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rhb
September 1st, 2010, 01:59 AM
I installed Wubi on an acer ferrari 4000 laptop. It works ok except I can't connect to the wireless internet. I checked the switch in both settings and verified that it worked unchanged in Win 7. I got an error message with the ifconv command; console output follows. If you need more info, I would appreciate having a list of commands to get it. Thanks for the help.

Console output:

(missing file. sudo ifconv wlan0 up got error.
<something> not found.
I a gain to get the output and edit this post.)

Darkness Des
September 1st, 2010, 02:01 AM
The command you are thinking of is ifconfig, not ifconv.

MaindotC
September 1st, 2010, 02:03 AM
I think what you mean is "ifconfig" not ifconv. For issues with your wireless card, first consult the Ubuntu Wireless Troubleshooting Guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessTroubleShootingGuide). I'm betting that at some point you'll need to find which driver is appropriate for your wireless card and that may need to be changed. I know I had an Acer before and they had a linux driver that you could download.

rhb
September 1st, 2010, 02:26 AM
Too many editors, too many reboots, posting using an OS that wouldn't know an ifconfig command from a hole in the wall. Anyway, here's the output:

acer@ubuntu:~$
acer@ubuntu:~$
acer@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:c0:9f:f4:6c:6f
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:18

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:204 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:204 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:16080 (16.0 KB) TX bytes:16080 (16.0 KB)

acer@ubuntu:~$
acer@ubuntu:~$
acer@ubuntu:~$
acer@ubuntu:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
acer@ubuntu:~$
acer@ubuntu:~$
acer@ubuntu:~$

I will check the troubleshooting guide. If that doesn't help, maybe the name of the missing file or directory will, or I can post some log entries if needed. Thanks for your quick responses.

MaindotC
September 1st, 2010, 05:45 AM
Can you also verify the Acer site with your model number and see if there's a Linux driver?