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I got a Dell Inspiron 1120 which ships with Ubuntu Light, as well as Windows. My wife prefers Ubuntu, but obviously outside of web stuff, you can't do a lot with Light, so I went ahead and installed the Desktop version of Ubuntu (10.10 / maverick).

Whereas before it suspended beautifully and connected to wifi networks flawlessly, it now displays the following problems:

  • It seems to suspend ok, but on resume, the screen remains blank, even though the computer appears to wake up again.
  • Wifi doesn't connect.

I tried using the suggested proprietary drivers, and those don't seem to change the situation.

All in all, a bit frustrating to run into these sorts of "regressions" - does anyone know what sort of drivers and such Ubuntu Light might have shipped with for this computer that made it work so well? Unfortunately, I wiped the disk in order to install the Desktop version of Ubuntu.

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My WiFi problem is solved by installing broadcom-sta-common (on 12.04.2 LTS), then restart:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install broadcom-sta-common
sudo reboot

My device is:

$ lspci | grep BCM

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
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