Hello, I am a complete novice that would like to start experimenting and using Linux.
I have a dell Vostro 1000 laptop, I have had the same problem with Ubuntu that I am now having with Mint 14 Mate. The problem happens either with the O.S installed on HHD with dual boot or Live CD.
My wireless card Broadcom 1390 will not work. I have selected the wireless driver that is listed in Additional Software at the same time as connected, wired, to my sky router.
The only way I can get Linux to connect wirelessly is through VMware player.
Please help as this is making me steering away from Linux.
Thank you for your help.