I'm on an older Dell Inspiron (15") laptop, 2gigs memory
I've been running PCLinuxOS since 2007 and as of yesterday was running 2010. I decided to install 2012 (full version) after having 2010 issues after trying to update too many packages at once on Synaptic (I tried to update over 200 programs- big mistake). It had been a while since I did any updates.
sooo.. I tried to run 2012 Live CD and it didn't let me connect to wireless. I tried to trouble shoot and for some reason my Wireless (wlan) shows I'm using an Intel setup rather than Broadcomm.
I figured, I'll worry about that later and proceded to load 2012. I left my partions alone (not a dual boot laptop). I use a swap partition, a \, and a \home. I loaded 2012 on the \ partition and told it to leave the \home partion alone.
Load seemed to go OK.
I created the root account, and a guest account, and tried to create my account \home\ds. Seemed to go fine.
When I logged in as ds, I got tons of warnings (can't remember them all). Warnings about KDE, some sort of bookmark warnings, warnings to tell an adminstrator to look at my account etc. I figured there must have been too much 2010 stuff in my home folder that 2012 didn't like.
When I log in as root or guest, I get no warnings. When I log in as myself the boot up seems to get stuck for a few minutes then it loads up and shows tons of warnings.
Since wireless wasn't working, I plugged into the the laptop and did the Synaptic "reload", update, as requested. All went well.
I still have issues after logging in as myself and wireless will not work. With 2010, it was a breeze, no issues and I did the update from 2007 the same way.
First I want to fix wireless:
Here's the deal:
When I look at "Select Network to Configure", I have three selections:
o Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11 b/g WLAN
o Wlan0: Wlan0
o Wlan0: Use a windows driver (with NDISwrapper)
I choose the first option (it's already selected actully)and then get a message that says: "Unable to find network interface for selected device (using wl driver)"
Can anyone help me out here??
I'm not scared! I don't mind opening a terminal and "goin nerd"