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Chavin
June 27th, 2008, 07:40 PM
I'm using Linux first day and after succesful installationn to my Acer Aspire7520G laptop I'm facing a problem with some drivers: First, nVidia GeForce 8600M GS doesn't work at all with my Ubuntu 8,04. I'll ask help for this in another thread. Second, I'm not able configure wireless internet due to some malfunctioning with Atheros 804.11 driver. There are few instruction here that discuss similar matters, but I haven't had the guts to try them out hoping its the correct solution.

In various threads people have asked folks for lspci, iwlist and ifconfig terminal-outputs, so mine are here:

ifconfig:

tatu@TH-laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1b:38:e1:9a:ed
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:219 Base address:0x2000

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:184 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:184 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:9200 (8.9 KB) TX bytes:9200 (8.9 KB)

iwlist:

tatu@TH-laptop:~$ iwlist
Usage: iwlist [interface] scanning [essid NNN] [last]
[interface] frequency
[interface] channel
[interface] bitrate
[interface] rate
[interface] encryption
[interface] keys
[interface] power
[interface] txpower
[interface] retry
[interface] ap
[interface] accesspoints
[interface] peers
[interface] event
[interface] auth
[interface] wpakeys
[interface] genie
[interface] modulation

lspci:

tatu@TH-laptop:~$ lspci -v
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
I/O ports at 1d00 [size=256]

00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 3080 [size=64]
I/O ports at 3040 [size=64]
I/O ports at 3000 [size=64]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
Subsystem: nVidia Corporation Unknown device cb84
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at d0600000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]

00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d0886000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at d0889000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at d0887000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at d0889400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Unknown device f025:0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
[virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
[virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
[virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
[virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
I/O ports at 30c0 [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at d0880000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
Memory behind bridge: d0500000-d05fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 220
I/O ports at 30f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 30e4 [size=4]
I/O ports at 30e8 [size=8]
I/O ports at 30e0 [size=4]
I/O ports at 30d0 [size=16]
Memory at d0884000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 219
Memory at d0888000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
I/O ports at 30f8 [size=8]
Memory at d0889c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Memory at d0889800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
Memory behind bridge: d1000000-d3ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000cfffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00005000-00005fff
Memory behind bridge: d0200000-d03fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d0000000-00000000d01fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: d0400000-d04fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: <access denied>

01:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at d0500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

01:04.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at d0500800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>

01:04.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at d0500c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>

01:04.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at d0501000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8600M GS (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0126
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
Memory at d1000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at d2000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at 4000 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>

05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Unknown device 0428
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 20
Memory at d0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

I apologise being so helpless with the matter as instructions certainly would already exist here.