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a few questions

Postby a.anderson5 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:29 am

Ok I'm a noob to linux especially linux mint. I just crossed over from using windows and all that goodness. Problem i'm having is well one I can't get my wireless card to appear. I've scoured the wiki and the forums and found guides TONS of guides and it seems to be of no avail i can't get my wireless care to show up. And yes its broadcom. The second problem i'm having is i installed on a compaq presario laptop and every time i log on my computer completely freezes and i can't get it to work again without manual shut down and restart. Why is it freezing? It can't be over heating can it?
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Re: a few questions

Postby jordan on Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:14 am

Have you tried ndiswrapper? If not, you will need to find the windows driver for you wireless card. I needed to do this on other Linux distros for my wireless card.

http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... diswrapper

I have a friend who has a compaq who couldn't get his onboard wireless card to work. He solved the wireless problem by getting a pcmcia wireless card that works immediately after it's plugged in. He also has a usb card that works also.

The same friend with the compaq had freez ups during install. He just stayed with Ubuntu and gave up on Mint.
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Re: a few questions

Postby jordan on Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:27 am

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Re: a few questions

Postby kirsch92 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:29 am

It sounds like you installed the broadcom wireless driver in ndiswrapper, yes?
That may be the source of your lockups. There are many posts floating around with this issue, usually with older drivers.
I do not have broadcom, but the ndiswrapper driver included in mintwifi for my atheros card caused lockups.
Thankfully, I had madwifi to turn to.

You best hope may be using some other form of wifi as jordon mentioned, or maybe a different (newer) driver.

Have you run the lspci command in terminal to see if linux is seeing your wireless chip?
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Re: a few questions

Postby a.anderson5 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:48 pm

well if thats the case and I can't get my broadcom drivers to work. I don't feel like going back to ubuntu b/c i rather like mint and put forth a lot of effort to get everything i got on my box to work and run (like pc games and what not) is there some way I can go about to removing whatever botched install files there is and just deal w/ a wired connection?
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Re: a few questions

Postby kirsch92 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:41 am

What did you do for installation? I still don't know for sure that you did in fact use ndiswrapper.
Can you open up a terminal and run an lspci command and post the results so we can be sure of the chip?

If you did you ndiswrapper, have you tried out this fix for a Hardy (Elyssa) bug?
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... 0Bug%20Fix
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