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I recently came upon a Dell 1545 Inspiron laptop and decided to put a fresh install of 10.04 LTS.

At first I couldn't connect to the Internet because I did not install the driver for my wireless card (Broadcom 4312), but then I installed the first of the two drivers under the proprietary drivers list, it was the Broadcom b43 wireless driver.

While that was active, I could detect wireless networks but could not connect to a network. I then tried to switch to the other set of drivers, the STA set.

Now, I cannot even detect networks. Please help.

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Why not use 12.04. 10.04 isn't supported any more. If all you want is a Gnome Classic desktop, 12.04 has that. When you are doing the install connect via a ethernet cable and install updates and 3rd party drivers. This way out of the box it just works. If that doesn't work let me know and we can debug further.

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Isn't 10.04 an LTS version? – hexafraction Aug 6 '12 at 16:07
10.04 is supported until April 2013 on the desktop. – Caesium Aug 6 '12 at 16:10
but 12.04 is the new LTS and might have better support than the old LTS has. – Alvar Aug 6 '12 at 16:17

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