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  1. #1
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    no adapter found with 18.04

    Hello,

    I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my MSI Modern 14 A10M and for some reason I cannot get the WiFi adapter to work. I previously installed Ubuntu 19.10 but I ran into a lot of problems, starting with overheating, battery drains and some incompatibility with software I use for college (Cisco, what a surprise).
    I also installed W10 to update the BIOS and I couldn't use the WiFi until I installed a Intel Wireless-AC 9560 driver. I've found some related issues online but most solutions don't work for my because this particular laptop has no Ethernet ports (and getting a USB adapter or something is just ridiculous).

    Hope someone can help with this,
    Cheers

  2. #2
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    Xubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

    Re: no adapter found with 18.04

    Hi, welcome to the fora.

    If Ubuntu 19.10 caused problems I suggest you do a fresh install (not upgrade) of one of the other 19.10 Buntus, say X/Kubuntu.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

  3. #3
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    Lubuntu Development Release

    Re: no adapter found with 18.04

    If you don't have an ethernet port; you can download the packages required (`wget`) , write them to a thumb-drive, mount it on your laptop and then install. You'd be doing the same thing on a microsoft windows install in far more cases than Ubuntu (each OEM tends to re-spin windows for to avoid this issue).

    You also didn't say which ISO of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, if you used the original ISO (2018-April release), or a later 18.10 (18.04.2) software stack in HWE, or 19.04 (18.04.3) software stack. The 19.10 HWE software stack is provided in 18.04.4 which currently is in QA-testing and won't be released for awhile (but is always an option).

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