View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need to reinstall hardware driver package..

August 2nd, 2009, 11:38 PM
Hello, all this weekend i have been trying to get my new wifi card working, i finally got the drivers loaded but somehow accidently removed the hardware drivers program under system > administration..so i can't connect to the inet with ubuntu 9.04 to repackage it!

I have connection via windows vista, is there any way of downloading that package onto UBS stick and reinstalling it from there? if so, would anybody know the command to type in the terminal for this action?

Thanks in advance


August 3rd, 2009, 12:04 AM
Unless you removed jockey-gtk there is no need to reinstall the package. Press Alt-F2 ant type:

gksu jockey-gtk

To re-enable in the menu right click applications and select edit menus then System-->Administration and put a check mark beside Hardware Drivers.

One way to check what packages you have installed/removed is to to System-->Administration-->Synaptic Package manager-->Edit-->History.

August 3rd, 2009, 12:23 AM
Thanks for the speedy reply. I have removed the jockey-gtk. Can i get it back any other way, or do i have to reinstall Ubuntu?

Thank you

August 3rd, 2009, 01:21 AM
In software sources, 1st tab, check install from cd/dvd (sry i dont have english as default language so i dont know the name for sure) and reinstall it via synaptic.

ps: i never did this and i dont know if it works