's gone itself from the menu bar)
since then, i have been trying to re-install 8.10 again (my previous 8.10 installation was from a disc packed with my brand new netbook manufacturer. in fact, i thought the disc was 8.04 but after installed and i booted from re-start, it prompted me that it's ubuntu 8.10 kernel... stuff)
my current status is, I got a DVD-RW to burn the 8.10 iso (d/w directly from ubuntu rather than using manaufacturer's disc) but I found the disc does not boot up from re-starting. I have selected the boot priority to CD/DVD-ROM first.
I read a post from a guy's blog. He said iso burnt image may cause some problem in booting-up installation.

'Note: I've heard of problems arising from using CD-RW's. Try using standard CD-R's instead. You shouldn't be needing to rewrite to the disk anyways.' <-- quoted from the guy.

So, guys, do I need to get a new DVD disc to burn ubuntu iso rather than DVD-RW?
second, do you guys think I will get back my wireless back after re-installation? do I need to re-configure anything in order to make it work?
third, i wonder what is the 'Install' icon about on the desktop?
see picture below
I think I've installed Linux, then what does this 'install' do with me? I clicked it to try and it prompted me to install, what does it install actually? I worked through all those steps and I found I have 2 Ubuntu systems on my HDD now! >_< how can I remove it into 1?
It's quite urgent to resolve all the above stuff coz my netbook is still in 7-days exchange period. I am not sure whether it's due to driver problem or network card problem.

April 8th, 2009, 05:41 AM
Can you try the latest 9.04 beta? It supports some of my wireless cards that were not supported before.

The install icon on your desktop- are you running it from live cd? Once installed, you should not have that on your desktop. Did you take the cd out before you restarted?

April 8th, 2009, 06:27 AM
No. didn't take out the disc, but the DVD-ROM is attached via USB (external one).