Woohoo i got the wireless working. This is how i did it. I decided to install a distro with a gnome desktop so i could make sure the wireless was enabled. Then i went to the terminal and typed rfkill unblock all. Nothing seemed to happen. Then i typed rfkill list and found soft block no Hard block no. So i rebooted and wala i had wireless. For some reason the lxde desktop wouldn't give me permission to unblock anything. I think i'm going to stick with the gnome desktops. They're just soooo much easier for beginners like me. I want to thank Biff and everyone that was trying to help. I was getting ready to take my computer to the pawn shop. Hopefully this can help somebody with the same type of problems.
sageowl@sageowl-CQ60:~$ iwconfiglo no wireless extensions.eth0 no wireless extensions.wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off sageowl@sageowl-CQ60:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up password for sageowl: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-killsageowl@sageowl-CQ60:~$ rfkill unblock allCan't open RFKILL control device: Permission deniedsageowl@sageowl-CQ60:~$ rfkill list0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no Ok i think i'm on to something here. I tried sudo ifconfig wlan0 up but not possible due to rfkill. Then i tried rfkill unblock all but permission was denied. I think i'm soooo close. Can anybody help?