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babujbf
December 16th, 2008, 06:10 PM
So I did some updates on my hardy system, and my wireless restricted drivers disappeared and they no longer appear on the restricted driver manager. What can I do?

Joe2Shoe
December 16th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Go into Synaptic Package Manager and add the restrictive repositories, then download them.

babujbf
December 16th, 2008, 07:30 PM
all reps are enabled, download what the drivers? I don't remember the name of the driver. How can I find it?

babujbf
December 16th, 2008, 08:20 PM
anyone?

Ayuthia
December 16th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Please post the results of:

lspci -nn
lshw -C network
That will help us identify your wireless card and possibly point you in the right direction.

babujbf
December 16th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Oh if you wanna know my wireless card, it is WDA-1320 but there are no linux drivers for it if thats what you are thinking about. Therefore I need the restricted driver I was using before. Here are the results anyways.

for lspci -nn

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 200 Host Bridge [1002:5a33] (rev 01)
00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI-X Root Port [1002:5a34]
00:11.0 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller [1002:437a] (rev 80)
00:12.0 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller [1002:4379] (rev 80)
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4374] (rev 80)
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4375] (rev 80)
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [1002:4373] (rev 80)
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller [1002:4372] (rev 81)
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller [1002:4376] (rev 80)
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller [1002:437b] (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge [1002:4377] (rev 80)
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge [1002:4371] (rev 80)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV515 PRO [Radeon X1300/X1550 Series] [1002:7142]
01:00.1 Display controller [0380]: ATI Technologies Inc RV515 PRO [Radeon X1300/X1550 Series] (Secondary) [1002:7162]
02:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
02:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC [168c:001a] (rev 01)
02:04.0 Communication controller [0780]: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem [14f1:2f20]

for lshw -C network

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:16:76:dd:26:08
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 ip=10.0.0.67 latency=64 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes
*-network:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: AR2413 802.11bg NIC
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:02:03.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0 maxlatency=28 mingnt=10

Ayuthia
December 16th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Have you checked to see if linux-backports-modules-intrepid-generic is installed?

babujbf
December 16th, 2008, 08:58 PM
I have linux-backports-modules-2.6.24-16-generic intrepid does no appear on synaptic search, all repos are enabled...

Note: I am running Hardy

babujbf
December 16th, 2008, 09:54 PM
any ideas?

theDaveTheRave
January 29th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Babujbf

Have you been able to "fix" this problem??

I'm curious as i have exactly the same issue, I have a thread out there where previously I just removed the "offending" drivers, rebooted, reloaded them and then rebooted again (a bit long winded but it worked!), but on this occasion the wifi card will still not work.

Unfortunately I have now buggered around with modprobe so much I may well have broken the card untill I do a clean install.... I just need to find the instalation disk that I used to have!

Otherwise I am now hearing from friends that Intrepid is much better than it was 4 months ago.... it completely caned my system!

So maybee I need to do a clean upgrade....?

Have you checked to see if a live CD works for you? I would use one if I could find one!

When I used to install I didn't even need to hard wire into the net, it would just work straight off the wireless, no hassles at all.

But this seems to happen to me far too often, and seemingly to everyone else as well!

David