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jaunty network manager

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by moominboy8668, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. moominboy8668

    moominboy8668 New Member

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    hi all!

    i have a "small" problem which i'm sure is fairly easy to solve but i can't get my head around it.

    i have had ubuntu 9.04 for a few months now and as you do, broke it, fixed it, broke it again! etc.

    this morning though i was playing about with my wireless kit which wasn't set up before.

    i adept installed pretty much all the wireless sniffers,managers etc i could find but couldn't get it working.

    anyway,i digress, the main problem is that one of those un-installed the network manager and now i can't go online at all, for the curious i've installed 9.04 again on another hard drive and am on through that.

    i have found the network manager .deb files and downloaded them (3 altogether i tried) only one of which would open with GDebi, the others open in Ark and i have no idea how to install or point the terminal at these files.

    So! after that long winded explanation i'm hoping that some of you guys will be able to help out.

    thanks in advance, dave.
     
  2. moominboy8668

    moominboy8668 New Member

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    even if i could just find the actual installation files for network manager on the 8.10 live cd then work out how to copy them into my preferred installation would be a great help?

    the only adept preograms i have access to now are the ones already installed. sniff! :(
     
  3. wizard

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    are you using ndiswrapper? So you can use windows wireless drivers.
     
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  4. moominboy8668

    moominboy8668 New Member

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    no i'm not wizard but again, couldn't install that anyway onto my old os. once i can get the ethernet up and running again i'll try wireless but tread a bit more carefully!
     
  5. wizard

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    However to use ndiswrapper you would need the original drivers that came with the kit.
     
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  6. moominboy8668

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    yup i'll keep that in mind wizard!

    any clues on re-installing network manager or wicd without an internet connection though?

    ie, through a usb stick?:blink
     
  7. wizard

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    Nope sorry.
     
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  9. moominboy8668

    moominboy8668 New Member

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    yeah i've tried that bluerinse, but they are a mighty unsociable bunch! :)
     
  10. wizard

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    I agree, ask a simple question and some of them either ignore you, or they shoot some people down in flames because they don't know how to do something which seems simple to them.
     
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    oh, dang.. first time i've heard someone say that. well such is life :helpread
     
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  12. moominboy8668

    moominboy8668 New Member

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    yeah wizard was spot on. i understand it would be a very busy forum and it is full of helpful advice so i'm not gonna complain!

    i've left this problem for just now anyway, have re-installed on another hdd and customised it all over again, but i'll keep looking for the answer to it!

    thanks guys!
     

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