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Link to this post 11 Jul 10

Hi,
I just installed Linux Mint 9 on my HP Laptop and everything installed fine and it looks great but I cant seem to connect to any wireless networks. The wireless network in my house doesn't even show up like it does in Vista. I looked around the internet for help but I cant seem to figure out how to fix the problem. I found this site
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported

But I dont know how to open up a terminal. Can anyone help me connect to the internet using Linux Mint 9? Again, I'm a new user so a little detail would help greatly.
Thanks

Link to this post 12 Jul 10

I use fedora, but the gnome menus should be similar. Look for "Terminal" in one of the System menus.

If you can bring up a terminal, post (copy/paste) the output of:

lspci

and

lsusb

We should be able to tell you what card you are using and point you to the correct driver.

Link to this post 17 Jul 10

If you do not find "terminal" in your menus, try hitting <ALT><F2> to get the run application dialog. Then enter gnome-terminal and press enter. That ought to work.

Also, you may have to use sudo before both of the commands that GoinEasy9 suggested to get all the output. When you are prompted for a password by sudo, this is the same password you used to log into the computer.

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