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Author:  Guest [ Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:33 am ]
Post subject:  Log-in and wireless problems [SOLVED]

I have been looking forward to 'Aristotle' since its first announcement and would like to use it as my favourite OS. But:

1. When I installed the Mate version, I chose 'Automatic login' during the installation process (because I am the only user). But later the log-in screen came up always so that I had to enter username and password; I was not able to get an automatic login.
2. I could not get a wireless connection. Using a temporary wired connection, I tried to install the Broadcom wireless drivers (menuitem 'Additiona Linux Drivers', but the installation ('activate') failed. This activation proces has worked fine in earlier installations of Ubuntu and Mint.
The same problems remained, when I installed the 'XFCE' version.
Any suggestions as to what went wrong?

PS: My system: Dell Studio Desktop 1535 (1978), 160GB HD, 2GB memory, 32 bit, dual-boot with Windows 8. Language: German

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log-in and wireless problems

To enable Automatic Login, go to Applications -> System -> Look and Feel -> Login Window -> Security and tick the box to enable it and select your user name.

The Jockey (Additional Drivers) issue is an apparently known upstream issue and the fix appears to be here.

Does this fix the issue?

Author:  Guest [ Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log-in and wireless problems

Stephen Ewen wrote:
To enable Automatic Login, go to Applications -> System -> Look and Feel -> Login Window -> Security and tick the box to enable it and select your user name.

The Jockey (Additional Drivers) issue is an apparently known upstream issue and the fix appears to be here.

Does this fix the issue?


Thanks first of all for the quick answer.

Well, unfortunately only halfway. I can now boot up straight into my personal desktop, but the wireless connection still fails. I tried the link to the Ubuntuforums fix, but no use. Any other suggestions?

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log-in and wireless problems

It looks like that hardware is supported naively but was stripped out in later kernels, for some reason I cannot fathom. Let's try this:

First, uninstall the broadcom driver and reboot.

Second, go to Applications > System > System Administration > Synaptic Package Manager and search for linux-backports-modules-net-3.2.0.35-generic and install it. This will install the kernel for that too. Now reboot and boot in to that 3.2 kernel from the grub menu.

Does that fix the issue?

If not, now, while in the 3.2 kernel, install the broadcom driver as you did initially and reboot into the same 3.2 kernel.

Does that fix the issue?

If it does, you can safely remove the 3.5 kernel, since it does not best serve your particular machine.

Author:  Guest [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log-in and wireless problems

Stephen Ewen wrote:
It looks like that hardware is supported naively but was stripped out in later kernels, for some reason I cannot fathom. Let's try this:

First, uninstall the broadcom driver and reboot.

Second, go to Applications > System > System Administration > Synaptic Package Manager and search for linux-backports-modules-net-3.2.0.35-generic and install it. This will install the kernel for that too. Now reboot and boot in to that 3.2 kernel from the grub menu.

Does that fix the issue?

If not, now, while in the 3.2 kernel, install the broadcom driver as you did initially and reboot into the same 3.2 kernel.

Does that fix the issue?

If it does, you can safely remove the 3.5 kernel, since it does not best serve your particular machine.


Hello, Stephen,

well, I followed your instructions (as quoted above) and there was a piece of good and one of bad news:

First the good news: after I had reverted to kernel 3.2 and activated the add. linux drivers, the wireless driver was activated, and after entering my internet code I could get into the internet (the respective WiFi control light on the keyboard was on).

The bad news: After a re-boot the control light for wireless did not light up; the internet connection was not automatically created, though I had configured automatic re-connect.

Anyway, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, and all Uberstudent aficionados.

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log-in and wireless problems

So, if I understand, you now have your wireless connection but you have to manually connect it at each startup by going in to Applications > System > Internet and Network > Network Connections (or through clicking the network icon on the upper-right panel or by simply hitting Alt +F2 and inputting nm-connection-editor).

And, even though you have gone to Applications > System > Internet and Network > Network Connections > Wireless > Edit and ticked "Connect automatically" it does not actually connect automatically. You have to do it manually each time.

Or, is it the issue described here?

Ultimately, it may be best to use the specific driver for your specific device directly from broadcom. Just read the README there (all the way through before beginning) for how.

Author:  Guest [ Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log-in and wireless problems

> And, even though you have gone to Applications > System > Internet and Network > Network Connections
> Wireless > Edit and ticked "Connect automatically" it does not actually connect automatically. You have to do it
> manually each time.

This is my case. I'll start 'looking closely into the matter' next week, using your last link to Broadcom. I wll report, be it success or failure.

Author:  Guest [ Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Log-in and wireless problems

Hello Stephen,

Report: Success with wireless connection

Having lost my way in the Broadcom readme and installation maze, I tried once more reverting to kernel image 3.2.0.35 (cf. your reply of Dec. 25th), and lo and behold!, it worked this time, which means that Uberstudent comes up, the wireless light flashes up, and I end up in a system with the internet ready.
I have already removed image 3.5 with Ailurus, and cleaned and re-arranged my dual (better triple)-boot startup menu (Windows 8 - 2 Ubuntu versions incl. Uberstudent) with Grub Customizer.

So once more, thanks for your helpful suggestions and patience.

Saksalainen (from Germany)

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