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KingLear0
October 29th, 2010, 10:18 PM
SOLVED - See post #3


Ok, here goes:

I just purchased a new laptop, a Toshiba L655. The laptop is currently set up dual-boot with Windows 7 and 10.10 Meerkat. The 10.10 is a fresh install, with all standard updates installed.

Upon install the WIRED ethernet works fine right out of the box. Wireless, on the other hand doesn't work, and seemingly, Ubuntu does not even detect my wireless card. I have booted into Windows, and wireless works properly, so I know the card itself functions.

After doing a lot og googling and browsing the forums here, I found many options that might work, but I have been unable to get wireless to function.

I have attempted the following fixes:

1) installed the broadcom driver from the broadcom site (hybrid-*x86-64), and followed the 'readme' file and had no success.

2) installed bcmwl-kernel-source & bcmwl-modaliases via apt-get, with no success.

3) Attempted to use Synaptic to install the above modules, also the b43-fwcutter, and the broadcom STA driver, with no success.

My only guess is that ubuntu just doesn't sse my wireless card at all.

I read through the major thread regarding this type of issue on the forums, in which one post later on indicated that maybe the NIC was turned of in the BIOS, but I was unable to find any such setting in my bios options.

So I'm hoping that I'm just missing something obvious, that I misread one of the posts that deals with fixing this error and maybe someone can direct me. Below is some information on the laptop:


uname -r



2.6.35-22-generic


lshw -C Network



*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: ioport:3000(size=256) memory:d4000000-d4003fff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet
vendor: Atheros Communications
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: c1
serial: 60:eb:69:46:85:fc
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.0.2-NAPI firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:48 memory:d3000000-d303ffff ioport:2000(size=128)




eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 60:eb:69:46:85:fc
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:48

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:220 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:220 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:17184 (17.1 KB) TX bytes:17184 (17.1 KB)


LSPCI:


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 05)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood [Radeon HD 5600 Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5600 Series]
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8176 (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)


lsmod



Module Size Used by
wl 1965295 0
lib80211_crypt_tkip 8732 0
lib80211 6175 2 wl,lib80211_crypt_tkip
nls_iso8859_1 4657 1
nls_cp437 6375 1
vfat 10954 1
fat 56244 1 vfat
binfmt_misc 7984 1
parport_pc 30086 0
ppdev 6804 0
snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 3079 1
snd_hda_codec_conexant 37356 1
snd_hda_intel 26019 4
snd_hda_codec 100919 3 snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_h da_intel
snd_hwdep 6660 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 89104 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 5932 0
snd_rawmidi 22207 1 snd_seq_midi
uvcvideo 62379 0
videodev 49359 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 15519 2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 12486 1 videodev
snd_seq_midi_event 7291 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 57512 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 23850 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 6912 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
joydev 11363 0
radeon 906714 2
snd 64117 16 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec ,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,s nd_seq_device
soundcore 1240 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 8588 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
ttm 68212 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 32836 1 radeon
drm 206161 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
psmouse 62080 0
i2c_algo_bit 6208 1 radeon
serio_raw 4910 0
intel_ips 13252 0
video 22176 0
intel_agp 32080 0
output 2527 1 video
lp 10201 0
parport 37032 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usb_storage 50372 1
ahci 21857 0
libahci 26167 6 ahci
atl1c 34955 0

KingLear0
October 30th, 2010, 01:48 AM
Ok, So I keep plugging away...

I need to have the realtek 8185L driver installed. So I just jumped over and installed ndsiwrapper, then installed the appropriate .inf.

The problem is that Ubuntu doesn't see the hardware.

So how do I get Ubuntu to recognize that the hardware exists?

KingLear0
October 30th, 2010, 05:56 AM
SOLVED:

Toshiba L655 have multiple options on the wireless NIC. The Wireless NIC in my model required the rtl 8192CE driver, available Here (http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=48&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true#2782)

satellite-of-love
November 30th, 2010, 04:00 AM
SOLVED:

Toshiba L655 have multiple options on the wireless NIC. The Wireless NIC in my model required the rtl 8192CE driver, available Here (http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=48&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true#2782)

Thanks for that! It solved my wireless woes with the Realtek 8188CE card in the Toshiba L655!

I found that kernel upgrades will require recompiling the driver, so I included the following function in my .bashrc:



# Add a "wificheck" function to see if Realtek driver module is loaded in the running kernel
# Kludged together by Matt Obert on Friday November 26, 2010
function wificheck(){
KERNEL=`uname -r`
RTKMOD=`find /lib/modules/$KERNEL/ -name r8192ce_pci.ko`
echo "Running kernel is $KERNEL"
if [ $RTKMOD = /lib/modules/$KERNEL/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/r8192ce_pci.ko ]; then
echo "$RTKMOD is loaded in the running kernel."
else
echo "Cannot locate r8192ce_pci.ko module in /lib/modules/$KERNEL/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ directory."
echo "To enable wireless support for this kernel, compile and install driver module as root, then reboot."
fi
}
... and in /root/.bashrc I included this:



# Add a "wificheck" function to see if Realtek driver module is loaded in the running kernel
# Kludged together by Matt Obert on Friday November 26, 2010
function wificheck(){
CWD=`pwd`
KERNEL=`uname -r`
RTKMOD=`find /lib/modules/$KERNEL/ -name r8192ce_pci.ko`
echo "Running kernel is $KERNEL"
if [ $RTKMOD = /lib/modules/$KERNEL/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/r8192ce_pci.ko ]; then
echo "$RTKMOD is loaded in running kernel."
else
echo "Cannot locate r8192ce_pci.ko module in /lib/modules/$KERNEL/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ directory."
echo "To enable wireless support for this kernel, compile and install driver module as root, then reboot."
echo "Attempting to change working directory to ~/stage/RTL8188CE/rtl8192ce_linux_2.6.0003.0628.2010/ ..."
echo
if [ -f ~/stage/RTL8188CE/rtl8192ce_linux_2.6.0003.0628.2010/Makefile ]; then
cd ~/stage/RTL8188CE/rtl8192ce_linux_2.6.0003.0628.2010/
else
echo "Error: Cannot find Makefile. Please compile module manually."
fi
echo "Cleaning up any previous installation attempts ..."
make clean
echo "Attempting to compile Realtek driver module ..."
make
echo "Attempting automatic installation ..."
make install
echo "Returning to working directory $CWD ..."
cd $CWD
fi
}


In order for this to work, I had to leave a copy of the unzipped tarball for rtl8192ce_linux_2.6.0003.0628.2010 in the /root/stage/RTL8188CE/ directory.

Now, if I want to see whether the driver module is loaded in the running kernel, I can just type "wificheck" at a bash prompt. If it tells me that the module is not installed, I can simply "sudo su -" and execute the wificheck function as root to automatically compile and install the kernel module.

If a future kernel upgrade breaks the proprietary driver, I may need to edit the bash function to compile a newer version of the Realtek driver ... but until then, it is pretty much idiot-proof.

Hope someone finds this advice helpful!

canucked
December 10th, 2010, 03:01 AM
Just to let you guys know, there's a PPA for the Realtek RTL8188CE:
https://launchpad.net/~lexical/+archive/hwe-wireless

For beginners, this is what I ran in Terminal to get the Realtek RTL8188CE wireless working on a Toshiba L655:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lexical/hwe-wireless
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms

...but nice work with that script, satellite-of-love!

rubenp
February 6th, 2011, 08:16 PM
Thank you a lot.
I had the same problem with mi laptop toshiba c660 - 10d and its device:
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8176 (rev 01)
as my sistem check says.
So I just typed the commands above, rebooted and ya est.

Thank you ubuntu forums and Keng-Y Lin.

heath_r
February 10th, 2011, 02:21 AM
Thanks canucked,
That worked for L655-S155.

tlcstat
February 14th, 2011, 03:25 AM
delete

Colonel_Ingus
February 16th, 2011, 04:00 AM
Just to let you guys know, there's a PPA for the Realtek RTL8188CE:
https://launchpad.net/~lexical/+archive/hwe-wireless (https://launchpad.net/%7Elexical/+archive/hwe-wireless)

For beginners, this is what I ran in Terminal to get the Realtek RTL8188CE wireless working on a Toshiba L655:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lexical/hwe-wireless
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms...but nice work with that script, satellite-of-love!

This worked for me to enable it but now have a harder to diagnose problem:

Wireless networking works fine for about 60 seconds then it freezes or something, can't resolve any domain names, and the only way to get it going again is to reconnect... any ideas?

tlcstat
February 16th, 2011, 08:06 AM
delete

gibffe
February 20th, 2011, 04:25 PM
This worked for me to enable it but now have a harder to diagnose problem:

Wireless networking works fine for about 60 seconds then it freezes or something, can't resolve any domain names, and the only way to get it going again is to reconnect... any ideas?

I have a similar problem using this solution - my internet freezes after a while (usually few minutes) or it'll freeze if I start downloading something. Tried tweaking MTUs but that didn't seem to have any effect. Ideas ?

ELEE
February 22nd, 2011, 05:32 AM
IT WORKED FOR ME TOO!!!!

THIS WAS THE BEFORE......

I have a Toshiba Satallite A665D-S5175 I cannot get my Ubuntu 10.04 to detect the wireless.

09:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8176 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8181
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
I/O ports at c000 [size=256]
Memory at fe900000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

0a:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device fd30
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
I/O ports at b000 [size=256]
Memory at d0204000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at d0200000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169

xplaner800
February 26th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Thanks to canucked. That worked perfectly on L655-S5150

Quickness
March 28th, 2011, 02:52 AM
Just to let you guys know, there's a PPA for the Realtek RTL8188CE:
https://launchpad.net/~lexical/+archive/hwe-wireless (https://launchpad.net/%7Elexical/+archive/hwe-wireless)

For beginners, this is what I ran in Terminal to get the Realtek RTL8188CE wireless working on a Toshiba L655:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lexical/hwe-wireless
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms...but nice work with that script, satellite-of-love!


This also worked on my Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4056 !!!
Thank you so much!

canucked
April 2nd, 2011, 03:07 AM
@Colonel_Ingus, gibffe:

According to someone else's post, you may have difficulty maintaining a connection because of the type of wireless encryption in use.

From this post:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10609298&postcount=15

tdrusk says: "The driver does not seem to connect to WEP 40/128-bit Key with Open Authentication connections well. If you are having problems with the internet not working after a few minutes you may need to change it to a WEP 40/128-bit Key with Shared Authentication."

Because WEP encryption can easily be compromised, I would suggest switching to WPA or WPA2 wireless encryption if possible.

canucked
April 2nd, 2011, 03:33 AM
@tlcstat:

After a kernel update in February (I think), the Realtek RTL8188CE wireless on the Toshiba L655 stopped working. I too had to disable, reboot, then re-enable the restricted driver in Additional Drivers. Wireless then worked fine.

After the most recent kernel update, I noticed that this kernel module, rtl8192ce-dkms, failed to properly compile according to the Terminal output, yet wireless still worked. I wonder if support for the RTL8188CE was added to the newer linux kernel.

Also, Ubuntu 10.10 would not allow removal of rtl8192ce-dkms in Synaptic.

I have no interest in reinstalling Ubuntu 10.10 just to find out if wireless works without rtl8192ce-dkms. But I intend to try the 11.04 Natty beta Live USB to see if wireless works without adding the lexical/hwe-wireless PPA or manually compiling the driver.

goldenskylark
August 15th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Hi all.
I too have been struggling to get my toshi c660d to detect its wirelss card. my os is natty. i've tried canuck's suggestion, but to not apparent avail.
After the line:
sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms

i get:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
rtl8192ce-dkms is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
kdelibs4c2a libqt3-mt-mysql kdelibs-data liblualib50 libavahi-qt3-1 barcode
apport-hooks-medibuntu liblua50
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 29 not upgraded

there's not change with the non-detection of card and as a newbie to ubuntu, i dont know what to do at this point. :confused: Can anyone clarify the problem?
thanks in advance

kuric
September 10th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Toshiba NB-500 here.
The wireless drivers are working in Ubuntu 11.04, no need to install them manually anymore.

Although, the internet connection gets freeze for a few seconds intermittently. And I'me using WPA2 wireless encryption.

Any thoughts on this? I believe that this wifi drivers issue is causing a little overheating and excessive power consumption too.

anofeles
October 27th, 2011, 01:45 PM
This fixed it for my HP Mini 110-3700 using Ubuntu 10.04