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    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - wifi issue

    Hi,

    I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my laptop. Everything looks cool, i am pretty much happy with it. But i have a minor regarding wifi and wired connection.

    Ubuntu is unable to find the wireless or wired connections which are available. I have searched and found to try with the below command,

    Code:
    rfkill list all
    Output of this command doesn't give me any detail about wifi, it states about the bluetooth device only. Can anyone please help me here?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - wifi issue

    All,

    I have found the solution for the network issue here,

    http://somethingcomputers.blogspot.i...untu-1204.html

    But the problem is, i don't have proper roles to execute the steps mentioned above in the link. Please find the output below,

    Code:
    vel@vel-Satellite-C850:~/vel-home/compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p$ 
    vel@vel-Satellite-C850:~/vel-home/compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p$ scripts/driver-select alx
    bash: scripts/driver-select: Permission denied
    vel@vel-Satellite-C850:~/vel-home/compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p$ sudo scripts/driver-select alx
    sudo: scripts/driver-select: command not found
    vel@vel-Satellite-C850:~/vel-home/compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p$ make
    /bin/sh: 1: cannot create /home/vel/vel-home/compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p/.config: Permission denied
    make: *** [.compat_autoconf_compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p] Error 2
    vel@vel-Satellite-C850:~/vel-home/compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p$
    Please help.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - wifi issue

    The directions you linked to have a small error. Adding the ./ in front of scripts/driver-select alx is necessary to tell ubuntu that you want it to execute a command from the current directory, not from the default path.

    Code:
    cd compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p
    ./scripts/driver-select alx 
    sudo make 
    sudo make install 
    sudo modprobe alx

    The first permission denied error was probably because ubuntu didn't know what you meant by scripts/driver-select

    The second one was probably because you forgot to run the command as root (using sudo).

    If you ARE running a command as root, and still get a permission denied error, then there's usually something else going on. In theory, root has permission to do (almost) anything.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - wifi issue

    Quote Originally Posted by squigish View Post
    The directions you linked to have a small error. Adding the ./ in front of scripts/driver-select alx is necessary to tell ubuntu that you want it to execute a command from the current directory, not from the default path.

    Code:
    cd compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p
    ./scripts/driver-select alx 
    sudo make 
    sudo make install 
    sudo modprobe alx

    The first permission denied error was probably because ubuntu didn't know what you meant by scripts/driver-select

    The second one was probably because you forgot to run the command as root (using sudo).

    If you ARE running a command as root, and still get a permission denied error, then there's usually something else going on. In theory, root has permission to do (almost) anything.
    Hi,

    I have even installed it using root user, but still wifi is not enabled and not even shown in the hardware list. Please advice.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - wifi issue

    Which driver should i download from the below available list?

    http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/

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