View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wireless issue

June 2nd, 2009, 06:07 PM
Hello every one. I have a HP DV9000. I have recently installed Ubuntu for the first time. Everything went smoothly with the installation, however everytime I boot up Ubuntu it shows my wireless slide key is turned off. And since it is turned off will not allow me to find wireless networks. I have checked it several times on several different boots. I know it works fine because I am typing this now on windows and it is on. I have searched and searched the forums and help sections and cannot find anything that remotely comes close to this sort of problem. Any hekp would be appreciated.

June 2nd, 2009, 06:09 PM
Do you have a Windows driver for it? If you do, insert your Ubuntu LiveCD, open Synaptic and search for "ndiswrapper-gtk".

This should help you setup your drivers.

June 2nd, 2009, 06:16 PM
I have my LiveCD and see nothing in it that says synaptic. And I am not sure if I have a driver for it. I am new to all of this PC crap. Switched from a Mac to appease the wife. I absolutely hate windows and had a friend tell me about linux.