View Full Version : [ubuntu] Toshiba Portege R380 missing wireless

November 5th, 2011, 02:47 PM
I have a new Toshiba R380-138 on which I'm running ubuntu 10.10. Everything seems to work except Wifi. Doesn't even appear on the network choices. Is this an issue with the Sandy Bridge architecture or is there a fix? I really, really, really don't want to upgrade to 11.10, Gnome Shell or Unity UI's.

craig@craig-TOSH:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for craig:
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 19
bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
logical name: eth0
version: 04
serial: e8:9d:87:a1:23:22
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=1.0.2-k4 firmware=0.13-4 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:45 memory:c4800000-c481ffff memory:c482a000-c482afff ioport:3060(size=32)
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Intel Corporation
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
version: 34
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:c2600000-c2601fff

November 5th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Just check with an Ubuntu 11.10 live CD (usb pen) if your wireless is working. If yes, try to install 11.10 but with classic desktop.

November 6th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Thanks but I already said I really really really don't want to upgrade to the Gnome 3 desktop. It's just as bad as Unity in my opinion. So I was hoping someone might create a driver for the Intel Network facility on the SandyBridge i5 proc. It appears to be the only facility I need that doesn't work in 10.10.

November 7th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Looks like Mint 12 is going to be the nearest desktop to what I'm looking for. Desktop configurability with the Linux 3 kernel and no one telling me I have to change workflow to suite the OS! So bye-bye Ubuntu, it was fun for a while:p