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Hi, I've been trying to look at other threads and figure this out myself, but it hasn't been working, so could someone please help me? Thanks in advance! I inputted ...
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    Dell XPS M1330 Wireless


    Hi,
    I've been trying to look at other threads and figure this out myself, but it hasn't been working, so could someone please help me? Thanks in advance!

    I inputted the suggested commands:
    Code:
     lspci -knn 
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port [8086:2a01] (rev 0c)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:2849] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8400M GS] [10de:0427] (rev a1)
    	Kernel modules: nvidiafb
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394
    03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 12)
    	Kernel driver in use: ricoh-mmc
    	Kernel modules: ricoh_mmc
    03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
    03:01.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev ff)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1713] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: tg3
    	Kernel modules: tg3
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    	Kernel modules: ssb
    any suggestions will be appreciated
    I am running Ubuntu 9.10

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    Do you have a wired connection? If so, Ubuntu has a graphical tool, I think under System->Administration->Hardware Drivers, which will install the driver. Or from the command line do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

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    Ok, once I do that, how do I find the wireless networks that I want to connect to? Nothing shows up...
    Under the hardware drivers window you talked about above, it says that the driver is activated, but not in use...how do I use it?

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    Is the driver loading? Please post the output of
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    lsmod
    iwconfig

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    I'm mostly running on windows right now, so I restarted into Ubuntu earlier, and this error message appeared:

    Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block

    and it doesn't start up...what now?

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