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    Unhappy Help, I desperately need wireless!

    I'm using an HP Compaq nx9010 laptop and the wireless just won't work.
    We have a wireless router that I use to wirelessly "hook up" my Wii, my Nintendo DS, and, up until Christmas, my PC in my room using Wi-Fi (I got my laptop for Christmas).
    My dad says my wireless driver is no good for Linux, but me being me I need a second (or third or fourth, etc.) opinion. What do I need to do???
    I've been using ethernet cables for too long! LOL
    thanks in advance!
    [The noob]
    BTW pleez don't flame me

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    Default Re: Help, I desperately need wireless!

    Quote Originally Posted by Linux_noob View Post
    I'm using an HP Compaq nx9010 laptop and the wireless just won't work.
    We have a wireless router that I use to wirelessly "hook up" my Wii, my Nintendo DS, and, up until Christmas, my PC in my room using Wi-Fi (I got my laptop for Christmas).
    My dad says my wireless driver is no good for Linux, but me being me I need a second (or third or fourth, etc.) opinion. What do I need to do???
    I've been using ethernet cables for too long! LOL
    thanks in advance!
    [The noob]
    BTW pleez don't flame me
    In a terminal as root
    su
    password
    type
    "lspci -v"

    then copy and paste the section that IDs your wireless chipset.

    Then someone can help once we know what we are dealing with.
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    Default Re: Help, I desperately need wireless!

    Which one is the wireless chipset section?
    Here's what I'm getting:
    Host Bridge
    PCI Bridge
    USB x
    Multimedia x
    ISA Bridge
    Modem
    CardBus Bridge
    CardBus Bridge
    Network Controller
    FireWire x
    IDE Interface
    Bridge
    Ethernet Controller x
    VGA Compatible Controller

    The ones I put the X's by I know they aren't the wireless Chipset.
    Last edited by Linux_noob; 01-Jul-2008 at 14:40. Reason: BECAUSE I CAN...

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    Default Re: Help, I desperately need wireless!

    just post the complete output. normally,wireless is found near the end of the file.if you can't find it,try typing
    hwinfo --wlan in a console

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