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I just installed Linux Mint 10 on my laptop and I'm trying to install my wireless drivers from the additional driver installation page. I was able to install them when I was "trying" Linux Mint, but now that I have fully installed it I cannot install the wireless drivers without getting an error.

It tells me to check the /var/log/jockey.log for details....

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So did you check that file for details? what does it say? –  JanC Nov 21 '10 at 2:31
    
Sorry posted that as an answer :|, have to learn how to use this site too :S..... Not really sure how to check the log, to be honest. First time using Linux. I typed the line in the terminal and it came up with an error. –  Tyler Nov 21 '10 at 3:01
    
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You need to use the "Log File Viewer" found in the system administration menu

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I'm going out on a limb here, but since you mention wireless, is it a B43 based chip?

You might be affected by this bug. Basically, try turning on "Proposed Updates" in Synaptic, update Jockey, then trying running Jockey again. Beware that turning on proprosed updates can also update your system in various other ways too, so don't just "Mark all Updates" - be selective. And consider turning it off again once you've updated Jockey. Proposed updates can break your system if you're not careful.

Alternatively, try :

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Which installs the latest B43 firmware at the command line, without jumping through the hoops above.

Of course, if it's not B43 related, let me know and I'll delete this answer.

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