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sculleywr
September 1st, 2009, 03:03 AM
I installed ubuntu 8.0.1 (I think) and updated to Jaunty Jackalope. Now, I purposely let the battery die to see if I could recalibrate it. Before I let it die, the wireless was detected on the display in the top toolbar next to the battery meter.

Here's the sitch:

Before it died, the computer was running VERY sluggishly (Facebook text boxes specifically presented a big problem, taking three or four times more time to enter the text as it took me to type it), but the wireless was working fine, after having installed madwifi.

Now, post battery death, the computer is running very smoothly, but the wireless has dissappeared from the toolbar button. It doesn't even have a spot for wireless connections.

I ran a few tests in the terminal from snippets here and there on my computer, but so far, I am no closer to having wireless. Hardware drivers show the madwifi driver is installed.

I have no windows partition as my computer got data-bombed by someone. The restore partition died as well as the main c: drive. I had no choice but to let ubuntu wipe the whole drive. I downloaded the driver onto a cd, but don't know how to get the driver install to run on linux.

anyways, here are the results of the checks I ran on the terminal. I also ran two apt-gets (update and something to check for firmware). They ran but I am having no luck with it.


billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo # lspci -vv
usage: sudo -h | -K | -k | -L | -l | -V | -v
usage: sudo [-bEHPS] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] [VAR=value]
{-i | -s | <command>}
usage: sudo -e [-S] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] file ...
billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo # ispci -vv
usage: sudo -h | -K | -k | -L | -l | -V | -v
usage: sudo [-bEHPS] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] [VAR=value]
{-i | -s | <command>}
usage: sudo -e [-S] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] file ...
billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo #ispci -vv
usage: sudo -h | -K | -k | -L | -l | -V | -v
usage: sudo [-bEHPS] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] [VAR=value]
{-i | -s | <command>}
usage: sudo -e [-S] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] file ...
billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo ispci -vv
sudo: ispci: command not found
billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo hwinfo
sudo: hwinfo: command not found
billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo update-pciids
Downloaded daily snapshot dated 2009-08-18 03:15:02
billy@billy-laptop:~$ lspci |grep Ethernet
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP77 Ethernet (rev a2)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:
Supported ports: [ MII ]
Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Speed: 100Mb/s
Duplex: Full
Port: MII
PHYAD: 1
Transceiver: external
Auto-negotiation: on
Supports Wake-on: g
Wake-on: d
Link detected: yes
billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:72:6f:aa:25
inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21d:72ff:fe6f:aa25/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:11300 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:7598 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:14076006 (14.0 MB) TX bytes:822951 (822.9 KB)
Interrupt:253 Base address:0x2000

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:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:720 (720.0 B) TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)

billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo cat /var/log/messages | grep switch
Aug 31 02:24:54 billy-laptop kernel: [ 0.440039] ACPI: EC: non-query interrupt received, switching to interrupt mode
Aug 31 02:24:19 billy-laptop pulseaudio[3488]: alsa-util.c: Cannot find fallback mixer control "Mic" or mixer control is no combination of switch/volume.
Aug 31 20:32:40 billy-laptop kernel: [ 0.440039] ACPI: EC: non-query interrupt received, switching to interrupt mode
Aug 31 20:33:36 billy-laptop pulseaudio[3292]: alsa-util.c: Cannot find fallback mixer control "Mic" or mixer control is no combination of switch/volume.
if anyone knows what is up, let me know.

Also, unrelated, there is a buzzing sound after sending im's on Pidgin, kind of underlaying the sending tone. Anyone know why this one tone does the buzzy sound?

jwrede
September 1st, 2009, 01:00 PM
What do you get when you run the following?

iwconfig
sudo ifconfig

sculleywr
September 1st, 2009, 01:25 PM
billy@billy-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

billy@billy-laptop:~$ sudo ifconfig
[sudo] password for billy:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:72:6f:aa:25
inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21d:72ff:fe6f:aa25/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:298989 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:173846 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:402602020 (402.6 MB) TX bytes:13585934 (13.5 MB)
Interrupt:253 Base address:0x2000

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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

billy@billy-laptop:~$

That is pretty much nonsense to me.