Think i was too impatient and reinstalled Ubuntu 10.10 because it fired up the wireless first time in the past after the CD 64bit install.But strangely it didn't this time.!!!!?????
Theres something weird happening because i reinstalled the OS using the command erase all on the hard drive.
I cannot understand what i have done differently and the strange permissions questions i have now. I noticed that after both installs of mint and Ubuntu over the last two days that my user group is set to custom as default and not as Administrator of which i do not understand.?
Hope someone can figure something out with the wireless.
I've been waiting to avoid Linux Oneric and use the next Ubuntu LTS 12... which is supported for 3 years.I think the new Mint normally arrives a month later of which i may install side by side.
Feel really lost and have been using Ubuntu 10.10 with wireless on for years -- Amilo 1718i computer.
I'll be honest i've wasted days of my life trying to get it back on - why do comp developers and programmers make so many various differentials.
Right now i'm not sure if its the user permissions that are wrong. I'm not sure if the software is working although it shows wireless is switched on but the word Wireless its self is shaded out as a blank (at the top right hand side of the screen) and that seems odd to me as the wireless searches and does not connect.
I have tested the router and it connects to the .... computers and 'other' OS systems which i generally think are poor and slow in comparison to Linux systems.
Feeling VV frustrated.