So I have recently installed Ubuntu 8.10. I have to use a wireless card since I don't have any hard wires that run to this side of the apt. The card I use is a Linsys WMP110. I have the driver installed via ndiswrapper. But for whatever reason the hardware won't turn on. I can find it on the list of pci slots. It's noted as 00:0b:0 RALink RT2700 Wireless 802.11N 1T/2R CardBus. I managed to take my entire PC across the apt and update the software via hard wire. But even after all the 200something updates the card still won't turn on. As I'm new to Linux I have no idea where to go from here. Everything I've researched on the problem has been a bit different than mine. One last thing, I have read about Network Manager. On my console there is no Network Manager. I have tried to use sudo nm-applet. But it fails. It gives me this error.
eric@eric-desktop:~$ sudo nm-applet
[sudo] password for eric:
** (nm-applet:603: WARNING **: <WARN> applet_dbus_manager_start_service(): Could not acquire the NetworkManagerUserSettings service as it is already taken. Return: 3
(nm-applet:603: GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
I have looked in the Services menu for startup to see if Network Manager was there but it isn't. Any ideas?