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alexreyland
March 16th, 2012, 10:22 PM
Im trying to brake into the big bad world of Linux and the biggest thing thats putting me off is not being able to get the wireless working on this old Packard bell easynote r1935 laptop

after installing latest ubuntu a message comes up that a propitiatory driver for the wireless needs to be activated, so i did and still no sign of wireless working. i know you need more info but i dont know what so just ask with specific instructions keeping in mind in a noob

thanks for your time

oh, and i like your socks, they say a lot about you:-s

Daveth
March 16th, 2012, 10:34 PM
Hallo. Welcome to the Ubuntu Forum.
Does this post match your machine?

http://steveyoung.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/no-wireless-networks-with-easynote-laptop-and-ubuntu-11-04/

alexreyland
March 16th, 2012, 11:13 PM
yes!! and thats helped a bit. at east now it says it can enable wireless but now it says its not ready, any ideas.

thanks for quick response

Wild Man
March 17th, 2012, 12:32 AM
Hi, please post the output of:

cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
iwconfig
rfkill list all
lsmod
by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
Thank you

alexreyland
March 17th, 2012, 07:54 PM
here it is


cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
iwconfig
rfkill list all
lsmodalex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=oneiric
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"
Linux alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
00:06.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI [1814:0301]
Subsystem: Ralink corp. EW-7108PCg [1814:2561]
Kernel driver in use: rt61pci
--
00:12.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] [1106:3065] (rev 74)
Subsystem: Packard Bell B.V. Device [1631:c015]
Kernel driver in use: via-rhine
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ 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

alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no


so what is the prognosis?

alexreyland
March 17th, 2012, 07:55 PM
what's with the smilies?

alexreyland
March 17th, 2012, 08:10 PM
sorry only rust read the last bit of your message

cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
iwconfig
rfkill list all
lsmodalex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=oneiric
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"
Linux alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
00:06.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI [1814:0301]
Subsystem: Ralink corp. EW-7108PCg [1814:2561]
Kernel driver in use: rt61pci
--
00:12.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] [1106:3065] (rev 74)
Subsystem: Packard Bell B.V. Device [1631:c015]
Kernel driver in use: via-rhine
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff

alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

Wild Man
March 19th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Hi, please try this and just copy and paste for accuracy:

sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
sudo rmmod -f rt61pci
sudo modprobe rt61pci nohwcrypt=1
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

This is good for one boot so do not reboot, if it works we need to make it permanent.
Thanks

alexreyland
March 19th, 2012, 07:43 PM
i did and it replyed
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or resource busy
so what's next experts?

Wild Man
March 19th, 2012, 08:18 PM
Hi reboot your computer then try the commands again and run them one line at a time.
Thanks

alexreyland
March 19th, 2012, 08:36 PM
I'm afraid it is still the same output after turning off and on (cant restart as it hangs) did all individually
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ sudo rmmod -f rt61pci
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ sudo modprobe rt61pci nohwcrypt=1
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or resource busy

Wild Man
March 20th, 2012, 05:47 PM
Hi, I suggest you unplug your usb adapter then run those commands then plug it into a new usb port.

I believe there is a problem with the adapter using that port.
Thanks

alexreyland
March 20th, 2012, 06:21 PM
This is an inbuilt adapter in my pakard bell easynote r1935

Wild Man
March 20th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Hi, sorry I knew that, I confused yours with another persons.

It is still the same answer basically I believe there is a problem with the slot it is in from what you say it can not be moved to another slot is that correct?
Thanks

alexreyland
March 20th, 2012, 06:37 PM
Nope only one slot for wireless card in this laptop. I had similar trouble getting wireless to work on xp when I reinstalled but found a random driver that did the trick. If I dig out what the driver was for you think its possible to find a linux equivilent? Otherwise are there any USB adaptors you would suggest that are well supported in linux as I also need one for my raspberry pi when it arrives, maybe this deserves a new thread.

Wild Man
March 20th, 2012, 06:46 PM
Hi, please show me the output of:

lsmod
so I can see if there is more then one driver loading for your device.

As for usb adapters there are so many variables that I do not give advice on them what works with one kernel will not work easily with another.
Thanks

alexreyland
March 21st, 2012, 07:18 PM
here it is, hope you can make sense of it
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
via 45249 2
drm 192194 3 via
parport_pc 32114 0
ppdev 12849 0
vesafb 13489 1
rfcomm 38408 0
joydev 17393 0
bnep 17923 2
bluetooth 148839 10 rfcomm,bnep
snd_via82xx 24720 2
gameport 15060 1 snd_via82xx
snd_via82xx_modem 18377 0
snd_ac97_codec 106082 2 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 80435 3 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_ac97_codec
snd_mpu401_uart 13865 1 snd_via82xx
arc4 12473 2
rt61pci 27493 0
crc_itu_t 12627 1 rt61pci
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
rt2x00pci 14202 1 rt61pci
rt2x00lib 48146 2 rt61pci,rt2x00pci
snd_rawmidi 25241 2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
mac80211 393421 2 rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
psmouse 73673 0
snd_timer 28932 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
serio_raw 12990 0
snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
binfmt_misc 17292 1
i2c_viapro 12969 0
snd 55902 13 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_ac97_codec,snd_m pu401_uart,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,s nd_seq_device
via_ircc 26781 0
irda 185428 1 via_ircc
cfg80211 172427 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
snd_page_alloc 14115 3 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_pcm
soundcore 12600 1 snd
crc_ccitt 12595 1 irda
shpchp 32356 0
eeprom_93cx6 12653 1 rt61pci
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usbhid 41905 0
via_rhine 27413 0
hid 77367 1 usbhid
pata_via 13398 2

Wild Man
March 21st, 2012, 08:14 PM
Hi, the driver is loaded so lets dig deeper, please post the output of:

nm-tool
sudo iwlist scan
cat /etc/resolv.conf
cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
dmesg | egrep 'rt6|firm|radio|switch|wlan|etwork'
Thanks

alexreyland
March 21st, 2012, 08:31 PM
i dont know if im being stupid or there is something wrong but it wont accept my password
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ nm-tool

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected (global)

- Device: eth0 [Wired connection 1] -------------------------------------------
Type: Wired
Driver: via-rhine
State: connected
Default: yes
HW Address: 00:40:D0:95:7B:14

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

Wired Properties
Carrier: on

IPv4 Settings:
Address: 192.168.1.3
Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
Gateway: 192.168.1.1

DNS: 192.168.1.1


- Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
Type: 802.11 WiFi
Driver: rt61pci
State: unavailable
Default: no
HW Address: 00:10:60:67:7D:88

Capabilities:

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

Wireless Access Points


alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ sudo iwlist scan
[sudo] password for alex:

Wild Man
March 21st, 2012, 08:52 PM
Hi, if you look at post 18 you will see on the right side of the box that has the commands in it there is a scroll bar, scroll down and post the output from the other 3 commands please.
thanks

alexreyland
March 21st, 2012, 08:57 PM
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# Generated by NetworkManager
nameserver 192.168.1.1
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
WimaxEnabled=true
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ dmesg | egrep 'rt6|firm|radio|switch|wlan|etwork'^C
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$

the terminal password is the same as my login password isnt it?

HiImTye
March 21st, 2012, 08:58 PM
..ignore this

Wild Man
March 21st, 2012, 09:06 PM
Hi, will you try this command again and just copy and paste I hope it shows output because it should.

dmesg | egrep 'rt6|firm|radio|switch|wlan|etwork'
Thanks

alexreyland
March 21st, 2012, 09:53 PM
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$ dmesg | egrep 'rt6|firm|radio|switch|wlan|etwork'
[ 0.000000] SFI: Simple Firmware Interface v0.81 http://simplefirmware.org
[ 0.012686] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 11.709635] type=1400 audit(1332351910.013:3): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" name="/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action" pid=475 comm="apparmor_parser"
[ 12.515005] type=1400 audit(1332351910.817:7): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" name="/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action" pid=621 comm="apparmor_parser"
[ 12.747165] rt61pci 0000:00:06.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[ 12.747182] rt61pci 0000:00:06.0: can't find IRQ for PCI INT A; please try using pci=biosirq
[ 12.747199] rt61pci 0000:00:06.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 12.848938] Registered led device: rt61pci-phy0::radio
[ 12.849032] Registered led device: rt61pci-phy0::assoc
[ 14.435309] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x30
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$

Wild Man
March 21st, 2012, 10:10 PM
Hi, this is your problem
can't find IRQ for PCI INT A
lets try changing this
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
To

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="pci=biosirq"
Then run
sudo update-grub
and reboot.

Also if you can update your bios that may fix the problem but it is always risky to do so.
Thanks

alexreyland
March 21st, 2012, 11:27 PM
tried that but no change. ill look into updating the bios.
thanks for all the help, i think my first mission in linux is to try and get a grasp of bash and understand all the commands you fired at me.

and thanks again!

Wild Man
March 22nd, 2012, 12:42 AM
Hi, it takes time to learn commands, I learned then from the forum.

Please run this command again and we can see if it helped and there is also another issue now that did not show up until the first problem was solved.

dmesg | egrep 'rt6|firm|radio|switch|wlan|etwork'
Thanks

alexreyland
March 22nd, 2012, 07:56 PM
dmesg | egrep 'rt6|firm|radio|switch|wlan|etwork'alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNoteork'dmesg | egrep 'rt6|firm|radio|switch|wlan|etw
[ 0.000000] SFI: Simple Firmware Interface v0.81 http://simplefirmware.org
[ 0.008668] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 11.597263] type=1400 audit(1332442406.907:3): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" name="/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action" pid=468 comm="apparmor_parser"
[ 12.562639] rt61pci 0000:00:06.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[ 12.562656] rt61pci 0000:00:06.0: can't find IRQ for PCI INT A; please try using pci=biosirq
[ 12.562673] rt61pci 0000:00:06.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 12.756576] Registered led device: rt61pci-phy0::radio
[ 12.756657] Registered led device: rt61pci-phy0::assoc
[ 13.886561] type=1400 audit(1332442409.195:7): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" name="/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action" pid=735 comm="apparmor_parser"
[ 14.543570] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x30
alex@alex-Packard-Bell-EasyNote:~$

Wild Man
March 22nd, 2012, 08:43 PM
Hi, you have the same problem so if you can update your bios it may fix your problem if that does not help there are other grub parameters we can try.
Thanks