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Hello guys, here is my problem: a few days ago I decided to install Linux Mint 12 alongside Ubuntu 11.10 just to give it a try. Being new in the ...
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    Wifi not working


    Hello guys,
    here is my problem: a few days ago I decided to install Linux Mint 12 alongside Ubuntu 11.10 just to give it a try. Being new in the world of Linux (I am using ubuntu since a couple of months after 25 years of Windows...) I like to try all the distros I can put my hands on so I will eventually settle down to the one I prefer.
    Anyway, to cut a long story short:

    - I downloaded Linux Mint 12 and burned it onto a Dvd
    - I installed it alongside Ubuntu 11.10. All went perfectly okay (internet connection as well, which was working during the installation process)
    - I re-booted after installation was done and... no wifi connection.
    My connection works perfectly under Ubuntu 11.10, but when in Linux Mint, it does not connect automatically neither I am able (probably because I am a newbee) to have it working using the network manager. What I mean is that I can see and edit my connection properties but then I don't know how to have it 'working'. Username and password have been checked but I dont see any button or else to start the connection and have it working when I am in Mint.


    What can I do to fix this?

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    Hello and Welcome.
    You could start Ubuntu and issue these commands, and post your results.
    This should tell us which driver is being used
    Code:
    sudo lspci -knn
    If it's an USB device then use this command instead.
    Code:
    sudo lsusb
    Then boot Mint and issue the same commands, post those results also. This should tell us which driver is being used and the hardware in your system.
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    Okay, this is Ubuntu 11.10's

    UBUNTU 11.10

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    	Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem [8086:2932] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvA Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8171] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1467]
    	Kernel driver in use: rtl8192se
    	Kernel modules: rtl8192se
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    Last edited by MikeTbob; 01-19-2012 at 12:53 PM. Reason: Added Code Tags

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    and this is Mint's

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem [8086:2932] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvA Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8171] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1467]
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1605]
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Last edited by MikeTbob; 01-19-2012 at 12:53 PM. Reason: Added Code Tags

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    I tried Opensuse a few weeks ago and its internet connection did not give me any trouble. So I think it is something in Mint that needs to be fixed. Okay, I shut up and let you guys ponder on my little problem

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    Mint did not load the driver for your card.

    Ubuntu
    Code:
    Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvA Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8171] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1467]
    	Kernel driver in use: rtl8192se
    Mint
    Code:
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvA Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8171] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1467]
    You might want to start Mint and try this....report your results.
    Code:
    sudo modprobe rtl8192se
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    Okay, I did it and this is the outcome:

    FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/3.0.0-14-generic-pae/modules.dep: No such file or directory

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    Hi there.

    When you start Mint, look through your System Menu options.
    There should be something there referring to Additional Drivers.
    Select that. Your computer should look for any extra hardware drivers needed, including your wireless card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Hi there.

    When you start Mint, look through your System Menu options.
    There should be something there referring to Additional Drivers.
    Select that. Your computer should look for any extra hardware drivers needed, including your wireless card.
    Okay, I will try and let you know (now I am in Ubuntu and need to finish something)

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    I went to the Additional Drivers section and it says: "No proprietary drivers are in use on this computer"

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