ubuntu-au Digest, Vol 55, Issue 10

Ana Maria Arcos Solari ana.uru.aussie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 23:14:14 BST 2010

Thanks Paul, I will try all this and see how I go. I will get back
with result as soon as I can. I am a bit slow with this so please be

xxx Ana

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> From: Paul Gear <paul at libertysys.com.au>
> Subject: Re: printer and internet wired or wireless doesn't work
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> On 10/09/10 16:23, Ana Maria Arcos Solari wrote:
>> Hi, i think I sent this before but I have been away so i don't know
>> where the answer is, sorry!.
> Hi Ana,
> I hope you're enjoying using Kubuntu despite these issues.  Let's hope
> we can help you get them sorted out.
>> 3 problems to solve:
>> 1) I have the Kubuntu 10.04 and when I first installed on my acer
>> travelmate 6293 the internet wireless worked really well ( I didn't
>> test the wired). But now the orange light went off and I can't get it
>> back.
> There are a couple of things that might have happened here:
>   1. Your wireless card might be turned off by a hardware/firmware
>      switch - on some laptops it's a little mechanical switch or button
>      around the outside of the machine somewhere; on others it's an Fn
>      key combination.
>   2. Your networking might have been turned off in software.  I'm not
>      sure what it is in KDE (which is the GUI in Kubuntu), but in GNOME
>      (the GUI in standard Ubuntu), you can right click the network
>      settings applet and turn it on and off (both wireless
>      specifically, and networking in general).  Someone else on the
>      list might be able to advise on the exact method for Kubuntu.
>   3. There might be some bug with your wireless card.  My Dell Latitude
>      D830 is affected by a bug whereby if it is booted with the
>      hardware switch on, it turns off at a certain point in bootup and
>      won't turn back on.  If i boot with the hardware switch off, it
>      turns on successfully after the driver has loaded.  If your laptop
>      has an Intel wireless card, it may be affected by this or a
>      similar bug.
> Personally, i don't find that a reboot fixes much with wireless stuff on
> Linux, so i would use that as a last resort.  In general, you should
> only need to reboot Linux when there's a kernel update, or certain other
> core software (update manager will tell you when it's necessary).
>> 2) Also the printer (cannon LBP 3200) doesn't work. I have windows
>> vista as well as Kubuntu in my computer. All works ok with vista.
> A quick Google search indicates that the printer has driver support for
> CUPS (http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010044.asp), but the
> OpenPrinting database has nothing
> (http://www.openprinting.org/printers), so some fiddling might be in
> order to get it working.
>> 3) I have downloaded a piano tuning program "Tunelab" and it doesn't
>> execute the file tunelab.exe
> To execute Windows programs on Linux, you need to install a product
> called "wine" - you can do this through the normal software installer
> (i'm not exactly sure where it is on Kubuntu, but i'm sure it will be
> pretty obvious).  After you install wine, .exe programs should start
> using that when you open them in the file manager.  Some Windows
> software works really well in wine - other software doesn't work at
> all.  If the latter is true in this case, you should find some
> alternatives if you search in the software installer.
> Paul
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