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Old 01-01-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
geopilot5200
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Acer Aspire One network center not working


I have an Acer Aspire One (AA1) netbook running Linpus-lite. Everything was working well with a wireless internet connection until yesterday. Skype is installed and working, the acer OneMail was setup and working correctly. My son (8) was happy watching videos on YouTube and then the next day the PC would not connect to the internet. As far as I am aware nothing has been changed - is this a software problem or a hardware problem?

When the PC boots a wireless connection is usually looked for - this no longer appears to happen. There is no message saying "wireless connection not found" it just doesn't look as though the wireless is kicking in.

Using the wifi on/off switch at the front right of the PC had been used successfully in the past to re-initialise/re-start the wireless connection if it dropped out. The on/off icon appears when this is done but there is no sign of the wireless starting.

In the configuration application, the Network Center is used to setup and configure the wireless. However, clicking on this icon does nothing - no application opens, the wireless remains dead.

So, what can I check to determine if this is a hardware or a software problem? If it's a software problem how can I fix it?

Thanks
 
Old 01-01-2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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Ok, I just found the solution in the forum for this problem.

rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking

I did this, re-started the PC and the internet stuff started to initialise. Naturally I had to re-do the wifi stuff, password, etc. but at least it's all working now.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...re-one-663422/

This was the thread.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 02:55 PM   #4
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just had the same problem used the fix and now works fine, thank you
 
Old 02-07-2009, 12:49 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by geopilot5200 View Post
Ok, I just found the solution in the forum for this problem.

rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking

I did this, re-started the PC and the internet stuff started to initialise. Naturally I had to re-do the wifi stuff, password, etc. but at least it's all working now.

Thanks.
I had this problem too with my kid's Aspire One (Linux). It happened after I borrowed it to use at a PTA meeting, and the battery ran out on me. Thanks for the solution. It's all working now. Here are some detailed non-command line instruction for the same fix, for those of us who need it:

This is to find and delete the networking folder:

1. From the regular Aspire One options page, go to the Files panel
2. Click on the triangle to see more icons
3. Click on MyFiles, which opens a file manager window.
4. In the menu bar, select View->Hidden files, to show a tick in the box. (Sorry, I'm translating from a German display, so the option names may not be spot on.)You should be in the "My Disk:///" directory.
5. Find folder "gconf" and click on that
6. Find folder "system" and click on that
7. You should now see folder "networking" listed as one of the folders.
8. DELETE IT! (Right click on the networking folder, and select option delete.)

Okay, once you have recovered from the fear of deleting goodness-knows-what-file because you are just following some internet instructions, you have to re setup your wireless connection:

1. Shut down all those windows, and go back to the regular Aspire One options page.
2. Click "Settings" on the bottom right.
3. Click icon for "Netwrok Center". If this works, and a window pops up then it's going well.
4. Click on "New", and follow the on screen instructions to connect and re-setup your WLAN or LAN.

Oh, and do check that the little network switch near the bottom right of the keyboard is switched on. It should show an orange light.

Hope this helps
 
Old 02-28-2009, 08:42 AM   #6
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What did ifconfig and iwconfig return?
 
Old 10-03-2009, 11:11 AM   #7
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Thumbs up thanks for the help!

Hi I just had the same issue. the instructions were excellent - I was facing a trip to the local shop & probably a small fee.
Ontop of that my wife wasn't too pleased..this forum in great.
 
Old 01-31-2010, 03:15 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by emma-de View Post
I had this problem too with my kid's Aspire One (Linux). It happened after I borrowed it to use at a PTA meeting, and the battery ran out on me. Thanks for the solution. It's all working now. Here are some detailed non-command line instruction for the same fix, for those of us who need it:

This is to find and delete the networking folder:

1. From the regular Aspire One options page, go to the Files panel
2. Click on the triangle to see more icons
3. Click on MyFiles, which opens a file manager window.
4. In the menu bar, select View->Hidden files, to show a tick in the box. (Sorry, I'm translating from a German display, so the option names may not be spot on.)You should be in the "My Disk:///" directory.
5. Find folder "gconf" and click on that
6. Find folder "system" and click on that
7. You should now see folder "networking" listed as one of the folders.
8. DELETE IT! (Right click on the networking folder, and select option delete.)

Okay, once you have recovered from the fear of deleting goodness-knows-what-file because you are just following some internet instructions, you have to re setup your wireless connection:

1. Shut down all those windows, and go back to the regular Aspire One options page.
2. Click "Settings" on the bottom right.
3. Click icon for "Netwrok Center". If this works, and a window pops up then it's going well.
4. Click on "New", and follow the on screen instructions to connect and re-setup your WLAN or LAN.

Oh, and do check that the little network switch near the bottom right of the keyboard is switched on. It should show an orange light.

Hope this helps
Hi My acer has the same problem but I dont know how to do this! Please help I am very frusturated.
 
Old 01-31-2010, 03:18 PM   #9
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Hi I just had the same issue. the instructions were excellent - I was facing a trip to the local shop & probably a small fee.
Ontop of that my wife wasn't too pleased..this forum in great.
Hi! Sorry I have the same problem but I don't have anything near what the instructions have! And I dont know what to do! Please help!
 
Old 03-15-2010, 11:45 PM   #10
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Smile Thank you, it worked fine.

Quote:
Originally Posted by geopilot5200 View Post
Ok, I just found the solution in the forum for this problem.

rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking

I did this, re-started the PC and the internet stuff started to initialise. Naturally I had to re-do the wifi stuff, password, etc. but at least it's all working now.

Thanks.
Thank you, the exact command solved my problem.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 09:14 AM   #11
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Talking Thanks emma

I got this problem yesterday and could not sought it out but thanks for your post it worked and now i can go home.
 
Old 04-06-2010, 10:02 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by emma-de View Post
I had this problem too with my kid's Aspire One (Linux). It happened after I borrowed it to use at a PTA meeting, and the battery ran out on me. Thanks for the solution. It's all working now. Here are some detailed non-command line instruction for the same fix, for those of us who need it:

This is to find and delete the networking folder:

1. From the regular Aspire One options page, go to the Files panel
2. Click on the triangle to see more icons
3. Click on MyFiles, which opens a file manager window.
4. In the menu bar, select View->Hidden files, to show a tick in the box. (Sorry, I'm translating from a German display, so the option names may not be spot on.)You should be in the "My Disk:///" directory.
5. Find folder "gconf" and click on that
6. Find folder "system" and click on that
7. You should now see folder "networking" listed as one of the folders.
8. DELETE IT! (Right click on the networking folder, and select option delete.)

Okay, once you have recovered from the fear of deleting goodness-knows-what-file because you are just following some internet instructions, you have to re setup your wireless connection:

1. Shut down all those windows, and go back to the regular Aspire One options page.
2. Click "Settings" on the bottom right.
3. Click icon for "Netwrok Center". If this works, and a window pops up then it's going well.
4. Click on "New", and follow the on screen instructions to connect and re-setup your WLAN or LAN.

Oh, and do check that the little network switch near the bottom right of the keyboard is switched on. It should show an orange light.

Hope this helps
Hi i am trying to repair an Aspire One for my in-laws.
I folowed your advice but nothing is happening.
Are there any other solutions to getting the network centre to work again?
Worried now as i have deleted the folder as requested above.
 
Old 04-09-2010, 12:28 PM   #13
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Help also needed

Hey all having same problem and tried this fix but nothing. When I click on network manager it shows no active networks at all. It was working fine till 3 days ago. Seriously Linux is garbage and I won't buy another Linux machine after this. Any help is apprieciared thanks x
 
Old 04-11-2010, 06:23 AM   #14
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bump can anyone help with this issue please?
 
Old 04-11-2010, 12:59 PM   #15
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Thank God I decided to wipe Linpus with Ubuntu!

Linpus is an absolute pain: There's no software newer than 2008 for it in the repos - anything newer you have to build from source. It has Xfce with a crippled desktop whose background cannot be changed, and the DE cannot be changed without getting dependency errors in the package manager. You cannot access the package manager without typing 'sudo system-config-packages' in a terminal...

...The list goes on and on. Linpus, especially Lite, is the worst distro I have ever tried.
 
  


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