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New Users / Reset password
« on: March 12, 2016, 11:33:30 am »
Hi guys.
Something strange happened to me.
My three laptops with peppermint 6.0 decided to forget the password I used when installing. Now I can't access my system because the password I use is incorrect...
I read I should reset the password through grub but holding the shift while rebooting does nothing.
Any ideas?

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New Users / Re: No Wifi
« on: August 18, 2015, 10:07:23 am »

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New Users / Re: No Wifi
« on: August 16, 2015, 09:12:49 pm »
Hi There
Thanks for offering assistance.
So far- no success.
I've reinstalled peppermint 6.0
Ethernet came back to live miraculously.
I run the preferences and driver update
it recognized that braodcom driver was missing and asked to update and install it.
I confirmed, and it did, but still no WIFI.
I went to update manager
I installed all the suggested updates that apeared there, and restarted the PC.
Back to square one- NO WIFI and the Ethernet is gone as well.
So I reinstalled Peppermint for the third time.
And answering you questions:
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lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

lspci -vnn | grep -i net

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03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)

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sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for yaron:
  *-network               
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:efcfc000-efcfffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:19:b9:50:7a:17
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.0.9 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:17 memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 00:1a:92:1a:c7:a2
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43 driverversion=3.16.0-37-generic firmware=666.2 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

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iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
         
lo        no wireless extensions.

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rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes

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sudo iwlist scan
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

Hopes this helps...

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New Users / No Wifi [SOLVED]
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:48:43 pm »
Hi there
I am a new user to Linux.
I am running an old Dell Inspiron 6400.
The win7 was driving me crazy, so I decided to install Linux.
I heard good things about Peppermint so I went for it...Big mistake.
It took me 4 hrs to realize that your installation does not like my Kingston 8GB USB drive, So I found an older USB and finally was able to install it.
Now that the Peppermint is running, it has no Wifi, not even an icon- NADA.
I tries to use a few guides to install Driver update for the Brodcom but instead of having a wifi connection, I now lost my LAN connection (wire connection directly to my router).
Wrong foot to start my Linux experience.
I need a detailed and simple guide to connect to my Wifi, or I'm going back to Windows...!!!

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