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[lubuntu] Wireless won't connect: 12.04 clean install on FS Amilo L1310G -not a fsaa1655g issue

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http://ubuntuforums.org – First post, hope it's up to snuff. Two days ago I did a clean install of lubuntu 12.04 after previously using Arch on this old hand-me-down laptop. I had wireless working in Arch using the fsaa1655g module (prevents wlan from being hardware blocked) and wicd. I've added the fsaa1655g module to lubuntu per these instructions and it seems to be working fine. I can detect wireless networks fine. Network-manager will not connect to my wireless connection however. When prompted I input my sudo password and then the WPA passkey and the little connection icon just spins and spins and then N-M asks f (Hardware)