I have just found out that the Software Freedom Day is September 20th. We should have a discussion at the next meeting as to whether we should participate in this event.
Tuesday, 29 July, 2008
Wednesday, 23 July, 2008
The August meeting of the North Idaho Linux Users Group will be held on Saturday, 9 August at the River of Life Friends Church in Post Falls. The meeting will start at 1 pm. The meeting is free to all and the regular members willingly answer questions for novices. Regular members will also help you install Linux – as a dual boot if necessary – if you bring your computer (monitor, keyboard and mouse, too) to the meeting.
We are looking for short articles we can post here to help those who are not up to speed with Linux. If you have written anything like that, bring it along to the meeting and we will post it here.
Wednesday, 16 July, 2008
This is fairly easy with Ubuntu 7.10 and later. This assumes you have your notebook set up to dual-boot both Ubuntu and Windows.
- Get the directory from your Windows installation that contains the device driver for WiFi. Copy that directory to your home directory in Linux.
- From the command line, enter ‘sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter’ (or search for that package in Synaptic and install it).
- During the install, you will be asked if fwcutter can extract the microcode for your WiFi. Answer yes.
- Your WiFi should now work.