View Full Version : [ubuntu] Restricted Drivers

November 27th, 2008, 02:30 PM
I'm running Ubuntu off the hard drive right now, and honestly, things are terrible. There's no WLAN, no 3d, and no better screen resolution without the use of restricted drivers. To use these drivers, I need to install Ubuntu on the hard drive. Alright, my question is will the drivers actually work if I do install Ubuntu? Is there any chance that they will not work? I really don't want Ubuntu as my permanent operating system if things are going to stay the same.

November 27th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Need more information on your system please.

November 27th, 2008, 02:58 PM
HP Pavilion dv6000
Broadcom Wireless Chip
Nvidia-HP screen
AMD Turion 64
Don't really know much else...

Bucky Ball
November 27th, 2008, 03:04 PM
I am posting from virtually the same machine (check my spec) and everything is working beautifully, thanks very much (and has been problem free for months)! I am using restricted drivers for Broadcom (b43) and nvidia graphics card without a hitch. :) Go for it!