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    Re: 10.4 Dell mini 910 works great except wifi.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    "Unity is a graphical interface designed for Ubuntu Netbook Remix edition."

    Were you running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 LTS? Wondering if that had anything to do with your issue.
    Totally. I always go with the netbook remix distro.
    The touch pad, card reader, and all the little function buttons work as well now.
    But I uninstalled network manager before installing wicd and that's a bad thing...
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    Re: 10.4 Dell mini 910 works great except wifi.

    I'm starting to like Unity. So small...so out of the way and so fast.
    I'll work on the wifi this weekend. Thanks so far though!
    Last edited by philodice; January 4th, 2011 at 03:28 AM.
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    Re: 10.4 Dell mini 910 works great except wifi.

    wingbolt@wingbolt-Inspiron-910:~$ sudo ishw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scan | head -n 25
    [sudo] password for wingbolt:
    sudo: ishw: command not found
    0: compal-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: compal-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    2: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

    dell mini 910 10.10
    02:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

    I am posting to this forum using wired connection from the computer I am fixing.

    ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:70:d2:2d:e8
    inet addr:192.168.1.104 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::221:70ff:fed2:2de8/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:2296 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1613 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1748660 (1.7 MB) TX bytes:293665 (293.6 KB)
    Interrupt:43 Base address:0xc000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:2096 (2.0 KB) TX bytes:2096 (2.0 KB)

    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff

    route -n
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
    192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 1 0 0 eth0
    169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0 eth0
    0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
    __________________
    ping -c 3 208.67.219.101
    PING 208.67.219.101 (208.67.219.101) 56(84) bytes of data.

    ping -c 3 www.opendns.com
    PING www.opendns.com (208.69.38.150) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 208.69.38.150: icmp_req=1 ttl=58 time=36.2 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.38.150: icmp_req=2 ttl=58 time=57.2 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.38.150: icmp_req=3 ttl=58 time=33.9 ms

    --- www.opendns.com ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 10174ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 33.975/42.469/57.211/10.465 ms

    I've gone through several online threads and I'm not getting it. Sorry, I'm not doing well at the self taught Ubuntu kungfu.
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    Re: 10.4 Dell mini 910 works great except wifi.

    Just a good story. I bought this Dell mini 910 for my wife a while back and it came with Ubuntu 8.04 (trashed) and I had a ton of problems with hangs every time it was used. I sent it to Dell and all they did was reinstall the OS(8.04) and returned it, with the same problem! Finally after 6 months, I put Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on it and everything works like a charm. I did have WiFi problem to start with but after installing the proprietary driver for the network card, wireless works perfectly

    I was wondering if the newest ver. of Ubuntu would work(11.xx) and what advantages would there be?

    If wifi does not work after upgrading the driver then it could be a hardware problem?

    Good Luck!

    -Sid

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    Re: 10.4 Dell mini 910 works great except wifi.

    I have a Dell 1011 mini 10 that I just installed remix on. I had the same problem. you will need the broadcom number of your
    wireless card. Then go to broadcom.com and you can find the driver you need for ubuntu. Mine works fine.

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