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For me, booting Ubuntu in UEFI mode with the Nvidia drivers loaded, also always resulted in the well-known black screen when X was started. That was until yesterday! After running into some very promising info in another thread about installing Windows 7 in UEFI mode on a Mac. Folks over there struggled with Windows 7's required int 10h legacy support and ...


Ubuntu 11.04 has reached End of Support in 2012. I recommend Ubuntu MATE 14.04 for this laptop. It will run in a extremely fluent way. Here you're a screenshot:


You said: sudo cp b43_updated.zip /lib/firmware/b43 and then sudo modprobe -rv b43 and sudo modprobe -v b43 I believe you need to unzip the file first. Please try: cd ~/Desktop unzip b43_updated.zip It extracts into its own folder b43. Continue: sudo cp b43/* /lib/firmware/b43 sudo modprobe -r b43 && sudo modprobe b43 It may take a ...


On some other computer connected to the internet, download these packages appropriate to your architecture; either 32- or 64-bit. Check: arch http://packages.ubuntu.com/utopic/bcmwl-kernel-source and also: http://packages.ubuntu.com/utopic/dkms Transfer them on a USB key or similar and drag and drop them to the desktop of the Ubuntu computer; install ...

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