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So I bought an eMachine e250 from a friend of mine, and installed Backtrack on it. That worked fine, until I realised that I didn't like KDE, and decided to ...
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    Bizzare Broadcom issue


    So I bought an eMachine e250 from a friend of mine, and installed Backtrack on it. That worked fine, until I realised that I didn't like KDE, and decided to get the gnome-based Gnacktrack (based on Ubuntu 10.10, so I'm fairly sure they work the same). I also have a harddrive from an old laptop that I've scrapped with Ubuntu 10.4 that I run in the laptop, and fpr some bizzare reason, neither operating system is able to detect the wireless card. It worked fine with Backtrack (based on Noppix I believe), and I'm curious as to why the wireless card hates Ubuntu so much. I know that it's unable to detect the wireless card because on start-up it says "Unable to detect WMID device". I even added the wireless card from my scrapped laptop to the laptop, and that NIC was detected just fine. (though I can't use it because the antenna won't reach the slot for the secondary NIC)

    Also, yes, I installed the STA driver. Still unable to read the wireless card.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Bump.
    Also, I'm going to start comparing Knoppix and Ubuntu and see what differences I can find, and try moving a few files.

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    Ubuntu will not include restricted drivers but they make it easy to get them. Did you look for them in the system menu?
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    Yes, I installed the driver, made sure it was working, and it still wont read it :/

    I checked 3 different threads from these forums about the driver for this wireless card, and I think I can safely say it's not a driver issue. I'm about 95% sure it's an issue with Ubuntu (or rather, the wireless card)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterDood View Post
    Yes, I installed the driver, made sure it was working, and it still wont read it :/

    I checked 3 different threads from these forums about the driver for this wireless card, and I think I can safely say it's not a driver issue. I'm about 95% sure it's an issue with Ubuntu (or rather, the wireless card)
    Sometimes this happens. I have a wireless USB card that *only* works with ndiswrapper, a pain in the butt for sure. Maybe you should try that too.
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    Can you educate me a little bit about ndiswrapper before I do something and mess up my hard drive again?
    Thank you very much

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