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April 22nd, 2008, 10:01 PM
Help! I am trying to get online and hooked up to my lan, and
I can't get ubuntu 7.10 to connect to my router. Following some
instructions, i got to this line: "Check for a connection to the router
1. Open a Terminal (Applications ? Accessories ? Terminal) and type the command: iwconfig.
2. If there is an entry that says ESSID="" then see Setting Up WPA (the section called “Configuring WPA support.”
3. If the ESSID for our router is shown there may be a problem with ACPI support. Boot the kernel with the pci=noacpi option"

my question is this: How do i do line #3 ?? how do i boot the kernel ?? what kernel? do i do this in the terminal?


April 24th, 2008, 03:57 AM
Do some more searching for details (mine are incomplete...sorry), but you will need to edit a file (from a terminal):
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst modify the line that begins kernel Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly where to put the pci=noacpi option. Afterward, issue update-grub.