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Crackmonkey91
July 2nd, 2009, 08:30 PM
well im tring to get my wireless up and runing but i just dont know how i have gone to other threads like http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=896713&highlight=broadcom+install but I have a problem write from the start guy or girls says to make a directory but i dont even know how to do that im so confused i just want to get it up and running can some one please go step by step including how to make a directory????? :?::?:](*,)

Ayuthia
July 2nd, 2009, 09:49 PM
If you have a Broadcom 4311, 4312, 4321, 4322, or 4328 card, you should just go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and activate the Broadcom STA option. That way you don't have to download or create anything.

Hope that helps.

t0mppa
July 2nd, 2009, 10:11 PM
EDIT: Ah, Ayuthia beat me to it.

Crackmonkey91
July 3rd, 2009, 07:37 AM
i have 4318 card type

rmhartman
July 3rd, 2009, 11:25 AM
If you have a Broadcom 4311, 4312, 4321, 4322, or 4328 card, you should just go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and activate the Broadcom STA option. That way you don't have to download or create anything.

Hope that helps.

When I go there it says "this driver is activated but not currently in use".

How do I get it to use the darned thing!

(Broadcom 4328)

rmhartman
July 3rd, 2009, 03:46 PM
well im tring to get my wireless up and runing but i just dont know how i have gone to other threads like http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=896713&highlight=broadcom+install but I have a problem write from the start guy or girls says to make a directory but i dont even know how to do that im so confused i just want to get it up and running can some one please go step by step including how to make a directory????? :?::?:](*,)

Nobody actually answered your question. In the thread you reference they have blocks that are labeled "code". The first such block says "mkdir wdriver". "mkdir" is the command to make a directory.

But ... where/how do you type this? For that you need to fire up a terminal window. This is, IIRC, on the "Accessories" menu.

Forgive me if I get it wrong ... I am typing on a Dell Vostro 1310 which has a Broadcom wireless adapter that I still can't get working under Ubuntu so to read the forums I have to boot under XP and can't double-check the ubuntu menu structure. Look around, it's there somewhere. The icon looks a lot like a little black square. Maybe a monitor with a black screen.

Hope this helps.

superprash2003
July 3rd, 2009, 05:37 PM
you may need a wired connection for this as it may require to download some packages.. and also try rebooting after your done

rmhartman
July 3rd, 2009, 10:11 PM
you may need a wired connection for this as it may require to download some packages.. and also try rebooting after your done

Ok, so when I have a wired connection, what packages do I need to download? Tell me how I get it from "active but not used" to being used please.

superprash2003
July 4th, 2009, 07:52 AM
deactivate it.. get a working wired connection with internet access. and activate it again , it should automatically download the necessary packages.. and remember to reboot

bidbrooken
July 4th, 2009, 08:48 PM
damn this forum software- keeps killing my message text - guess the developers can't be bothered checking to see if they can execute stuff - just assume they can - what is it they say about assume

anyhow

I have the same problem as rmhartman (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=462704) so would also like the answer...

rmhartman
July 4th, 2009, 08:52 PM
deactivate it.. get a working wired connection with internet access. and activate it again , it should automatically download the necessary packages.. and remember to reboot

Ok. To be explicit, my plan is:
deactivate
shut down
plug in wired
boot up
activate
wait while it downloads what it needs
reboot

Sound good? Am I missing something?

I will let you know how it goes ...

bidbrooken
July 4th, 2009, 09:04 PM
Tried tihs and it didn't work for me - here's hoping

t0mppa
July 5th, 2009, 11:45 AM
Nice case of thread hijacking, original poster got totally ignored, which is the reason for the "one thread, one problem" rule of the thumb.


i have 4318 card type

Ok, then the STA driver will not support it and thus you have to use either b43 or ndiswrapper. B43 should be the default Broadcom driver though, so why don't you run lshw -c network and dmesg | grep -e Broadcom -e b43 from a terminal and post back with the output, which will likely point us towards what the issue is.


damn this forum software- keeps killing my message text - guess the developers can't be bothered checking to see if they can execute stuff - just assume they can - what is it they say about assume

It's a vbulletin board, so the admins here are only maintaining it, not actively developing the code behind it. And on top of that, since there doesn't seem to be any posts towards this in the feedback (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=48) subforum, everyone who's run into it has just done what you have, ie. been frustrated, but not bothered to actually tell anyone what went wrong to find out what's causing that. There are tens of thousands of new posts daily, the admins can't read every single one looking for trouble.


Tried tihs and it didn't work for me - here's hoping

Can always try compiling it manually, in which case you'll actually get output about what went wrong, if there was trouble. Here (http://linuxfans.betaserver.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:guide-to-compiling-and-using-the-broadcom-sta-module&catid=34:guides&Itemid=61)'s a guide for doing that.

bidbrooken
July 5th, 2009, 12:39 PM
ok point taken

Heres my output from the commands - since I have the same problems

Just to clarify
On boot I have no broadcom - either eth0 or 1
If I go into hardware drivers and activate both start fine
If I reboot - start the process again
Activation choice not being preserved

lshw -c network
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 03
serial: 00:1c:26:94:5b:f7
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl1 driverversion=5.10.91.9 ip=10.10.9.203 latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1c:23:9d:19:21
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=10.10.9.202 latency=64 link=yes module=ssb multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: e6:e9:22:00:42:5a
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes


AND

dmesg | grep -e Broadcom -e b4
[ 3.504049] usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 5.443378] input: Broadcom Corp as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.3/usb5/5-2/5-2.2/5-2.2:1.0/input/input6
[ 5.469108] generic-usb 0003:0A5C:4502.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Broadcom Corp] on usb-0000:00:13.3-2.2/input0
[ 5.664516] input: Broadcom Corp as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.3/usb5/5-2/5-2.3/5-2.3:1.0/input/input7
[ 5.693112] generic-usb 0003:0A5C:4503.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Broadcom Corp] on usb-0000:00:13.3-2.3/input0
[ 223.904318] input: Broadcom Corp as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.3/usb5/5-2/5-2.2/5-2.2:1.0/input/input12
[ 223.938209] generic-usb 0003:0A5C:4502.0004: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Broadcom Corp] on usb-0000:00:13.3-2.2/input0
[ 224.146718] input: Broadcom Corp as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.3/usb5/5-2/5-2.3/5-2.3:1.0/input/input13
[ 224.191415] generic-usb 0003:0A5C:4503.0005: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Broadcom Corp] on usb-0000:00:13.3-2.3/input0
[ 770.018872] eth1: Broadcom BCM4328 802.11 Wireless Controller 5.10.91.9
[ 770.079823] b44 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[ 770.141649] b44.c:v2.0
[ 770.163151] eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:1c:23:9d:19:21
[ 770.247843] eth1: Broadcom BCM4328 802.11 Wireless Controller 5.10.91.9
[ 778.804203] b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
[ 778.804211] b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.

rmhartman
July 5th, 2009, 05:33 PM
That seems to have done it. Thank you.

I wonder why it had to be de-activated before it would work though ...

jpyanowski
July 5th, 2009, 07:25 PM
When I go there it says "this driver is activated but not currently in use".

How do I get it to use the darned thing!

(Broadcom 4328)

Thank you for this info. I seemed to have forgotten about the drivers on this install. Wireless is working great now. \\:D/

t0mppa
July 5th, 2009, 08:11 PM
That seems to have done it. Thank you.

I wonder why it had to be de-activated before it would work though ...

It needed to download packets to get activated and if you enabled it without a working internet connection, then it couldn't do that, but still considered itself activated as it did the other stuff. And since you can't turn on something that thinks it's already on, you instead had to shut it down first and then re-activate it.


Just to clarify
On boot I have no broadcom - either eth0 or 1
If I go into hardware drivers and activate both start fine
If I reboot - start the process again
Activation choice not being preserved


Ok, run lshw after a boot before doing anything to see in what state the interface is before you do the activation. For instance the ssb module sometimes hogs up the wireless even when it's not supposed to and that needs a small workaround to fix permanently.

bidbrooken
July 6th, 2009, 06:37 AM
this is lshw - did a full not just -c network

sudo lshw
dw1
description: Portable Computer
product: Inspiron 1721
vendor: Dell Inc.
serial: 2S2R63J
width: 64 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 vsyscall64 vsyscall32
configuration: boot=normal chassis=portable uuid=44454C4C-5300-1032-8052-B2C04F36334A
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 0UK441
vendor: Dell Inc.
physical id: 0
serial: .2S2R63J.CN4864379E2265.
slot: ��@
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Dell Inc.
physical id: 0
version: A07 (04/21/2008)
size: 64KiB
capacity: 960KiB
capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-66
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 400
bus info: cpu@0
slot: Microprocessor
size: 2300MHz
capacity: 2300MHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 100MHz
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch cpufreq
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 700
size: 128KiB
capacity: 128KiB
capabilities: internal write-back data
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 701
size: 1MiB
capacity: 1MiB
clock: 66MHz (15.0ns)
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 1000
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 4GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
product: 16HTF25664HY-80EE1
vendor: 2C00000000000000
physical id: 0
serial: D220DAC8
slot: DIMM_A
size: 2GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
*-bank:1
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
product: 16HTF25664HY-80EE1
vendor: 2C00000000000000
physical id: 1
serial: D220DA2D
slot: DIMM_B
size: 2GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
*-pci:0
description: Host bridge
product: RS690 Host Bridge
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
configuration: latency=64
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci ht bus_master cap_list
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
version: 03
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 7
bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
*-storage
description: SATA controller
product: SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 12
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
logical name: scsi0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: storage pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=ahci latency=64 module=ahci
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: SAMSUNG HM250JI
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: HS10
serial: S133JD0P912593
size: 232GiB (250GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=00000080
*-volume:0
description: EXT3 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /
version: 1.0
serial: f980c524-fd38-4981-a445-f50f43b749af
size: 223GiB
capacity: 223GiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files ext3 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2009-07-04 03:06:02 filesystem=ext3 modified=2009-07-06 06:27:26 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2009-07-05 22:54:51 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 9703MiB
capacity: 9703MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 9703MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: SB600 USB (OHCI0)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: SB600 USB (OHCI1)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: SB600 USB (OHCI2)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: SB600 USB (OHCI3)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
*-usb:4
description: USB Controller
product: SB600 USB (OHCI4)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13.4
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
*-usb:5
description: USB Controller
product: SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 13.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.5
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64 module=ehci_hcd
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: SBx00 SMBus Controller
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
version: 14
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ht cap_list
configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0 module=i2c_piix4
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: SB600 IDE
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
logical name: scsi4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
configuration: driver=pata_atiixp latency=64
*-cdrom
description: DVD writer
product: DVD+-RW DS-8W1P
vendor: PBDS
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: BD1B
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=64 module=snd_hda_intel
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-pci:3
description: PCI bridge
product: SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.4
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
*-firewire
description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
product: R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:03:01.0
version: 05
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2 module=ohci1394
*-system:0
description: SD Host controller
product: R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 1.1
bus info: pci@0000:03:01.1
version: 22
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=64 module=sdhci_pci
*-system:1 UNCLAIMED
description: System peripheral
product: R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 1.2
bus info: pci@0000:03:01.2
version: 12
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
*-system:2 UNCLAIMED
description: System peripheral
product: xD-Picture Card Controller
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 1.3
bus info: pci@0000:03:01.3
version: 12
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
*-pci:1
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 101
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:2
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 102
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:3
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 103
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:4
description: Host bridge
product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 104
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=k8temp module=k8temp
*-scsi
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1:2
logical name: scsi6
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
product: 4000BEV External
vendor: WD
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 1.05
serial: WD-WXN908NZ3924
size: 372GiB (400GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=4 signature=5b6ac646
*-volume:0
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdb1
logical name: /media/My Passport
version: 3.1
serial: 2eb843dd-3923-0345-ae1e-67342bf2dcdb
size: 293GiB
capacity: 293GiB
capabilities: primary ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=512 created=2008-12-02 15:52:30 filesystem=ntfs label=My Passport mount.fstype=fuseblk mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,user_id=0,group_id=0 ,allow_other state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sdb2
size: 79GiB
capacity: 79GiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: W95 FAT32 partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sdb5
logical name: /media/PS3
capacity: 79GiB
configuration: mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,fmask=0077, dmask=0077,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,flush state=mounted
*-battery
product: DELL UW28079
vendor: Sanyo
physical id: 1
slot: Sys. Battery Bay
capacity: 78000mWh
configuration: voltage=11.1V
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: 72:5c:1a:e1:5c:f8
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

t0mppa
July 6th, 2009, 09:54 AM
A full lshw is too much info for merely fixing wireless, although it does show you have a few other interfaces (display, memory stick bus host, picture card controller) that don't get associated with any drivers either. The other two you might be able to live without depending on your needs, but the display driver is kind of important. :)

Of course, with an ATI x1200, you won't be getting much out of Jaunty (9.04), since Jaunty upgraded to XServer 1.6, which doesn't support the older ATI drivers and ATI updated their newer drivers to only support the mid/high end cards. There are open source drivers available, which are good for 2D, but 3D performance will be rather crappy. Anyway, you can get more information about that from the Hardware & Laptop subforum (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=332).

As for your wireless & wired, they're both listed as unclaimed, meaning no driver is getting associated with them and that being the reason they're not working. I'm not sure why, since enabling them once should do it for good. Maybe you should take a look at your blacklisting files (in /etc/modprobe.d/) and see if they're all blacklisted there.

Anyway, try running sudo modprobe wl b44 ssb from a fresh boot without touching the Hardware Drivers yet to see if that fixes the situation. If it does, you can add the line into your /etc/rc.local before the exit 0 line, so it will be run every time you boot your machine.

bidbrooken
July 6th, 2009, 05:14 PM
ok tried your modprobe command and turned the box over and it is working

Thanks

no idea what you did but the prop device is now working properly

t0mppa
July 6th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Modprobing is simply how Linux loads up driver modules for the kernel to use. So, the command I posted just told the system: "load up and start using these 3 modules", which it did and then realized they're drivers for the wired & wireless device, associated the two with each other and that was all.

The odd thing is why they didn't get loaded in the first place, but if it works after reboots now, guess that's not too big of an issue.