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Thread: having wifi issues

  1. #21
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    Re: having wifi issues

    I'm going to PM you a file. Save it to a pen drive or something.

    Then boot the Xubuntu cd
    Open the file manager
    put the folder you extract from what I PM you in the location the file manager opens.
    Now open a terminal and do

    Code:
    sudo mv b43 /lib/firmware
    The wireless should come to life within a minute
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    Re: having wifi issues

    boot the xbuntu cd? can you please clarify?

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    Re: having wifi issues

    Boot it to a live desktop
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    Re: having wifi issues

    ? i still dont understnd :/

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    Re: having wifi issues

    You can boot the cd and try xubuntu
    just as if it was installed

    just forget your actual installation for the moment

    I want you to test the live cd and see if the b43 driver will work there
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    Re: having wifi issues

    ok so restart and boot from my install cd? where do you want me to but that driver? or do i do something with it after i boot from the disk?

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    Re: having wifi issues

    Yes

    I told you. Copy the folder to the place where the file manager opens

    then open a terminal and do

    Code:
    sudo mv b43 /lib/firmware
    the wireless should become active soon after doing that
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    Re: having wifi issues

    im sorry, i still cant figure out what you mean. you have been so patient with me and i appreciate it a lot. do you think you could walk me through what you're talking about?

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    Re: having wifi issues

    i feel like this would be way easier if you could see what i see lol

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    Re: having wifi issues

    OK

    SO you have a xubuntu cd,
    If you were planning to do a install, most people boot the cd and try it in what is called live mode, that is you get a real desktop but it's running from the cd. I want you to boot your cd as if you were just trying it in live mode. If you wanted to install it from there you will see there is a Install icon to click. So hopefully you understand I want you to boot the cd to a live desktop.

    Now, I sent you a .zip archive which contains the folder b43
    Which hopefully you have on a flash drive that you can connect to the laptop.
    We need to copy that to the live session /home
    So open the place where your b43 folder is, right click and copy. Now close that and from the menu open the file manager, and in the window right click and paste - this should copy over b43 folder

    Now open a terminal and do

    Code:
    sudo mv b43 /lib/firmware
    This will move the folder b43 to the live systems /lib/firmware
    And you wireless should come to life
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