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

Chris Green cl at
Thu Nov 29 11:26:45 UTC 2012

I have an Acer Aspire One 0751h on which I installed lubuntu 12.10 a
little while ago.

I have just realised (first time I tried to use it away from my home
hard-wired LAN) that the WiFi drivers haven't been installed (or at
least there appears to be no way to configure the WiFi).

What do I need to do to get the WiFi working?

There is also a second issue related to this, it takes *ages* to boot
when there's no network cable plugged in.  This is because there are two
*long* timeouts that have to expire before it boots (it shows messages
about waiting for network configuration).  This seems rather a broken
way to work for a netbook/laptop which is very likely to be used without
a network connection.

Chris Green

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