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Join Date: Sep 2009
11-14-2009, 07:49 PM
It is interesting to note the problems that some people have had with wireless on a Mini 9 running Ubuntu.
I had a recurring problem with (very) persistent dropouts when my Mini 9 was running Ubuntu - nothing I did would cure the problem. Eventually I got so brassed off that I wiped Ubuntu and loaded XP - immediately the wireless was rock solid reliable. I currently run an XP/WIN7 dual boot and wireless is completely stable.
This 'solution' may not suit everyone but it sure solved things for me!
Join Date: Jan 2009
11-18-2009, 06:31 PM
I Installed UNR 9.10 this afternoon from an image I downloaded on Saturday (14/11). The installed automatically downloaded a driver when I first ran Ubuntu - I did have a wired connection as I thought I was going to have to chase the wireless driver. (Using a mini 9)
Join Date: Feb 2009
11-18-2009, 09:43 PM
I suspect that the intermittent nature of YOUR problem has to do with the way that you made that "persistent USB stick".
I have a full Karmic UNR install to the internal SSD. I applied the above bcmwl fix while on a wired network connection, and have since then had ZERO problems with wireless.
You, on the other hand, have a "persistent USB stick". You have a "LiveUSB", not a "full install to a USB stick". You have a copy of the CD install ISO burned to a USB stick as a compressed filesystem. I submit to you that ALL of your problems and frustrations would disappear if you were to simply install Karmic onto a USB stick as a full normal install.
This can be done easily and is really the best way to run Karmic from a USB stick if you're not going to be bouncing the stick around to a bunch of very different computers. One computer, one stick, do a full install to the USB stick. It is really very simple. You merely boot your Karmic LiveUSB stick, insert a SECOND stick to install to, select "install", at the partitioning stage select the second stick (not the internal SSD) as the target, and at the very end of the install menus you'll find an "advanced" setting. In the "advanced" section, select the USB stick as the location for grub.
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