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Re: Ubuntu and wireless devils

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Christopher Tucci <[log in to unmask]>

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Computer Science Student Association <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 3 Sep 2010 13:44:48 -0400

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What kind of laptop(make/model) is it?

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 3, 2010, at 1:08 PM, Robin Rachel Wilke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Already tried that, believe it or not. Hardware Drivers detects no proprietary drivers.
> 
> Robin
> 
> Quoting Michael Karpeles <[log in to unmask]>:
> 
>> Or of course if you want to save a bunch of steps, you can launch the
>> Hardware Manager by simply opening a terminal and typing:
>> 
>> jockey-gtk &
>> 
>> Then follow the instructions below.
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> - Michael E. Karpeles
>> 
>> 
>> Quoting Michael Karpeles <[log in to unmask]>:
>> 
>>> Robin (and anyone else who is struggling with this problem),
>>> 
>>> If you haven't done so in Ubuntu, check your "System" menu on the gnome
>>> top start-bar and then move your mouse into the "Administration" menu
>>> which will appear in the drop down menu triggered.
>>> 
>>> Within the "Administration" drop down menu, there should be a menu item
>>> labelled "Hardware Drivers".
>>> 
>>> If you use this utility, you will be able to enable proprietary and or
>>> open alternatives to drivers that are not (by default) enabled for your
>>> hardware configuration.
>>> 
>>> Especially for laptops (and getting wireless working -- usually
>>> accelerated graphics support too) this is often the procedure. My guess
>>> is your laptop is new enough to be supported and the driver is probably
>>> listed in Hardware Drivers as a 3Com driver or some such. After install
>>> a restart (of at least the x graphics engine) may be required to
>>> activate the driver.
>>> 
>>> Also, if all else fails:
>>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported
>>> 
>>> Hope this helps!
>>> 
>>> Sincerely,
>>> - Michael E. Karpeles
>>> 
>>> Quoting Robin Rachel Wilke <[log in to unmask]>:
>>> 
>>>> Video conferencing would be awesome! Does Skype stop at five people?
>>>> I'm metric_tribute - by all means add me and attack me at will!
>>>> 
>>>> I'm talking about the 'gons - both giving my MathFest talk and
>>>> discussing the general process of undergrad research && how I got my
>>>> result - at the first Math Club meeting at 4:15 in Votey 207, if anyone
>>>> can make it. There are two applications to cryptography that I now
>>>> understand well enough to explain, as well as applications to
>>>> computational geometry. (There are also applications to
>>>> noncomputational things like toric varieties and modular forms.) If I
>>>> tried to give my 'gons talk as a Tech Talk, it would be a repeat for at
>>>> least Jonathan and Tenzin. As for the other paper, about quantum
>>>> discord, I won't allow myself to think about it until I get the 'gons
>>>> finished, so I hope that's not the paper you meant.
>>>> 
>>>> I am currently working on getting all the Ubuntu 10.04 drivers that
>>>> exist (some don't, e.g. wireless) installed on my brand new laptop, and
>>>> learning a fair amount through trying to separate the driver issues
>>>> from the general bugs. (Tim Raymond has been helping a lot.)
>>>> 
>>>> Jonathan and I are getting our hair dyed purple on Saturday evening.
>>>> 
>>>> Robin
>>>> 
>>>> Quoting Michael Karpeles <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>> 
>>>>> Howdy folks,
>>>>> 
>>>>> INDIVIDUAL
>>>>> Robin, how did that paper / research go? I'm sure everyone (including
>>>>> myself) would like to hear about it. You should shoot an email to the
>>>>> listserv and maybe even try to schedule a tech talk.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Gary, are you still alive? Do you graduate this semester? Going for a
>>>>> postdoc? Well, I have good news for you. I am finally jumping into some
>>>>> hardcore lisp. Not just lisp -- clojure. Taking a compilers class
>>>>> (unfortunately the reference libraries are in java) so I got the OK
>>>>> just to do it in clojure. I believe I'll be making something similar to
>>>>> the COOL (CoolAid) compiler. Dragons book of course. Sorry for not
>>>>> having more time over the summer, I would have loved to help you with
>>>>> some of your projects.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Chris, I hear you're working on a project (also saw something about it
>>>>> on your site). Would love to hear more! Maybe a tech talk about that?
>>>>> Maybe some folks would want to contribute? Keep me posted.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Munk, congrats on landing a job; especially one which deals with c++
>>>>> (your second child besides php). Love to hear more about it. Keep in
>>>>> touch. Don't accidentally start creating a MUD in C++ at work.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Phelan, Zackary, (Andrew -- curious what you're doing this year), et
>>>>> al, keep in touch.
>>>>> 
>>>>> If you're not mentioned above (Dallas, Aaron, Tenzin, and thousands
>>>>> more) it's because you don't use the mailing list enough and should
>>>>> feel ashamed!
>>>>> 
>>>>> CSSA MEETING STUFF
>>>>> Not to be a pain but if someone wants to take a few notes on their
>>>>> laptop at meetings and send it as a Minutes email to the listserv, that
>>>>> would definitely be useful for me (since I can't be on site). I'd love
>>>>> to keep in touch, discuss some nifty technologies on the listserv, and
>>>>> possibly even keep you folks posted on some resources and or research
>>>>> happening at the University of Delaware.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Annual CSSA BBQ could be fun. Also, an interesting idea... Trying to
>>>>> setup a video chat conference (maybe just once a month) so people from
>>>>> all around can chat, debate, and explore the awesome. The plus of this
>>>>> would be a potential increase in audience, recorded talks, something
>>>>> for the website, etc. I'd actually be happy to look into this. I was
>>>>> considering joining some open source project to enable video chatting
>>>>> for more than 5 people. I'm sure there are some good applications out
>>>>> there already (in which case, I'd love to hear of them). Then again,
>>>>> this would require some of you to run X...
>>>>> 
>>>>> CSSA ADMIN STUFF
>>>>> You guys may consider inviting some of the faculty (primarily the head
>>>>> of department -- Xindong still, I assume? and the CSSA advisor --
>>>>> Bongard still, I assume?) as they may have some suggestions, project
>>>>> ideas, offer additional funds for special events, etc. If you guys are
>>>>> interested in getting something like Tech Talks started back up,
>>>>> showing these faculty members you're still a strong group and dedicated
>>>>> (though I don't think anyone doubts that) would probably be a great
>>>>> first step.
>>>>> 
>>>>> GENERAL TECH NEWS:
>>>>> Some neat things. Teamviewer is now available for linux and mac (I
>>>>> believe in beta stage) and is free for non corporate use. It's
>>>>> basically you're standard remote desktop / vnc without having to worry
>>>>> about the server setup or network config. I'd still suggest something
>>>>> like OpenVNC for you more advanced folks (as I like supporting open
>>>>> source software), but for all you hackers in training who need instant
>>>>> satisfaction or crossplatform vnc0ing, might as well take a look. Might
>>>>> be useful if anyone has to team up on projects this semester (though
>>>>> you should also be using version control -- git, hg mercurial, bazaar,
>>>>> or some such).
>>>>> 
>>>>> Something useful on ycombinator hacker news: Anyone looking to become a
>>>>> PhD (ROBIN)?
>>>>> 
>>>>> PhD-to-be's; this is an interesting read:
>>>>> http://matt.might.net/articles/ways-to-fail-a-phd/. By intuition I
>>>>> can't say I agree with all of it but then again, I am new to the game
>>>>> of graduate studies and would love perspective. Gary if you're still
>>>>> alive and kicking on the listserv, would love to hear your thoughts on
>>>>> this topic!
>>>>> 
>>>>> CSSA MISC. NOTICES:
>>>>> P.S. If the minutes end up on the list serv, I'll make sure they get on
>>>>> the website (unless someone has got that covered).
>>>>> 
>>>>> Also... I may still have some receipts that I need to scan to Penny
>>>>> (whoops!). I'll get on that.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Don't forget the budget! Some dollars is better than none.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>> - Michael E. Karpeles
>>>>> 
>>>>> Quoting Robin Rachel Wilke <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> TR between 3:30 and 5:30
>>>>>> MWF between 12:35 and 4:10 or after 5:50
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Robin
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Quoting Christopher Tucci <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Hello all.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Welcome back, hope everyone's semester has got off to a good start.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I'm trying to get an idea of who is still around (and attending      classes at UVM), and set up our first meeting of the  semester.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> So, if you're out there:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 1:  Say so.
>>>>>>> 2: Let me know when you're able/care to meet.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I've got some pretty exciting project news to share (stay tuned).
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Also, how does everyone feel about this list as a primary means    of  communication? Do y'all prefer something else? googleTalk    and  irc  come to mind as alternatives....but speak up if  you've   got  ideas.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>>> Chris
>>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> Proud UVM CSSA Alumnus
>>>>> Proud ACM Affiliate
>>>>> www.uvm.edu/~mkarpele
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> Proud UVM CSSA Alumnus
>>> Proud ACM Affiliate
>>> www.uvm.edu/~mkarpele
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Proud UVM CSSA Alumnus
>> Proud ACM Affiliate
>> www.uvm.edu/~mkarpele

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