If it is, then check, by clicking left mouse button, if you have wireless networks available. Mate and Cinnamon are good but may demand too much on older machines. Once downloaded, I'd then transfer them to the Mint partition and hopefully get the ball rolling on this. Look for Tethering and Portable Hotspot. But if you want to install in Fedora or derivatives, then choose the second method. This would help people seeing this thread.
The tip from Ja was great too. I have not tested it on older versions of Fedora. I tried the way as mentioned in the article and able to install the driver and it is working fine. Here is a related topic: -- installing b43-fwcutter package. Unlike Windows, Nvidia drivers for Linux desktops are quite hard to come by, and installing the latest drivers on your Linux desktop can be quite an arduous process. This is why I use PayPal and when offered, will always use Google's Trusted Store protection, both covers your back. Look in the 'Makefile' of the driver source you downloaded.
Looks like the wifi drivers were messed. You are a legend, this was my first time using Linux mint or anything other than windows for that matter I was completely in the dark, my windows 10 had just conked out on me, and I had spent 15 hours trying to install drivers on the fresh version of Windows 7 I had installed. I got it to connect once by random accident, but now it's saying there's a hard block when I run rfkill list. If you must worry about viruses on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. Prevent automatic updates that might break the drivers.
Thanks Then I need to find out how to install one of those packages! After multiple attempts with other recommended solutions, yours worked. Why do obviously clever people make this so goddamned hard? Plug in the device and type sudo lsusb Then please post the output, Lets see if Linux can detect it, If it can it will work, We may not be able to help you to get it going but I am sure a Linux forum can. Do you have a Nvidia graphics card on your desktop? First thing I did was open the Driver Manager to find out if the wireless adapter was installed properly. However, trying to get it installed on my laptop was frustrating. What you do is run the command, plug the device in, and run the command again. I don't have a Dell Inspiron 1521 so I can't tell exactly how.
I was hoping the community here would know of a place I can download the drivers I need for a Broadcom 802. I downloaded the driver, patched a file to make it compatible with my new kernel version 3 and above following and finally installed it like shown in the page. I only have internet on my windows Vista and can download packages from here. If you know any Github project that works with the latest kernel, please let me know and I will update this post to include it. Am glad that after a year, you've found a resolution that works, for now anyway.
Wow, thanks for that lightning fast response. I will keep an eye on it and will update this post if the master branch is updated to fix this issue. Thank you for writing the only solution that works for the Broadcom driver issue. Edit: You followed the instructions from AlbertP's first response, correct? Building initial module for 4. Like many others, it seems I need to install the wireless drivers via a wired connection and sudo apt get etc. I know that there are lots of problems with ath5k, which is the driver I have installed. The only connection options were wired, and since I was not able to make use of that, I had to find out what was going on.
Unless the package says it supports Linux. I'm running Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon, and when I first installed it, everything worked fine. I'll show you the code I put into the terminal to install it. For best performance, it's better to install Linux Mint in a separate partition and not inside the Windows partition. I have had the hardest time trying to figure out how to make this device work, and after a few hours of trying, I have decied to start a thread.
Finally I found out that Ubuntu already included rtl8812au driver in its repository, so if you are using Ubuntu 17. Did you have to do anything different than listed on the page here to get the bcm 4311 running on your inspiron e1705? Mint even offers and installs any dedicated graphics card drivers needed. Enter the following command in terminal. Problem I could not connect to the Wifi Network after. Can you imagine Microsoft including a tool especially designed to make Linux drivers work in Windows, or make Macintosh drivers work in Windows. Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. Wow, who would guess people would want to connect to the internet in 2017? I hope this solves your problem.
I still could not connect to the Internet via my wi-fi. Still, even though I can see the information, it does not show up in network connections, or wired connections. Load the driver sudo modprobe rtl8812au or 8812au if you get an error message saying rtl8812au does not exist Now your Wifi dongle should work and you can use it to connect to your 5G network in Network Manager. But this time, my connections began to become laggy after a few minutes and so I tried your solution from above. Surprised that my Rock64 recognized and installed the adapter. Ubuntu , Zorin and now Mint have all failed in my opinion.
Can you post the commands you used. I doubt however that the driver might be the problem here since the output of iwconfig shows you have wireless extensions. This got my old hp6715b with mint15 back on wireless. Tried so many tips from Linux forum, with no luck so far. Any ideas on how to resolve this? Linux Lite— Dell Latitude D430. Linux Mint picked the driver up from the Flash Drive I installed the operating system from.