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Old 01-28-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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my dell inspiron mini 1018 wireless is not working


i installed ubuntu netbook remix 10.10 latest on my dell 1018 mini every thing smooth only wireless is not working
it s working with windows 7 starter smooth

any help
thx

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #2
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It seems the wireless chip in this machine is a RTL8188CE.

If that is the case, the driver is not yet included in Ubuntu, but there is one available. I found a PPA that packages it.

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lexical/hwe-wireless
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms
To double check the chipset of your card, please post the output of
Code:
lspci -vnn | grep -a4 -i net
 
Old 01-28-2011, 11:07 PM   #3
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lspci -vnn | grep -a4 -i net result

abi@abi-Inspiron-1018:~$ lspci -vnn | grep -a4 -i net

Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 18a0 [size=32]
Kernel modules: i2c-i801

05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:048e]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 42
I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
Memory at f0f2c000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
--
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169

07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:9198]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 4
I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
Memory at f0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
 
Old 01-28-2011, 11:35 PM   #4
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thanks solved issue

thanks , my issue solved thanks a lot
 
Old 01-29-2011, 12:13 AM   #5
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posted my steps in my blog , with these details

http://www.meabi.com/ubuntu-netbook-...for-dell-mini/
 
Old 01-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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Thank you guys!
I had a problem with wireless on my Dell inspiron 1018 when installed Ubuntu.
Even it took for me time to find terminal, i managed to fix my wifi! Now its working!! this codes helped:

Code:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lexical/hwe-wireless
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms

To double check the chipset of your card, please post the output of
Code:

lspci -vnn | grep -a4 -i net
 
Old 03-03-2012, 09:07 AM   #7
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Talking Dell

First step went fine

Then i get this message after 2nd step

W: Failed to fetch ttp://ppa.launchpad.net/lexical/hwe-wireless/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch ttp://ppa.launchpad.net/lexical/hwe-wireless/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

and after 3rd


~$ sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package rtl8192ce-dkms

Is there any other way?
###,
i have deleted h(ttp) because the site doesn't allow me to post links because i'm new
 
Old 03-09-2012, 08:30 AM   #8
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@everget That repo doesn't have Oneiric (Ubuntu 11.10) packages, just for 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04
 
Old 06-20-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
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@everget That repo doesn't have Oneiric (Ubuntu 11.10) packages, just for 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04
I've had the same issue, having upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a way of sourcing a driver from an older version and using that?
 
  


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