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    wireless issue.

    Bare with me cause I am new to linux so I will explain the best I can. I installed linux and my wireless card doesn't work. I went through the help menu and typed in what it said and it says my card is turned off. It says I can go through my windows to turn it back on but me not thinking I got rid of windows so is there something I can do? Thanks.

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    look for "network controller" or similar==xxxx:yyyy

    google "xxxx:yyyy"
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    Whats lspci? and how do I use a network controller? I know a little bit about computers but not a whole lot. Thanks for any help.

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    You enter the command

    into Terminal and hit enter. Here is a small tutorial I wrote for New users on opening and using terminal.

    Yet Another Technology Site: How to open Terminal and find what kernel you are using

    Copy and paste the readout in your next post.
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  6. #5
    Please also tell us the name of the Linux distribution that you are using.

    I would like to know which distribution has a Help menu that tells you to boot into Windows! I never heard of such a thing.

    The latest Linux kernel has the capabilities to turn this switch on or off. it is a bit involving, though. And maybe too difficult for you to comprehend. Still, we can try.

    Post the output of this command, it will give your kernel version.
    uname -r
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