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Linux Mint 3.0-BETA-012 Cassandra Quickie

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I was anxious to test the new Linux Mint release in hopes that wireless might be working, but alas, I spent the better part of 4 days downloading in vain.

You read that right. 4 days. There was only one download link for the new alpha/beta/whatever and it trickled in at less than dial-up speeds. But I was persistant and it finally arrived here just minutes before the newly released Ubuntu Studio.

And all in all it was a waste of time and effort for me. Wireless still isn't working for my winwlan chip. The windows driver loads and the access point is seen, but the connection just couldn't be finalized. Even when disabling wpa (and/or wep), it just could not make a simple connection. It requested a lease, and received an offer, but it just never could finish. I'm a little stumped really. That was the first time I've seen an offer made and the system not set up.

Ah well, it comes with gnome anyway. Big Grin (j/k j/k).

I have a few screenshots on another partition. I may upload them later, but I've two installable image reviews I'm going to try to get done. Nothing much new to see anyway. Same wallpaper. It's using that fancier gnome menu, I don't know if that was there before or not as this was my first look at the gnome version.

Anyway, it's a really early developmental release, so I'll keep trying. If it ever connects to my wireless router I will write a full review.

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Looking forward to the review

Looking forward to the review. The more difficult it is to get, the more unique and rare the review might be. I wonder how many downloads they gauge...

ubuntu wireless

I would like to try to get Linux Mint 3.0 Bata to work on my P3 Thinkpad. I have a couple of old hard drives that I can easily swap out. My primary HD contains Blag 60000 something.
I find it strange that Linux Mint is not as wireless friendly as the Ubuntu that it is based on. No mad wifi!! You got to be kidding me!! Live and install Ubuntu has been running my Netgear cards with Mad Wifi for years.
Linux Mint is for the Linux newbies? I have a problem using my 3 year old drivers with ndiswrapper on the net, security risk? I Have developed a lot of patience with Linux lately, so I will post if I have success getting my cards to work using Mad Wifi.
So many advances in Linux, but can’t forget how to compile.

See if this helps

My wifi wasn't working until I installed all the updates through my Ethernet port, but this was Linux Mint 2.2.
The networking manager shows that it is not connected if you use root privileges to set up the connection. Which you have to for wireless cards.
Also try the new version BETA 014.
Use the torrents it downloaded the last version in an hour for me.
Have you looked at these forums to get it to work?
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?highlight=4311+broadcom&t=950
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2577
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=458

UH.....

I have used various distros over the years. I usually try one a month.
LinuxMint has been one of the easiest OS I have ever used. From my P3 desktop with US Robotics 5422, and various Linksys cards to my m1210 Dell lappy. Of note, on the m1210, everything works the first boot. Quite simply the wireless support is as good as any other distro that I have used. I have configured this thing with DSL and with a cable internet provider with extreme ease.
The review is quite baffling to me. The new Cassandra release is another release in the LinuxMint line that gives the newbie user great OSS access.
Oh...I just remembered, my girlfriend has used LinuxMint since the Bianca release on her Compaq lappy with Desktop effects and her Broadcom 4311 wireless card. Reason I might have just remembered about her LinuxMint install might be because even though she doesnt know much about computing, she has not come to me once since installing LinuxMint with any issues. I believe she uses gimp and openoffice regularly and I know she connects to the wireless every day.
This review beats the drum of "linux has poor wireless support", which is an issue exclusive of this distro. I am currently trying the YellowDog!

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