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Mike L
March 30th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Firstly, I am completely, 100% a linux n00b, lol. I Installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop last night and after spending a few hours yesterday and today trying to figure it out, I can not get the wireless working. I am dual booting with Windows XP.

If there is anymore information I can provide, let me know. It is a bit of a pain since I am in XP now, and to do anything in linux I have to restart, boot into linux, and then not have internet to see anything, lol. Only have this comp atm.

All I can tell from all of this is that the wireless card seems to be turned off. However, it is on in BIOS, and I booted into XP first, and it is on in there as well. Also, the wireless light on the laptop is illuminated while in Ubuntu.

I forgot to copy lsmod and dmesg, so I will have to boot back into linux and grab those.

1 ) Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop):

HP Pavilion dv8100 (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=1124870&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&tmp_track_link=ot_we/prodlink/en_us/1124870/loc:0&cc=us) (p/n ES184AV)2 ) Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset:

$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver (rev 02)
06:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
06:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
06:04.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
06:04.4 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller
06:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp. Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Reciever
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub3 ) check interface:

$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:d4:3e:4e:b4
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:22 Base address:0xa000

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)
$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:04 ) Check for modules:

$ lsmod5 ) Kernel boot messages

$ dmesg 6 ) Network configuration

$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for michael:
*-network:0
description: Network controller
product: BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64
resources: irq:21 memory:c0204000-c0205fff
*-network:1
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:16:d4:3e:4e:b4
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=128 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:22 ioport:a000(size=256) memory:c020a400-c020a4ff
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 3
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:14:a5:e2:48:fc
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg7 ) Scan for networks:

$ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Failed to read scan data : Network is down8 ) Ubuntu Version:

$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 9.109 ) Kernel/architecture (including 32 vs. 64 bit):

$ uname -mr
2.6.31-14-generic i68610 ) Restarting the network:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
* Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]
Thanks for any help guys!

Mike

Mike L
March 31st, 2010, 03:49 AM
Anyone? Please?