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The switch on the laptop is on. I know because the light comes on when I start Windows XP. But when I boot Ubuntu the light will not turn on. When I try to activate the drivers for Wifi I get an error. Ubuntu will not install the driver. I have worked with command lines before. What do I need to do to get Ubuntu to turn on the Wifi light when Ubuntu boots up?

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Please edit your question to add details of your wireless device from the terminal command: lspci -nn | grep 0280 –  chili555 Nov 25 '13 at 13:26

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