LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-04-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
ferdz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2016
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Acer Aspire


Which Linux distro will work best for Acer aspire. I tried Mint and Ubuntu all working just fine but my problem is WLAN its not working on those distros. My laptop is old Acer aspire 3103wlmi
 
Old 02-04-2016, 06:25 PM   #2
NGIB
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2013
Location: Sumter SC, USA
Distribution: My own based on 14.04.03
Posts: 443

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I'd guess it's Broadcom WiFi so try MX-15 as it has it OOTB. That's an old box so probably the 32 bit version...

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx
 
Old 02-04-2016, 10:07 PM   #3
ardvark71
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2015
Location: Oregon, USA
Distribution: Lubuntu 14.04, Windows Vista
Posts: 5,683
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

If NGIB's suggestion doesn't work, please open a terminal (while using Linux) and post the entire results of this command...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
If this is a USB adapter, then use this command...

Code:
lsusb
Regards...
 
Old 02-04-2016, 10:43 PM   #4
Ztcoracat
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2011
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 6,814
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
http://www.cnet.com/products/acer-as...-gb-hdd/specs/

That's a sempron processor- A product of AMD
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sempron

You probably just need a driver for your 802.11b/g wireless card.
 
Old 02-05-2016, 10:29 AM   #5
ferdz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2016
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by NGIB View Post
I'd guess it's Broadcom WiFi so try MX-15 as it has it OOTB. That's an old box so probably the 32 bit version...

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx
thanks. I will try
 
Old 02-05-2016, 11:34 AM   #6
ferdz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2016
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by NGIB View Post
I'd guess it's Broadcom WiFi so try MX-15 as it has it OOTB. That's an old box so probably the 32 bit version...

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx
I just tried MX-15 and wifi is working fine. Working perfectly. Thank you again
 
Old 02-05-2016, 01:31 PM   #7
ardvark71
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2015
Location: Oregon, USA
Distribution: Lubuntu 14.04, Windows Vista
Posts: 5,683
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769Reputation: 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by ferdz View Post
I just tried MX-15 and wifi is working fine. Working perfectly. Thank you again
Cool! If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

Regards...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need OS for Acer Aspire One fredlsmith95 Linux - Software 6 06-08-2015 12:47 PM
driver ubuntu 10.10 acer orbicam 1.3 mega for acer aspire 5630 amed77 Linux - Hardware 0 05-11-2011 12:40 PM
Acer aspire one. carolshaw Linux - Software 6 12-23-2008 09:42 AM
Configuring Acer Orbicam on an acer aspire 7720 with fedora 8 ags123 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 02-11-2008 09:21 AM
APM or APCI on ACER Aspire 2012WLMi (Aspire 2010 Family) FTP_Palace Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 07-15-2004 07:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration