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I need to install the wifi driver to ubuntu. so I downloaded the driver from hp website but the extension is .rpm, so I need to convert him to .deb so I can install it on ubuntu.

The problem is I don't have internet connection on ubuntu to do this :

sudo apt-get install alien

How can convert the driver on windows for example, or how can I do download alien and place it under my usb to install it after booting on ubuntu.

It's an HP ProBook 4525s with this two drivers :

Pilote LAN sans fil Ralink

Pilote LAN sans fil Broadcom

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What wifi card (or computer model) do you have? Perhaps there is an other solution available. – Lekensteyn Feb 27 '11 at 22:11
see updates ... – Anonymous Feb 28 '11 at 21:40
Can you add some hardware information to your question? You can find out what logs and commands to use here:… – Jorge Castro Mar 1 '11 at 19:49

Ask a friend or in a linux/ubuntu forum for help in converting the driver - if the license doesn't prohibit it, of course.

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Who votes me down without comment? – user unknown Mar 1 '11 at 2:40
I vote you up. Even when people don't value the words of wisdom on this days, it is wise to know when to ask for help. Oh! Isn't this place for "look for help"? ... However... Ignorants uses to down vote with no commenting. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Mar 1 '11 at 19:58
Thank you much. I still would like to know what is bad in my idea. :) – user unknown Mar 1 '11 at 21:34

You can (possibly, depending on your circumstances) download the file alien_8.81_all.deb onto a removable medium (e.g. USB key) from (assuming that you are running 10.10 — if not, change 'maverick' to your release name).

To install that file from ubuntu, run dpkg --install /path/to/it/alien_8.81_all.deb from a terminal window. This is mostly the same as running apt-get install alien.

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So, what about the dependency hell! – Muhammad Hewedy Aug 30 '11 at 7:01

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