Ubuntu 10.04 and HP Mini 1000 -> No wireless

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I just installed ubuntu 10.04 on my HP Mini 1000 and I cannot connect to my wireless network. This is my first time using the OS and I'm kinda lost (used windows my whole life...). Any help would be appreciated
 

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Alright, first things first. If there's one issue with Linux at this point in time, it's wireless; I don't mean this is the only problem, but it's the one that seems to plague the most people. Wireless chipsets like to ruin our fun and not release Linux-native drivers or any source-code, so we rely on people reverse-engineering the windows drivers, or emulating them in Ndiswrapper.

First things first is determining your wireless chip. After some searching on the web, I've determined it to be the Broadcom BCM4312. After a bit more searching, I found a Linux-native driver! So we're in luck.
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
There's a separate driver for both 32-bit and 64-bit, so you'll need to download whichever is appropriate for your system.

In the interest of not boring you and spending a bunch of time explaining things, there's a file entitled "README.txt" included in the tarball. It should help explain to you how to go about compiling and installing the driver. It's a bit advanced, especially for a new user, but I'm confident you can figure it out; if you need additional help, don't hesitate to come back and ask!

There's also a tutorial written on the Ubuntu forums that might explain things a bit clearer than in the included readme.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=896713

Good luck! :)
 

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Hi, go to
System->Administration->Hardware Drivers
and install restriced driver, which i believe is broadcom driver for that model.
You will need to be connected to internet to do this. So get an ethernet cable :)
 

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Alright, first things first. If there's one issue with Linux at this point in time, it's wireless; I don't mean this is the only problem, but it's the one that seems to plague the most people. Wireless chipsets like to ruin our fun and not release Linux-native drivers or any source-code, so we rely on people reverse-engineering the windows drivers, or emulating them in Ndiswrapper.

First things first is determining your wireless chip. After some searching on the web, I've determined it to be the Broadcom BCM4312. After a bit more searching, I found a Linux-native driver! So we're in luck.
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
There's a separate driver for both 32-bit and 64-bit, so you'll need to download whichever is appropriate for your system.

In the interest of not boring you and spending a bunch of time explaining things, there's a file entitled "README.txt" included in the tarball. It should help explain to you how to go about compiling and installing the driver. It's a bit advanced, especially for a new user, but I'm confident you can figure it out; if you need additional help, don't hesitate to come back and ask!

There's also a tutorial written on the Ubuntu forums that might explain things a bit clearer than in the included readme.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=896713

Good luck! :)
 

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I dont have an ethernet cable to connect to, so I cant get it from Hardware Drivers.

Pyroflea, thanks for the info, but I am running into some problems. When I try to run the command tar -xzf hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5.60.48.36.tar.gz, it says that it cannot open as there is no such file or directory.

What am i doing wrong?
 

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it is asking me to insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429.4)' into the drive '/cdrom/'

since this is a netbook, i don't have a cdrom, i installed ubuntu from a flash drive. i connected the flash drive, but it didn't work.

how should i fix this problem, is there anyway to get ubuntu to recognize the flash drive as the disc?
 

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You'll need to backup and edit /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo su -

cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup

gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

# comment out the cdrom: entries at the top by putting a # in front

# then scroll down and uncomment the ubuntu.com lines by removing the # from the beginning of the line

e.g.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted

Once you've done that save and exit then run

apt-get update

apt-get install gcc yadda yadda yadda

Or you can head on over to System Administration Update Manager click settings and mess with the settings there.

Good luck :)
 

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so i did what you said and it said

E: Couldn't find package gcc

I think it needs to be connected to the internet for it to work that way.

Is there any way to get a gcc package from my windows based desktop onto my netbook via a flash drive?

edit: could i get an external disc drive, burn a copy of the iso and install the package that way?
 

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You're right you'll definitely need an internet connection, wired works best but wireless'll work too.

It'll take a lot of work to download the .debs manually and copy them to your netbook with a usb flash drive.

You'll have to resolve all dependencies manually which can be very time consuming.

You'll find gcc here http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/ but there's a lot of other stuff you'll probably need.

Your best bet is to rj45 your netbook to your router and apt-get via a wired connection.

Good luck :)
 

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would you please explain how did you solve the problem? did you connect to internet with wire? I have the same problem, HP mini 210 with ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 and the wireless dosn't work. I installed with flash and I don't have wired internet. Thanks
 

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Mi wireless was realtek 8176
with the command lshw -C network I saw the card and the word Unclaimed, because my kernel was 2.6.32-38 and it wasn't supported
I got it right following the steps here:

http://www.ubuntu-es.org/node/160692#comment-467800

just in case I copy what they say

sudo su
add-apt-repository ppa:lexical/hwe-wireless
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms
reboot
 
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