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Gtone
December 28th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Hi all!!!

I just installed ubuntu 8.04 on an Acer Aspire One and i have some issues

1) It will not recognize any usb device every time i insert a stick or a hard drive i get this message ''Invalid mountoption when attempting to mount the volume''
how can i ''change'' this option?

2) I have no WiFi Support. I heard somewere about a project called mad wifi witch i visited but i couldn't understand nothing (i'm almost a newbie) is there an easer way to get WiFi to work?

3) Is there a way to make the gdesklets icon invisible in the system tray when running? (Nothing wrong with it i just can't find a reason to be there)

Thnak you all for your time.

nhasian
December 28th, 2008, 05:41 AM
1) not sure about #1 but you can see what devices are attached via usb with the command lsusb.

2) we need to see what wifi adaptor you have. in a terminal type:


lshw -C network

3) I havent used gdesklets but I can put the screenlets tool in the system tray.

Gtone
December 28th, 2008, 02:44 PM
ok the output of lshw -C network was:


gtone@Netbook:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1e:68:b6:1c:eb
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.2LK ip=192.168.1.5 latency=0 module=r8169 multicast=yes
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: latency=0
gtone@Netbook:~$



I can also see that my computer is using 2 restricted drivers for wireless i supose witch are:

1. Atheros Hardware Access Layer (HAL)
2. Support for Atheros 802.11 Wireless LAN Cards

But still i can't find any wireless networks...I have to tell you that my computer has a switch for the wireless but it's not working...


Now for the usb problem, I put a usb stick on my computer and this is the output of lsusb after puting the stick


gtone@Netbook:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 058f:6387 Alcor Micro Corp. Transcend JetFlash 110 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (2GB)
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 064e:d101 Suyin Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c062 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
gtone@Netbook:~$


I have no idea what the code says...but i can see my logitech mouse on that list that is working properly but the jetflash is not working and i also saw now that it says it's a 2GB usb but it's a 4GB stick if that makes any difference....

Please help me to keep ubuntu on the AAO i love them!!!

Have a Happy New Year Everyone

Gtone
December 28th, 2008, 03:13 PM
Looking through the forum i found some other commands that the output might help someone to fix my problem here they are:

iwconfig


gtone@Netbook:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

gtone@Netbook:~$

ifconfig


gtone@Netbook:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:68:b6:1c:eb
inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:68ff:feb6:1ceb/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3148 errors:0 dropped:3201475832 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2424 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3927470 (3.7 MB) TX bytes:250104 (244.2 KB)
Interrupt:219 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1014 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1014 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:50700 (49.5 KB) TX bytes:50700 (49.5 KB)

gtone@Netbook:~$

sudo iwlist scan


gtone@Netbook:~$ sudo iwlist scan
[sudo] password for gtone:
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

gtone@Netbook:~$


hope this can give enough info about my computer...:(

Tom--d
December 28th, 2008, 03:19 PM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne

Look there.

Gtone
December 28th, 2008, 03:31 PM
i tryed that link and followed the instructions for installing madwifi theese are the commands that i used:


wget http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org/madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
mkdir madwifi-hal-current
tar -xzf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz -c madwifi-hal-current
cd madwifi-hal-current
make
make install
modprobe ath_pci

and this was the output of the terminal:


gtone@Netbook:~$ wget http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org/madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
--16:24:23-- http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org/madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
=> `madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz'
Resolving snapshots.madwifi-project.org... 217.24.1.134
Connecting to snapshots.madwifi-project.org|217.24.1.134|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 4,421,132 (4.2M) [application/x-gzip]

100%[===================================>] 4,421,132 495.96K/s ETA 00:00

16:24:35 (381.68 KB/s) - `madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz' saved [4421132/4421132]

gtone@Netbook:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
build-essential is already the newest version.
linux-headers-2.6.24-22-generic is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
mcpp linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic libglib1.2ldbl ndiswrapper-common
gnome-bin libgtk1.2 libgnome32 gnome-libs-data libatk1-ruby1.8 libart2
libgnorbagtk0 ruby1.8 libgif4 libgnomeui32 libglib2-ruby1.8
libcairo-ruby1.8 libgdk-pixbuf2-ruby1.8 libgtk1.2-common imlib-base
liborbit0 gdk-imlib11 libgtk2-ruby1.8 libgnomesupport0 libzvt2 libruby1.8
linux-headers-2.6.24-19 libpango1-ruby1.8 libgnorba27
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
gtone@Netbook:~$ mkdir madwifi-hal-current
gtone@Netbook:~$ tar -xzf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz -c madwifi-hal-current
tar: You may not specify more than one `-Acdtrux' option
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.
gtone@Netbook:~$ cd madwifi-hal-current
gtone@Netbook:~/madwifi-hal-current$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
gtone@Netbook:~/madwifi-hal-current$ make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
gtone@Netbook:~/madwifi-hal-current$ modprobe ath_pci

it seems that it can't make it through the last steps but have no idea what is going wrong...:(

BDNiner
December 28th, 2008, 03:43 PM
It seems like when you tried to extract the archive it failed. Can you verify that you have a directory named madwifi-hal-current and there are files in that directory. make cannot find the makefile that should be contained in madwifi-hal-current.

If there is a directory and it contains all the extracted files then I would try and download the archive again and re-extract it. I find it easier to use nautilus to extract an archive by right-clicking on the archive and selecting extract here, unless you don't have a GUI at the moment.

unutbu
December 28th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Try


tar -xzf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
cd madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6*/
make
make install
modprobe ath_pci


(the guide had a typo.) When you execute the tar command, the extracted directory is called madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3879-20081204.
That's quite a mouthful.

pastalavista
December 28th, 2008, 04:14 PM
you might try--
sudo aptitude install madwifi-toolsif you don't have the repository, you can download it here (http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/madwifi-tools)

Gtone
December 28th, 2008, 04:32 PM
ok i installed madwifi tools fine but now i can't find them?

The other instalation of madwifi with the typo didn't work for the same reasons...

pastalavista
December 28th, 2008, 04:49 PM
ok i installed madwifi tools fine but now i can't find them?

The other instalation of madwifi with the typo didn't work for the same reasons...

Just realized the madwifi-tools won't work unless you can install madwifi. I think it may be included in the Intrepid (8.10) kernel. You can still get it as a .deb package by adding repositories from this page (http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/madwifi-tools). Deb packages have made my life much simpler. I don't enjoy "programming" so much where one little typo can cause such frustration. Good-luck.

sorry... meant this page
http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/Debian/MadWifi

kansasnoob
December 28th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Hi all!!!

I just installed ubuntu 8.04 on an Acer Aspire One and i have some issues

1) It will not recognize any usb device every time i insert a stick or a hard drive i get this message ''Invalid mountoption when attempting to mount the volume''
how can i ''change'' this option?

2) I have no WiFi Support. I heard somewere about a project called mad wifi witch i visited but i couldn't understand nothing (i'm almost a newbie) is there an easer way to get WiFi to work?

3) Is there a way to make the gdesklets icon invisible in the system tray when running? (Nothing wrong with it i just can't find a reason to be there)

Thnak you all for your time.

(1) Install pmount from synaptic or from terminal:


sudo apt-get install pmount

Brief description:
mount removable devices as normal user
pmount is a wrapper around the standard mount program which permits normal
users to mount removable devices without a matching /etc/fstab entry. This
provides a robust basis for automounting frameworks like GNOME's Utopia
project and confines the amount of code that runs as root to a minimum.

This package also contains a wrapper "pmount-hal" which reads some
information like device labels and mount options from hal and passes
them to pmount. Install the package "hal" if you want to use this
feature.

If a LUKS capable cryptsetup package is installed, pmount is able to
transparently mount encrypted volumes.


(2) I don't know much about wifi but have you looked at the Stickies here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=336

(3) The only thing I can think of is to right click an open space on either panel and click on Properties, then tick Autohide.

Gtone
December 28th, 2008, 06:15 PM
pmount didn't work and neither usbmount that i found in the synaptic pacage manager...i'm starting to feel disapointed...:(

Gtone
December 28th, 2008, 08:01 PM
ok partialy happy cause i solved the problem with the usb mounting i followed this guide
http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=164&start=10

now i have to see what i'm going to do with the WiFi...any new sugestions?