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Old 01-17-2014, 11:09 PM   #16
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hi you used a one as in this error

Code:
dpkg -1 | grep wicd
dpkg: error: unknown option -1
its dpkg -l ( l for London --- lower case)

2) still not sure how you are running LM

is windows on the netbook you are currenly using, and you reboot into usb stick with LM?

2) good to know you can lose ethernet (eth0)

since you can not do wired, its simple to stop it permanently on each boot up
you stop the ethernet module loading by a config file

use your file manager to look at /etc/modprobe.d

if folder exists then write down this instruction and boot up into LM and try this

Code:
sudo echo "blacklist r8169" >  /etc/modprobe.d/stop-wired.conf
the name of the file something.conf is not important, I made that name up as a simple memory clue to you when you revisit that folder

----If you ever want to use wired again....use root powers to put a hash (#) in front of blacklist or use root powers to delete the file

do a full reboot and retest

Code:
sudo ifconfig
ideally, you now do not have to issue that ifconfig eth0 down command

3) sorry I put a capital in mintWifi try

Code:
sudo mintwifi
4) try right hand clicking any icons you can see in LM, one of them must be networkmanager

if none found,
click on menu and go to internet or system preferences and see if you can find the network manager

good luck

Last edited by aus9; 01-17-2014 at 11:11 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2014, 11:15 PM   #17
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at this stage ignore my file links to download the wicd-gtk files

only if we still don't have any luck, can you consider downloading them into your windows netbook (or google or android etc)
reboot into LM
use root powers to get access to internal drive and run the commands
but pathway will change

we will advise later if you need step by step instructions

in the meantime
can you name your netbook operating system
and where exactly do you download files to

---how many partitions on this netbook?
 
Old 01-17-2014, 11:21 PM   #18
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offtopic

I am ordering a chinese android ETA 1-2 wks
but my router is only ipv4, so will need a wifi hotspot to confirm
to confirm what?
 
Old 01-21-2014, 05:45 PM   #19
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Sorry for the late response. I got tied up in other stuff.

There's so much information to sift through here. I'm still going through instructions on the first page.

First off I need to clear up how and what I'm running Linux on: Mint is running on a desktop PC I built. I installed Mint on it using a USB. I boot it from the hard drive and not the USB. The netbook I've mentioned doesn't have anything Linux on it. It runs Windows 7 (No idea how man partitions but because it's the only OS I'm guessing 0?) and is just a ways to use the internet and communicate.

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Firstly, I did those commands Andy mentioned. This is what I got:

(Apologize for the slightly blurry photos)

http://i.imgur.com/zpwg4Ep.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/n7m2EVo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/PwzfWqv.jpg

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I also tried just going ahead and trying to install the wicd-gtk package and, as suspected, I got an error message:

http://i.imgur.com/ABerk22.jpg

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Pretty sure I found the network manager. I think in Mint it's called "Network Connections". Its the only page that will let me mess with the wifi settings. Only I have no idea what to do.

http://i.imgur.com/oVoA12f.jpg

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I went back and retried the "dpkg -l | grep wicd" command replacing the 1 with an l and it didn't seem to work as it did nothing. I'd press enter and it would just create a new "name@namePC ~?" line. There's no error message. Not sure if that meant it worked or not.

Similar situation with putting in "mintwifi" with a lower case w. The connection still times out after a few moments at the same point.

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I tried searching for the "/etc/modprobe.d" file. using the search in the start menu or in the folder browser brings up nothing. I don't think that would have brought it up anyway so I will continue searching.

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When my landlord gets home I'll ask him the router IP address so I can access the router settings. I need to anyway because I'm having trouble connecting another device in my room (Xbox 360) to the house wireless.

Just wanted to say thanks for all the help. I know I'm probably not being very helpful but I'm trying. Hopefully we'll find out this the solution to this is something as simple as typing in a short command on the terminal and hitting enter.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 05:56 PM   #20
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When you get access to the router make sure channel is set to auto and not set to specific channel above 12
Yes you found the network manager, give this a try.
Delete all wifi connections from the manager i see you have two configured and try connecting again.
if not connect try the command.
iwconfig

and

iwlist wlan0 scanning (replace wlan0 with your interface if different)

Last edited by andy78; 01-21-2014 at 06:10 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 06:11 PM   #21
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the output should be simillar to the example below.

iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:22:07:19:46:23
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=70/70 Signal level=-31 dBm
Encryption keyn
ESSID:"OWNIT_24"
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Mode:Master
Extra:tsf=000001520dc992b0
Extra: Last beacon: 93276ms ago
IE: Unknown: 00084F574E49545F3234
IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
IE: Unknown: 030106
IE: Unknown: 2A0100
IE: Unknown: 2F0100
IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
IE: Unknown: 2D1AEC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
IE: Unknown: 3D1606001500000000000000000000000000000000000000
IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A002C01C800140005001900
IE: Unknown: 7F0101
IE: Unknown: DD090010180201F0040000
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
 
Old 01-21-2014, 07:32 PM   #22
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Hi

I hope andy78 does not mind me commenting on posts?

dpkg -l | grep wicd......will give you a hit list only if packages installed
no hits means no packages installed

my mistake for not explaining earlier

2) your landlord "has" to give you the correct details for your xbox to work
if that too is failing we can assume the following

a) you are not using long ethernet cable as prev discussed
b) xbox 360 can only use certain wifi devices
-----they like to charge you for their "official" one
c) xbox 360 has a trouble shooter so if you are not connecting with correct wireless device

I conclude that your landlord's router settings given to you.....contain an error

once you have confirmed what that error is....it might make it easier to
edit one of those network manager settings and input the correct details?

good luck

3) also preface your network scanning commands with sudo pls

Code:
sudo  rfkill list all
sudo nm-tool
as per
http://askubuntu.com/questions/15021...n-ubuntu-12-04

Last edited by aus9; 01-21-2014 at 07:33 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 07:39 PM   #23
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I reset the router and my Xbox started working fine. Was hopeful that by some small miracle it'd fix my PC but no dice.

When the landlord gets home and has free time we're both going to go through the router settings to figure out what the problem might be. People keep saying I should set up a static IP for my PC. Might try that but first I'll need to learn how.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 07:53 PM   #24
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I reset the router and my Xbox started working fine. Was hopeful that by some small miracle it'd fix my PC but no dice.

When the landlord gets home and has free time we're both going to go through the router settings to figure out what the problem might be. People keep saying I should set up a static IP for my PC. Might try that but first I'll need to learn how.
What do you do that requires a static ip?
 
Old 01-21-2014, 09:34 PM   #25
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damn that rules out the landlord giving you the wrong passphrase

but you should still be able to edit your network manager to check that key
 
  


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