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All,

Our school has oodles and oodles of Acer Aspire One D250 netbooks we give to students when their MacBook or Chromebook computers are out for repair. I've been installing  Peppermint OS 5 on the computers since the end of last school year successfully on our red and blue netbooks, but when I try to install it on our black computers, the installer see the WiFi card. The black computers are Aspire One D250-1424, the red ones are D250-1610, and the blue ones are D250-1538. I tried installing Peppermint 6, but that installer does not see the card either.

Any ideas?

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Re: WiFi card can't be found on a specific color Acer Aspire One....
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 12:35:43 pm »
Hi bryantom and welcome to the forum :)

First can I say, what a brilliant use for peppermint :)

Okay, now to the problem ...

Can you open a terminal on one of the black Acers and run this command:
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sudo lshw -C network
and post the output back here.

HINT - It may help if you can connect vai an ethernet cable to post the output.
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Re: WiFi card can't be found on a specific color Acer Aspire One....
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 10:31:27 am »
Whoops! I thought I would get an e-mail if there were any responses. I'm glad I came back. The return is:

PCI (sysfs) 

  *-network               
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:57100000-57103fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: AR8132 Fast Ethernet
       vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: c0
       serial: 00:26:22:23:e8:9f
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.1.1-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.61.70 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:46 memory:55000000-5503ffff ioport:2000(size=128)


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Re: WiFi card can't be found on a specific color Acer Aspire One....
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 11:25:55 am »
Hi bryantom, welcome to Planet Peppermint  ;D.  Yeah, that's a great use for Peppermint Five.  I'm using my Acer Aspire One ZG5 at the moment.  I love the combo  ;).  To your issue. I had to do this for my mother-in-law's Acer Aspire One D250 with Peppermint Six and It works a treat.  They're splendid little machines.  Make sure you have your ethernet cable plugged in.  Open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.  If you haven't already done so, update and upgrade Peppermint, (I suggest you do this anyway).  Enter the following commands into the terminal window:

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apt update && apt upgrade
Hit enter and enter your user password if asked.  Hit enter again and follow the on screen instructions.  Next enter this command:
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apt dist-upgrade
Hit enter and enter your user password if asked.  Hit enter again and follow the on screen instructions.  Finally enter this command:
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apt install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter
Hit enter and enter your user password if asked.  Hit enter again and follow the on screen instructions.  If your wireless doesn't immediately spring into life, reboot your machine.  Hopefully, that'll do the trick  ;).

Note: Peppermint Six runs like an absolute charm on the Acer Aspire One D250  ;).
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Re: WiFi card can't be found on a specific color Acer Aspire One....
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 11:43:26 am »
AndyInMokum's instructions above should fix you up .. but if they don't, please post the output from:
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lspci -vnn | grep -iA2 net
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Re: WiFi card can't be found on a specific color Acer Aspire One.... [Solved]
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2015, 12:01:26 pm »
There were no updates, but the final firmware command fixed the problem. I did have to reboot for the fix to take effect. Woo hoo! Now I have three times more machines to image which means I have to work! Wee!

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Re: WiFi card can't be found on a specific color Acer Aspire One....
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2015, 02:20:41 pm »
That's outstanding, it great to know it worked for you 8).  Many thanks for marking the topic as [SOLVED]  ;)!!
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