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by Eric
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Enable wireless by default?
Replies: 9
Views: 5434

Re: Enable wireless by default?

It automatically connects to the wireless network, I just have to right-click on the network icon and enable wireless first every time I turn on the computer.
by Eric
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Enable wireless by default?
Replies: 9
Views: 5434

Enable wireless by default?

I just installed Mint 10 and now every time I turn on my laptop, I have to right-click the network icon on the taskbar and select "Enable Wireless." Then everything works fine. Is there anyway I can save myself this process and just have it enabled by default? I didn't have this problem with previou...
by Eric
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom 4312 solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: Broadcom 4312 solved

That did it, thanks Husse. I don't really know what I'm doing when it comes to the guts of Linux, but you and Gramps50 have been great. Thanks.
by Eric
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom 4312 solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: Broadcom 4312 solved

Ok, one more small setback. I have to run these commands in terminal every time I turn on the laptop to get wireless going. cd /home/eric/.hybrid sudo modprobe lib80211 sudo insmod wl.ko I dunno if cd'ing to .hybrid is necessary, but that's the folder I compiled the driver in. Is there any configura...
by Eric
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom 4312 solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: Broadcom 4312

Perseverance paid off. I have no idea what made it work, I did absolutely nothing differently in regards to the installation process of the driver. I just downloaded the 64-bit STA driver from the Broadcom website and put it on a clean install of Linux Mint 8 x64, and presto! How bizarre. Thanks a l...
by Eric
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom 4312 solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: Broadcom 4312

I entered lspci -nn in the terminal and got the same output you did, just with 02:00.0 at the beginning instead of 0e:00.0. I added a b43 line to /etc/modules, and straight deleted the blacklist_bcm4312.conf file in /etc/modprobe.d it was a file created by bcmwl-kernel-source package (the STA driver...
by Eric
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom 4312 solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: Broadcom 4312

So is there anything at all I can do? I'm pretty much at a loss.
by Eric
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom 4312 solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: Broadcom 4312

Husse, there is a different Broadcom STA driver offered at http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php , that was the one that I was going to try next. I did another clean install, ran the updates, and installed just the restricted Broadcom STA driver, as per Husse's advice. Wireless networ...
by Eric
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom 4312 solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: Broadcom 4312

Husse, you're fully right, more information is needed. My bad. Gramps50, I gave it a shot in the order you suggested to no avail. My computer froze after installing the STA driver, which is normal I've read, and, while the driver is now active, no wireless networks show up when I click the network m...
by Eric
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom 4312 solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Broadcom 4312 solved

I've read through and followed numerous postings about this wireless card for my laptop. I just can't get it going in Mint 8 or Mint 8 64 bit. If I use the linux driver from the Broadcom website, the thing is recognised as eth1 and no wireless networks are displayed. If I use the restricted drivers,...
by Eric
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting a hard drive as /home
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Mounting a hard drive as /home

Reinstalling and flagging it as /home did the trick. Dang, so simple! Thanks for your help man.
by Eric
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting a hard drive as /home
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Mounting a hard drive as /home

Yeah... Could you please tell me how to do that fstab stuff? I don't really want to lose my /home... Or can I set it as /home during installation without reformatting the whole thing?
by Eric
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting a hard drive as /home
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Mounting a hard drive as /home

I just switched from Mint 7 to 8. My 2 hard drives were partitioned as so in 7: SDA /boot / swap SDB /home swap When I switched, I reformatted SDA the same way for a clean installation and figured since SDB had been marked and mounted as /home before, it would stay that way in Mint 8. However, it is...

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