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Old 09-16-2011, 03:05 PM
Ioannis Vranos
Default linux-firmware-nonfree package

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 5:57 PM, Abhishek Dixit <abhidixit87@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 7:59 PM, Ioannis Vranos
> <ioannis.vranos@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Abhishek Dixit <abhidixit87@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 7:21 PM, Ioannis Vranos
>>> Thats is what I want to know how do I install this when I am not
>>> connected to any network I do not have a LAN connectivity only Wifi
>>> and Wireless does not have drivers?
>> Just pick a download link from this page:
>> http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/all/linux-firmware-nonfree/download
>> and install it to your laptop (by double-clicking on the file).
> Thanks a lot I was looking for this information only.I was able to
> download it on Windows copy it in Ubuntu and then install the way you
> said.
> It asked to activate the STA driver I activated it.
> Then did a reboot.

So your wireless card needed this package.

I wonder why this package doesn't get installed by default, and also
not installed when installing ubuntu-restricted-extras package.

Does anyone know the answer to these?

Ioannis Vranos


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