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  1. hi, im newbie in ubuntu 11.04. i installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my machine (dell inspiron 1564). my wireless adapter is dell wireless 1397 mini (broadcam). i found a driver package for linux in my device support site and downloaded it. it named (hybrid-portsrc_x86_32-v5_100_82_38.tar.gz). now i want to set it up in Ubuntu, note that i have no internet access in Ubuntu OS. how should i unpack and install this package contents? i read a lot of pages about my question but i couldent be success. tell me wich commands must i learn? how use commands? i just know a little (sudo,xvzf,cd...!)
  2. some other packages i downloaded are (ubuntu-codecs-pack-10.10.tar.gz) and (broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2) and (scanModem.gz). i exrracted codecs pack and found some .DEB files, by double clicking on each file "ubuntu software center" window appears and by click on install button i installed codeck(s). but it dont work... i cant play music or movie files.
  3. (note: im an exprienced advanced "win" user)
  4. poor english...!
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closed as not a real question by Eliah Kagan, fossfreedom Dec 22 '12 at 8:02

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can you atleast get to wired internet ?? Ubuntu has a valid support for broadcom. And building will require you to install more packages. to install deb files do sudo dpkg deb_file –  sagarchalise May 5 '11 at 16:38
    
You should open one thread per question, if they are independently. Else, it is hard to follow the advice and you can't accept different, helpful answers. –  user unknown May 5 '11 at 17:45
    
i can not get to wired internet right now. –  user16616 May 6 '11 at 21:09

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About 1 : I am also on Dell Inspiron and using 11.04 with the same wireless adapter. I didn't need to install anything to get the wireless connection going. The only important part is to setup the connection from the Networking icon on the panel at the top (11.04). When you click it the Edit connection appears. Under Wireless settings you might have to create a new connection, save it and then connect to it.

You might also want to try and connect via wire. That will ensure that all the updates get installed and the net is connected. Then you can try connecting in wireless mode.

About 2 : All the codecs that is needed for playing music, video can be installed when 11.04 is installed for the first time. We just need to select and choose the option to install them. Otherwise later also from the repositories (Ubuntu software center) one can install them.

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