Thursday, July 17, 2008

So, You have UBUNTU ... huh?

In a conference hall, everyone is enjoying the talk.
There is a small click click sound pertaining in the hall.
After some talks, there is a break. Everyone rushes for the tea/coffee break.
I started my laptop and started connecting to the internet. The wifi was unsecured as provided by the hotel. I got it. I was connected and was browsing.
In the mean-time, I got the attention of few people. One of them asked: "So, you have Ubuntu.... huh?... I was trying to connect...
How come your Ubuntu in Dell Inspiron 6400 supports wireless internet but not in mine?"

Guess the answer...

My answer was...
"Well, I do have Ubuntu; but wireless internet is only available in vista. So, I run vista for it."
(I had tried to get the wireless straight in my system, but had to face a lot of trouble and is deprived of appropriate time and effort ... If you have links on drivers and all info, please leave a comment: My system is Dell Inspiron6400. The description of my notebook is here As you can see: Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini Card (54Mbps)// not supported in Ubunty 7.04)

After AD commented and suggested, I upgraded it to Ubuntu 8.x. So, it works fine now!

1 comment:

  1. come on you blogger dai :) :P, Ubuntu can connect to wireless internet, and you don't have to do anything, it is preety much simple to connect. I too have Dell and HP. In Dell I have Ubuntu and in HP i have Suse and in both cases I can connect to wireless internet and I don't have to go for windows or vista what ever. If you would like to know or you still have this wireless problem, then you can write back.


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