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doylerules23
August 1st, 2011, 09:27 PM
Just to start off, this is my first time using ubuntu, so i'm not really sure what i'm doing. I just installed ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1150 (old crappy computer so i figured i would try ubuntu on it) and i'm having difficulty connecting with wireless. When i go to select a wireless network, it says "device not ready (firmware missing). When i was running windows, it would connect fine with wireless so anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

bkratz
August 1st, 2011, 11:24 PM
Just to start off, this is my first time using ubuntu, so i'm not really sure what i'm doing. I just installed ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1150 (old crappy computer so i figured i would try ubuntu on it) and i'm having difficulty connecting with wireless. When i go to select a wireless network, it says "device not ready (firmware missing). When i was running windows, it would connect fine with wireless so anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!



First we need to find out what wireless card you have in order to find a direction. find the terminal in 11.04 and enter the following one at a time. copy/paste the outputs back here by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.

lspci -nn | grep 0280

lsmod

iwconfig

rfkill list all

By the way those a L's lowercase not 1'S!

doylerules23
August 2nd, 2011, 02:48 AM
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ lspci -nn | grep 0280
02:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 13213 1
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
snd_intel8x0 33213 2
snd_ac97_codec 105614 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 80244 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
arc4 12473 2
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
b43 296610 0
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
mac80211 257001 1 b43
cfg80211 156212 2 b43,mac80211
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
pcmcia 39671 0
joydev 17322 0
i915 450944 2
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
drm 180037 2 i915,drm_kms_helper
yenta_socket 27230 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
psmouse 73312 0
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
shpchp 32345 0
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
serio_raw 12990 0
lp 13349 0
snd 55295 11 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,sn d_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
dcdbas 14054 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
video 18951 1 i915
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
b44 35301 0
ssb 45942 2 b43,b44
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off

matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ rfkill list all

nm_geo
August 2nd, 2011, 03:10 AM
Hi,

bkratz does not seem to be around right now.

You can go to Synaptic in the search box type bcm and install b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer. (all you need is those two).

Or open a terminal Ctrl-Alt-T


sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter && sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installerReboot without ethernet cable .. Assign your wireless Let us know how it goes.

bkratz
August 2nd, 2011, 11:10 AM
Hi,

bkratz does not seem to be around right now.

You can go to Synaptic in the search box type bcm and install b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer. (all you need is those two).

Or open a terminal Ctrl-Alt-T


sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter && sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installerReboot without ethernet cable .. Assign your wireless Let us know how it goes.



No, went to bed! Thanks for taking care of it for me. To the OP, it should work, when it does, be sure to return and mark the thread as solved in case it helps someone else.

doylerules23
August 2nd, 2011, 08:49 PM
I did that but it didn't work. Here is what it said:


matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter && sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
[sudo] password for matt:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package b43-fwcutter

bkratz
August 2nd, 2011, 10:10 PM
I did that but it didn't work. Here is what it said:


matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter && sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
[sudo] password for matt:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package b43-fwcutter




Were you plugged into a wired connection when you tried?

doylerules23
August 3rd, 2011, 02:28 AM
I tried with a wired connection and without a wired connection. It didn't work both times.

bkratz
August 3rd, 2011, 10:40 AM
I tried with a wired connection and without a wired connection. It didn't work both times.



If you can access synaptic package manager, you can install them there.

doylerules23
August 3rd, 2011, 08:56 PM
Sorry for the inconvenience and my stupidity, but could you give me detailed instructions on how to do that?

bkratz
August 3rd, 2011, 10:49 PM
Sorry for the inconvenience and my stupidity, but could you give me detailed instructions on how to do that?

Copied this from someone elses post since I run 10.04 and mine would look different. Anyway, this is what you should see--just put a tick in the ones previously mentioned and then Apply. Don't mark any others and remove any that are not correct.

Just look at the first and third ignore any of the ones that are not related to bcm or b43.

westie457
August 3rd, 2011, 10:58 PM
If bkratz advice does not work for you I would be very surprised because it is correct.

Only sticking my 2 cents in with an alternative.

Boot into your normal system stick the cd in the tray. Open the File Browser > name of cd > pool > main > b > b43-fwcutter

Double click on the .deb package in the folder and the Software Centre will install it for you.

nm_geo
August 4th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Sorry for the inconvenience and my stupidity, but could you give me detailed instructions on how to do that?

Can we assume that you are responding to this thread with wired connection on the Dell Laptop you mentioned running Ubuntu 11.04?
If so, you might need to do the following:


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

You will have a large number of updates.. so be patient.

Then you are ready to install the
b43-fwcutter & firmware-b43-installer

westie457
August 4th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Copied this from someone elses post since I run 10.04 and mine would look different. Anyway, this is what you should see--just put a tick in the ones previously mentioned and then Apply. Don't mark any others and remove any that are not correct.

Just look at the first and third ignore any of the ones that are not related to bcm or b43.

The screenshot that bkratz posted is really one of mine, thanks for the plug.

For the OP look carefully at the screenshot. The mouse pointer is resting on the package you need. You do not need the firmware-b43-installer for your card. You actually need to install firmware-b43legacy-installer.


sudo apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer

nm_geo
August 4th, 2011, 05:26 PM
The screenshot that bkratz posted is really one of mine, thanks for the plug.

For the OP look carefully at the screenshot. The mouse pointer is resting on the package you need. You do not need the firmware-b43-installer for your card. You actually need to install firmware-b43legacy-installer.


sudo apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer

Please visit this link westie.

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

The firmware for the BCM4306 is depent on the Rev (2) or Rev (3)

The
firmware-b43-installer
is correct for his revision and chipset.

doylerules23
August 4th, 2011, 08:17 PM
I tried typing "bcm" into synaptic manager and nothing seemed to be showing up.
I installed b43-fwcutter from the cd like you said, restarted the computer, but it still didn't work.
I also did all of the updates and still no luck.

lkjoel
August 6th, 2011, 04:25 AM
Could you give us the output of these Terminal commands?

nm-tool
uname -a
lspci -vvnn
lsb_release -a

doylerules23
August 7th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Type: Wired
Driver: b44
State: connected
Default: yes
HW Address: 00:0F:1F:28:0E:3B

Capabilities:
Carrier Detect: yes
Speed: 100 Mb/s

Wired Properties
Carrier: on

IPv4 Settings:
Address: 192.168.1.6
Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
Gateway: 192.168.1.1

DNS: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 68.237.161.12


- Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
Type: 802.11 WiFi
Driver: b43
State: unavailable
Default: no
HW Address: 00:0B:7D:08:FB:C1

Capabilities:

Wireless Properties
WEP Encryption: yes
WPA Encryption: yes
WPA2 Encryption: yes

Wireless Access Points


matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ uname -a
Linux matt-Inspiron-1150 2.6.38-10-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 15:05:41 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ lspci -vvnn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3580] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort+ <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Region 0: Memory at <unassigned> (32-bit, prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

00:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3584] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3585] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx+
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Region 1: Memory at f6f80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Region 2: I/O ports at c000 [size=8]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: intelfb, i915

00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Region 1: Memory at f6f00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: i915

00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at bf80 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at bf40 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at bf20 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 01) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at f6effc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort+ <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR+ INTx-
Latency: 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: f8000000-fdffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 20000000-23ffffff
Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24cc] (rev 01)
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller [8086:24ca] (rev 01) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
Region 3: I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
Region 4: I/O ports at bfa0 [size=16]
Region 5: Memory at 24000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 7
Region 0: I/O ports at c800 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at cc40 [size=64]
Region 2: Memory at f6eff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
Region 3: Memory at f6eff400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:24c6] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4d64]
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 7
Region 0: I/O ports at c400 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at c080 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0m

02:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T [14e4:4401] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort+ <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 32
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 7
Region 0: Memory at fcffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Expansion ROM at fd000000 [disabled] [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: b44
Kernel modules: b44

02:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN Mini-PCI Card [1028:0003]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 32
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at fcffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb

02:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac56]
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 168, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 20000000-23fff000 (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: f8000000-fbfff000
I/O window 0: 0000d000-0000d0ff
I/O window 1: 0000d400-0000d4ff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+ PostWrite+
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
Kernel modules: yenta_socket

matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ lsb_release -anm-tool
Usage: lsb_release [options]

lsb_release: error: no such option: -n
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ uname -a
Linux matt-Inspiron-1150 2.6.38-10-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 15:05:41 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ lspci -vvnn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3580] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort+ <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Region 0: Memory at <unassigned> (32-bit, prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

00:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3584] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3585] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx+
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Region 1: Memory at f6f80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Region 2: I/O ports at c000 [size=8]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: intelfb, i915

00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Region 1: Memory at f6f00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: i915

00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at bf80 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at bf40 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at bf20 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 01) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at f6effc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort+ <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR+ INTx-
Latency: 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: f8000000-fdffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 20000000-23ffffff
Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24cc] (rev 01)
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller [8086:24ca] (rev 01) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
Region 3: I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
Region 4: I/O ports at bfa0 [size=16]
Region 5: Memory at 24000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 7
Region 0: I/O ports at c800 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at cc40 [size=64]
Region 2: Memory at f6eff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
Region 3: Memory at f6eff400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:24c6] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4d64]
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 7
Region 0: I/O ports at c400 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at c080 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0m

02:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T [14e4:4401] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort+ <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 32
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 7
Region 0: Memory at fcffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Expansion ROM at fd000000 [disabled] [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: b44
Kernel modules: b44

02:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN Mini-PCI Card [1028:0003]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 32
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at fcffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb

02:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac56]
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:017f]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 168, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 20000000-23fff000 (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: f8000000-fbfff000
I/O window 0: 0000d000-0000d0ff
I/O window 1: 0000d400-0000d4ff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+ PostWrite+
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
Kernel modules: yenta_socket

matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ lsb_release -a

lkjoel
August 7th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Could you give us the output of these commands?

lsb_release -a
sudo modprobe b43
sudo nm-tool

doylerules23
August 8th, 2011, 02:23 PM
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
Codename: natty
matt@matt-Inspiron-1150:~$ sudo modprobe b43

lkjoel
August 8th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Could you give me the output of all three commands?

nm_geo
August 8th, 2011, 06:16 PM
doylerules.

I still believe since you have an ethernet connection. If you will do


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade



You can then get your firmware through Synaptic or in terminal.



sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Wild Man
August 8th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Hi, open synaptic click on settings, then repositories and put a check by multiverse then close synaptic and then run these commands please.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
let it install all updates it may take a while, then run this command

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
Then disconnect your wired connection and restart your computer.
Thank you

doylerules23
August 9th, 2011, 08:31 PM
thanks nm_geo (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1182725)!

that worked! my wireless internet is now working! thank you everyone.

montana68
August 10th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Hello All
Let me say I'm sorry for asking this question in this way. I tried to post a question but can't find it. Maybe I tried to post it incorrectly and it wasn't posted.
I'm a newbie to Ubuntu using 10.04 on a Lenovo B560. On Ubuntu the icon which looks like radio waves with a red exclamation point.
At this time I'm on line at the library using win7. If I need to install a package it will be necessary to download on win and then transfer it to Ubuntu. If it has to be installed I'll need to be told how to install it.
Thank you all for your help in advance.

chili555
August 10th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Hello All
Let me say I'm sorry for asking this question in this way. I tried to post a question but can't find it. Maybe I tried to post it incorrectly and it wasn't posted.
I'm a newbie to Ubuntu using 10.04 on a Lenovo B560. On Ubuntu the icon which looks like radio waves with a red exclamation point.
At this time I'm on line at the library using win7. If I need to install a package it will be necessary to download on win and then transfer it to Ubuntu. If it has to be installed I'll need to be told how to install it.
Thank you all for your help in advance.Your thread is here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1821890

I have responded there.

damarusama
August 18th, 2011, 11:23 PM
i am running into simlar problem but I think i following the wrong path -

i got the


subprocess installed post-installation script retuned with error exit status 1

when I do lspci i get :(for the network part)

Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11/g LP-PHY (rev01)

damarusama
August 18th, 2011, 11:28 PM
I am using the additional driver for broadcom sta - and the card seems to work, it does scan for wireless network, but it doesn't seems able to connect to a wpa password protected network, it takes the password in and then ask for the password 2 minutes lates

iwconfig

eth1 IEEE 802.11 Access Point: Not Associated
Link quality:5 Signal level:0 Noise Level:199
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0


rfkill list all

0; brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
Soft Blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

lkjoel
August 19th, 2011, 02:06 AM
Please use the Network Info script (in my signature), and attach the generated file.

im.saravanan
August 19th, 2011, 02:36 AM
hello friend. To update those drivers you need to have an internet connection. Without which you will get uid same results. Try update drivers by first connecting to internet by wired connection or gprs.

xXkanfirXx
August 19th, 2011, 06:24 AM
I'm also having a wireless problem, with my Dell Latitude D620's wireless. I had Ubuntu 10.04 and the wireless was working. Then after I upgraded to 11.04 it stopped working. When I turn on my wireless switch the light doesn't come on and it doesn't detect any signals. The wireless card is a Broadcom BCM4312 it says in additional drivers that the Broadcom STA driver is installed and working properly.

bkratz
August 19th, 2011, 10:47 AM
I'm also having a wireless problem, with my Dell Latitude D620's wireless. I had Ubuntu 10.04 and the wireless was working. Then after I upgraded to 11.04 it stopped working. When I turn on my wireless switch the light doesn't come on and it doesn't detect any signals. The wireless card is a Broadcom BCM4312 it says in additional drivers that the Broadcom STA driver is installed and working properly.



You might want to go to the terminal and post the output of


rfkill list all

perhaps there is a clue there.

lkjoel
August 19th, 2011, 05:58 PM
I'm also having a wireless problem, with my Dell Latitude D620's wireless. I had Ubuntu 10.04 and the wireless was working. Then after I upgraded to 11.04 it stopped working. When I turn on my wireless switch the light doesn't come on and it doesn't detect any signals. The wireless card is a Broadcom BCM4312 it says in additional drivers that the Broadcom STA driver is installed and working properly.
Use the Network Info script in my signature, and attach the generated file.

nm_geo
August 19th, 2011, 08:32 PM
I'm also having a wireless problem, with my Dell Latitude D620's wireless. I had Ubuntu 10.04 and the wireless was working. Then after I upgraded to 11.04 it stopped working. When I turn on my wireless switch the light doesn't come on and it doesn't detect any signals. The wireless card is a Broadcom BCM4312 it says in additional drivers that the Broadcom STA driver is installed and working properly.

This one I know rather well. I also have a D620 and probably the same chip or one close to it.

Mine is

0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)

"I showed you mine :) let see yours" to be sure. Copy and paste (less typos) this in terminal then copy results here in the thread.


lspci -nn | grep 0280
I firmly believe you can resolve this by deactivating and uninstalling the STA (wl) driver.
Then installing the b43-fwcutter and some firmware determined by your chip information.

xXkanfirXx
August 20th, 2011, 12:51 AM
This one I know rather well. I also have a D620 and probably the same chip or one close to it.

Mine is

0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)

"I showed you mine :) let see yours" to be sure. Copy and paste (less typos) this in terminal then copy results here in the thread.


lspci -nn | grep 0280
I firmly believe you can resolve this by deactivating and uninstalling the STA (wl) driver.
Then installing the b43-fwcutter and some firmware determined by your chip information.
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$ lspci -nn | grep 0280
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)

bkratz
August 20th, 2011, 12:54 AM
This should give you everything you need.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4311_Natty_11.04

just noticed the id is slightly different you should probably follow nm_geo's advice.

xXkanfirXx
August 20th, 2011, 12:56 AM
You might want to go to the terminal and post the output of


rfkill list allperhaps there is a clue there.
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$ rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes

nm_geo
August 20th, 2011, 01:21 AM
Your Switch on left side of laptop slide that baby back towards you.

Let look at

rfkill list all after you slide that baby back..

Then


sudo lshw -C network
lsmodI never could get STA (wl) working in Natty and believe me I tried.. Turn it off in Synaptic.. de-activate in Additional driver ..just get rid of it for now. Insert an ethernet cable and do these.


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installerreboot without ethernet cable and wifi will be ready to setup.

nm_geo
August 20th, 2011, 01:24 AM
This should give you everything you need.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4311_Natty_11.04

just noticed the id is slightly different you should probably follow nm_geo's advice.

+1 bkratz that will work too

That is a good link too LOL chili555 and I wrote that baby...

Excellent

xXkanfirXx
August 20th, 2011, 01:32 AM
Your Switch on left side of laptop slide that baby back towards you.

Let look at

rfkill list all after you slide that baby back..

Then


sudo lshw -C network
lsmodI never could get STA (wl) working in Natty and believe me I tried.. Turn it off in Synaptic.. de-activate in Additional driver ..just get rid of it for now. Insert an ethernet cable and do these.


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installerreboot without ethernet cable and wifi will be ready to setup.
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$ rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for anthony:
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4311 802.11a/b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:efdfc000-efdfffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:18:8b:ac:16:7a
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.116 duplex=full firmware=5752-v3.19 ip=192.168.200.2 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:44 memory:efcf0000-efcfffff
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 13213 1
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
snd_hda_codec_idt 60537 1
joydev 17322 0
snd_hda_intel 24113 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80042 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
i915 451033 3
psmouse 73312 0
pcmcia 39671 0
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 55295 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_se q_device
yenta_socket 27230 0
dell_laptop 13515 0
dell_wmi 12601 0
drm 184164 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
lp 13349 0
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
video 18951 1 i915
soundcore 12600 1 snd
serio_raw 12990 0
sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
tg3 131476 0
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$

xXkanfirXx
August 20th, 2011, 01:45 AM
+1 bkratz that will work too

That is a good link too LOL chili555 and I wrote that baby...

Excellent
I'm sorry if im slow or not doing things right, I'm a noob to Ubuntu Fourms and to Ubuntu :???:
I did the commands you gave me and rebooted and the wireless card still wont come on, also I uninstalled the STA driver in synaptics, but it's still showing it in additional drivers, and that's all it shows. It's deactivated. I then did the commands from bkratz's link and it's still not working.. :(

xXkanfirXx
August 20th, 2011, 01:54 AM
One thing I would like to add and maybe it could help. Is when I put my 11.04 installation CD in and boot off the CD and turn on my wireless switch, the additional driver icon pops up in the top bar and recognizes something... and when i install it, my wireless works but once i go back to booting of my hard drive of course it doesn't work anymore. Is there anyway I can use the Boot disc to fix my problem??

nm_geo
August 20th, 2011, 02:09 AM
One thing I would like to add and maybe it could help. Is when I put my 11.04 installation CD in and boot off the CD and turn on my wireless switch, the additional driver icon pops up in the top bar and recognizes something... and when i install it, my wireless works but once i go back to booting of my hard drive of course it doesn't work anymore. Is there anyway I can use the Boot disc to fix my problem??
I am away from my computer and I bet you have blacklist issues. bkratz might be able to help I will look in later.

bkratz
August 20th, 2011, 02:15 AM
I am away from my computer and I bet you have blacklist issues. bkratz might be able to help I will look in later.



Here is an earlier nm_geo post that describes what to do with the blacklists. The idea is to find where b43 and ssb are blacklisted.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10527475&postcount=5

bkratz
August 20th, 2011, 03:03 AM
Going to bed now, but if there are questions in what you see copy/paste the output of

ls /etc/modprobe.d

back here and we will help find it for you. (By the way that is an "LS" in lowercase (not a 1) --sometimes it is a bit difficult to determine in these posts.

nm_geo
August 20th, 2011, 05:31 AM
After you boot up next time without ethernet connection just copy and paste the following in the terminal:


sudo modprobe b43If that turns on you wireless it will be temporary, but never fear we can make it permanent.

If it doesn't we need to do some looking in dmesg and lsmod again.


dmesg | egrep 'b43|wl|irmware'

lsmod If you followed the link and my apt-gets you should have got the b43 driver installed. But sometimes it is still blacklisted by the STA (wl) driver. We can fix that too.


egrep -e b43 -e ssb /etc/modprobe.d/*

xXkanfirXx
August 20th, 2011, 08:11 PM
After you boot up next time without ethernet connection just copy and paste the following in the terminal:


sudo modprobe b43If that turns on you wireless it will be temporary, but never fear we can make it permanent.

If it doesn't we need to do some looking in dmesg and lsmod again.


dmesg | egrep 'b43|wl|irmware'

lsmod If you followed the link and my apt-gets you should have got the b43 driver installed. But sometimes it is still blacklisted by the STA (wl) driver. We can fix that too.


egrep -e b43 -e ssb /etc/modprobe.d/*

My wireless light came on! :P Now how do we make it permanent? :confused:

bkratz
August 20th, 2011, 08:23 PM
My wireless light came on! :P Now how do we make it permanent? :confused:




Congratulations, if you add it to the modules loaded at boot time, it should survive a reboot




sudo su
echo b43 >> /etc/modules
exit



The sudo will require your password which will not be echoed to the screen, just put it in and press enter.

nm_geo
August 21st, 2011, 12:24 AM
Congratulations, if you add it to the modules loaded at boot time, it should survive a reboot




sudo su
echo b43 >> /etc/modules
exit

The sudo will require your password which will not be echoed to the screen, just put it in and press enter.

Thanks for the backup bkratz. I hope xXkanfirXx returns so we can check those blacklist. But if not it appears it is working.

xXkanfirXx
August 21st, 2011, 12:46 AM
Congratulations, if you add it to the modules loaded at boot time, it should survive a reboot




sudo su
echo b43 >> /etc/modules
exit

The sudo will require your password which will not be echoed to the screen, just put it in and press enter.
Am I putting that code in right? This is what I got..
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for anthony:
root@anthony-Latitude-D620:/home/anthony# sudo su
root@anthony-Latitude-D620:/home/anthony# echo b43 >> /etc/modules
root@anthony-Latitude-D620:/home/anthony# exit

What do you mean by add it to the modules loaded at boot time??

nm_geo
August 21st, 2011, 12:49 AM
Am I putting that code in right? This is what I got..
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for anthony:
root@anthony-Latitude-D620:/home/anthony# sudo su
root@anthony-Latitude-D620:/home/anthony# echo b43 >> /etc/modules
root@anthony-Latitude-D620:/home/anthony# exit

What do you mean by add it to the modules loaded at boot time??

The command bkratz gave you and you used makes sure the b43 is picked up during the booting process. You inserted b43 into the modules..
That way every time you log on the b43 is loaded.

xXkanfirXx
August 21st, 2011, 12:50 AM
Thanks for the backup bkratz. I hope xXkanfirXx returns so we can check those blacklist. But if not it appears it is working.
This is what I got after entering the black list code..
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep '8180|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl| lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3 |rt6|rt7|witch|wl'
# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist wl
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
# wl module from Broadcom conflicts with ssb
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist b43
install wl /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install wl $CMDLINE_OPTS
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$

In your post you were saying something about adding "#" in front, It doesn't allow me to type anywhere else except for a new command.

nm_geo
August 21st, 2011, 12:50 AM
Please run and post the following for my peace of mind.


egrep -e b43 -e ssb /etc/modprobe.d/*

xXkanfirXx
August 21st, 2011, 12:54 AM
Please run and post the following for my peace of mind.


egrep -e b43 -e ssb /etc/modprobe.d/*
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$ egrep -e b43 -e ssb /etc/modprobe.d/*
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:# replaced by b43 and ssb.
/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf:# wl module from Broadcom conflicts with ssb
/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf:blacklist b43legacy
/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf:blacklist b43
/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf:blacklist ssb
anthony@anthony-Latitude-D620:~$

xXkanfirXx
August 21st, 2011, 01:33 AM
Well I rebooted and my wireless came back on and is working fine so I suppose all is well. I thank you both for your patience and all your help! :) I'll let you know if anything goes quirky, hopefully it won't.

nm_geo
August 21st, 2011, 01:44 AM
/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf:blacklist b43
/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf:blacklist ssbThose are the ones that are the problem.



There are at least two ways to clean up the blacklist.. I will give you both.. The first is easier and less chance for error.
1)

gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.confadd the # in front of blacklist b43 and # in front of blacklist ssb

Save and Exit

2)

Gets us to the directory

cd /etc/modprobe.dVerifies we are correct all with blacklist names

lsThis one is very important to be correct we are removing the file

sudo rm broadcom-sta-common.confb43 & ssb are no longer blacklisted ...

Run this to check..


egrep -e b43 -e ssb /etc/modprobe.d/*

xXkanfirXx
August 21st, 2011, 02:59 AM
Those are the ones that are the problem.



There are at least two ways to clean up the blacklist.. I will give you both.. The first is easier and less chance for error.
1)

gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.confadd the # in front of blacklist b43 and # in front of blacklist ssb

Save and Exit

2)

Gets us to the directory

cd /etc/modprobe.dVerifies we are correct all with blacklist names

lsThis one is very important to be correct we are removing the file

sudo rm broadcom-sta-common.confb43 & ssb are no longer blacklisted ...

Run this to check..


egrep -e b43 -e ssb /etc/modprobe.d/*
I did the first one.

nm_geo
August 21st, 2011, 03:27 AM
I did the first one.

You should be Golden... thanks for revisiting it really helped to explain why your b43 did not auto-start. Might help others later.

bkratz
August 21st, 2011, 01:07 PM
Just got up, I'm glad nm_geo was able to get you going. Enjoy your wireless!

xXkanfirXx
August 21st, 2011, 06:51 PM
Just got up, I'm glad nm_geo was able to get you going. Enjoy your wireless!
Still working great, thank you both!