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June 25th, 2008, 04:37 PM
I have an HP DV6626 laptop. It came installed with windows vista. I have now installed Ubuntu and uninstalled Vista. I am not able to find wireless drivers for my laptop. I asked HP guys and they have just one line - "HP does not recommend its users to use Linux". What should I do?

Thanx in advance.


June 25th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Please post the output of these two commands. You can dothis by going to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. Then typing in what is writen, and pressing enter.


sudo lshw -C network
On the second command, you will need to type the passwork that you login with to be able to have the computer do lshw -C network. The first command shows your configuration for your network. The second command shows the capabilities, and the hardware for your network interfaces.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them. I will try my best to answer them to the best of my ability!


June 30th, 2008, 05:02 AM
on iwconfig:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

on sudo lshw -C network

description: Network controller
product: PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ipw3945 latency=0 module=ipw3945
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 00
serial: 00:16:36:fd:48:44
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.20-k2-NAPI firmware=0.5-1 latency=0 link=no module=e1000 multicast=yes port=twisted pair

thank you... please help

July 4th, 2008, 10:28 PM
I think you need to have your backports enabled. Go to System > Administration > Software Sources. And check the box that says "Unsupported Updates(hardy backports)". Close, and You should get a pop-up saying Reload, or something like that. Click Reload. Next, go to terminal, and type...
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-hardy-generic
Now reboot, and see if your wireless works now.