no network (eth0/wlan0) after reinstall of 15.10

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 20:45:00 UTC 2016


On 12 January 2016 at 20:29, robert rottermann <robert at redcor.ch> wrote:
> thanks again
> On 12.01.2016 18:39, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:35:48 +0100, robert wrote:
>>>
>>> On 12.01.2016 10:39, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:03:37 +0100, robert wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> there is only /sys/class/net/lo
>>>>
>>>> So   ip link   just shows the loopback device?
>>>>
>>>> Is the hardware shown by   lspci   or   lsusb   ?
>>>
>>> yes.
>>> lspci shows among others:
>>> 06:00.0 Network Controller: Broadcom ... Wireless Adapter (rev 03)
>>
>> Then most likely the module needs to be loaded. Perhaps
>> special firmware is required.
>>
>> Use the search of of
>>
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/
>> https://askubuntu.com/
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/
>>
>> or simply use
>>
>> https://www.google.com/
>>
>> or better
>>
>> https://www.startpage.com/
>>
>> Google, respl. Start Page usually provide good results, unfortunately
>> the search is much better than DuckDuckGo and others.
>>
>> Most likely there are several easy to use howtos provided by the Ubuntu
>> help pages and by ask Ubuntu.
>>
>>
> I finally just reinstalled ubuntu.
> Fortunately I still had an windos partition ont which I coud do a backup of
> my stuff, as there was no way outside access.

What will you do if your disc goes up in smoke (literally or
metaphorically) tomorrow?

Colin



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