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  1. #31
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    recovery mode options

    Hmmm, when I boot I get messages like

    could not write bytes: Broken Pipe
    Stoping aave kernel mesasges

    and then finally.

    Will now Halt


    when I try Safe Mode I get the choices of:
    Ubuntu, with linux 3.2.0-32-generic
    Ubuntu, with linux 3.2.0-32-generic (recovery mode)
    Previous LInux Versions
    Memory Test (memtest86+)
    Memory Test (memtest86+. serial console 115200)

    which do I choose?
    Both the recovery modes take me to another list of choices:

    Resume
    clean
    dpkg
    fsck
    grub
    metwork
    root
    system-summary

    which do I choose at this point?

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    Re: no wifi after new install xubuntu 11.10 and upgrade to 12.04

    when I choose (recovery mode) and the Grub Update, it eventually fails again "Will Now Halt."

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    Re: no wifi after new install xubuntu 11.10 and upgrade to 12.04

    Hi ,
    try to choose the option "Dpkg - Repair Broken Packages" . This option listed at Recovery Mode menu.
    It will run the update-upgrade process too.

    This message
    could not write bytes: Broken Pipe
    may mean a lot of things.

    Broken filesystem , hardware problem , kernel problem ... etc. I don't know how many problems have been solved with this message "inside them".
    Thanks

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    Re: no wifi after new install xubuntu 11.10 and upgrade to 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    No caps. I'm not yelling.
    Thanks
    No hard feelings (:
    Peace

    Quote Originally Posted by pjstock
    which do I choose?
    I would say that if DPKG doesn't work, try fsck.

    I'll try to explain what each option does: (experts, correct me if i'm wrong)

    • Resume: does nothing, tries to "resume boot"
    • Clean: cleans some old packages files (tries to make space in the hdd)
    • dpkg: configures any packages that haven't been configured, updates and upgrades
    • fsck: stands for filesystem check, similar to MS's "scandisk", tries to fix any errors in your harddrive
    • grub: tries to update your grub (if you uninstalled a kernel and installed another one, but restarted before updating grub)
    • network: similar to "safe mode with networking", will give you root access with dhcp-configured net
    • root: similar to previous, but without configuring the network (you may configure it yourself - only for the brave )
    • system-summary: gives a summary of your system (CPU, RAM, HDD etc)

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    Re: no wifi after new install xubuntu 11.10 and upgrade to 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    Hi ,
    try to choose the option "Dpkg - Repair Broken Packages" . This option listed at Recovery Mode menu.
    It will run the update-upgrade process too.
    Excellent. I am back up and running. Thank you.

    Now, back to our problem at hand - wifi.
    what are the next steps? (I kind of lost the thread there while it was crashing.)

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    Re: no wifi after new install xubuntu 11.10 and upgrade to 12.04

    I really like this link and works for a lot of people all copy and paste
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...otingProcedure

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    Re: sudo apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer

    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    pedro.nariyoshi

    We blacklisted b43legacy and force-load b43 , see post #14.


    pjstock

    To undo this , follow these steps

    give this command first
    Code:
    sudo sed 's/blacklist b43legacy//' -i /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    and then

    Code:
    sudo sed 's/b43//' -i  /etc/modules
    Then reboot.
    WOAH! Wifi's working on reboot!
    I won't claim to understand what you all had me do, but I tip my hat to you for your excellent assistance.
    Thank you!

    Peter

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    spoke too soon (am now out of disk space_) on Xubuntu

    Sigh,

    I should probably open a new thread as this is likely a new problem, but how can I be out of disk space on a fresh install?

    I thought Xubuntu was a small footprint version of Linux and this laptop only has a 20Gb HDD, so I hoped it would be a good choice.

    Now, at the end of this wifi exercise, I find myself with 0 Free Space and the 18.4Gb used up.

    For simplicity I did not dual partition this thing (as that has left me struggling for space in the past too.)

    This is a fresh install of 11.10 first, then upgraded to 12.04. Nothing else has been installed and there is no data (music, etc.) on this at all.

    What have I done wrong?

    Peter

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    Re: spoke too soon (am now out of disk space_) on Xubuntu

    Yes , you said well . Open a new thread about your new problem.
    Mark this thread as solved ==> look here if you don't know how
    and open a new thread.

    I hope we can solve your new problem easier and faster. Do not forget to give the results of bellow commands (to the new opened Thread , not here)
    Code:
    df -Th
    sudo parted -l 
    sudo fdisk -l
    mount
    sudo du -h --max-depth=1 / | grep '[0-9]G\>'
    sudo find / -name '*' -size +1G
    above commands will provide usefull info for your problem to be solved faster.

    Also do not forget to put the results between the brackets ==>[code]the results here[/code]<== to be easier for someone to read them.

    Thanks
    Last edited by NikTh; November 7th, 2012 at 01:06 AM.

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    Re: spoke too soon (am now out of disk space_) on Xubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    Yes , you said well . Open a new thread about your new problem.
    Mark this thread as solved ==> look here if you don't know how
    and open a new thread.

    I hope we can solve your new problem easier and faster. Do not forget to give the results of bellow commands (to the new opened Thread , not here)
    Code:
    df -Th
    sudo parted -l 
    sudo fdisk -l
    mount
    sudo du -h --max-depth=1 / | grep '[0-9]G\>'
    sudo find / -name '*' -size +1G
    above commands will provide usefull info for your problem to be solved faster.

    Also do not forget to put the results between the brackets ==>[code]the results here[/code]<== to be easier for someone to read them.

    Thanks
    Thank you.
    I'd looked around for an obvious SOLVED marker, but didn't see one.
    now I know how.
    cheers'
    Peter

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