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no wi-fi on Asus Eee PC 1015BX netbook - mint 14 nadia

Postby martka on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:28 pm

hello

I'm new here and I'm new to Linux. Can you please help me?

last week I've installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate 32 bit on my new Asus Eee PC 1015BX netbook. I've chosen this system after reading a bunch of articles on web. Everything is running great, except that my wifi is down. The wireless function on a bottom bar is inactive saying that "wireless is disabled". And yes, I've checked if the keyboard button and the controll light is on.
Can you please help me run my wifi? What's strange, first time when I runned my computer after installing the system the wifi was working. Then it was dead.

this may help

Network: Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
Card-2: Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet driver: atl1c

rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
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Re: no wi-fi on Asus Eee PC 1015BX netbook - mint 14 nadia

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:07 am

1- Download the driver:

http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-2.6-stable/v2.6.33/compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2

2- Open a terminal and:

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sudo su
cd Downloads
tar -jxvf compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2
cd compat-wireless-2.6.33
make
make install
shutdown now -r


3- I don't know if it works, I don't have a Atheros card.

4- More informations in

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers
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Re: no wi-fi on Asus Eee PC 1015BX netbook - mint 14 nadia

Postby AlbertP on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:12 am

@ Jungle_boy: You are installing a very old driver version, 2.6.33, here. If you are installing a driver, then you should rather take one which is newer than the one you are using right now. Mint 14 has the 3.5 kernel, so anything under 3.5 does not make sense. 2.6.33 is three years old.
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Re: no wi-fi on Asus Eee PC 1015BX netbook - mint 14 nadia

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:36 pm

Ok.

Thanks.
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Re: no wi-fi on Asus Eee PC 1015BX netbook - mint 14 nadia

Postby AlbertP on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:32 am

@ martka: Could you run this in terminal:
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dmesg > dmesg.txt

Then please upload the created dmesg.txt file which will be in your home folder.
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Re: no wi-fi on Asus Eee PC 1015BX netbook - mint 14 nadia

Postby Daniel B. on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:53 am

Hi Albert,
I suddenly had the same problem after a few weeks of pleasant use of Linuxmint. I suppose some driver is not recognized since the last update. It look like I have no wireless hardware on my eee pc. I even reinstalled Mint.
I attached dmesg and lspci if it can help.

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Re: no wi-fi on Asus Eee PC 1015BX netbook - mint 14 nadia

Postby AlbertP on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:02 am

@ Daniel B.: Please open a new topic instead of re-using somebody else's topic about the Eee PC. You indeed have no wifi adapter in your lspci.
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Re: no wi-fi on Asus Eee PC 1015BX netbook - mint 14 nadia

Postby Daniel B. on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:21 am

Hi Albert,
I though it was the same issue.
I post a new topics: http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=126428
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