after running for a while Gloria and being extremely happy with my setup i decided to bite the bullet and do an upgrade (from scratch)
I installed Helena.
Not sure it was a good ideea because now i dont have any network
Long story short :
the only available connection according to the network manager is the VPN
ifconfig gives me just the loopback status
lspci tells me my wireless and my ethernet are :
7.00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100
09,00,0 Ethernet controller : Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller (rev b0)
dmesg |grep Atheros shows nothing
dmesg| grep Intel shows :
14.842245 iwlagn: Intel (R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, 1.3.27k
14857877 iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFI Link 5100AGN REV=0xCEB9F6EA
My machine is an Acer Aspire 6930 if it matters
i have no clue where to go from here and im a bit dissapointed seeing something that was working perfectly before requires now extra work with the new and "improved" version of this OS .
And not that i had some exotic chipset.
Of course i am aware this is not Mint's flaw but rather Ubuntu's.
If anyone has any suggestions/ideas to get this fixed, i will really appreciate it.