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    Just installed Ubuntu 10.10 (desktop) on my Samsung N130 and can't get wireless to work. Tried this and it just disconnects me after trying and failing to connect. Help?!
    PC: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 3.4Ghz, Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI, 2 x 4 GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz, XFX 7870 LE.
    Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 - IntelCore i5 2520M @ 2.5Ghz, 4GB RAM

  • #2
    PM Lorem-ipsum mate, linux god right there.

    Freedom isn't free"



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    • #3
      Benzeman - What wireless card do you have?

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      • #4
        Realtek 8192e ... I think. How would one check in Ubuntu? I'm new to it! @El Wayneo - if he dosen't spot the thread I will PM him
        PC: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 3.4Ghz, Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI, 2 x 4 GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz, XFX 7870 LE.
        Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 - IntelCore i5 2520M @ 2.5Ghz, 4GB RAM

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        • #5
          Originally posted by benzeman View Post
          Realtek 8192e ... I think. How would one check in Ubuntu? I'm new to it! @El Wayneo - if he dosen't spot the thread I will PM him
          Can't remember how to do that. I have Broadcom which I know, from experience, doesn't work well in Ubuntu at all. I agree..PM Lorem-Ipsum

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          • #6
            People get in a tangle when they install Ubuntu with the wireless switched off. I'd hope this describes your situation, because Ubuntu generally does OK with wireless:
            On the L front there is an array of 5 status indicators. The middle one
            is an antenna symbol, inverted triangle with a vertical line in the middle.

            The Fn + F9 key toggles that WLAN indicator on and off (and also toggles
            the wireless LAN function on/off).
            You can often set wireless permanently on in the bios too.

            For all that, the issue may be deeper and problematic with the Realtek device and some kernels:
            http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1676688

            Looks like that is a way to manually force redetection of the wifi while working in Ubuntu. Hard to say why it's losing it.
            Best Regards from Steve. Jeantech Titan case. Asus M4A78L-M and Athlon II X4 630 @3.5GHz @1.35V on stock cooler. PowerColor HD 5770. 2X 2GB Buffalo Firestix DDR2-1066. 2X Seagate 7200.10 160GB SATA HD. Optiarc DVD Burner. Antec Earthwatts 380W PSU. Samsung 19" 1440X900 WS. Logitech X-240 2.1. Windows 7 Retail 64bit.

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            • #7
              I tried Fn + F9 and it didn't do anything - but after running the script on that site it works! I'll keep an eye on it over the next few days and hopefully it'll keep working and I'll only use Windows on my PC (for games).
              PC: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 3.4Ghz, Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI, 2 x 4 GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz, XFX 7870 LE.
              Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 - IntelCore i5 2520M @ 2.5Ghz, 4GB RAM

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              • #8
                Tell us if it doesn't work

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                • #9
                  Well its still working Restarted 2 or 3 times now for installs so its looking hopeful! The real test will be if I can get all the software I need for school on Ubuntu - or equivalents - like circuit wizard and PROdesktop :L
                  PC: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 3.4Ghz, Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI, 2 x 4 GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz, XFX 7870 LE.
                  Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 - IntelCore i5 2520M @ 2.5Ghz, 4GB RAM

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                  • #10
                    It died... It won't list wireless networks that I know are there - claims there is nothing

                    EDIT: Ran the script again, cold restart, and it works!

                    I'm going to check my next netbook is compatible with Ubuntu - this is very annoying!
                    Last edited by benzeman; 13-03-11, 07:55.
                    PC: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 3.4Ghz, Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI, 2 x 4 GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz, XFX 7870 LE.
                    Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 - IntelCore i5 2520M @ 2.5Ghz, 4GB RAM

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                    • #11
                      It worked - I put it into suspend - and it broke...

                      Is running the script then cold reboot the best way - or is there a better fix?
                      Last edited by benzeman; 13-03-11, 18:38.
                      PC: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 3.4Ghz, Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI, 2 x 4 GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz, XFX 7870 LE.
                      Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 - IntelCore i5 2520M @ 2.5Ghz, 4GB RAM

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