Any help is greatly appreciated. I might not be ready for linux, or linux isn’t ready for me. Tech Support Guy is completely free — paid for by advertisers and donations. Thank you very much and to you as well, jw, as I see you are providing a lot of help to those of us who are struggling. What were you chmodding?! I didn’t post any logs because I have no idea what’s the problem The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.

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I got WICD downloaded and installed, but the tray icon doesn’t show up unless I run wicd-tray from the command line. The second is a list of modules that should be loaded on boot, so if the ndiswrapper module was crashing your kernel then you don’t want it to load broacom boot.

You bcm34xx want to check out this: For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Dell E Ubuntu 7. Reboot again after loading the new driver, just to make sure you are starting from a good base.


I had no problems with any of this howto.

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So you probably won’t be able to get an internet connection from the LiveCD at least I couldn’tsince it requires a restart after blacklisting it to stop it from working.

Again thanks for all the help. If blacklist ndiswrapper shows up anywhere, remove that line. Scroll down to the entry that says Wireless. Hibernate and suspend are very tricky things to code for, and to debug however. One option is to re-install the OS.

That file is the list of kernel modules that shouldn’t be loaded. This worked perfectly on my Dell Vostro Laptop. I tested it last night with my own secured network and several unsecured networks in the area.

Thanks for posting this guide, it is indeed very useful; the only edit I would suggest is where you say to change to the “DRIVER” directory, saying “. If you’re interested in trying out the ndiswrapper equivalent, then it should work now that you’ve disabled the bios thing.

It works in bit. I know it took me quite a while to figure out how to run this, and I want others 13900 not have to search so long: I have a new wireless problem.

It’ll never actually, say “no files found” the message give by ndiswrapper is a bit misleading in that sense. Setting up linux-libc-dev 2.

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After the OS installed and the updates ran, I checked my wireless connection and I did vcm43xx see any wireless networks as I anticipated. After that try installing the HP driver again. Yes, my password is: On the right side of the page just below the yellow poll box, there’s a link there that says “search this thread”.

Glad to hear that it’s working for you. Install the bfwcutter package. Synaptic is telling me it can only give me 1.

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Probably just a typo the first time around, it happens alot as noted by the 84 pages of this thread I need step by step directions and I am as new a noob and you can find so please do not dwll I understand something. See if that fixes it for you.

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron which came with the same wireless network card. Setting up build-essential