I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell laptop and have been for the last few weeks. Up until now, wireless has functioned fine; however, I got this message after rebooting today.
The computer froze and I was forced to restart it by way of the button on the keyboard (I believe it's called a hard restart?).
I tried toggling the hardware switch on and off without success. I rebooted the computer again, this time through the "shut down" command, but the problem persists.
My laptop is quite old and its previous owner was apparently rather rough with it; the ethranet port does not work. I have no other means of accessing the Internet except through my iPod touch (which is how I am writing this now). Is there any way to fix this problem?
Thanks in advance!