Converting Kubuntu to Bianca

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Converting Kubuntu to Bianca

Postby LaneLester on Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:06 pm

I'm trying to put Linux on my wife's Dell laptop, which uses wireless to connect to our LAN. I started with Ubuntu, since that's what I've been using for a long time on my wired desktop. I went through several versions of (X)(K)Ubuntu Edgy/Feisty without getting the WEP to work.

Someone on the Ubuntu forums told me that Minty has a very different approach to drivers and such and I should give it a try. But now I've discovered the horrible live CD, and I see from the threads on here that I'm not alone.

But there was some talk about enabling the Minty repositories and somehow getting the Minty approach to wireless. Can you give me the specific steps to do that? I know how to edit sources.lst and use apt. What are the repositories and how do I install the codes that permit the repositories to be used (I hate this new feature of Debian)?

And what do I search for with Synaptic to get that Minty flavor? And once I get it, what do I execute to use Minty's approach to wireless?

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Postby mintero on Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:34 pm

Hi,

Add these lines to your sources.list:

deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository bianca/
deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository romeo/

Then, open Synaptic and click Reload.

Search and install: mintwifi
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Postby LaneLester on Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:40 pm

mintero wrote:Search and install: mintwifi

Thanks, mintero! I'll give that a shot tomorrow.

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Postby zonamint on Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:58 am

I can help you install your drivers for wireless...its too long i dont want to post it if im not sure you still have mint on your laptop :P

Respond me and i will help...
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