Originally Posted by Codaisayoda
Okay so i imported that ppa and tried updating it and it says it could not open lock file. Not sure what to do from there d:
My apologies, I meant to edit my post earlier, but that PPA is hugely out of date (last update in 2011) I'll try and rummage up a better source for 8192 modules for Ubuntu, but it may take me a while.
Okay, so I found the Ubuntu bug report on Launchpad for this issue:
Basically, they know about it, and the only workaround right now is to compile and use the drivers from source.
Here is a link to the latest known working driver source tarball:
To build these drivers, extract the archive somewhere easy to get to and then open a terminal
Perform the following in the terminal:
make && sudo make install
Reboot the machine, the NetworkManager utility *should* be able to use the wireless chip, presuming it is enabled (i.e. not hard-locked)
Note, Kernel updates *may* break this driver and you *may* have to recompile/reinstall the driver until it gets fixed by the Ubuntu dev team.
Let me know if you have any compilation or installation errors, I'll try to help troubleshoot as best I can.
Also, I would recommend removing that PPA as it is out of date, and may cause issues down the road.Edited by Xaero252 - 10/18/12 at 2:43am