Newbie question...

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Oct 7 05:55:00 UTC 2008

Roy Smith wrote:
> Hi!  I'm new to Ubuntu and right now I'm just trying out the live CD.
> It's nice but there's one problem I'm having.  I'm using a HP Compaq
> nx6325 laptop and it has a Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g wireless network card
> in it.  The problem is that Ubuntu reports that the driver firmware is
> proprietary so the driver isn't set up for my WiFi card.
> So am I correct in assuming that since I'm using a live CD that I will
> not be able to take the steps necessary to set up the driver for that
> card?

I think it should be possible to do the setup. But as everything only runs 
in memory, it will be lost if you reboot. But I can't really help you 
with the installation of the firmware. Maybe you can find some hints at 
one of these pages:



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