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Old October 26, 2008, 11:20 PM
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Dell stuff but it runs through using ndiswrapper:
HOWTO: Dell Inspiron E1505 Wireless (Broadcom 1390 WLAN) - Ubuntu Forums
If you get it working here's the next step:
HOWTO: Wireless Security - WPA1, WPA2, LEAP, etc. - Ubuntu Forums

Better just to go with a wired link in the end. Wireless is not something ubuntu is good at.
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Old October 27, 2008, 04:46 AM
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FWIW Ubuntu isn't the base distro for all those listed as Ubuntu (U,K,X etc) itself is based off Debian.

While it doesn't have a fancy graphics installer (it's text based) I have yet to find a distro as stable and easy to use as Slackware. Those who have problems with it usually do so because they have an antipathy to reading
Yes Ubuntu is based on Debian, my point was many are offshoots of ubuntu ...

@biff

It helps when you have hardware that is supported out of the box.
However if you don't, reading is required

As a general rule, if it works in Ubuntu, you can make it work the same way in Mint.
Accept for my EeePC, all my other systems don't use wireless.

Here is a good read on the subject ...
Linux is NOT Windows
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Old October 27, 2008, 04:25 PM
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TRY DEBIAN. End of advice. No more needed to say. Or, go to a BSD variant if you wanna keep banging your head agaisnt the wall. Oh wait a minute, most linux is FROM BSD.
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Old October 29, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Most Linux is NOT from BSD. Time for some more reading ...

I haven't used Ubuntu other than playing with a free disk for a bit every couple of releases, but if your wireless card's chipset is supported you would be better off trying to get it working natively rather than use the windows driver via ndiswrapper. Check for native support and have a look at madwifi.
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Old October 29, 2008, 09:26 PM
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Most Linux is NOT from BSD. Time for some more reading ...

I haven't used Ubuntu other than playing with a free disk for a bit every couple of releases, but if your wireless card's chipset is supported you would be better off trying to get it working natively rather than use the windows driver via ndiswrapper. Check for native support and have a look at madwifi.
Linux != BSD

BSD variants are unix
Linux is derived OFF of unix.

And again .. start off with Ubuntu and get comfortable than transition over to Debian.. and then perhaps Slackware or Gentoo.

I say stay away from RPM based distros as they are more of a pita than anything.

Debian + apt = bliss
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Old October 29, 2008, 10:43 PM
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I'm making some headway. I got the wireless card going yesterday. Once I got ndisgtk installed everything went well. Haven't done much with it since.... try to do something then spend 5x as much time trying to fix it, slowly moving forward. Add to that some issues with my Asus P5E-VM and it's been an allround good time!
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Old October 29, 2008, 10:46 PM
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I'm making some headway. I got the wireless card going yesterday. Once I got ndisgtk installed everything went well. Haven't done much with it since.... try to do something then spend 5x as much time trying to fix it, slowly moving forward. Add to that some issues with my Asus P5E-VM and it's been an allround good time!
What distro did you go with in the end?
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Old October 29, 2008, 10:55 PM
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Ubuntu 8.04
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Learn the trials and tribulations :)
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Or, take up some CST in BCIT :)
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