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I some how deleted my wireless driver for my Dell mini 9. I do have the disc but not disk drive so on my desktop I ripped my drivers disc ...
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- 06-23-2009 #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
Installing drivers as iso?
I some how deleted my wireless driver for my Dell mini 9. I do have the disc but not disk drive so on my desktop I ripped my drivers disc to a iso file and placed it on a thumb drive. I am trying to use Furious iso mount to get it working but it tells me I have to be in root ( I no nothing about root). But if I click on the "loop" button with the software it will let me open the disc but the exe file has a lock on it and when I click on it nothing happens. What is the easiest route for me and as much help as possible is appreciated. Thank you.
- 06-23-2009 #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
You have to be root to install drivers, or run with sudo. You will need to do this from a command-line terminal window.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 06-23-2009 #3
Are you sure you removed the drivers? Do you know what you might have done?
Please open a terminal and post the output of
The Dell Mini has a Broadcom 4312 wireless card. There are two drivers that work for this. Broadcom has a driver, the Broadcom-wl, which is what the Mini 9 ships with, and the b43 driver, which requires a little extra firmware to work.
I don't know of a Ubuntu package for the wl, so it's a bit of a pain to install, but word is it works better. I have a dell mini with Arch, and I use that driver.
Here are instructions for that: Installing Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver Lost in Cyberspace
Otherwise, if you can get a wired connection for a couple minutes, just open a terminal and type
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
I believe the b43 driver is blacklisted (won't load) by default, because the Mini is configured to use the wl driver, so you'll also need to look in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist. To edit, open a terminal and typeCode:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist