cannot enable internal wifi

Asked by William on 2012-02-04

Installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite L775D-S7340 AMD 64bit). 11.10 in both 32 and 64 bit wouldn't install so 10.04 it is. Cannot figure out how to enable the internal wireless. I know it can't be that difficult. Thanks.

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2012-02-06
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2012-02-06
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2012-02-06
mycae (mycae) said : #1

Can you run the troubleshooting commands from the following link, and post the results here?
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure

We need to get some information on what your hardware is.

William (williamrsouthall) said : #2

No problem. Here are the results:

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Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Sources
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grep is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-2.6.32-33 linux-headers-2.6.32-33-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libhd16
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  hwinfo libhd16 rfkill
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 757kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,179kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
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At this point, I did not do anything further. Did not type "y" or "n" and press enter. Thanks for everything.

William (williamrsouthall) said : #3

Also, right now I am connected via LAN. The Toshiba's light indicator shows the internal wifi to be on but it is not talking with Ubuntu in anyway that I can see. I dual boot into Windows 7 and it is on and works there.

mycae (mycae) said : #4

You need to press enter or type Y then press enter, as you don't have some wifi packages installed.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? -> Type in Y, hit <ENTER> and send us the remaining Terminal output.

William (williamrsouthall) said : #6

I really appreciate all your help in the matter. Since then, ubuntu was just giving me too many problems so I'm trying out different variations such as xubuntu, linux mint, fedora, etc...Something will work.