Please help Ubuntu 11.04

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Tue Aug 9 14:45:19 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:

> On 9 August 2011 15:20, Aron Schwartz <doit613 at> wrote:
> > Hi, I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 and am having a very frustrating
> time
> > trying to connect to my wifi. My wireless card is Broadcom4322 - I went
> into
> > Windows and downloaded the driver (.deb) onto a usb  - when I try to
> extract
> > it in Linux it doesnt work I get " " is not a debian format archive. So I
> > think I have the driver for broadcom4322 but cant extract it. I went back
> to
> > Windows and searched for this error and found a paragraph long Command to
> > put into the terminal window that might debug the error - unfortunately
> when
> > I tried opening this command via Word document in Ubuntu all I get is
> code
> > gibberish =/. Trying to type it out in terminal only led to technical
> > errors. So if anyone can help with:
> > 1. an alternate way of activating Broadcom4322 Wifi
> > 2. how to extract .deb or .tar.gz files without errors
> > 3. how to open text commands in Ubuntu without only seeing code
> > any help would be appreciated, thanks - Eric
> Google led me to this which might be helpful:
> The reason the word file came out as gibberish is that Word files are
> not text files, but are in fact gibberish (if interpreted as text
> files).  If you want to write a text file in windows you must use a
> simple text editor not Word.  Notepad used to be the way to do this.
> Colin
> Or use your familiar word processor and "save as" selecting an appropriate
text (.TXT) format.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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