[ubuntu-uk] I cannot get the wireless to work on Netbook.......

steve macstevejb at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 22:15:03 BST 2009


John Matthews wrote:
> Alan Bell wrote:
>   
>> John Matthews wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> This time I think it might have been from an update that I had today for 
>>> the netbook. Plus amongst all that there wa a box asking for keyring? to 
>>> be allowed. With all the boxes open, I clicked on it, and I think I 
>>> might have clicked never, so there are no wireless connections at all on 
>>> the netbook. Can somebody help please?
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>>
>>> John.
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>> what netbook? Can you still see a list of wireless networks available 
>> when you click on the network manager icon? Could it be that you have 
>> turned off the wireless (fn+F1 on some netbooks)
>>
>> Alan.
>>
>>   
>>     
> Sorry, thought I had mentioned it, its an Acer Aspire One. There is a 
> little button at the front of the netbook, have been holding onto that 
> for ages, and still nothing. No list has appeared. I have the option 
> connect automatically ticked in the wireless settings, and nothing. Its 
> like the wireless has gone. It worked before the update, I updated using 
> the wireless.
>
> John
>
>   
I think you'll need to install the backports package:

sudo aptitude install linux-backports-modules-jaunty

Reboot, wireless will always be off on boot and takes upto 10s for the 
kernel to recognise the change, then hit the appropriate wireless 
function key for your netbook to activate.

HTH

regards



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