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by TBABill
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Request: Add Basic BCM4311 WIFI support for Laptops
Replies: 15
Views: 1703

Re: Request: Add Basic BCM4311 WIFI support for Laptops

[url]http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Other_distributions_not_mentioned_above[/url]
by TBABill
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint

The reason it is slower is probably because of Unity. It's still fairly resource hungry and I would imagine installing it on Mint, since Mint IS Ubuntu, would result in the same decrease in speed.
by TBABill
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Desktop environments do not belong to any particular distribution. Unity is developed by Ubuntu, for example, but it works on other distributions as well. It's not a product that is so integrated into one set of packages that it cannot be used on others as well, assuming the dependencies of those pa...
by TBABill
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 15 with Broadcom BCM4313 not working
Replies: 12
Views: 6982

Re: Mint 15 with Broadcom BCM4313 not working

I would download it directly from Broadcom and follow the read-me instructions for installing it. The version in the repo is broken and won't work for the BCM4313 and the brcmsmac has been reported to have really weak signal strength and low throughput for some reason. [url]http://www.broadcom.com/s...
by TBABill
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Turning on wifi via terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 2613

Re: Turning on wifi via terminal

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sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
assuming your wireless is listed as wlan0.
by TBABill
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: wifi problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: wifi problem?

I haven't heard of any instances where the wireless device in the computer can keep working with the router but knock down the actual internet (cable or DSL) modem.
by TBABill
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless Interface Not Working in Mint 13
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Wireless Interface Not Working in Mint 13

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer Once done, then sudo modprobe -r wl b43 And then sudo modprobe b43 If that works, then you'll need to remove the wl module that you installed (STA driver). You can do that in synaptic or software center or terminal. If it does not work on restart, then ju...
by TBABill
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Printing isn't working
Replies: 43
Views: 15749

Re: Linux Printing isn't working

Cloud print enabled printers are also a wonderful idea as long as you don't mind your print jobs entering the Internet to get to the printer. I have a Chromebook and it does not use printer drivers at all. I just print to my HP cloud enabled printer and it works perfectly every time.
by TBABill
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Best way to learn linux
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Best way to learn linux

You can also watch various forums, what people report as problems and how they go about resolving them. Eventually the terminal commands and steps to resolve problems become familiar enough that you know where and how to look for answers to your own issues, how to do various administrative tasks and...
by TBABill
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Printing isn't working
Replies: 43
Views: 15749

Re: Linux Printing isn't working

You're right about some printing support. HP has always worked for me on Linux so I stick to their brand for printers. Brother sometimes is great and sometimes troublesome for some users and Canon seems hit or miss at best from the posts I've seen.
by TBABill
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 15 with Broadcom BCM4313 not working
Replies: 12
Views: 6982

Re: Mint 15 with Broadcom BCM4313 not working

You'll most likely need a new driver (STA) to resolve the issue. Apparently the included Broadcom driver in the repos does not work with the BCM4313. Both Ubuntu and Mint have the same issues and there are numerous threads about it and bugs reported as well. If you download a newer driver and instal...
by TBABill
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Five reasons for what I'm leaving Linux Mint
Replies: 26
Views: 2519

Re: Five reasons for what I'm leaving Linux Mint

Sometimes you have to buy hardware (PC's, wireless cards, printers, etc.) that are fully and well supported in Linux in order to appreciate and use the OS to its fullest. Buying a Windows machine and throwing Linux Mint on it with the hopes of everything working perfectly is not always a good experi...
by TBABill
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Yet another 64 or 32 bit question
Replies: 16
Views: 7222

Re: Yet another 64 or 32 bit question

You won't gain much advantage with 64 bit, but it should run fine if 64 bit Windows did. You may actually find 32 bit faster on that machine since you have no need for the additional memory management that 64 bit can provide.
by TBABill
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Switching to KDE from Cinnamon. What's wrong with it?
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Re: Switching to KDE from Cinnamon. What's wrong with it?

+1 on reinstalling with Mint KDE. Mixing DE's on a machine often results in a hodge-podge of pieces that work fine, but you have to fully understand taking a generic KDE up to the level of what the Mint or other distro devs do with it to make it "stock". What you get from the repos is not what you g...
by TBABill
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom driver issues on Lenovo Edge E135
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: Broadcom driver issues on Lenovo Edge E135

You had earlier stated that you installed the STA driver. However, when you did the modprobe -r (deactivates modules), it gave a fatal error that the WL did not exist? Is it possible you didn't actually install the driver or that it failed sometime during the install process? When you said you have ...
by TBABill
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom driver issues on Lenovo Edge E135
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: Broadcom driver issues on Lenovo Edge E135

What happens if you disable the STA driver and enable the open source brcmsmac? If you have it blacklisted can you un-blacklist it and modprobe it to see if it works? Once not blacklisted, just restart and then sudo modprobe -r wl brcmsmac And then sudo modprobe brcmsmac Otherwise you'll need a more...
by TBABill
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Broadcom Wi-Fi not working in kernel 3.9 and up
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Broadcom Wi-Fi not working in kernel 3.9 and up

This isn't the first time a Broadcom driver won't work with a particular Ubuntu/Mint release. Seems like they break every 2-3 releases and need a more current version. Makes me wonder if the devs even look for a "latest" driver when they build the packages for a release.
by TBABill
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux Mint users most loved beer
Replies: 47
Views: 11698

Re: Linux Mint users most loved beer

Topic reminds me of an old beer joke, as follows... 4 beer company CEO's sit down in a pub for a meeting/lunch. CEO's represented Coors, Anheuser Busch, Miller and Guiness. The waitress came and took drink orders. The CEO of Coors ordered a Coors, CEO of Anheuser Busch (at the time) ordered Budweise...
by TBABill
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse pointer stuck for a few seconds at login
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Mouse pointer stuck for a few seconds at login

I can't help with what's wrong, but curious if you ever experience it in the desktop environment? I'm running Cinnamon on Mint 13 and experienced a few freezes of the mouse yesterday that I have never experienced before. Since we're on different versions and DE's, it's probably unrelated, but if it ...
by TBABill
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: How to get wi-fi after fresh install?
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: How to get wi-fi after fresh install?

Once you finished installing the driver, did you modprobe (activate) it? If you didn't the module is only installed in the system but not activated yet. In order to make it active, just open a terminal and

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sudo modprobe b43
Wait a few moments and then see if you are able to connect.

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