Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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Wireless
by computrius on Sat 17th Mar 2007 05:07 UTC
computrius
Member since:
2006-03-26

I tried it recently as well. You'll never guess what didnt work, even with proper ndiswrapper drivers, etc. Wireless. I installed slackware, and it worked the first time. Perhaps maintainers of ubuntu should stop and take a look at why they have the distro with the absolute worse wireless support.

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RE: Wireless
by Eugenia on Sat 17th Mar 2007 05:11 in reply to "Wireless"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Then you were doing something wrong. ndiswrapper works here fine. And Ubuntu is the distro with the most wifi firmwares shipping with:

eugenia@inspiron:/usr/lib/firmware/2.6.20-11-generic$ ls
acx/
aic94xx-seq.fw
atmel_at76c502_3com.bin
atmel_at76c502_3com-wpa.bin
atmel_at76c502.bin
atmel_at76c502d.bin
atmel_at76c502d-wpa.bin
atmel_at76c502e.bin
atmel_at76c502e-wpa.bin
atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
atmel_at76c503-i3861.bin
atmel_at76c503-i3863.bin
atmel_at76c503-rfmd-0.90.2-140.bin
atmel_at76c503-rfmd-acc.bin
atmel_at76c503-rfmd.bin
atmel_at76c504_2958-wpa.bin
atmel_at76c504a_2958-wpa.bin
atmel_at76c504.bin
atmel_at76c504c-wpa.bin
atmel_at76c505a-rfmd2958.bin
atmel_at76c505-rfmd2958.bin
atmel_at76c505-rfmd.bin
atmel_at76c506.bin
atmel_at76c506-wpa.bin
dvb-fe-or51132-qam.fw
dvb-fe-or51132-vsb.fw
dvb-fe-or51211.fw
dvb-ttpci-01.fw
dvb-usb-avertv-a800-02.fw
dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw
dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw
dvb-usb-dtt200u-01.fw
dvb-usb-umt-010-02.fw
dvb-usb-vp702x-01.fw
dvb-usb-vp7045-01.fw
dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw
ipw2100-1.3.fw
ipw2100-1.3-i.fw
ipw2100-1.3-p.fw
ipw2200-bss.fw
ipw2200-ibss.fw
ipw2200-sniffer.fw
ipw3945.ucode
isl3877
isl3886
isl3887usb_bare
isl3890
isl3890usb
iwlwifi-3945.ucode
ql2100_fw.bin
ql2200_fw.bin
ql2300_fw.bin
ql2322_fw.bin
ql2400_fw.bin
rt2561.bin
rt2561s.bin
rt2661.bin
rt73.bin
v4l-cx2341x-dec.fw
v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw
v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg
v4l-cx25840.fw
v4l-pvrusb2-24xxx-01.fw
v4l-pvrusb2-29xxx-01.fw
zd1211/

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RE[2]: Wireless
by r3m0t on Sat 17th Mar 2007 11:05 in reply to "RE: Wireless"
r3m0t Member since:
2005-07-25

Why are you blaming it on him? He just has a different wireless card, and Slackware detected it when Ubuntu did not. What's wrong with that?

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RE[2]: Wireless
by computrius on Sat 17th Mar 2007 18:38 in reply to "Wireless"
computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

Nope, definitly not doing anything wrong. As I said, I did the exact same thing in slackware, and had it working in 15 minutes. Things that should work in ubuntu dont. It doesnt give me any error or anything in ubuntu, it just doesnt create a wlan0 device (or any other network device). (kernel logs dont show any errors either)

Edited 2007-03-17 18:42

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