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[ubuntu] Getting Wireless to Work (proprietary drivers)

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Sorry, I know there are dozens of threads titled "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system," but none of them answered my question. Most of them centered around nVidia drivers. I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an Acer Aspire AM3970. I can't for the life of me get the wireless to work. On my old laptop, it worked after I installed the broadcom proprietary driver through the "Hardware Drivers" un Administration. When I open it now, there aren't any drivers to be seen. The code below implies that it is disabled, but i have it enabled by the wireless item in the syst (Hardware)