So I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop (hp dv8000) and having one big problem. I can't get the wireless card to turn on...
on 10/22/2009 – Made popular on 10/22/2009
I have a hp pavilion dv8000 and just recently dual-booted the computer to run windows 7 and Ubuntu. I am having issues with the wireless adapter and when going on to software and updates it says that the Broadcom Corporation: Broadcom 802.11b/gWLAN is not working. This is my first time using Ubuntu.(The version i have is the is 14 LTS) I also can't get through with the ethernet cable as well.
OK, I have installed Slackware 14 on my laptop, and had no issues with my wireless card or any other drivers. Since I had no issues I went ahead and upgraded to Slackware-Current and still had no issues. I figured lets go three for three and upgraded the kernel. After upgrading my kernel to 3.10.14 I have having issues with the wireless card turning on, on boot.
I have recently just downloaded ubuntu 11.10 and before i installed, wireless worked perfectly in windows. Now that i have downloaded and installed ubuntu, i know longer have windows. I do not have a wired connection at my house, only a mifi, so my computer is useless now without internet. I really like the functionality of ubuntu, but need internet.
I am using a Linksys wpc600n wireless card that works fine in windows xp, but will not even power on in ubuntu. I tried to use the pccardctl command to get the card to turn on but it still does not turn on. Please help.