Stephanie Alarcon on 12 Jul 2010 15:49:55 -0700

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[PLUG] really dumb ubuntu question

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  • Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:47:31 -0400
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Well fancy that, 2 messages my first day on the list. Timing couldn't be better. Sorry for the intrusion, hope this is a simple one...

A while ago I put Ubuntu on a an old Dell for my niece. Her parents have a no-internet-in-your-room rule, so they asked me to disable wireless. Well, she's at a writing camp outside of DC and needs the wireless back. I think all I did was break a symlink between two .so's in /usr/lib, but without the machine in front of me, I can't remember exactly what to tell her to do, or what hardware she has.

But this is Ubuntu, so there's got to be an easy way to fix it in the gui, right? Can she somehow delete the device, re-add it, and do a system update to get back to a healthy state?
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