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    Unhappy Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    please help i have a problem with the wireless on my Acer Aspire 7000 running Ubuntu 12.04.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    Can you describe the problem - what steps you take, and what happens.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    Hi, also please open a terminal ctrl+alt+t copy and paste the following commands into it one line at a time, then paste the results here:

    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    iwconfig
    rfkill list all
    lsmod
    by clicking on new reply and click # then paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    Code:
    windows@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu quantal (development branch)"
    Linux ubuntu 3.5.0-1-generic #1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 19 14:24:43 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    windows@ubuntu:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    00:14.0 Bridge [0680]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269] (rev a3)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0112]
    	Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
    --
    01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device [1468:0422]
    	Kernel modules: wl, ssb
    windows@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0951:1643 Kingston Technology DataTraveler G3 4GB
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 5986:0100 Acer, Inc Orbicam
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    windows@ubuntu:~$ iwconfig
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    windows@ubuntu:~$ rfkill list all
    0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    windows@ubuntu:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1          12713  1 
    nls_cp437              16991  1 
    vfat                   17461  1 
    fat                    61282  1 vfat
    usb_storage            48838  1 
    uas                    17890  0 
    bnep                   18140  2 
    rfcomm                 46619  0 
    parport_pc             32688  0 
    bluetooth             208922  8 bnep,rfcomm
    ppdev                  17073  0 
    lp                     17759  0 
    parport                46345  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    snd_hda_codec_realtek    73449  1 
    joydev                 17457  0 
    acer_wmi               32244  0 
    sparse_keymap          13890  1 acer_wmi
    snd_hda_intel          33491  3 
    snd_hda_codec         133856  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13602  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                96580  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    nouveau               895650  3 
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    ttm                    83595  1 nouveau
    wl                   2573568  0 
    drm_kms_helper         46784  1 nouveau
    drm                   275484  5 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    snd_rawmidi            30512  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
    pcmcia                 48964  0 
    snd_seq                61521  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29425  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14497  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    i2c_algo_bit           13413  1 nouveau
    tifm_7xx1              13042  0 
    uvcvideo               76749  0 
    videobuf2_core         32851  1 uvcvideo
    videodev              120309  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
    videobuf2_vmalloc      12860  1 uvcvideo
    snd                    78734  15 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse                86228  0 
    serio_raw              13215  0 
    yenta_socket           31817  0 
    pcmcia_rsrc            18288  1 yenta_socket
    videobuf2_memops       13368  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
    tifm_core              15690  1 tifm_7xx1
    edac_core              52451  0 
    soundcore              15047  1 snd
    nv_tco                 13564  0 
    edac_mce_amd           23303  0 
    mxm_wmi                12979  1 nouveau
    k8temp                 12978  0 
    pcmcia_core            22569  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    snd_page_alloc         18484  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_nforce2            13013  0 
    video                  19335  2 acer_wmi,nouveau
    wmi                    19070  3 acer_wmi,nouveau,mxm_wmi
    lib80211               14381  1 wl
    mac_hid                13205  0 
    pata_amd               14118  0 
    sata_nv                31830  1 
    forcedeth              67156  0

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    Smile Re: Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    i am new to ubuntu
    Last edited by millner; June 26th, 2012 at 10:07 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    Hi, please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Then reboot

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Then reboot
    this worked for me after today's kernel update killed my wifi. thank you so much

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Then reboot
    this worked for me thank you alot you saved me

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    Your welcome!
    Enjoy!!!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 wireless not working on my Acer Aspire 7000

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Then reboot
    Thanks a lot! Worked for me on my HP dm4t notebook. Love Ubuntu community.

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