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You know, sometimes it's just that the wireless is physically turned 
off. With my new laptop, there was an fn key I had to hit to get it to work.

Christopher Tucci wrote:
> 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
>>>