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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers

I'm having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible. What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers ...
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How do I install the Nvidia drivers?

I just ordered the Nvidia GTX 560 card, which should arrive tomorrow. I have a dilemma, though. Should I keep using the driver which is available in "additional drivers" in Ubuntu (10.10), or should I ...
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Realtek 8723BE Wifi problem

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop with RTL8723BE Wi-fi card. But it is always disconnecting from network. I have tried echo "options rtl8723be fwlps=N ips=N" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/...
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How do I install additional drivers?

I've just installed Ubuntu and I need either video, wireless, or some sort of other manufacturer (non-opensource) driver. How can I run the tool that will fetch all of these for me? I'd like graphical ...
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Bluetooth Broadcom 43142 isn't working on ubuntu

Please help me! I'm new and can't to do anything... I was trying somethings from my searched but it still don't work. It's on but can't search any devices and can't searched from any too. Just tell ...
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How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info?

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Lenovo IdeaPad y510. System info says Graphics: unknown. Driver: unknown, Experience: Standard. What should I do to use all my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install nVidia driver

I recently installed 14.04. But now I need a new driver for my nVidia GeForce GT 630. The former driver was rejected as not compatible with the 64-bit. I found that other driver and when I wanted to ...
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How to install Broadcom wireless drivers offline

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. But the wifi is not working in ubuntu (perhaps the drivers are not present), which worked fine in windows. Also I cant connect with ethernet since my ...
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Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] (rev 30) Wi-Fi driver installation

I bought an Acer laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS but WiFi drivers are not available for it. So I am trying to install a windows driver using wifidocs/driver/ndiswrapper. On doing lspci -vvnn, it ...
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My WiFi adapter is not working at all, how to troubleshoot?

On this site I see hundreds if not a thousand questions being asked about issues with a Wireless LAN adapter not being detected/recognized by Ubuntu. Some mainstream adapters appear to be utterly ...
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My wifi Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0041] (rev 20) doesn't show up and work in Ubuntu 14.04.3 on Lenovo flex 3 14

I am new on linux systems I have tried some of the relevant solutions, those I could follow up, But nothing yet.Please help me figuring this out. Wireless info START Report from: 24 Sep 2015 22:...
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Radeon HD 2000, 3000, 4000 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 and higher: fglrx (legacy) unsupported, what to do?

After upgrading to 12.10 quantal, the packaged version of fglrx no longer works. I discovered that this is because there is a separate 'legacy' fglrx driver for the HD 2k-4k series cards, but it is ...
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How do I install the latest NVIDIA drivers from the .run file?

This is what I am trying to do. I downloaded the latest driver for my VGA from http://www.nvidia.com. The installation needs the X11 to be shut down, so I log out of my account, then press Ctrl+Alt+F1,...
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Wifi losing connection, weak signal, Intel 7260 adapter

I yesterday upgraded from Windows to Ubuntu 15.04 but I have problem with my wireless adapter Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73). It randomly loses internet connection. Restarting adapter always ...
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Wireless card Realtek RTL8723AE-BT is not recognized

I bought a new laptop with a RTL8723AE-BT wireless card, but it seems there is nothing that makes it work. Realtek usually makes drivers available for its card, but this specific one doesn't have a ...
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Ralink MT7601U (148f:7601) Wi-Fi adapter installation

I am trying to install a Ralink wifi adapter in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. The system is not detecting the wifi. lsusb lists the device as: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. I ...
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Why does my laptop with AMD Radeon HD 76xx graphics get overheated when using Ubuntu?

I bought a new laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 7. I love working on Ubuntu and hence installed 12.04 on my laptop. I can work on Windows for 6 hours at a stretch and feel the laptop being ...
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How do I get a Mediatek MT7630E 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter working?

Its worked with the pre-installed ubuntu but after re-installing ubuntu dual boot with windows 8.1, wifi is not working. Is there a driver for this adapter that will work on Ubuntu 12.04?
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No version of Ubuntu can be installed with any Skylake 6th generation Intel processor

Ubuntu can't be installed on my system because of what the title says. This is because support Intel HD Graphics 530 was only just added in Linux kernel 4.3 and all versions of Ubuntu only have kernel ...
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Drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

I am not able to install drivers for my Wi-Fi + Bluetooth card (Broadcom BCM43142). What I have done till now: I have tried using the drivers at this website. I tried following the instructions ...
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Can I use a USB stick for a normal install? (to get platform adaptability)

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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How do I get my Broadcom BCM4313 working correctly? [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on a Asus 1015 netbook. Everything worked out of the box except for the Wireless adapter, which i had to install with the Additional Drivers application. It apparently installed ...
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How do I install drivers for the Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04-64 bit on my Lenovo IdeaPad laptop, and the wired Ethernet (LAN) connection doesn't work. Running the lspci -vv | grep Atheros command from the terminal shows me I have ...
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How to install Intel CedarView drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 or higher?

I am looking for instructions on how to install cedarview graphics drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 32bit. My graphics hardware is a GMA3600 aka Power VR SGX545. EDIT: It seems that they are not in Raring ...
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How do I install drivers for an Intel HD Graphics?

In System Info in 11.10, the graphics driver wasn't detected. I use ACER Aspire 4750 with Intel Core i3-2340M and Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphic card How to install the driver for my Ubuntu?
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How to install NVIDIA driver in Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on DELL XPS L501 - Nvidia GeForce GT 420M. I'm using kernel 3.9.0-030900-generic. All kernel-headers are installed in the system. and I've tried the following. Use apt-...
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How can I find what video driver is in use on my system?

I would like to try a different video display driver, but I'm not sure which one I'm currently using. What's the simple way to see what driver my system is using currently?
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How do I get an Acer Npilfy 802.11 (BCM43225) wireless card working?

My Laptop is Acer 5742G with "Npilfy 802.11 wireless". I have both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 Earlier when I had Ubuntu 12.04, the wireless was working fine, but after installing 12.10 wireless is ...
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How do I install the Intel Graphics driver in my system?

Can someone help me out and explain or point me in the right direction on how to check video drivers and see if my video card running okay? I had 10.04 installed on my Thinkpad r61 with Compiz ...
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How to install NVIDIA.run?

I have a Nvidia Ge force Ge6150 SE graphics card. I am running ubuntu 12.04. When I try to install the .run file it fails. It shows the message like this: I Itried to install it after ...
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Can I install extra drivers via the command prompt?

Since I can't seem to open the Additional Drivers program? And how do I know what driver I need to install?
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What's the difference between the nvidia-current, and nvidia-current-updates packages?

What's the difference between the nvidia-current, and nvidia-current-updates packages? The former has a higher version number, and the description of the packages are the same. Which do I use? ...
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How can I Install Nvidia Driver GT 520 and Cuda 5.0 in Ubuntu13.04?

I'm just newbie with Ubuntu/Linux. Actually I am attempting to install Pyrit which requires GPU acceleration. I have dual-booted Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 in my Desktop PC Gigabyte G31M-ES2C with: ...
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How to download all required Ubuntu drivers

Is there a package of Ubuntu drivers as driver pack solution? I tried to search for it, but I did not find it. If there is, how can I easily get it?
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How do I install proprietary drivers for my Brother all-in-one printer/scanner/fax?

Guides on how to install drivers for a Brother all-in-one network printer are either for older devices or are rather complicated as they often involve editing or copying system files in my root ...
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How to fix plymouth (splash screen) in all Ubuntu releases!

How to fix black or broken plymouth (splash screen) after installation of nvidia proprietary drivers in Ubuntu (it happens usually in all Ubuntu releases)? It's no matter what version of nvidia ...
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How to install driver for TP-Link TL-WN722N on Ubuntu 14.04?

Hi I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. As I am developing a WiFi product, I want to capture the WiFi traffic wirelessly with Wireshark. Having some searching in the web, I know that I can do that with a USB ...
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How to get Bamboo Pad working on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to get Bamboo Pad working on Ubuntu 14.04 I am sure that device is not broken = I can see it via lsusb All "howtogetyourwacomtabletworking" guides are designed for older versions of ...
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Installing “fimware-b43-installer” offline

Can you explain how can I install fimware-b43-installer driver if I can't connect to internet by wire?
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no wifi in Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I cannot see WiFi option in my Ubuntu 15.04. What should I do? Revert asap lspci -nnk | grep 0280 -A2 output:- 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] (rev 30) ...
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Why is my internet so slow with an Atheros wireless card?

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04, my internet connection is as slow as hell. I have tested my other 10.10 machine and it is just as quick as the first one was. What has happened? Why is ...
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Unity does not start in Ubuntu 13.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and I cannot use Unity. I have tried the proprietary driver, both from the official sources and from AMD's website. I have also tried using the open source x.org driver,...
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How to make LBP-1120 Canon printer work?

Initially this question was limited to 11.10. Now I am in (Lubuntu) 12.10. (On the changes in the question see this meta question). Considering 11.10 I have tried different (or not so different) ...
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Which nvidia driver from additional drivers option should I choose?

I have NVIDIA Geforece 7025 / nForce 630a integrated gfx card on my UBUNTU 12.04.And I have 4 options in Additional drivers: NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 173) NVIDIA accelerated ...
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Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use

I have just finished an install of ubuntu 11.04 beta 2. At the end of the installation I got a message informing that I do not have the required hardware for unity, and that I should choose "ubuntu ...
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Install Nvidia driver instead nouveau

3 days ago I got installed Ubuntu 14.04 and got some problems as fuzzy/blurry screen and bad support of multiple screens. So I realized that Ubuntu installs nouveau as default. I googled how to ...
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How to install wifi driver Ralink RT3290

I'm new to Ubuntu. How can i install wifi driver Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn? And please if you can help me step by step :D Thank you very much!
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Unknown Additional Driver: Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs for intel-microcode

After upgrading to 15.04, I have one additional driver (it did not appear in 14.10). What is the purpose of this driver and should I enable it?
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How to uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers?

How do I uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers 310.14 and revert to Noveau. I have Ubuntu 12.10.
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ath10k installation

I have exhausted google on how to do this, compounded by being a beginner. I am trying to install this module. I have a nice new Acer Nitro (which will be even nicer once I remove dependency on win ...