Internet connection problems on ubuntu

May 20, 2011 at 13:11:13
Specs: ubuntu
I recently just installed ubuntu 10.04 on a new hard disk and it installed fine. I have a a hp pavilion dv 2025nr. Processor is amd turion 64. 2 gigs ram. 320 disk space. Running ubuntu 10.04. I have no prior knowledge with ubuntu and im trying to connect wirelessly to the internet. Usually when i used to reinstall windows i have to go to hps site and dowload all the drivers necessary for the computer to work properly such as the network drivers. So when i boot up ubuntu i am assuming i have to do the same thing. Like install nvidia drivers, audio, networking. ect. My question is where or how can i get them. Please help.

Also, i ran the system testing in Ubuntu and for the test on network controller i think it just timed out or didn't work.


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#1
May 20, 2011 at 13:43:44
I really ought to fix this dual post issue.

Why didn't you use the latest version?

Linux has three ways to get a nic to work.

One is the drivers are in the distro and you simply use the network or wireless manager.

Another is to get drivers from some site or person that made them and install and config.

Another way is to use windows drivers with ndiswrapper.

In some cases things that should work don't. Sometimes a driver gets blacklisted and you have to un-do it.

Another thing may be the distro you selected. Almost all have 32 and 64 bit versions. Not all work equally well. Which did you install?

Using live cd/dvd's before you install help you sort this stuff out a bit. In some cases I simply switch to a distro that works.

See these links to start.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/W...

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/intern... (old stuff)

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/W...

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#2
May 20, 2011 at 18:55:14
looks like a broadcom wireless chip:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

http://www.google.com/search?client...

I would try a newer distro,

larry


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