peter.niedzinski at gmail.com
Tue May 29 13:05:00 BST 2007
Congratulations! And thanks as well. I have been having similar
difficulties with my wireless card, and I am also running Feisty. That WICD
seems to be the solution!
On 5/29/07, Larry Hartman <larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> For those who are US citizens, hope you all had a good Memorial Day
> I had 4 days off and spent some of those four days reloading (K)ubuntu on
> laptop. I decided to do this because I first learned how to use Ubuntu on
> Dapper just before Edgy was released, and had upgraded twice to Feisty. I
> made some mistakes in the initial loading process that I just could not
> resolve that cost me abilities to use some w32codecs-related media. So
> wisdom from 8 months of use and improved packages I reloaded.
> My system is an HP dv8000 laptop that comes with two hardware
> The first is ATI XPress 200M graphics. FGLRX has come a long way in the
> 8 months. The other is the BCM4318 Air Force One wireless. The BCM43xx
> module is too flaky with this card, so I went to NDISWrapper. NDISWrapper
> was not so hard to get working, but Network Manager just would not play
> I eventually got nm to work ok, but never got my wireless to start
> immediately at boot. So off to the Ubuntu forums I went.
> Someone on the forums--I think Compwiz18--posted about a networking tool
> called WICD. It is a replacement for nm that is built in Python. Here is
> the sourceforge website:
> Let me tell you that for the past 8 months I spent hours on nm to get it
> run properly--and only partly succeeded. WICD, however, was set up in 15
> minutes and working perfectly out of the box--it is a Debian package. I
> suspect that many of Ubuntu/Kubuntu users out there would like to trade in
> for something better: well here is an opportunity to investigate.
> Oh, and BTW, my w32codecs-related media issues are completely resolved. I
> also switched to Firefox from Konqueror, it simply works better on a
> key websites I visit. Now I am less dependent on M$--and that is a good
> thing in my estimation.
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