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Old 06-24-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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linux mint xfce 4.8 wireless not working on system76 starling netbook

To whom it may concern,

I am having a problem with linux mint xfce version 4.8, it detects my internal wifi card but the card has no label for network manager. When I run the command mintwifi this is what comes up:

I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller (rev 10)
==> PCI ID = 10ec:8172 (rev 10)
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
sh: ndiswrapper: not found
* III. querying iwconfig...
sh: iwconfig: not found
* IV. querying ifconfig...
sh: ifconfig: not found
* V. querying DHCP...
[sudo] password for tyon:
Reloading /etc/samba/smb.conf: smbd only.
* VI. querying nslookup

Non-authoritative answer:

Also when I run iwconfig in the terminal this is what comes up:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

What can I do to fix my issue? Your help is greatly appreciated.
Old 06-26-2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with Mint, but the output suggests that for some reason you don't have the wi-fi utilities installed. Do you have wireless-tools and Network Manager installed?

Update: Silly me. Didn't read the last lines of your post. Question: Does your wifi radio need some firmware? Check that.

Last edited by vorbote; 06-26-2011 at 02:27 PM.
Old 06-26-2011, 04:36 PM   #3
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do you have a module loaded for the card?

might help?

Last edited by superdog; 06-26-2011 at 04:39 PM.


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