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Old 05-28-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 14.04 New install ~ No wireless connection properties available ~ Driver deficiency


PLEASE!? ~:: Frustration starting to set in preparing Ubuntu for basic use.... I don't want to go back to Win10!!! ::~ PLEASE HELP!!
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1st time user/installer of Ubuntu here, and I'm pretty excited to get out of the "Windows has you by the ballz" routine... Cheers.

So I had to research a lot, just to install 16.04 LTS, but eventually had it working, but there were no drivers for my graphic's card available as of yet.
So i replaced the install 16.04 with 14.04 (under forum advice) and the graphics works fine now.

Only problem is there doesn't seem to be an available driver for my wireless network pci. I can hardwire though Ethernet options but there are no wireless options displayed.

Tried looking through all other similar problems in the forum, tried a few fixes, but none worked. (so Im not even sure if I've corrupted something through my efforts to rectify this in the Terminal. This is the last fix i tried through the Terminal instructions.
https://digitz.org/blog/wifi-issue-o...s-device-0042/

** So here is some info from my end:

damian@damo:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -A2 0280

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] (rev 31)
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e0a1]
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Manufacturer: Acer
Product Name: Aspire E5-553G
Version: V1.08
Serial Number: NXGEQSA0226370C5947600
UUID: 84CF8BF7-9122-7A45-8902-54AB3AD3C393
Wake-up Type: Power Switch
SKU Number: Aspire E5-553G_109F_1.08
Family: BR
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damian@damo:~$ sudo rfkill list all (Ethernet unplugged)
[sudo] password for damian:
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
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damian@damo:~$ iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.
lo no wireless extensions.
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damian@damo:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 54:ab:3a:d3:c3:93
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:473409 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:14427 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:102748527 (102.7 MB) TX bytes:2626972 (2.6 MB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:3439 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3439 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:458190 (458.1 KB) TX bytes:458190 (458.1 KB)
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It's taken me over a week of trial and error to get this far, I am hoping someone can help me with this issue, I really don't want to have to go back to Win 10.

NB/. I am not running dual boot (formatted drives ~ no Windows) and ubuntu14.04 is the only OS on my 128GB SSD & /home is on my 1TB HDD

Cheers in advance fellas
Love ya work!
 
Old 05-29-2017, 11:32 AM   #2
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What I have done is to download several live distros, burn them to DVD or USB and boot to them and see if they detect and start all of your hardware. Then install one that works.

Some ubuntu derivatives to try:
Bodhi, Mint, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Voyager

Another thing you can do in ubuntu is to try a different kernel. Back when I was running xubuntu 14.04.5, the original kernel wouldn't light up all of my 3 monitors. IIRC it came with kernel 4.4.0. I tried 4.5.0 and 4.6.0, which didn't do what I needed, and finally settled on 4.3.0.

I get my kernels from here:

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

If you decide to change your kernel I can walk you thru the process.
 
Old 05-29-2017, 02:21 PM   #3
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Quote:
Only problem is there doesn't seem to be an available driver for my wireless network pci. I can hardwire though Ethernet options but there are no wireless options displayed.

Tried looking through all other similar problems in the forum, tried a few fixes, but none worked. (so Im not even sure if I've corrupted something through my efforts to rectify this in the Terminal. This is the last fix i tried through the Terminal instructions.
https://digitz.org/blog/wifi-issue-o...s-device-0042/
Hello and welcome to the forum

In following the instructions mentioned in the above link, did you come across any errors or problems? If it helps, I found some additional installation threads that might be useful, if you haven't tried them already...

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1484159

https://askubuntu.com/questions/7080.../708103#708103

https://askubuntu.com/questions/7220...is-not-working

https://askubuntu.com/questions/8836...-rev-31-driver

Please keep us informed of the results...

Regards...
 
Old 05-30-2017, 01:45 AM   #4
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Run
Code:
$ lspci -vv | grep -i -A 10 network
and find out about the wireless adapter. Then, install the correct firmware package. If it's an Intel card, do:
Code:
$ apt-get install firmware-intel
You get the basic idea.

Then, your card should appear with a network interface.

Last edited by AwesomeMachine; 05-30-2017 at 01:47 AM.
 
Old 05-30-2017, 10:38 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Thank You

Thanks to all for your support.
I went with flash driving distros live to see which worked with both issues.
Mint 18.1 "serena" was the winner!
Nice looking OS too

So far all is good. Thanks for the simple idea DVOM
 
Old 05-30-2017, 11:28 PM   #6
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Thanks to all for your support.
You're welcome, glad you got it working. If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

Regards...
 
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