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EtienneLegault EtienneLegault is offline
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Default 12-05-2010, 08:13 PM

Found on Ubuntu Forum :

Someone already made a deb package with a DKMS module. The PPA is the following:
https://launchpad.net/~lexical/+archive/hwe-wireless.

https://launchpad.net/~lexical/+arch...buntu2_all.deb via the link in the above posting.
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Default Still lost - 02-03-2011, 07:05 AM

Hi,

I'm brand new to Ubuntu - got my 1018 Mini today and jumped in with both feet. I seem to be having the same issue discussed in this thread - my wireless hardware comes back UNCLAIMED. I tried downloading the deb mentioned above, but that hasn't changed things. Some super basic help would be appreciated as I'm a complete and utter linux newbie.

The machine is worthless to me without wifi, and I'm not in a position to sink more money into it to switch network cards. I'd hate to have to go back to windows 7 starter (where the wifi works, coincidently).
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Default 02-03-2011, 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by macleodramaj View Post
Hi,

I'm brand new to Ubuntu - got my 1018 Mini today and jumped in with both feet. I seem to be having the same issue discussed in this thread - my wireless hardware comes back UNCLAIMED. I tried downloading the deb mentioned above, but that hasn't changed things. Some super basic help would be appreciated as I'm a complete and utter linux newbie.

The machine is worthless to me without wifi, and I'm not in a position to sink more money into it to switch network cards. I'd hate to have to go back to windows 7 starter (where the wifi works, coincidently).
What version? A new install likely has either 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) or 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). 10.04 is the latest LTS (Long Term Service) release.

I can't vouch for the quality/integrity/etc of the PPA (Personal Package Archive) mentioned above, but he supposedly has versions of the relevant driver for both Lucid and Maverick.

Before starting the install, make sure you have the "build-essential" package installed. I think it's needed (if not it just wastes a little hard drive space ). Connect to the Internet via a wire, then find it in the Synaptic package manager (under System > Admin). Instead of Synaptic, you can run "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential" in a terminal.

Then, if you want to install the packaged driver from the PPA, go here to download the relevant rtl8192 .deb (.deb = Debian Package, Debian is the distro that developed the software package management system used by Ubuntu).

Then double-click on the downloaded file. You should be prompted to install it. (you could also run "sudo dpkg -i downloaded_file.deb" in a terminal)


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