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Old 07-08-2014, 09:03 PM   #16
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Errr, Owning a ZG5 myself. Is the Wireless enabled/turned on in Bios?

Because my Acer Aspire One works out of the box on all Linux distros with a current Kernel.
Is yours a Acer Aspire One 432 model?
With a

 Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller driver: bcma-pci-bridge
I wish Acer would be consistent on what wireless chips they put in Acer Aspire Ones. For example, mine

Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath5k
Menu>Gedit>open Gedit. (or Geany, Mousepad, Leafpad, what ever text editor shows in Menu)

Menu>Terminal>Open Terminal

Type in terminal

Hit return/Enter key on keyboard. Let it spit out a readout.
Move mouse pointer into terminal.
Left click bottom of readout to highlight the readout in terminal.
When highlighted. Right click and select Copy.

Now Maximise Gedit or Mousepad or Leafpad or Geany (not sure what text editor is used)
Move mouse to middle of blank window.
Right click and select paste.

Now move mouse to top of toolbar and pick File>Save as

Name it mintwifi

Save in Documents folder. Repeat above steps for inxi except save as inxi -Fxx
because in terminal you will run

inxi -Fxx
When both documents are saved in Documents folder. Plug in a pendrive. It should automount in Mint.
Open Documents first. Use the Ctrl+Left click to highlight both files.
Right click next on one of them.
Select Copy.
Now go back into the pendrive.
Right click in empty window and select paste.

Power down when done.
Unplug USB.

Post back using the operating system of your choice the contents inside those two files using copy and paste between code tags located in the advanced reply bar (looks like This--->#)

Hope that is detailed enough. Happy Trails, Rok

Edit: Just noticed Mint12 as the operating system.
12 Lisa Ubuntu Oneiric Obsolete since April 2013.

So all this is moot any ways.

Last edited by rokytnji; 07-08-2014 at 09:11 PM. Reason: Reply is wasted Breath from the looks of things.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:58 AM   #17
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I feel bad the OP took offense but based on this and the other thread there was no way any of us was going to be able to help resolve this issue. If you can't open and edit a text file, there is no way to fix what's broken.

The best distro I've seen with handling WiFi has been MX-14 - it worked OOTB on an old Lenovo I have with Broadcomm WiFi. If the OP comes back and reads this, he can buy a USB stick with the latest version of MX-14 at this link:

I won't guarantee it will work but I have had much more success in WiFi with MX-14 than I have with Buntu based systems.

Again, it bugs me I obviously offended the OP but this was not fixable given the circumstances...

Last edited by NGIB; 07-09-2014 at 05:59 AM.
Old 07-09-2014, 07:48 PM   #18
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You did say that you "are not trying to be insulting" so I (think) perhaps op became offended on his own.

It seems like op was already frustrated to begin with. It is hard to understand linux when one is a complete n00b.

If you can't open and edit a text file, there is no way to fix what's broken.

As an example had I not edited my network/interfaces file in the past and uncommented wireless my wireless would not have worked. For some reason Wired was uncommented. (maybe by default)


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