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Have just installed Mint 11 on a new Acer Aspire 7551. Everything seems to work fine except the wireless--no sign of life in the radio at all. Help? sysinfo: Code: ...
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    Acer Aspire 7551 Wireless Problem


    Have just installed Mint 11 on a new Acer Aspire 7551. Everything seems to work fine except the wireless--no sign of life in the radio at all.

    Help?

    sysinfo:

    Code:
    $ cat wireless-setup.txt
        00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge [1022:9601]
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
        00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:9602]
                Kernel modules: shpchp
        00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) [1022:9604]
                Kernel driver in use: pcieport
                Kernel modules: shpchp
        00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1) [1022:9605]
                Kernel driver in use: pcieport
                Kernel modules: shpchp
        00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391]
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
                Kernel driver in use: ahci
                Kernel modules: ahci
        00:12.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
                Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
        00:12.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
                Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
        00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
                Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
        00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
                Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
        00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 42)
                Kernel modules: sp5100_tco, i2c-piix4
        00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383] (rev 40)
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
                Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
                Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
        00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d] (rev 40)
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
        00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (rev 40)
        00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration [1022:1200]
        00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map [1022:1201]
        00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller [1022:1202]
        00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control [1022:1203]
                Kernel driver in use: k10temp
                Kernel modules: k10temp
        00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control [1022:1204]
        01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200] [1002:9712]
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
                Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
                Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon
        01:05.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200] [1002:970f]
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0388]
                Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
                Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
        03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1692] (rev 01)
                Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Aspire 7740G [1025:033d]
                Kernel driver in use: tg3
                Kernel modules: tg3
        06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002e] (rev 01)
                Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e034]
                Kernel driver in use: ath9k
                Kernel modules: ath9k
        ---lsmod---
        Module                  Size  Used by
        binfmt_misc            13213  1
        parport_pc             32111  0
        ppdev                  12849  0
        dm_crypt               22463  0
        vesafb                 13449  1
        joydev                 17322  0
        arc4                   12473  2
        snd_hda_codec_hdmi     27479  1
        snd_hda_codec_realtek   255820  1
        ath9k                 103633  0
        snd_hda_intel          24140  2
        snd_hda_codec          90901  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
        mac80211              257001  1 ath9k
        snd_hwdep              13274  1 snd_hda_codec
        snd_pcm                80244  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
        snd_seq_midi           13132  0
        snd_rawmidi            25269  1 snd_seq_midi
        ath9k_common           13611  1 ath9k
        snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
        snd_seq                51291  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
        acer_wmi               23123  0
        sparse_keymap          13666  1 acer_wmi
        uvcvideo               66851  0
        snd_timer              28659  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
        snd_seq_device         14110  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
        psmouse                73312  0
        snd                    55295  14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
        ath9k_hw              300328  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
        ath                    19141  2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
        serio_raw              12990  0
        fglrx                2434640  51
        videodev               75143  1 uvcvideo
        k10temp                12951  0
        sp5100_tco             13456  0
        i2c_piix4              13095  0
        soundcore              12600  1 snd
        snd_page_alloc         14073  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
        cfg80211              156212  3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
        shpchp                 32345  0
        lp                     13349  0
        parport                36746  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
        dm_raid45              88410  0
        xor                    21860  1 dm_raid45
        btrfs                 527341  0
        zlib_deflate           26594  1 btrfs
        libcrc32c              12543  1 btrfs
        usbhid                 41704  0
        hid                    77084  1 usbhid
        tg3                   131476  0
        video                  18951  0
        ahci                   21591  2
        libahci                25548  1 ahci
        ---uname---
        2.6.38-8-generic

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    Just found some additional info:

    [code]
    $ sudo rfkill unblock all
    ...

    $ rfkill list
    0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    ------------------------
    $ mintwifi
    -------------------------
    * I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
    -- Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    ==> PCI ID = 168c:002e (rev 01)
    -------------------------
    * II. querying ndiswrapper...
    -------------------------
    * III. querying iwconfig...
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=16 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:off

    -------------------------
    * IV. querying ifconfig...
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 20:6a:8a:3d:81:d3

    ----snip---

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:2400 (2.4 KB) TX bytes:2400 (2.4 KB)

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    Hello

    What is the complete output of ifconfig -a?
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