Driver updating with ubuntu

Driver updating with ubuntu

It varies so

If you're updating drivers because some of them don't work, you must try blacklisting the ones included with Ubuntu and loading others until your hardware starts working. The proprietory drivers would utilise the hardware properly delivering full performance.

This is different on different Ubuntu flavors. If you see two modules usually ndiswrapper and a native Linux driver blacklist one of them see below. Driver looks ok, device disabled Newer laptops come with battery saving features to disable the wireless radio.

You can blacklist unwanted modules

Installation is pretty easy and it uses a ppa repository. You should also install any available updates for Ubuntu from Update Manager before continuing.

You can blacklist unwanted modules or load specific modules by updating initramfs. It varies so much the exact solution can't be put here in this document for all the different models. If you see output like in the example in the command section then the driver is at least identifying the device as a wireless device to the kernel.