Ubuntu wont connect to airport?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MacintoshMaster, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    MacintoshMaster

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    Jan 16, 2010
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    Britain
    #1
    Hi there,
    I have installed ubuntu 10 on my powermac g4 and everything works well but internet. It shows the available connections but wont connect.
    Please can you help me!
    Thanks,
    John!
     
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    SuperJudge

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    The Triangle, NC
    #2
    I don't have a link handy, but to get Airport working on Ubuntu you'll need a proprietary Broadcom driver. Google "ubuntu airport driver" and you should find what you need.
     
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    DrakkenWar

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    Location:
    San Antonio,Texas
    #3
    Ubuntu Airport

    A quick search of the Ubuntu archives pulled this up:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1590569&highlight=airport+driver

    Though it is a bit old, it is good info that points to some even better articles. If you have not yet signed up for the forums, I cannot stress it enough as a long time user of Linux on both PC and PPC hardware.

    Also getting onto #Freenode via IRC and joining the #Ubuntu channel can do wonders if you have another computer handy with an internet connection.

    ~Drake
     

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