Ubuntu on Mac Laptops

Bob Nielsen nielsen at oz.net
Tue Jan 17 21:19:34 UTC 2006

On Jan 17, 2006, at 7:57 AM, jack jackson wrote:

> Thanks Scott and Eric. Eric, I understand that it's going to be a  
> bit tricky but basically I wonder this:
> If I hand compile the driver and install it, will I be able at this  
> stage to associate with a WiFi Access Point and communicate while  
> WPA or at the very least WEP encrypted? I'm all for geeking and  
> tweaking to get to that point, but if I can do that it would be great

I booted the Dapper Flight 3 CD and got part way through the  
installation.  The Broadcom chip was detected and the bcm43xx driver  
(which is already in dapper) was loaded.  I was unable to get the  
network configuration to work however (it didn't appear to recognize  
my router).  Additionally, I couldn't get past the disk partitioning  
and setup stage as it kept returning me to the same screen.

There is hope, at least!

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