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Old 02-05-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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Smile aspire one will not connect to the internet


Hi all can some one help

I have an acer aspire one which will not connect to the Internet i have a full wifi connection but when you click the browser button it looks like it trying to connect but nothing.
i,m not very computer friendly so i have no idea what to do

Thanks for any help
jim
 
Old 02-05-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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Hi jimbuck, Welcome to LQ. What OS is the device running? You say you have a "full wifi connection", what exact steps did you take to get connected? Are you connected to a router?

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 02-05-2011, 02:09 PM   #3
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Hi jimbuck, Welcome to LQ. What OS is the device running? You say you have a "full wifi connection", what exact steps did you take to get connected? Are you connected to a router?

Good luck. ;-)
sorry not to good at this

brought it at Christmas basically turn it on and it connected to the virgin router work fine until 2 days ago

linpus linux lite vi.0.21.e
 
Old 02-05-2011, 07:35 PM   #4
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Virgin router? Could you explain that please? Have you tried opening the network manager icon and choosing the network then entering the network password?

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 02-06-2011, 10:58 AM   #5
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i have try to disconnect and the reconnect with no joy

if i click the browser icon twice it come up with FireFox is running but not responding
also when the start up is checking its tell me media test failed check cable

my PC is connected to the same router which is fine

thanks for your help on this
 
Old 02-06-2011, 09:14 PM   #6
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Entering the bios and disabling net boot should take care of the error. You can enter bios by pressing F2 while the machine is booting.

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 02-07-2011, 05:15 AM   #7
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try that still no luck
 
Old 02-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #8
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Are you sure the problem is with the network connection?

The reason I ask is a few people have had problems with Firefox in Linpus lite, including me.

The symptom is: Bottom right of screen, network is connected, however you click on firefox get the blue swirl then nothing. In which case it maybe a corrupt ./mozilla problem.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 08:21 PM   #9
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Open a terminal and check your connection there. I took this directly from the Linpus site.

The Steps to open a terminal window:
1. Press "ALT + F2"
2. Enter "terminal"
3. Enter "su -"
4. Enter your root password

Once you get there issue the following and post the output please.

Code:
# ifconfig -a
# cat /etc/resolv.conf
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 02-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #10
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This has been my biggest problem too, connecting to the internet with Linux. Now that I bought a wireless router so I can use my laptop at home I'm about ready to give up.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 09:16 PM   #11
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unplug your router. Wait 10 seconds. Plug it back in then restart the computer.

The computer may be trying to acquire the same IP address as the other computer from the router.

After that, if it still doesn't work, try to ping your desktop with the laptop.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 09:46 PM   #12
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@ davidreednyc Your problem may or may not be related. If you're running Linpus and having wireless issues this may be the thread for you. If, however, you're just having wireless issues in general you may get more and better help if you post your problem with any other specifics as a new thread.

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 02-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #13
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Peacedog

this sound right i have checked my connection which is %100
i have done as you said above and it comes up with [user@locahost ~]$
so i have enter su
now asking for password
it will not let me enter anything (what would the password be)
thanks again jim
 
Old 02-08-2011, 12:09 PM   #14
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peacedog

somthing new
Failed to execute default web browser

input/output error.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 12:39 PM   #15
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Jimbuck, when you open the terminal and type su. It asks you to enter a password, that you know.
But the system won't display any blinking cursor to show that you are hitting the keys. This is a security feature. Rest assured the system is receiving your input, but it doesn't look like it. After you type your password hit enter.

According to the Linpus site, the default password is 111111 (six ones) but it doesn't say if that is the root or just the user password.


On a side note, to change the root password type
sudo su in the terminal.
Next type passwd to change your password.
You have to type it in, hit enter then type it again

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