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Thread: Acer 5520 and Ubuntu 12.04 = no wifi

  1. #11
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    Re: Acer 5520 and Ubuntu 12.04 = no wifi

    Quote Originally Posted by Imabus View Post
    should i reboot now or do i need to do anything to make the fix permanent?

    also, do you know anything about bluetooth or should i start a new thread?

    Thanks a hundred times again!
    You should start a new thread for your bluetooth.

    I think you're all set but if, after reboot, it isn't working, post back.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Acer 5520 and Ubuntu 12.04 = no wifi

    new thread started for bluetooth....

    i rebooted and wifi was off again, but running the two lines of code you first instructed bring it back so not to bad

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    Re: Acer 5520 and Ubuntu 12.04 = no wifi

    This means, you just need to force the driver being loaded at boot-up:

    Code:
    echo b43 | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

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    Re: Acer 5520 and Ubuntu 12.04 = no wifi

    That worked beautifully! Wifi is on even when I reboot now thanks all for your help! I'll mark this solved now

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    Re: Acer 5520 and Ubuntu 12.04 = no wifi

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Please hook up the ethernet and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Reboot and give us your report.
    It works perfectly for me right after above step .. many thanks

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    Re: Acer 5520 and Ubuntu 12.04 = no wifi

    wifi is fine just after this step .. many thanks

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