No WiFi on Acer Aspire One, how to get it to detect it?
cl at isbd.net
Sun Dec 2 15:38:20 UTC 2012
On Sun, Dec 02, 2012 at 03:32:48PM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> 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.
It's OK, I've got it working.
I had to "sudo -s" (to become root but retain user's environment and
then ran nm-connection-editor (the GUI for Network Manager). Then I was
able to create a new WiFi connection and it burst into life as soon as I
created it! :-)
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