Re: was @grub won't dual boot@...but really networking problems
"Mark South" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've snipped a fair bit, because this has to be a reasonably short reply.
> On Fri, 05 Oct 2007 13:54:41 +0100,
> Dave wrote:
>>> Lastly I have it in the back of my mind reading about the blacklisting
>>> drivers in the 7.X version of Ubuntu. Can't find anything relevant on
>>> google currently. Could this be an issue.?[/color][/color]
> cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
> will show the drivers that are blacklisted.
>> Well after a bit more brute force and ignorance on my part it's now
>> working. I am not too sure the nm-applet is reporting things right[/color]
> I am learning to loathe nm-applet. It is one of the buggiest peices of
> software on the planet, after Windows Vista, and I have no idea how it
> could have been included in a production release of anything.
> Connecting manually is often faster than using nm-applet.
> Try Wifi Radar, it's in the repositories.
>> and/or working okay. So I set up everything yet again but using Windows
>> Wireless Drivers screen (it this the front end of ndiswrapper??)[/color]
> It's a Gnome GUI to set up ndiswrapper.
>> and off it went. Thanks Mark and all the others who helped. It's really
> Cool you got it going.[/color]
I spoke too soon. It did work for a few minutes but then when I went back to
my wired connection I found_ that_ wouldn't work. The PC continued to freeze
on reboot if I had the wifi stick attached and even when I took it out I had
a job getting bog standard wire ethernet to work again. Just got it going
again now. What pain.
In doing so I noticed two things:
1. I need to use "roaming" rather than DHCP when setting up wired network in
System>Admin>Networks. Is this right?
2. Sometimes when I try to open using my ubuntu PC a *.txt document
residing on my windows xp PC, it gives an error "could not open the file
smb://PC/My%20file.txt@ Unexpected internal error.
What's this now??
Can anyone help please.
By the way is it netiquette to start a new thread with a better and more
accurate title...or carry on not losing the threading??