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Linux Mint 8 on ASUS Eee 701. Wireless not working.

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I have installed Linux Mint 8 on an ASUS Eee 701. I installed it on a 16GB SD-card instead of the 4GB internal drive.
Everything works well, except for the wireless networking. To get internet access I have to plug in the eth0 cable, but I want the wireless to work.
Please help me out.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 on ASUS Eee 701. Wireless not working.

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We will need some more info to be able to help you.
Open a terminal, type inxi -F (enter), and copy/paste the output back here.

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$ inxi -F
System: Host hansgatu-laptop Kernel 2.6.31-14-generic i686 (32 bit) Distro Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main Edition
CPU: Single core Intel Celeron M (UP) cache 512 KB flags (sse2 nx) bmips 1260.26 clocked at 630.133 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller X.Org 1.6.4 Res: 800x480@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel 915GM GEM 20090712 2009Q2 RC3 x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 1.4 Mesa 7.6 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.20
Network: Card Attansic Corp. L2 100 Mbit Ethernet Adapter driver atl2 v: 2.2.3
Disks: HDD Total Size: 20.1GB (25.4% used) 1: /dev/sda SILICONMOTION SM 4.0GB
2: USB /dev/sdb CardReader SD0 16.1GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 15G used: 4.8G (36%) fs: ext4 ID:swap-1 size: 0.72GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Info: Processes 134 Uptime 1:39 Memory 231.5/994.2MB Client Shell inxi 1.2.6


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Re: Linux Mint 8 on ASUS Eee 701. Wireless not working.

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Okay . . your wireless does not show up here. It may be connected through usb ? Terminal again, with lsusb ( L S U S B in small case)

One thing I did notice is that you have a very small swap partition. You will have problems with suspend/hibernate ! ( swap should be 2x your RAM )

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lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID eb1a:2761 eMPIA Technology, Inc. EeePC 701 integrated Webcam
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0951:1606 Kingston Technology
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

When I installed Linux Mint, I let the installer do the partitioning automatically, so I never sized the swap partition, but maybe I can resize it later.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 on ASUS Eee 701. Wireless not working.

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Well . . . that doesn't show any wireless either ? ?

What is the exact model number ? Maybe we can use google to find out what it has inside ?

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It is an ASUS eee701 4G.
I toke a picture of the label underneath the computer, that I have attached here.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 on ASUS Eee 701. Wireless not working.

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Looky here ! right in the picture . . we have your wireless card ! !

Atheros AR5BXB63

While I am searching, is the wifi light on ? If not, please turn it on , and then do the terminal command inxi -N

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I guess the Wifi-light goes on when the Wifi works. So now it is off, since the Wifi does not work.
I don't know any other way to turn it on.

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No button or switch along the side ? Or a FN keyboard button ?

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I must be blind, or something.
Why have I not seen the Fn F2 keys ???
After pressing Fn F2, the wireless works, just like that !!!

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Great ! Well, I sure learned a lot about the Atheros chipsets :) . .

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Thank you for taking the time, and Happy New Year from Sweden.

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