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    Two ubuntu questions


    I have two ubuntu questions I need to ask you.

    My first question is, I just installed ubuntu on my laptop. I need to get internet on it and I have a wireless card
    ( WPC11-V3 - Instant Wireless - Network PC Card - Lynksys )

    I need to know how to get internet on my laptop with software or no software..I have internet on this ubuntu computer so I can files to the computer if needed.

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    My second question is I am on mozilla firefox right now and when ever I try to listen to music or watch a video on firefox it brings up totem. I need to change it so it brings up mplayer or something else as the default. How do I do this?

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    For wireless, just install the "ndiswrapper-utils" package :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils
    And then you can configure your card with those instructions :
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/Ubuntu
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    For wireless, just install the "ndiswrapper-utils" package :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils
    And then you can configure your card with those instructions :
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/Ubuntu
    When I type that in my laptop it says this:

    Code:
    fix@localhost:-$ sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils
    Password:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    E: Couldn't find package ndiswrapper-utils
    I don't have internet on my laptop yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix3r
    I don't have internet on my laptop yet.
    Then make sure you have the Ubuntu CD in.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    I put it in and nothing happens still. There isn't anything I can download on this computer and thens end it to that one via USB ect..?

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    your laptop should have a wired network card.....plug directly into your router to use apt-get.

    if you cannot connect this way, access the internet on another computer, download it from HERE, save to disk and install that way

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    can't you just plug it into the router through the ethernet line? that could make things easier temporarily. if this isn't possible, you can download the file from the relevant ubuntu repository manually.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d38dm8nw81k1ng
    can't you just plug it into the router through the ethernet line? that could make things easier temporarily. if this isn't possible, you can download the file from the relevant ubuntu repository manually.
    My computer is old, I have no ethernet port.

    THanks I'll try this vidd

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    Okay I have it on my computer and I have tar'd it. Now I don't understand what to do next with ubuntu ;\

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    The package "ndiswrapper-utils" should be in .deb format. You can download it here :
    http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...untu2_i386.deb

    And then install it like that :
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-utils_1.8-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
    You may need some other packages (dependencies) to make it work.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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