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#1 2014-07-23 21:38:06

Dazzl-O
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Registered: 2014-07-23
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Connecting to a Wireless Network

Hey, I hate to pester, however I am very new to linux and #! in general. I've installed the newest version of #! on my Optiplex 790 yesterday, and still haven't been able to establish a connection to a wireless network. I've been searching this forum up and down and even the master howto list to no avail. Is there anyone here willing to walk me through this simple task, aha?

Also, I've learned about the whole lspci thing, and noticed I don't have any Network information like some others. Is that irregular or is it simply because I'm not connected? Thanks in advance!

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#2 2014-07-23 21:49:37

ohnonot
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Re: Connecting to a Wireless Network

Last edited by ohnonot (2014-07-23 21:50:12)

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#3 2014-07-23 22:12:38

Dazzl-O
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Re: Connecting to a Wireless Network

Thank you, ohnonot! I apologize for not reading the sticky you referred. I'm posting from an alternate machine, so I can't exactly copy/pasta all of my outputs from terminal given that some of them are rather long.
uname -rv

3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.41-2

lspci -khn | grep -EiA2 net

00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1502] (rev 04)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:047e]
Kernel driver in use: e1000e

Now the dmesh|grep -Ei 'wlan|firmw|dhc' onward is too long for manual copy, but the first line does seem problematic to my green eyes:

[0.484206] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored

I'd also like to apologize if any of this is no-brainer solution stuff, I'm rather new to studying technology and still learning, wanting to add Linux to my plate as well, aha.

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#4 2014-07-23 22:39:45

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Connecting to a Wireless Network

sudo dpkg -i <name of the linux-image.bpo>

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#5 2014-07-24 00:30:57

Dazzl-O
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Registered: 2014-07-23
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Re: Connecting to a Wireless Network

Thank you very much! I'll have to try that when I get a working Ethernet cable for the Optiplex. I'll edit this post, and hopefully the thread title, when I manage some results. Thanks a lot you two!

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#6 2014-07-24 11:11:35

ohnonot
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Re: Connecting to a Wireless Network

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