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I have been a part of Ubuntu user population for about two hours right now. After installing it on my Dell Inspiron 1520 that I bought so long ago, I jumped in really well, but, I have a few questions:

Once I check "Main Server" and check 'Canonical Partners' option and then the 'Broadcom Corporation: BCM-4311 802.11a/b/g" popped under 'Additional Drivers', how long does it take to install?

Also, I see GeForce 8600M (proprietary, tested), but when I try to install it as well, it gets stuck on the "Applying Changes" portion of what I am thinking is the UPDATE phase.

This is happening on both, and after 30 minutes, it is still stating, "Applying changes...", so what do I do? A restart did not resolve this, it sticks about 1/4 inch in on the orange bar every time... what does a new Ubuntu user do? Please advise.

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After installing new Ubuntu, first install all the recommended updates and then proceed with installing any other software. – Abhijit Navale Jan 21 '13 at 4:09
Okay, I have installed all of the recommended updates, Ubuntu 12.10 is up to date. Yet, neither of the downloads for the wifi nor graphics cards finish downloading. I am unable to, just a n00b, compile drivers, heck, wouldn't even know where to begin. So what are my options now? How do I get the DLs to finish so I can use these two items on Ubuntu? – Crony Jan 21 '13 at 17:02

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