No WiFi on Acer Aspire One, how to get it to detect it?

Chris Green cl at
Sun Dec 2 15:32:48 UTC 2012

On Sat, Dec 01, 2012 at 12:27:12PM +0100, Axel Filmore wrote:
> Le Sat, 1 Dec 2012 10:41:16 +0000,
> You'll need to :
> sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
OK, done.

> Then ensure that you have the following in "/etc/network/interfaces" :
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
Yes, that's there already (as one would expect).

> Then create a connection in network manager, don't forget to select
> your network card.
This is the next problem, I can run Network Manager but all the options
to actually do anything are greyed out, it's as if I need root
privileges but can't get them.  Should it pop-up a window asking for su
password, it doesn't.

Chris Green

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