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goathunter
December 16th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Hello. I had wireless working fine on 8.04 after I downloaded the driver under system-admin-hardwaredrivers. I did a fresh install of 8.10 and now no wireless. It does not scan for networks using the network applet and when i connect to hidden network it just says 'the network cable has been disconnected. I have activated the restricted driver and the wireless light is on. I am using an acer aspire 3000 laptop with a broadcom 4318 wireless card. Kernal is 2.6.27-9-generic i686



00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)


iwconfig shows this


marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0



marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ ifconfig wlan0
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:ce:2c:79:23
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)




lsmod turned up this


marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
ipv6 263972 10
af_packet 25728 4
rfkill_input 12672 0
binfmt_misc 16904 1
bridge 56980 0
stp 10628 1 bridge
bnep 20480 2
rfcomm 44432 0
sco 18308 2
l2cap 30464 6 bnep,rfcomm
bluetooth 61924 6 bnep,rfcomm,sco,l2cap
ppdev 15620 0
powernow_k8 22148 0
cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
cpufreq_ondemand 14988 1
cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
cpufreq_stats 13188 0
freq_table 12672 3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
container 11520 0
sbs 19464 0
pci_slot 12552 0
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
video 25104 0
output 11008 1 video
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
parport_pc 39204 0
lp 17156 0
parport 42604 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
joydev 18368 0
pcmcia 43052 0
wmi 14504 0
arc4 9984 2
ecb 10880 2
crypto_blkcipher 25476 1 ecb
serio_raw 13444 0
psmouse 45200 0
pcspkr 10624 0
b43 131356 0
k8temp 12416 0
rfkill 17176 3 rfkill_input,b43
mac80211 216820 1 b43
cfg80211 32392 1 mac80211
led_class 12164 1 b43
evdev 17696 10
input_polldev 11912 1 b43
snd_intel8x0 37532 5
snd_ac97_codec 111652 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
snd_mixer_oss 22784 3 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 83204 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
snd_seq_oss 38528 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29824 1 snd_seq_midi
yenta_socket 31756 1
rsrc_nonstatic 19072 1 yenta_socket
snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
pcmcia_core 43412 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
battery 18436 0
ac 12292 0
snd 63268 16 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
button 14224 0
amd64_agp 18396 2
soundcore 15328 3 snd
i2c_sis96x 12420 0
sis_agp 15232 1
snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
i2c_core 31892 1 i2c_sis96x
shpchp 37908 0
pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
agpgart 42184 2 amd64_agp,sis_agp
ext3 133384 2
jbd 55444 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
sr_mod 22212 0
cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
sd_mod 42264 5
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
sg 39732 0
ata_generic 12932 0
usbhid 35840 0
hid 50560 1 usbhid
usb_storage 81728 1
libusual 27156 1 usb_storage
pata_sis 18436 2
pata_acpi 12160 0
ssb 40580 1 b43
ohci_hcd 31888 0
ehci_hcd 43276 0
sis900 27904 0
libata 177312 3 ata_generic,pata_sis,pata_acpi
mii 13440 1 sis900
usbcore 148848 6 usbhid,usb_storage,libusual,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
scsi_mod 155212 5 sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,usb_storage,libata
dock 16656 1 libata
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 3 powernow_k8,thermal
fan 12548 0
fbcon 47648 0
tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
font 16512 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
fuse 60828 3



dmesg gives this


[ 15.748570] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 15.794434] input: PC Speaker as /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input7
[ 15.808037] intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 55398 usecs
[ 15.808043] intel8x0: clocking to 48000
[ 15.817573] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
[ 16.037771] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
[ 16.110917] ACPI: WMI: Mapper loaded
[ 16.136506] acer-wmi: Acer Laptop ACPI-WMI Extras
[ 16.136523] acer-wmi: No or unsupported WMI interface, unable to load


did network config

marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for marcus:
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 91
serial: 00:16:36:2a:b0:d5
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.11 latency=173 link=yes maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 module=sis900 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: b
bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network:0
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:16:ce:2c:79:23
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: 16:a6:6b:04:7a:24
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes


scan for networks.


marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 No scan results

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.



tried restarting network


marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
* Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.
[ OK ]
marcus@marcus-laptop:~$




but with no luck.

I have been looking over this forum for days trying to see if I could get someone else's solution to work for me but to no avail. I even tried a live cd of kubuntu and it would not scan or connect there either. I just don't understand why it worked fine in 8.04 but in 8.10 it won't even connect even if i try to connect manually. Sometimes it just says network can not be found, other times it keeps asking me for my password and prompting me to click connect and then it says network not found.
Any help would be much appreciated as this is driving me bonkers.

thanks for your time

S_e_P_p
December 18th, 2008, 08:39 AM
Hello,

This way worked for me after installation of all updates and activation of the restricted broadcom driver:

sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh

and afterwards the activation through this:
echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/acer-wmi/wireless


Greets,
SePp

tdawg2k7
December 20th, 2008, 04:53 AM
so how would I edit "echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/acer-wmi/wireless" for my linksys wmp54gs which is also a BCM4318 card?

goathunter
December 21st, 2008, 04:34 PM
Hello,

This way worked for me after installation of all updates and activation of the restricted broadcom driver:

sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh

and afterwards the activation through this:
echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/acer-wmi/wireless


Greets,
SePp


THANKYOU!!!

Been trying to get this to work for weeks and jsut copy/pasted 'sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh' into the terminal and it picked up all available networks instantly.

Thanks again
marcus

thorin81
December 21st, 2008, 11:51 PM
THANKYOU!!!

Been trying to get this to work for weeks and jsut copy/pasted 'sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh' into the terminal and it picked up all available networks instantly.

Thanks again
marcus

I just tried the above solution, but it did not work for me... I am running an Acer 5000 with the Broadcom 4318.

lspci gives:

nick@ubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter

iwconfig gives:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

I cannot seem to get it to run at all... I am relatively new to the Linux thing. Any help would be great!

thorin81
December 21st, 2008, 11:58 PM
dmesg also gives:

6103.444577] b43-phy1: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 6103.517319] phy1: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
[ 6107.630213] input: b43-phy1 as /devices/virtual/input/input9
[ 6107.712046] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 6107.717900] firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
[ 6107.725109] firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
[ 6107.745786] firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
[ 6107.889698] b43-phy1: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
[ 6108.007692] Registered led device: b43-phy1::tx
[ 6108.008220] Registered led device: b43-phy1::rx
[ 6108.008642] Registered led device: b43-phy1::radio
[ 6108.044616] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 6545.824166] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:0b.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 6567.838660] ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
[ 7025.576874] ieee80211_crypt: unregistered algorithm 'NULL'
[ 7037.035527] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:0b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 7037.092118] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:00:0b.0
[ 7037.155678] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 7037.222769] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
[ 7037.226013] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
[ 7041.397943] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input10
[ 7041.480054] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 7041.485797] firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
[ 7041.492852] firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
[ 7041.511309] firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
[ 7041.656215] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
[ 7041.783403] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[ 7041.783899] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[ 7041.784360] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[ 7041.820643] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 7042.408038] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED
[ 7042.464032] b43-phy0: Radio turned on by software
[ 7042.464048] b43-phy0: The hardware RF-kill button still turns the radio physically off. Press the button to turn it on.
[ 7261.118968] ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
[ 7261.372323] ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'TKIP'

Still not sure what to do next...

Ayuthia
December 22nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
dmesg also gives:

6103.444577] b43-phy1: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 6103.517319] phy1: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
[ 6107.630213] input: b43-phy1 as /devices/virtual/input/input9
[ 6107.712046] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 6107.717900] firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
[ 6107.725109] firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
[ 6107.745786] firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
[ 6107.889698] b43-phy1: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
[ 6108.007692] Registered led device: b43-phy1::tx
[ 6108.008220] Registered led device: b43-phy1::rx
[ 6108.008642] Registered led device: b43-phy1::radio
[ 6108.044616] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 6545.824166] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:0b.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 6567.838660] ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
[ 7025.576874] ieee80211_crypt: unregistered algorithm 'NULL'
[ 7037.035527] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:0b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 7037.092118] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:00:0b.0
[ 7037.155678] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 7037.222769] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
[ 7037.226013] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
[ 7041.397943] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input10
[ 7041.480054] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 7041.485797] firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
[ 7041.492852] firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
[ 7041.511309] firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
[ 7041.656215] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
[ 7041.783403] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[ 7041.783899] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[ 7041.784360] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[ 7041.820643] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 7042.408038] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED
[ 7042.464032] b43-phy0: Radio turned on by software
[ 7042.464048] b43-phy0: The hardware RF-kill button still turns the radio physically off. Press the button to turn it on.
[ 7261.118968] ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
[ 7261.372323] ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'TKIP'

Still not sure what to do next...

It doesn't look like your card is turned on. Please check the switch or wireless button(if you have one). Sometimes the card might be turned off in the BIOS.

thorin81
December 22nd, 2008, 03:25 AM
It doesn't look like your card is turned on. Please check the switch or wireless button(if you have one). Sometimes the card might be turned off in the BIOS.

checked both - the light for the switch is on (in fact it cannot be turned off...). there is no option to turn off the card in the BIOS. Is there a way for me to manually turn it on off - say, in the terminal?

goathunter
December 29th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Hello. I had wireless working for a week, then it started randomly disconnecting and prompting me to reconnect.However it would not reconnect and I had to reboot to get it to do so. Now today it does the same thing, but now it won't connect at all after rebooting and it won't even scan for networks. I haven't changed anything so whats up?

I redid 'sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh' and it said file was not installed (even though I installed it in the first place to get the wireless to work.


marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/acer-wmi/wireless
bash: /sys/devices/platform/acer-wmi/wireless: No such file or directory
marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh--2008-12-30 00:38:39-- http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
Resolving downloads.openwrt.org... 195.56.146.238
Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org|195.56.146.238|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 652866 (638K) [application/x-object]
Saving to: `wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o'

100%[======================================>] 652,866 47.4K/s in 13s

2008-12-30 00:38:53 (47.4 KB/s) - `wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o' saved [652866/652866]

--2008-12-30 00:38:54-- http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
Resolving mirror2.openwrt.org... 88.198.39.176
Connecting to mirror2.openwrt.org|88.198.39.176|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 3888794 (3.7M) [application/x-tar]
Saving to: `broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2'

100%[======================================>] 3,888,794 27.2K/s in 2m 9s

2008-12-30 00:41:06 (29.4 KB/s) - `broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2' saved [3888794/3888794]

This file is recognised as:
ID : FW10
filename : wl_apsta.o
version : 295.14
MD5 : e08665c5c5b66beb9c3b2dd54aa80cb3
Extracting b43legacy/ucode2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/ucode4.fw
Extracting b43legacy/ucode5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/ucode11.fw
Extracting b43legacy/pcm4.fw
Extracting b43legacy/pcm5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g0bsinitvals2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g0initvals2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g1initvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/b0g0bsinitvals2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/b0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/b0g0initvals2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
This file is recognised as:
ID : FW13
filename : wl_apsta_mimo.o
version : 410.2160
MD5 : cb8d70972b885b1f8883b943c0261a3c
Extracting b43/pcm5.fw
Extracting b43/pcm4.fw
Extracting b43/ucode15.fw
Extracting b43/ucode14.fw
Extracting b43/ucode13.fw
Extracting b43/ucode11.fw
Extracting b43/ucode9.fw
Extracting b43/ucode5.fw
Extracting b43/ucode4.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals15.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals14.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals14.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/n0absinitvals11.fw
Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals11.fw
Extracting b43/n0initvals11.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals9.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals9.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals9.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0initvals9.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals9.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals9.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals4.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0initvals4.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals4.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals4.fw
marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/acer-wmi/wireless
bash: /sys/devices/platform/acer-wmi/wireless: No such file or directory




I 'reinstalled' it anyway but still no wireless. ?!

Any ideas on how to fix this?

goathunter
December 30th, 2008, 01:42 PM
bump

goathunter
December 31st, 2008, 01:35 PM
bump

goathunter
January 1st, 2009, 11:30 AM
Someone out there must have some idea?

goathunter
January 2nd, 2009, 11:32 AM
lshw -C network gave me this:



marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 91
serial: 00:16:36:2a:b0:d5
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 ip=192.168.1.33 latency=173 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 module=sis900 multicast=yes
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: b
bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network:0
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:16:ce:2c:79:23
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 3
logical name: pan0
serial: 7e:08:fb:e3:b1:4c
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes


From the looks of this the wireless card has been disabled?
If so how would i go about renabling it? Network Manager has the enable wireless box ticked so I would imagine there would be a commandline for this?

goathunter
January 4th, 2009, 10:55 AM
bump

goathunter
January 5th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Patience is a virtue?

lance bermudez
January 5th, 2009, 05:46 PM
I do not know if this will be of any help to you but check out what i have done to get mine to work. the drivers that used are for windows xp the vista driver does not work.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1029731

goathunter
January 6th, 2009, 05:27 AM
Cheers I'll have a look.

goathunter
January 8th, 2009, 06:52 AM
Nah tried it and no luck. However out of curiosity I made 2 live usb sticks, one of linuxmint and one of fedora. I tried them both and no luck with wireless with them either. The strange thing is when I booted back into ubuntu wireless was scanning for networks, picking them up and connecting again. This work fine for a few hours until it wouldn't connect anymore. I rebooted and now its not scanning either. !?

WTF?!

knappen
January 8th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Try OpenSuse.

Broadcom wireless works fine there. They have all the drivers in the Packman repository.

goathunter
January 8th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Can that be run as a live system from a usb? Or do I need to install it to a partition on my hdd to run it?

jamin_melville
January 12th, 2009, 12:09 AM
I've got the same problem, my wireless was working fine, then it stopped and only worked after a restart and now it doesn't work at all. I have some sort of broadcomm wireless card. lshw -C network doesn't show my wireless connection.. Any suggestions?

Ayuthia
January 12th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Can that be run as a live system from a usb? Or do I need to install it to a partition on my hdd to run it?

I think that it is a liveCD so it should be able to be used on a USB. It has been a while since I have used it so I could be wrong.

By the way, are you able to scan for wireless sites, but just can't connect? If so, can you post the results of:

sudo iwlist scan

Ayuthia
January 12th, 2009, 12:49 AM
I've got the same problem, my wireless was working fine, then it stopped and only worked after a restart and now it doesn't work at all. I have some sort of broadcomm wireless card. lshw -C network doesn't show my wireless connection.. Any suggestions?

Can you see if you can see your wireless card through:

lspci -nn

jamin_melville
January 12th, 2009, 02:01 AM
Hey I did lspci -nn and it gave me:

00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02f0] (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 [10de:02fa] (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 [10de:02fe] (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 [10de:02f8] (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 [10de:02f9] (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02ff] (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 [10de:027f] (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 [10de:027e] (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fc] (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fd] (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce 6150 Go] [10de:0244] (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge [10de:0270] (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge [10de:0260] (rev a3)
00:0a.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus [10de:0264] (rev a3)
00:0a.3 Co-processor [0b40]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU [10de:0271] (rev a3)
00:0b.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026d] (rev a3)
00:0b.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026e] (rev a3)
00:0d.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE [10de:0265] (rev f1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller [10de:0266] (rev f1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge [10de:026f] (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio [10de:026c] (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge [0680]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269] (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
03:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832]
03:09.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 19)
03:09.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 0a)
03:09.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 05)
03:09.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev ff)

I don't recognize my wireless card in there...

Ayuthia
January 12th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Hey I did lspci -nn and it gave me:

00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02f0] (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 [10de:02fa] (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 [10de:02fe] (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 [10de:02f8] (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 [10de:02f9] (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02ff] (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 [10de:027f] (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 [10de:027e] (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fc] (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fd] (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce 6150 Go] [10de:0244] (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge [10de:0270] (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge [10de:0260] (rev a3)
00:0a.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus [10de:0264] (rev a3)
00:0a.3 Co-processor [0b40]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU [10de:0271] (rev a3)
00:0b.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026d] (rev a3)
00:0b.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026e] (rev a3)
00:0d.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE [10de:0265] (rev f1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller [10de:0266] (rev f1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge [10de:026f] (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio [10de:026c] (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge [0680]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269] (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
03:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832]
03:09.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 19)
03:09.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 0a)
03:09.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 05)
03:09.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev ff)

I don't recognize my wireless card in there...

I am not seeing it either. Are you dual booting by any chance? Also, is this an HP laptop? If so do you have the model?

goathunter
January 12th, 2009, 03:23 AM
hello

marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 91
serial: 00:16:36:2a:b0:d5
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 ip=192.168.1.11 latency=173 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 module=sis900 multicast=yes
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: b
bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network:0
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:16:ce:2c:79:23
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 3
logical name: pan0
serial: 56:a6:5c:6b:55:2c
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes
marcus@marcus-laptop:~$




marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist scan
[sudo] password for marcus:
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 No scan results

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.



00:0b.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)



Any ideas?

jamin_melville
January 12th, 2009, 03:37 AM
Na I'm not dual booting and yea it is an HP, the model number is Presario V3019AU or just V3000. :)

goathunter
January 12th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Just went to plug my laptop into my mates lcd tv before. Usually no probs. I plugged it in tonight and the vga signal cuts off after the login screen. But now wireless is working fine again. Maybe there is a connection here?

Ayuthia
January 12th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Just went to plug my laptop into my mates lcd tv before. Usually no probs. I plugged it in tonight and the vga signal cuts off after the login screen. But now wireless is working fine again. Maybe there is a connection here?

It could be possible that the graphics driver is conflicting with the wireless. What kind of graphics card do you have?

Ayuthia
January 12th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Na I'm not dual booting and yea it is an HP, the model number is Presario V3019AU or just V3000. :)

You might want to check this out:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01087277

goathunter
January 12th, 2009, 03:44 PM
It could be possible that the graphics driver is conflicting with the wireless. What kind of graphics card do you have?

its a generic one

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter

Ayuthia
January 12th, 2009, 04:24 PM
its a generic one
I haven't heard of this card having problems with the Broadcom cards. My only thoughts is that there is some interference in the air with the wireless card.

jamin_melville
January 12th, 2009, 10:27 PM
You might want to check this out:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01087277

That looks like the problem, I'll have to do a little more research into upgrading the BIOS through linux. Very helpful, thanks

acimmarusti
January 22nd, 2009, 04:20 PM
Hi there,

I got this card working fine in intrepid. I posted this thread with all the info.

Hope it works for ya

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1047297&highlight=4318