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taser
March 30th, 2010, 02:28 PM
I'm having the hardest time trying to get my wireless card working in this Toshiba L505D. Any help provided would be appreciated.

Output from lspci (trimmed):


01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 9712
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8172 (rev 10)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)


Output from ifconfig:


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:6c:4b:91:7c
inet addr:192.168.1.120 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::226:6cff:fe4b:917c/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:21363 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12699 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:21767193 (21.7 MB) TX bytes:2005013 (2.0 MB)
Interrupt:5 Base address:0xc000

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)



Output from iwconfig:


lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.


Output from lsmod:


Module Size Used by
ufs 76904 0
qnx4 10536 0
hfsplus 81128 0
hfs 50312 0
minix 33168 0
ntfs 101792 0
vfat 13184 0
msdos 9664 0
fat 59832 2 vfat,msdos
jfs 190160 0
xfs 535136 0
exportfs 5472 1 xfs
reiserfs 247720 0
binfmt_misc 10220 1
ppdev 8232 0
joydev 13088 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 277860 1
iptable_filter 3872 0
snd_hda_intel 31880 2
snd_hda_codec 87584 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 9352 1 snd_hda_codec
ip_tables 21200 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 25832 1 ip_tables
snd_pcm_oss 44704 0
snd_mixer_oss 18976 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 93160 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
uvcvideo 65260 0
videodev 43360 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 16644 2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 13344 1 videodev
snd_seq_dummy 3460 0
snd_seq_oss 33440 0
amd64_edac_mod 26688 0
psmouse 57124 0
serio_raw 6596 0
snd_seq_midi 8192 0
snd_rawmidi 27296 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 8448 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
r8101 76368 0
edac_core 48876 1 amd64_edac_mod
lp 11908 0
parport 40528 2 ppdev,lp
shpchp 37756 0
i2c_piix4 11728 0
snd_seq 60608 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 26992 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 8308 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
snd 77096 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 9088 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10928 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
radeon 684576 1
ttm 43056 1 radeon
drm 194400 3 radeon,ttm
i2c_algo_bit 7076 1 radeon



Output from sudo lshw -C network:


*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 10
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: ioport:7000(size=256) memory:f2100000-f2103fff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:26:6c:4b:91:7c
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8101 driverversion=1.015.00-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.120 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:5 ioport:6000(size=256) memory:f0010000-f0010fff(prefetchable) memory:f0000000-f000ffff(prefetchable) memory:f0020000-f003ffff(prefetchable)



Output from sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart:


* Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.
[ OK ]



Using kernel 2.6.31-20-generic x86_64

chili555
March 30th, 2010, 02:32 PM
Your 8101E is your ethernet device, not wireless. We need just a bit more information about your wireless. Please post:
lspci -nn | grep NetworkWe will then know how to proceed.

taser
March 30th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Your 8101E is your ethernet device, not wireless. We need just a bit more information about your wireless. Please post:
lspci -nn | grep NetworkWe will then know how to proceed.

No wonder I couldn't make heads or tails of it. To me it seemed as if that was what I should have aimed for, but I'm not that experienced with installs of Ubuntu.

Here's the output from lspci -nn | grep Network:


02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8172] (rev 10)

chili555
March 30th, 2010, 03:03 PM
I'm not that experienced with installs of Ubuntu.You are about to be very experienced. Here is a very good post explaining it all: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8754255&postcount=5

There are a couple of newer versions of the driver, but he says this version works, so I am not going to tinker with success.

If you downloaded the file to your desktop, start with:
cd Desktop

I would add three things. Before you start the installation process, do, with your ethernet connected:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-genericNext, he precedes his commands with sudo. I believe you will have a better result by doing:
tar xzf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1211.2009.tar.gz
cd rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1211.2009
sudo su
make
etc., etc.Then omit sudo in all of the remaining commands.

Finally, for Network Manager to take over your wireless, you will have to detach the ethernet cable and wait for a few moments for it to recognize the change of state.

Proofread carefully; you can copy and paste the commands into the terminal. Post back if you get stuck.

taser
March 30th, 2010, 03:45 PM
I am untethered!! Wireless working like a charm.

I feel like an absolute idiot for not realizing that the 8101e was the wired Ethernet. I wouldn't have wasted all of last night looking for fixes and thinking I needed a wireless driver for it.

Thank you very much!!!!

lpeter
March 30th, 2010, 03:47 PM
30 Mar 10

Newbie. Having a very similar problem with a Toshiba L515. Has been very frustrating. Performed the procedures as you identified below, with nod to http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...55&postcount=5 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8754255&postcount=5) but no joy.


lpeter@lpeter-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

lpeter@lpeter-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E 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:33:cd:71:b1
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.102 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:28 ioport:4000(size=256) memory:d0410000-d0410fff(prefetchable) memory:d0400000-d040ffff(prefetchable) memory:d0420000-d043ffff(prefetchable)
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d4600000-d4603fff
lpeter@lpeter-laptop:~$
Assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Take good care,
Lp

chili555
March 30th, 2010, 04:02 PM
@taser -

Glad it's working. I was very happy to help. This is my trophy:
Wireless working like a charm.

When a new linux-image is downloaded and installed, you will have to redo this process with the addition of one command:
sudo su
make clean
make
etc., etc.Please print off the instructions so you can replicate the process. Being a green freak, I'd print a .ps file, rather than paper, and save it in your Home directory along with the install folder.

@lpeter -

Please start a new thread and reference Realtek wireless. If uour pci.id matches: [10ec:8172] then reference 8192SE wireless. I will be there to help. I just think it's hard for others to learn about your 8192 in a thread titled 8101E. Let's help the searchers.

lpeter
March 30th, 2010, 04:25 PM
dear chili555 (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=35909)

Have started the new thread (did not know how to do that) here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9050025#post9050025