"RE: Wifi Light Blinks Constantly, even when there's no apparent NetworkUsage." Re: Lubuntu-users Digest, Vol 38, Issue 13

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 23:25:32 UTC 2015

Hi Swerdfiger,
It may indeed be an Ubuntu/Debian issue.  The base kernel is different
from the Fedora kernel, so there may be some sort of differences in the
kernel modules or something else in that area.

others have suggest installing a proprietary driver, and I suggest that
you might need to find out the specific kernel modules you were using on
Fedora, and see if you can load those in Lubuntu.  This may be a fairly
simple issue to resolve, or it may be very difficult.

I am guessing that this may be an issue, as in 14.04, I and other PPC
users have experienced not being able to use 14.04 because a bug in
hw-detect (a hardware detection tool) that rendered many things unusable.

On 02/19/2015 02:45 PM, - Swerdfiger wrote:
> Thank you. And okay, then I believe it must be stuck in a loop... The
> reason I was convinced it wasn't actually using bandwidth is because
> after I did the iftop and saw nothing, I checked my router and modem
> and it appears that it's not actually using internet... Those lights,
> especially on the modem, stay solid. The router always blinks a bit,
> but blinks wildly when bandwidth is being consumed - and it wasn't
> doing that. This is a built-in wifi card in the old netbook. It's old
> enough to have come with a modified linux version from acer. So I
> assume built-in means pci and it's definitely not a USB adapter. Also
> the WiFi lights do turn off when I disable the networking, if that
> helps. Additionally, I'm using Google's Public DNS servers - if that
> could have any impact. and ... But I was using them
> before I installed Lubuntu also. These things lead me to believe it's
> some sort of driver issue or something specific to the Lubuntu
> defaults. Thanks.
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> **


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