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HP Mini with Ubuntu needs Firmware upgrade for Wireless

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I recently installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix on my HP Mini 311.  The OS is beautiful.  It is a great fit for what I use my netbook to do: web development, view videos, and surf the net.

Unfortunately, I realized my wireless adapter was not working after installation.  It had a message that said something about needing a firmware upgrade.

I did some soul searching and internet surfing and found an answer to the problem! 

Open a terminal and execute the following command:

sudo apt-get install –reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source

After a restart, my problem was solved. 

I found this answer here:  http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2604

 

Oh yeah – I’m also selling the netbook to make room for my next toy.  Info is here: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/sys/2093241344.html

Make me an offer.

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Written by curtismitchell

December 3, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Posted in Linux

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