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Post by Polaris » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:36 am

Hi, I am from Brisbane, Australia and just love Linux Mint. I have used/tried a couple of distros but Mint KDE has me hooked!! Had some dramas loading on to an Asus A6KM laptop as I did when I loaded Ubuntu at one stage. Had to get a mate to do the 'acpi=off' thing which I did not understand and it now boots OK. Only problem is cannot get wlan to recognise modem...says it is not ready..have another older desktop with Mint on as well and it 'found' wireless in 2 seconds any help gratefully accepted. Really glad to be here...apparently some Asus motherboards dislike Linux!!m

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Re: Newbie

Post by dawgdoc » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:21 am

Welcome Polaris,

If no one responds to the question re: the wlan modem in a reasonable time I would suggest posting in EITHER the wireless or newbie sections. Some people will not realize there might be questions about connection issues in the Introduce Yourself board.

The type information needed includes: is it a plug in USB modem or built in, whether you are using version 8 or 9RC of Mint KDE, have you enabled proprietary wireless drivers, if you verified that wireless networking was enabled in network manager, output from

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If you have a network cable plugged into your lan port, unplug it and try the wireless again.

If you want to post back here that is OK, but I have no experience with KDE nor USB wireless adapters and the problems which come with them. [If you have an on/off switch, it is on, right? :) ]

SYSTEM: Compaq Presario CQ62 -- Mint 17 Cinnamon
READING: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

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