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Offline Alan29

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acer aspire one wireless not connecting
« on: May 20, 2011, 07:19:29 pm »
hi can anyone help my sons acer aspire one netbook shows no wireless network it also shows it as being connected to the power outlet even though it is not , it also shows no sound and when you hit the icon a box opens saying  no volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found . Can anyone help me

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Re: acer aspire one wireless not connecting
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 10:59:32 pm »
You might want to read this thread:
http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=13079&hilit=GStreamer&start=10

Personally I'd back up ALL files that start with "mtab" first, so you can replace them if necessary...

So open a terminal, and enter:
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cd /etc
and hit enter, then
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sudo tar -cvzf mtab-lock-backup.tar.gz mtab*
and hit enter.

Now delete it/them with:
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sudo rm /ect/mtab~*
and hit enter.

Be SURE to enter the commands EXACTLY as shown.

Now reboot, and let me know what happens.
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Re: acer aspire one wireless not connecting
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 08:22:35 am »
thankyou for your response , i tried last night opening a terminal (fine) but would not let me type any commands. This morning switched netbook on and everything was back to normal and working fine! So thanks for your help.

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Re: acer aspire one wireless not connecting
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 04:43:11 pm »
Another case of the IT gods playing practical jokes... anyway, glad it sorted itself out. If you couldn't enter commands, you were going to have to create a LiveUSB... boot to it... then use it to remove the file(s) :)
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