I'm a total novice to ubuntu. I've got a ralinlk 2870 usb wireless adapater.
I tried to install the drivers using the session menu and selecting System Settings in the Hardware section, click Additional Drivers and then waited a moment for Ubuntu to update its database, but it came back blank.
I then got the linux drivers for the ralink 2870 from mediatek: http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downloads/01_windows.php?sn=501
RT2870USB(RT2870/RT2770) 07/09/2010 126.96.36.199 firmware RT28XX/RT30XX USB series (RT2870/RT2770/RT3572/RT3070) 03/31/2010 22
Which do I use and how do I load them? Is there a special place to put them? Do I need to point to them on the desktop?