Help. I'm a Linux Beginner

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  1. JohnnyAndroid

    JohnnyAndroid Active Member

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    I've just installed ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386 on my Acer Extensa 4620z and I'm having a little trouble with my wireless network adapter it's a Broadcom but I don't know exactly which version of it I have. I've right clicked the two screens in the upper right corner of the desktop and clicked wireless and also have clicked the add button.

    I'm currently in the Editing Home part of the wireless and I've entered the SSID, Mode, Mac address and I've set the MTU to automatic. I don't have anything in the BSSID because unfortunately I don't know what that is. By the way I also have the connect automatically box checked.

    I would love to get my wireless internet up and working on this so I can delve deeper into linux and ubuntu and see what's on the up and up.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    If you can find out the exact model for your Wireless card, you can just use the Windows Wireless Drivers application to install the Windows drivers to work with your card. If you don't have it, find it in Add/Remove. Its a GUI wrapper for ndiswrapper.
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    Where are the drivers found?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Where do you think?
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    >_>

    if i knew, why would i ask?
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    The vendor's website. Its kind of obvious.
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    Thank you.

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    I thought they would be somewhere on my computer or something.

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    Thanks for the reply, I've got it working fine now!!!
    One more question. Now what??
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    What do you mean now what? You got the Wireless working? Also, I think you should try out CrunchBang linux. Its more minimalist and light weight based on Ubuntu. Its also really sexy looking.

    http://crunchbanglinux.org/
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    What do I do as far as having linux installed?? What is crunchbang?? Is it a theme??

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