[Durham] WiFi does not work on Ubuntu 12.04LTS

Oliver Burnett-Hall olly at burnett-hall.co.uk
Fri Sep 14 12:36:01 UTC 2012

On 11 September 2012 07:10, Dougie Nisbet <dougie at highmoor.co.uk> wrote:
> On 09/09/12 12:27, Richard Mortimer wrote:
>>  [ ... ]
>> 1 - try downloading live CDs (well I guess using a USB flash stick would
>> be more appropriate since I doubt the netbook has a CD/DVD drive) of
>> different distros and see if any of those work better. At the least that
>> would point to a source of a working driver/kernel that might be able to fix
>> the problem. I noticed that the Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 images were released the
>> other day so it might be worth trying those too.
> That rings a bell. @Olly, did you not find something along these lines when
> you fixed Ian's laptop? I recall the wifi worked fine when booting of a
> livecd but not from an installed system.

With Ian's laptop the problem was missing firmware -- it was being
loaded when booted from the Live CD, but not on the installed version.
 Missing firmware does seem to be a very common problem these days.

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