[xubuntu-users] [Xubuntu 6.10] wifi not detected after boot

John Shane jslists at mtwafrica.org
Sat Mar 17 03:27:53 UTC 2007


On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 18:26:06 -0500
"Jim Campbell" <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:

> 
> Chris, have you had any kernel updates recently?  Did you go from
> (for example) 2.6.18-4 to 2.6.18-5?
> 
> When my kernel gets updated, I need to install new restricted
> kernel modules to get my wifi working again.  I found instructions
> on how to do this in this blog
> posting<http://grumpymole.blogspot.com/2006/11/xubunt-edgy-getting-wireless-going.html> .
> 
> If you can boot into an older kernel version, and your wifi works,
> but does not work under a newer kernel version, the above approach
> would definitely be something worth checking out.
> 
> Jim

Had the same thing happen on a laptop recently.  Kernel was upgraded
but not the restricted modules.  Took a little while to figure out
why the wireless card stopped working after the update.  Once I
installed the restricted modules for the new kernel everything was
back to normal.

John




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