View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cannot Install ANY Drivers

October 15th, 2010, 07:35 PM
Hello guys, i am looking to move to Ubuntu from Windows 7 as i have followed it vaguely for a few years, but am having a few issues today.

Firstly, i installed 10.10 on an external hard disk which boots perfectly on both my laptop and pc, BUT cannot connect to the wireless network on either of them.

I am now plugged in via ethernet on my laptop, and i can see the two wireless drivers i need, but when i click to enable them i keep getting an error message as follows

SystemError:installArchives() failed

I also have a graphics driver waiting, but i cant install that either

Please help me solve this issue!

Mark Phelps
October 15th, 2010, 07:57 PM
MS Windows drivers sometimes are shipped in the form of self-extracting archives, in which case, their file extension is ".exe".

If these are MS Windows drivers, you can't install them as they will not work in Ubuntu.

October 15th, 2010, 08:05 PM
I was using the System/Admin/Additional Drivers

For some reason i think the drivers did install, because i now have wireless internet, although my ATI in the menu says its not really installed.

But i get the exact same error when trying to install stuff from the Software Centre. Always an identical error