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Is ok now? Yep. Code: 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01) b43 342643 0 wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 0c:60:76:0a:74:a6 BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 ...
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  1. #21
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    Is ok now?
    Yep.

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    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
    b43                   342643  0
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 0c:60:76:0a:74:a6  
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:on
    Looks like Linux mint 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:41:14 UTC 2012 so you changed from Ubuntu 10.04?

    Linux osxlike 2.6.35-22-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 20:36:48 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
    between readouts. Better let rubberman know what you wanna go with permanent like. Me. I'd stick with Mint if I was you from your posts.
    Ubuntu 10.04 is ending support real soon. Rubberman can coach you on firmware install if needed in Mint. I don't Mint myself. So I don't know if firmware
    may be needed.

    Maybe

    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    will give a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Yep.

    Code:
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
    b43                   342643  0
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 0c:60:76:0a:74:a6  
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:on
    Looks like Linux mint 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:41:14 UTC 2012 so you changed from Ubuntu 10.04?



    between readouts. Better let rubberman know what you wanna go with permanent like. Me. I'd stick with Mint if I was you from your posts.
    Ubuntu 10.04 is ending support real soon. Rubberman can coach you on firmware install if needed in Mint. I don't Mint myself. So I don't know if firmware
    may be needed.

    Maybe

    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    will give a clue.
    Yes. It recognizes it and has installed a driver module. Can you connect with Mint? If so, you may not need additional drivers, although if you install Mint on the system you will have to install from the Proprietary Driver list - Mint like Ubuntu will not install proprietary drivers like the b43 by default - Ubuntu stopped doing that with 9.04; however, they do make them available. When you boot a live CD/DVD/USB drive, they do mount the proprietary drivers so you can see that your hardware cruft will work with that distribution.

    So, let us know what you want to do, and we'll help you get this set up and working for you. As I may have mentioned previously, my Dell D630 laptop has a b43 device (internal), and I had to install the new Broadcom driver (the installer of which also installs the required firmware) for my Scientific Linux 6 OS (a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux). Works perfectly! It used to be a lot harder to get b43 cruft to work well, but this new driver/installer which is directly supported by Broadcom is a major improvement! It may still be proprietary, but it works, and works well.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I don't know, probably I'll install Mint10 or 11 on the computer since it's not really powerful... But anyway even with Mint it doesn't connect. Only PCLinuxOS manage to use the wireless.
    I'm still looking for a nice operative system fitting the Aspire One. It's not easy... That's why before I had Ubuntu 10.04(macbuntu) and now I have Mint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestITA View Post
    I don't know, probably I'll install Mint10 or 11 on the computer since it's not really powerful... But anyway even with Mint it doesn't connect. Only PCLinuxOS manage to use the wireless.
    I'm still looking for a nice operative system fitting the Aspire One. It's not easy... That's why before I had Ubuntu 10.04(macbuntu) and now I have Mint.
    Well, the PCLinuxOS has a good reputation as a nice light-weight distribution. Since you know it works "out-of-the-box", why not install it? Try it for awhile and see what you think. Nothing like working with an OS regularly for awhile to determine if it works for you.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I have to agree with rubberman. I just booted

    Code:
    mint@mint ~ $ inxi -F -z
    System:    Host: mint Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.4.2  Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
    Machine:   Mobo: SAMSUNG model: RV410/RV510/S3510/E3510 Bios: Phoenix version: 02UC.P026.20100916.LX date: 09/16/2010
    CPU:       Dual core Pentium CPU T4500 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) 
               Clock Speeds: 1: 1200.00 MHz 2: 1200.00 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller 
               X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0
    Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.25
    Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k 
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (-) 1: id: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HM321HI size: 320.1GB 
    Partition: ID: / size: 1.9G used: 113M (6%) fs: overlayfs 
    RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: 36.0C 
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
    Info:      Processes: 146 Uptime: 1:42 Memory: 476.6/3887.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.8.45
    live dvd and this laptop sure likes it. I am testing it out for my ISP tech when he comes and gets it. I am kinda sitting on the fence tapping my feet

    Code:
    mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x7b89e107
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *        2048      206847      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2          206848   239282175   119537664    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3       239282176   625141759   192929792    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5       276353024   616949759   170298368   83  Linux
    /dev/sda6       239284224   276350975    18533376   83  Linux
    /dev/sda7       616951808   625141759     4094976   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    Like I said. This laptop likes this distro. Rubberman will tell you I usually run AntiX instead. But maybe?
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    Right now I've tried Macbuntu, Mint 13 Mate, Mint 10 Gnome, AntiX and SimplyMEPIS. The last two don't load the graphic interface by the USB, it says "too limited shell"... I guess that maybe on a DVD they could work, but the Aspire One doesn't have the dvd reader -.-''. I also downloaded Linux Lite, but it doesn't allow me to load it on the pendrive. I guess it need the dvd too.

    Any distros to suggest me for the netbook? Nothing like x-pud or puppy, I'm looking for something a little "prettier".

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestITA View Post
    Right now I've tried Macbuntu, Mint 13 Mate, Mint 10 Gnome, AntiX and SimplyMEPIS. The last two don't load the graphic interface by the USB, it says "too limited shell"... I guess that maybe on a DVD they could work, but the Aspire One doesn't have the dvd reader -.-''. I also downloaded Linux Lite, but it doesn't allow me to load it on the pendrive. I guess it need the dvd too.

    Any distros to suggest me for the netbook? Nothing like x-pud or puppy, I'm looking for something a little "prettier".
    Get Unetbootin. It has Linux and Windows versions (not sure about Mac) and will download and install a live USB thumb drive to your usb stick, for just about any distribution you want, or from a live CD/DVD iso image if your preferred distribution to test is not listed. Given an 8GB thumb drive is only about $10 these days, the price is right! I use that to test out various distributions on different computers as well as to take one with me when I travel - I just plug it into a computer or laptop, boot, and voila! I am live!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    What model of Acer Aspire One? I have 2 of them. The 9 incher Atom with 160GB hard drive and 1gig of ram runs AntiX 12 OK.

    My other is a Acer Aspire One 5534 dual core amd, 4 gig of ram, 320gig hard drive, runs 64bit AntiX testing ok.

    If I was you. I would go with So cool ice cubes are jealous PCLinuxOS with
    unetbootin like rubberman suggested since you said

    Now I tried with PCLinuxOS live and it didn't let me execute the code 'cause i was logged as guest and not as root... But the interesting thing is that it allowed me to connect to the wi-fi
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    PcLinuxOS Gnome takes too long to load. I think is for the graphic interface. Macbuntu took less

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    I've installed PcLinuxOS on the disk, but takes too much time to boot... It's long like Windows -.-'' . Is there some "light" Ubuntu distribution fit for the 100GB memory (1GB ram, 32 bit processor)?

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