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Old 03-12-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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NetworkManager lacking something it used to have...


Hello all,

I've just upgraded my netbook from Jumping Jalopy, was it? to Karmic Karla 9.10 and I was obviously remiss in not taking note of the various sub-programs, libraries etc, that it was deleting.

Now NetworkManager doesn't connect to my wi-fi whereas before it picked up immediately and was as solid as a rock thereafter. This version is apparently 0.7.996 although I cannot see this number on the Synaptic list.

My wife's laptop is ok so the problem is on the netbook; I've checked "Edit Connections" and they're both the same.

So presumably the upgrade has removed something NetworkManager needed, but what? I've looked down Synaptic but there's just too much stuff there that I don't understand, likewise an attempt to trawl back through past threads on here.

I'm barely computer literate, all assistance very gratefully received! How do I find out what dependencies it's lacking?

Regards Ant
 
Old 03-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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Is the access point using encryption? If so, have you tried connecting to an unsecure AP?
 
Old 03-12-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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Hello Corp,

No, unless you mean the WPA which is ticked. I can't see any difference between this and the laptop setup which is fine. I've had no chance to take it elsewhere yet,.

Oh dear - buries head in hands - I've just switched it back on (battery getting a bit low!) to check that I've not missed anything and it's connected as if butter wouldn't melt anywhere. I followed the instructions to make it restart after the upgrade, I wish now that I'd included a power-down. Hey-ho...

Thankyou very much for being prepared to help.

Regards Ant
 
Old 03-12-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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Wait, so it's working now?
 
Old 03-14-2011, 08:01 AM   #5
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Hello Corp,

Still working, absolutely solid. Obviously a Restart isn't the same as a Shutdown and Poweroff!

Thankyou again for being prepared to help - regards Ant
 
  


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