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Month: April 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Wifi connection problem on new ThinkPad

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:19:12 -0400 (EDT)
On Sat, 5 Apr 2014, Robert Peters wrote:

> Hello,
> On a new Lenovo ThinkPad T440S I installed Trinity from
> exegnulinux_4.2.iso dated 24-Jul-2013.  This is in addition to a
> preinstalled Windows 7 Professional.  Running wicd does not detect any
> wireless networks, however, wicd in Trinity in my older laptop does
> detect them.  And Windows in the ThinkPad also detects the networks,
> so wireless must be enabled.  AND wicd doesn't even see a wired
> network when connected with a LAN cable.
> Do I need to configure wicd?
> Or install from a newer image such as exegnu_wheezy_r14_26032014.iso?
> Or install (L|X)Ubuntu and set up Trinity on top of that?
> Robert

a quick (and insufficient) reply:

you have to find out the kind of wifi card you've got installed, lspci 
is your friend here.

make sure to install the appropriate firmware, do a

apt-cache search firmware |grep wi

to see what you have available. you may have to go out and download 

I had to go to broadcom to get my thinkpad x131e.

I also find the ceni networking tool is very helpful.

others can chime in but this may get you started. I'm in a hurry and 
hoped this would help since I figure you're in a hurry to get your 

I wonder if you have a broadcom? you can look it up online too of 


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Felmon Davis

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