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I have an Asus vivobook with Windows 8 preinstalled and tried dual boot with ubuntu. I'm new to linux and this was my first install. I installed ubuntu 12.10 but I couldn't connect to wireless network. did some googling and tried some suggestions but now I don't even have the choice to enable wireless networking. I can only connect to the internet by wired connection.

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Get rid off from the Network manager on Ubuntu. Before doing it, first, install Wicd Network manager by sudo apt-get install wicd, then remove the connection manager sudo apt-get remove --purge network-manager-gnome network-manager. check if you have any settings on /etc/network/interfaces just keep

   auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

then Wicd should give you what you want

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hi Sven, thanks for helping me wicd installed but unable to locate gnome network manager. –  kapoek Feb 16 '13 at 15:26
    
does Wicd solve your problem? –  sven Feb 16 '13 at 15:27
    
still no wireless network found. –  kapoek Feb 16 '13 at 15:29
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@sven Please avoid posting the same answer in more than one place. When tempted to do so, typically: (1) the answer should be customized to account for what is different about the different questions, (2) one question should be flagged for closure as a duplicate of another question (you can flag posts with 15 reputation), (3) the answer should really be a comment, or (4) the answer should be posted in the most appropriate place, and one-line comments posted on the other questions summarizing and linking to it. –  Eliah Kagan Feb 16 '13 at 15:32
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Guys, can I suggest moving this to chat? Using comments in this way (such an extended conversation) is discouraged. –  RolandiXor Feb 19 '13 at 22:59

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