That explains a lot on your previous post readout I guess on apt-cache policy not showing the intel firmware package in repos I guess. Ubuntu 10.10 is no longer supported. Reached end of life on April 10, 2012.oQuote:
its same model like ubuntu 10.10 (its said...)
So. Instead of trying to install tar.gz intel firmware. Which could have been avoided if Jay would have known Distro version and release.
Go to this page
linux-firmware RPM DEB Free Download for Linux - pkgs.org
left click on the Ubuntu 10.04LTS orange bar on bottom.
linux-firmware_1.34_all.deb - Firmware for Linux kernel drivers
if you have gdebi. Use that to install the firmware and reboot. Then do the apt-cache policy again to make sure it is installed.
Then the ifconfig -a to see if wireless shows up. Then if everything is hunky dory. Connect up with whatever network manager Black Ubuntu uses. Crossing my fingers that previous attempts of installing firmware won't cause a snag in this.
If you don't have gdebi is Black Ubuntu. You can go into the directory you downloaded the .deb into. Open your terminal there.
So. It is sudo. Hit space key. dpkg. Hit space key. -i. Hit space key. Then Package name (.deb)Code:
sudo dpkg -i (then type in package name. You can use the first few letters and then hit the tab key to complete)
This is why I like running AntiX and Debian Testing repos. There is no end of life running linux this way like in Ubuntu or Fedora. I run as a rolling release like Arch and Gentoo and Debian Testing and Unstable users. Some of my AntiX installs go back to version 8.5 but are still current running with testing repos enabled. In case you ever feel like experimenting with something else. LMDE might be right up your alley.