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Help, with Ubuntu on Acer aspire 1 Answered

Please help, we have everything else going. Ubuntu on a netbook, that has wireless. Were can I get the driver and program to recognize the wireless card that is built in?

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steveastrouk

Best Answer 7 years ago

We gave up on Ubuntu on ours, partly because of the messing around with wireless drivers, and after every update.

In the end we run Mint on ours - works straight "out of the box"

Steve

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emit

6 years ago

Some of the programs you will need; You can get them from the Ubuntu software Centre.

Wicd Network Manager

Wi-fi Radar

Rutilt Wlan Manager

Windows Wireless Drivers

We used these for Ubuntu 11 and 12 , It works for me, just go into each program and give it the answers it wants.

Enjoy

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qsyliboy

7 years ago

go with easypeasy linux, it usually works stright out of the box and if it doesnt then installing any drivers usually pops right up and tells u to download them lol. plus it looks the same as the new ubuntu with the unity desktop but run using far less resources im running it on this compaq cq10-130a netbook rightnow and it runs faster than my desktop for most things lol.

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Burf

7 years ago

1. Open "Control Center"
2. Click "Edit"
3. Click "software sources"
4. Enter your password
5. Open the Ubuntu tab
6. Put a tick in these boxes: Canonical supported,  Community maintained, Proprietary drivers, and Software-restricted.
7. Open the Other software tab
8. Put a tick in all boxes except the source codes.
9. Close the window and restart
You may have to open the Update manager to load the necessary software.
!0 Open Control Center then click on Additional drivers in the Hardware section. That should locate the drivers you need to install.

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emitBurf

Answer 7 years ago

Well we got down o # 9 ok and when we opened the Additional drives there was nothing there.

Still trying.

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Rob311Burf

Answer 7 years ago

Oddly enough i gave up on ubuntu on my aspire 1 for the same reason. I think i'll reinstall and try this method tonight! Hope it works!

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emitBurf

Answer 7 years ago

Thanks for answering. You are a little hard to follow, We are using Ubuntu 10 but it seems you are answering for Linux. For one thing we dont have a control center. Any other suggestions???