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Well the situation is I downloaded ubuntu 7.04 and put it on my father's laptop, and everything is fine, though i still have an issue with Trying to set up ...
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    Wirless chip help


    Well the situation is I downloaded ubuntu 7.04 and put it on my father's laptop, and everything is fine, though i still have an issue with Trying to set up my wireless chip. Now I'm quite new to Linux and ubuntu and know very little about pc hardware in general. Anyone might know how to help me?
    The computer model is an Acer Aspire 3680.

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Run gnome-terminal (Menu -> Accessories -> Terminal) and post back the output of
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    sudo lshw -C network
    That will help identify the network devices on your machine.

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    much appreciated, Atheros, oh how I loath thee. How would I go about activating it?
    Code:
    dannon@dannon-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
      *-network               
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
           vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@02:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 14
           serial: 00:1b:24:16:bb:6f
           size: 100MB/s
           capacity: 1GB/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.13 duplex=full firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
           resources: iomemory:d0100000-d0103fff ioport:2000-20ff irq:16
      *-network UNCLAIMED
           description: Ethernet controller
           product: Atheros Communications, Inc.
           vendor: Atheros Communications, Inc.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@03:00.0
           version: 01
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
           resources: iomemory:d0000000-d000ffff irq:16

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    From what I've been reading on the web, Atheros based cards should work out of the box on Ubuntu. Have you tried running the network configuration tool (it should be somewhere in the System menu or run the command: network-admin).

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    hmm how do i configure it

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    This link may help you setup the connection. Post back if you continue experiencing problems.

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