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I mis-trusted the last update because it involved a kernel, so I went into the grub boot up menu and got rid of the latest update. I thought that would work but it didn't. The ethernet cable doesn't work either, so I think I can safely say that the computer's wifi connection system has died.

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He says the WiFi and Ethernet not working is a common issue after a kernel update. Do you know how run a command prompt in Linux?

(I’m summarizing all of this so hopefully I’m relaying it correctly lol)

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Thats what I said originally you fucken terrorist!

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Good job Francis, gold star for you!

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On what, you being Lebanese?

I'm not francis.

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The internet stopped working while I was in the middle of using my computer. Quite a while after the last update. I also removed that kernel and went back to a previous one.

I know how to run a command prompt.

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He says he wants to see the results of a couple of diagnostic commands. In the command line, type: rfkill list all (if that doesn’t work, then just rfkill list)

Then paste the output here

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I had to take a photo because I can't use that machine of course.

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Ha, sorry

OK he says that your wireless LAN is hard blocked, which means that the computer itself is blocking your internet connection rather than the software. Do you have a wireless button/toggle that lets you switch the internet on/off?

If not, he says he has a solution for you that essentially blocks your Acer’s ability to toggle the wireless connection through its hardware. Do you want to try that?

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There is no switch.

I'll give the other solution a try.

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He wants to do this step by step bc he doesn’t know what your Linux looks like.

First thing, do you have an icon on your desktop that says “computer” or possibly “files”?

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Yes. I'm into the file system folder now.

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Perfect. Next open the following folders: etc —> modprobe.d

You should find a file called blacklist.conf. Go ahead and open it

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I've opened it and there's masses of text.

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That’s the one. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the file. Make a new line and input:
blacklist acer-wmi
(and nothing more than that)

Save, close the file, then reboot your computer. After it restarts, see if your wireless works then.

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I don't know how to make a new line. It won't let me type anything extra.

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He says you likely don’t have administrative permission on your computer. The bypass would be to:

1. Open the command prompt
2. Type: sudo gedit
3. A new window opens
4. Press the open button, a drop down menu appears
5. Press other documents
6. Then it leads you back to your file system finder folder
7. Follow the same above steps to add the black list line

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Command not found.

Thank you and your husband SO much Rouge, but I'm hot and tired right now, and angry with my computer. I think I'll just get a windows 10 laptop. You've both spent a lot of time trying to help me and I appreciate it very much. A big hug for both of you.

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Hahaha he’s sad, he says we’re so close. But no worries, do get some rest!

If you’re up for it on another day, he wants you to try the below steps as a last ditch effort:
1. Open the command prompt
2. Type exactly: sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
3. Hit enter
4. The same bulk of text shows up in the terminal this time
5. Scroll all the way down and type in: blacklist acer-wmi
6. Hit CTRL - O to save
7. Exit the terminal, restart

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I promise I will do it!

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Awesome, good luck

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Yo! Any updates?

Blessed to the Giver
Cursed be the Thief
May fortune smile upon
the True and Liars
come to Grief

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Chuck out computer! 😀

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Well, don't drop it on unsuspected pedestrian.

Seriously, you tried everything?

Blessed to the Giver
Cursed be the Thief
May fortune smile upon
the True and Liars
come to Grief

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Yes. Absolutely. It was a great lesson in patience, tenacity, humility and finding out what a great bunch of helpful people we have on this site. Thanks TheBookMark.

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Sorry it's not much help, but we tried! You're welcome.

And I agree, there are times when you work on certain parts of the computers, patience, tenacity, and humility are the important things to have. Otherwise, you would be seen with red face, veins in your temple threatening to pop, and heavy panting as you're surrounded by scattered pieces of broken computer.

But as you gain experience, working with computers would be a bit easier.

Blessed to the Giver
Cursed be the Thief
May fortune smile upon
the True and Liars
come to Grief

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I know this doesn't help, but 👍 on the ELO logo that's on your desktop!

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This is the full version.

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Nice!

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Nzer,

I would advise you not to engage in a conversation with I’Hungry.

100% sure it’s him along with twizlee (Mod)

Cheers

A friend

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^ The Pedohphile known as Pop-acting faggot.

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Any proof of this? I never that said I was pop-actor??

Just registered today lol

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Your IP says you're Pop-faggot and a pedophile.

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My IP says im pop-actor?

If I were pop, why hasn't twizzylee banned my ip?

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Oh humanity 🙄 still sticks with the old shit 🙄

Well, this is a tomb. I'll make them feel at home

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Stop being such a cunt all the time.
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