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I have attempted to upgrade my laptop from breezy to dapper and now im experiencing issues: 1.) Wireless internet stops working 2.) Totem (Xine) crashes (totem Gstreamer has never been ...
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    ubuntu ubgrade issue


    I have attempted to upgrade my laptop from breezy to dapper and now im experiencing issues:

    1.) Wireless internet stops working
    2.) Totem (Xine) crashes (totem Gstreamer has never been able to play DVDs on my laptop, but totem-xine worked just fine)
    3.) Cannot fine the file browser anywhere...did they axe the app???

    Other then these issues, the look and feel is fantastic


    Additional information:

    Upgraded via Synaptic Package Manager
    Wireless Network Card was installed via ndiswrapper and was fully funtional
    (broadcom 4306)
    Laptop is a Compaq Presario 2200

    I have attempted to do a clean install with live cd, Same issues
    I am attempting to do a clean install with the Xubuntu Special Install, will update upon completion

    If any addition information is needed, please let me know

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    i have attempted to install XUbuntu from the special install, and still not able to get the wireless network card to work

    Any assistance would be appreciated....for now i am reverting back to Breezy

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    what wireless card are you using? Can you give us the result of lspci so we can identify the card.
    Wireless is better supported in Dapper and more cards work without the need for ndiswrapper so when you upgraded perhaps ndiswrapper is the problem and needs to be blacklisted so it doesn't interfere.
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    iirc dapper comes with the broadcom driver, but not the firmware, you'll have to download the firmware from ubuntu's repos and install it to get the wireless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vidd
    Wireless Network Card was installed via ndiswrapper and was fully funtional
    (broadcom 4306)
    doh, sorry read post before the required coffee intake
    Dapper supports this chipset natively but you need to download and install the firmware for it to work, full instructions are on the ubuntu wiki these worked for me!
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    Thanks for the link....but it reads like stereo instructions!!!!

    I followed the instructions and I saw the light at the end of the tunnel (or at least on the wireless card) but once all was said and done, everything looked ok, but the light didnt stay on and i could not connect using wireless card....

    I am going to attempt to follow the instructions for "blacklisting" the auto installed driver and use NDISwrapper that i am very familiar with.

    I need to nuke my Windows partion (again) NE1 know a way to nuke windows and re-install without messing up your linux partion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidd
    I need to nuke my Windows partion (again) NE1 know a way to nuke windows and re-install without messing up your linux partion?
    Install as normal from windows cd, tell it not to touch linux partition i.e. don't delete any partitions, and format your windows drive only. After this, boot linux cd and reinstall grub/lilo.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    now i have removed the drver preloaded with drake and installed using ndiswrapper

    Everything did not go as planned......
    the problem is:
    the device is named eth1 (as far as i can tell)
    it will not work on boot

    i must open a terminal and type (as root)
    Code:
     iwlist wlan0 scan
    i get the following message:
    Code:
    wlan0     Failed to read scan data : No such device
    BUT MY WIRELESS CARD WORKS!!!!!!!!!!

    if i type
    Code:
    iwlist eth1 scan
    before wlan, i get an error message (i forgot to copy for this post)
    ######EDIT######,
    Code:
    eth1      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    ######EDIT######
    but if i type it AFTER i get
    Code:
    eth1      Scan completed :
              Cell 01 - Address: 00:13:10:76:87:4E
                        ESSID:"linksys"
                        Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
                        Mode:Managed
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality:0/100  Signal level:-84 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                        Encryption key:off
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Extra:bcn_int=100
                        Extra:atim=0
              Cell 02 - Address: 00:0F:66:D6:C6:E9
                        ESSID:"*******************************"
                        Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
                        Mode:Managed
                        Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                        Quality:0/100  Signal level:-76 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
                        Encryption key:on
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                                  11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                                  48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Extra:bcn_int=100
                        Extra:atim=0
    please advise what i should try to fix this

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    I was able to fix the problem (finally)

    I discovered that by simply changing the alias supplied by ndiswrapper (/etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper) from wlan0 to eth1

    i am having an issue with my dns server setting not being saved, but i think i have a handle on it

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