I am running an EEE 900 with 4 GB SSD. After installing eeebuntu LXDE 3.0 beta 2, I noticed that my wireless did not work, although it had worked perfectly during the live USB test. In a nutshell, it was disabled in bios every restart, and no interface showed up in the wicd network manager (so no networks showed up either!) I tried both of the above fixes, and neither worked.
However, combining the second option (the one changing eeepc-restore) with a manual entry of the interface name solved the problem and the wireless now works perfectly. Here's what I did:
Part 1 First off, the wireless interface (WLAN) was being disabled in bios every time the OS booted. I realized this would need to be corrected if anything else was to work. In the following file: /etc/init.d/eeepc-restore
Open the file with write permissions:
sudo leafpad /etc/init.d/eeepc-restore
Comment the line near the bottom that reads: $EEEPC_PATH/eeepc-wifi-toggle.sh poweroff || true
Like so (Commented) # $EEEPC_PATH/eeepc-wifi-toggle.sh poweroff || true
Save, reboot, go into bios, and enable the WLAN device if it isn't already. It should now remain enabled.
According to other posts, this original script disables the WLAN in the bios because of some airline regulations against wifi. Commenting out this line stopped the device from being disabled on boot.
Part 2 Time for step two. With the device enabled, if still no wireless networks can be detected in the network manager (even though the blue wireless light is on), try this: Right click on the network manager tray icon -> click 'Connect' -> go into 'Preferences on the top bar of the connections screen. You will see a window that looks like the one below. I've circled in red the wireless connection interface.
During live USB mode (where the wireless worked), the interface labeled 'wlan0' showed up in the box as shown in the picture. However, when I went and booted into the installed OS, the box was empty (and thus no networks could be detected).
All I did was go into the empty box on the installed version and type in 'wlan0' as shown above.
Reboot, make sure the WLAN device is enabled, and the wireless connections will hopefully show up and work fine (mine did). You might not even need to reboot, I don't remember if I did or not.
This was done on a fresh install of LXDE b2, no updates or packages added. No idea if this will work on versions other than LDXE or models other than the EEE 900, but if anyone else tries it please post the results here.
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