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shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 02:15 AM
i hate the fact that i still have to use windows to get into the internet .. i'm a noob as worst noobs can come .. so please to whoever reply my call for rescue .. assume the typical windows user, who had JUST installed ubuntu .. thanks in advance ..

it's not working .. i'm on DELL INSPIRON 6400 .. and i have proset/wireless 3945ABG network card and has a wirless network environment, no no other way to get connected but that ..

symptoms:

the light isn't lit : the light of the wifi which is on the actual laptop is turned off

iwconfig returns no wireless extention

network manager used to have a wireless network section in it, not anymore

tried to install the ieee80211 but i keep getting this STUPID ERROR which has something to do a function first use "error: ‘proc_net’ undeclared (first use in this function)"

when i try to skip this and just install the ipw3945 package it and force IEEE80211_IGNORE_DUPLICATE=y or something like that .. it states that it couldn't find ieee80211

when i try: find /lib/farmeware "or something" i can notice some ipw's and ieee's but when i modprobe nothing is there and i keep getting error ..

as of which distribution it is .. i went into the ubuntu site and downladed the latest .. hardy i guess .. 8.*.24 ..

when i tried the windows wirless driver, the gui for ndiget or something :'( i loaded the inf file from the windows driver, and then it goes crazy, it freezez and every light there is starts flashing, the bluetooth and the wifi is lit, the capslock and the scroll lk are on and off and i have to switch it off physically ..

i know that i'm a noob .. but i'm starting and i don't want to quite i really want to become a linux respected user .. i spent the last 6 hours just following this problem, i'm frustrated out of my mind, and i can't get to learn anything else without getting connected ..


please do help .. PLEASE

ps: can someone throw me some good links of where i can start my way with ubuntu .. thank you all

pytheas22
September 15th, 2008, 02:43 AM
Sorry that you're having so much frustration. The iwl3945 driver is actually already installed in Ubuntu by default, however. For some reason it must not be working for you (it does tend to be buggy). First, make sure that you've applied all Ubuntu updates. If after doing that and rebooting your wireless still doesn't work, please open up a terminal, run the following commands, and post their output here:


dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan -e eth1
lshw -C Network
lspci -nn
iwlist scan

Also, if there's a physical button on your laptop or a key combination that you have to press to enable the wireless (that is, something like [function+F2]), you tried turning that on, right?

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 07:55 AM
hehe well of course sir, i know how to turn my wireless on :)

i installed the updates available at the synaptic manager ( ?? ) and i made the ubuntu cd as a source too :s :confused:

now to what you have requested to run

1- dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan -e eth1
i ran it and nothing happenned, it just gave me the $ sign again

2- lshw -C Network


WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:15:c5:0d:91:f6
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration:
broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 latency=64 module=ssb multicast=yes


3- lspci -nn


00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4
[8086:27d6] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
[8086:27c8] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
[8086:27c9] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
[8086:27ca] (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
[8086:27cb] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
[8086:27cc] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e1)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 01)

00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller
[8086:27c4] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller
[8086:27da] (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
[14e4:170c] (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
[1180:0832]
03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
[1180:0822] (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller
[1180:0843] (rev 0a)
03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
[1180:0592] (rev 05)
03:01.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller
[1180:0852] (rev ff)
0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
[8086:4222] (rev 02)


4- iwlist scan


lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.


:S now what to do sir ?

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 08:18 AM
do you suggest more radical solution like downloading another ubuntu distribution and re-install the whole thing, coz I read from threads that what I downloaded is the buggiest version .. Something about it being 'generic' or something ... I'm really lost

Crafty Kisses
September 15th, 2008, 08:26 AM
Try installing this package:

sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.17-10-generic linux-restricted-modules-2.6.17-10-generic

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 08:44 AM
sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.17-10-generic linux-restricted-modules-2.6.17-10-generic

[sudo] password for user:

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

E: Couldn't find package linux-image-2.6.17-10-generic




:(

and please do not assume that i know how to install updates, re-compile headers or drivers or install subsystems on the fly for that matter, i want to get there, at the moment i don't know how .. and no matter how i try my case is always different than those solved threads, i will be bothering you with something basic like this, but please do help :)

btw the OS version is : Ubuntu 8.04.1, Kernel 2.6.24-19-generic

manadi
September 15th, 2008, 11:09 AM
Can you post the o/p of lsmod here....

pytheas22
September 15th, 2008, 03:23 PM
1- dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan -e eth1
i ran it and nothing happenned, it just gave me the $ sign again

It looks like the driver for your card is not loaded for some reason...it should be automatically loaded if you're using Hardy, unless you deleted it at some point. If you type:


sudo modprobe iwl3945

it would load the driver, or give you an error message about why it can't load the driver. What does it say?


do you suggest more radical solution like downloading another ubuntu distribution and re-install

If the 'modprobe' command above fails, you may want to reinstall Hardy, because I'm not sure what's going on...probably in your previous attempts to get the card working, you accidentally removed something very important.

You could also try installing Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy). It uses an older driver for your card that tends to work more reliably than the one in Hardy.

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 04:02 PM
i'm sorry for the late reply i was at work :)

as for the lsmod

lsmod
Module Size Used by
ipv6 267780 10
rfcomm 41744 2
l2cap 25728 13 rfcomm
nbd 24864 0
ppdev 10372 0
capifs 6920 1
snd_atiixp_modem 17544 0
snd_via82xx_modem 16264 0
snd_intel8x0m 18956 0
snd_ac97_codec 101028 3 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_intel8x0m
ac97_bus 3072 1 snd_ac97_codec
acpi_cpufreq 10796 1
cpufreq_userspace 5284 0
cpufreq_conservative 8712 0
cpufreq_powersave 2688 0
cpufreq_stats 7104 0
cpufreq_ondemand 9740 1
freq_table 5536 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
sbs 15112 0
container 5632 0
dock 11280 0
sbshc 7680 1 sbs
af_packet 23812 0
prism2_usb 75908 0
p80211 33160 1 prism2_usb
iptable_filter 3840 0
ip_tables 14820 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 16132 1 ip_tables
nls_iso8859_1 4992 1
nls_cp437 6656 1
vfat 14464 1
fat 54556 1 vfat
aes_i586 33536 0
dm_crypt 15364 0
dm_mod 62660 1 dm_crypt
sbp2 24072 0
parport_pc 36260 0
lp 12324 0
parport 37832 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
loop 18948 0
joydev 13120 0
snd_hda_intel 344728 3
snd_pcm_oss 42144 0
snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss
hci_usb 16540 2
snd_pcm 78596 6 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_intel8x0m,s nd_ac97_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 11400 5 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_intel8x0m,s nd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel
bluetooth 61156 7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
snd_seq_dummy 4868 0
usbhid 31872 0
hid 38784 1 usbhid
snd_seq_oss 35584 0
snd_seq_midi 9376 0
snd_rawmidi 25760 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 8320 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 54224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
ndiswrapper 192920 0
snd_timer 24836 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 9612 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
sdhci 19076 0
ricoh_mmc 4352 0
video 19856 0
output 4736 1 video
serio_raw 7940 0
mmc_core 51460 1 sdhci
snd 56996 21 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_intel8x0m,s nd_ac97_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,sn d_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
wmi_acer 9644 0
ac 6916 0
battery 14212 0
button 9232 0
iTCO_wdt 13092 0
intel_agp 25492 1
dcdbas 9504 0
soundcore 8800 1 snd
iTCO_vendor_support 4868 1 iTCO_wdt
agpgart 34760 2 intel_agp
shpchp 34452 0
pci_hotplug 30880 1 shpchp
evdev 13056 8
psmouse 40336 0
pcspkr 4224 0
usb_storage 73664 4
ext3 136712 1
jbd 48404 1 ext3
mbcache 9600 1 ext3
libusual 19108 1 usb_storage
sg 36880 0
sd_mod 30720 10
sr_mod 17956 0
cdrom 37408 1 sr_mod
ata_generic 8324 0
b44 28432 0
ata_piix 19588 4
ohci1394 33584 0
pata_acpi 8320 0
ssb 34308 1 b44
mii 6400 1 b44
ieee1394 93752 2 sbp2,ohci1394
libata 159344 3 ata_generic,ata_piix,pata_acpi
scsi_mod 151436 6 sbp2,usb_storage,sg,sd_mod,sr_mod,libata
ehci_hcd 37900 0
uhci_hcd 27024 0
usbcore 146028 9 prism2_usb,hci_usb,usbhid,ndiswrapper,usb_storage, libusual,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
thermal 16796 0
processor 36872 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
fan 5636 0
fbcon 42912 0
tileblit 3456 1 fbcon
font 9472 1 fbcon
bitblit 6784 1 fbcon
softcursor 3072 1 bitblit
fuse 50580 13


and as for the modprobe it just flashed the $ sign again ... i pressed enter and nothing happenned ..

shall i reinstall ? is it hopeless ? or if the gutsy older distribution is more reliable and will save me this frustration please send me a download link .. i don't want to do anything on my own .. i always get the wrong things ..

odin1965
September 15th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Does your wireless work if you boot with the live CD?

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 06:01 PM
nope .. just a slower version of the same frustration .. :s

odin1965
September 15th, 2008, 06:31 PM
You mentioned that there used to be a "wireless section" in network manager. Is it still there when you use the live CD? If so what does it say? Is it detecting any networks and maybe just not connecting? What does "iwlist scan" return when using the live CD?

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 06:48 PM
if the ultimate question is "is the wireless works at the first place, as in hardware stuff" .. well here it is i'm using it right now .. and if i did something accidently wrong .. well it should be reversable .. right ? i mean that's the whole point of having an open source operating system ..

odin1965
September 15th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Yes, that is the question, but we would like to compare an original setup with what you have now to determine what is different. That way we can see if it might have worked in the first place with a little tweaking and now has a different problem, or if it's still just the same problem you had originally. The fact that wireless WAS listed in NM would seem to indicate that the iwl3945 driver WAS working at some point.
I see from a previous post that you have the NDISwrapper module still loaded. That shouldn't be needed with the 3945 card.

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 07:29 PM
well the thing is the network manager had these three categories "wireless, point to point, and the wired connection i think" now i tried to set up the wireless, though the card wasn't working from the first boot, now the network manager has only two, the wireless is out .. the wrapper i got it to try the inf file of the driver that windows has .. and it got stuck when i used it anyways ...

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 08:40 PM
i tried to reinstall a fresh version, and i noticed that the installer failed to configure DHCP ... i quit the installation .. is that the problem ??

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 09:13 PM
i call upon the respected members of this forum to help me .. please

panhandle
September 15th, 2008, 09:29 PM
Since I haven't seen it elsewhere in this thread, let's just be certain:

Does your machine have a wifi card kill switch? If so, are you *positive* the card is enabled?

Often, the LED light associated with this switch does not work, so do not use that as an indicator.

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 09:35 PM
well i understand your point, but when i boot the xp .. the light is lit the card is functioning fine .. and it does come to life "the light that is" when it gets a freez

panhandle
September 15th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Does that mean you are positive the switch is in the "on" position?

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 10:04 PM
yes, because the switch turns both wifi and bluetooth on together, and when ubuntu is on and i turn it on the bluetooth fires and is recognized, i wish i can say the same for my wifi ...

can anyone give me a link to download a clean stable reliable ubuntu distribution for my machine?

dell inspiron 6400
1.83 centrino duo
1 g ram
:S

panhandle
September 15th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Here...the official Ubuntu website.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors

Choose the nearest mirror and download.

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 10:23 PM
well what do i download dapper, gutsy, edgy, feisty, or hardy, kubuntu or edubuntu ???? what's the difference ? i downloaded hardy and look where i am .. it's getting too overwhelming

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 10:27 PM
and does this "failed to configure DHCP" message i got while installing has anything to do with anything ? coz i want to re-install a fresh copy if that will solve anything .. coz i checked the md5sum and the version i downloaded is good, and checked the cd for defects, nothing is wrong, and it's not the hardware .. so if it is not the software, it should be me .. so if i reinstalled and from the top it didn't recognize my wifi card, like it did, what should i do ?

pytheas22
September 15th, 2008, 11:11 PM
There's some strange stuff going on. You say that you were able to insert the iwl3945 module without an error, yet 'lsmod' does not list iwl3945 as present. On top of that, you should not need to insert iwl3945 manually at all--it should be auto-inserted.

Perhaps something strange happened to the wireless stack earlier when you were trying to sort this out that's causing iwl3945 not to work. You can install the latest stable version of iwl3945 by running the following commands (provided you're plugged in via ethernet first):


sudo apt-get install build-essential
wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.28.1.6.tgz
tar -xzvf iwlwifi*
cp iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.28.1.6/iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode /lib/firmware
wget http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/compat-wireless-old.tar.bz2
bunzip2 compat-wireless*
tar xf compat-wireless*
cd compat-wireless-2.6-old/
make ###it will take a few minutes here to compile
sudo make install
sudo make unload
sudo make load

Then reboot. If things still don't work after rebooting, please post:


lsmod | grep iwl
lshw -C Network
dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan
lspci -nn
iwconfig

If you want to try using Gutsy instead, you can download the ISO from here (http://releases.ubuntu.com/7.10/) (specific links are at the bottom of the page, depending on which version of Gutsy you need). But I'd give the commands above a try first, as they might solve the problem.

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 11:13 PM
can there be an alternate code ? coz i don't have any other way of connecting to the internet .. :S .. might i manually download the packages, tar xzvf "or something", then cd, then make ?

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 11:21 PM
coz that's what i've been doing so far, get a solution wherever a wget is found i download them from xp put them on a usb device then manually use them there .. have one pc, one internet connecting method "wifi" .. so if that's wrong, i've messed up, and what is the right way of doing it otherwise ?

shift_00
September 15th, 2008, 11:29 PM
anyone? so i can get to work ??

pytheas22
September 15th, 2008, 11:43 PM
You can install the new driver offline, with a little more work.

First, put your Ubuntu live CD in your drive. Then go to System>Administration>Software Sources. Under the "Ubuntu Software" tab, you should see a box that you can check to enable the use of your CD as a repository. Make sure this box is checked. Then close the window (if you're asked about reloading the sources list, say yes). Then run:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential

When that's finished, go to a computer that has Internet and download this file (http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.28.1.6.tgz) and this file (http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/compat-wireless-old.tar.bz2). Save them onto a USB drive or something, and then transfer both files to your desktop on Ubuntu. After you've saved them to your desktop, run these commands on Ubuntu:


cd ~/Desktop
tar -xzvf iwlwifi*
sudo cp iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.28.1.6/iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode /lib/firmware
bunzip2 compat-wireless*
tar xf compat-wireless*
cd compat-wireless-2.6-old/
make ###it will take a few minutes here to compile
sudo make install
sudo make unload
sudo make load

EDIT: sorry, I screwed a few instructions up (forgot that you needed to download two files, not one), but I fixed them now. If you tried this once and it failed, try it again now please using the corrected instructions above.

master5o1
September 15th, 2008, 11:52 PM
and as for the modprobe it just flashed the $ sign again ... i pressed enter and nothing happenned ..

modprobe doesn't give any `success` notification -- only error warnings. like "WARNING: blahblah.ko not found" or something.

shift_00
September 16th, 2008, 12:33 AM
the results are back .. i think we are close .. please bare with me people ..



lsmod | grep iwl
iwl3945 93304 0
led_class 6020 2 ath5k,iwl3945
mac80211 222324 13 ath5k,at76_usb,rt2x00usb,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib,iwl39 45,rtl8187,rtl8180,zd1211rw,adm8211,p54usb,p54pci, p54common
cfg80211 36192 8 ath5k,rt2x00lib,iwl3945,rtl8187,rtl8180,adm8211,ma c80211,ipw2100



lshw -C Network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
logical name: wmaster0
version: 02
serial: 00:13:02:34:12:44
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwl3945 latency=0 module=iwl3945 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:15:c5:0d:91:f6
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 latency=64 module=ssb multicast=yes




dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan
[ 192.138179] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.2.26ks
[ 192.138186] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2008 Intel Corporation
[ 192.138793] iwl3945: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 192.200215] iwl3945: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 23 802.11a channels
[ 192.201020] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
[ 192.408328] iwlwifi_mac80211: disagrees about version of symbol wiphy_register
[ 192.408337] iwlwifi_mac80211: Unknown symbol wiphy_register
[ 192.408373] iwlwifi_mac80211: disagrees about version of symbol wiphy_new
[ 192.408377] iwlwifi_mac80211: Unknown symbol wiphy_new
[ 192.408927] iwlwifi_mac80211: disagrees about version of symbol wiphy_unregister
[ 192.408930] iwlwifi_mac80211: Unknown symbol wiphy_unregister
[ 192.409680] iwlwifi_mac80211: disagrees about version of symbol wiphy_free
[ 192.409701] iwlwifi_mac80211: Unknown symbol wiphy_free
[ 192.413274] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_rx_irqsafe
[ 192.413355] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_get_hdrlen
[ 192.413502] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_iwlwifi_ieee80211_tx_status_irqsafe
[ 192.413602] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_iwlwifi_ieee80211_stop_queues
[ 192.413744] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_tx_status
[ 192.413801] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_rate_control_unregister
[ 192.413912] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_stop_queue
[ 192.413968] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_sta_info_put
[ 192.414080] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_free_hw
[ 192.414136] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_beacon_get
[ 192.414198] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_sta_info_get
[ 192.414327] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_alloc_hw
[ 192.414405] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_scan_completed
[ 192.414554] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_register_hw
[ 192.414751] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_wake_queue
[ 192.414808] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_rate_control_register
[ 192.414906] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_iwlwifi_ieee80211_register_hwmode
[ 192.415148] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_unregister_hw
[ 192.415255] iwl4965: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_ieee80211_start_queues
[ 192.445888] Registered led device: iwl-phy0:radio
[ 192.445910] Registered led device: iwl-phy0:assoc
[ 192.445965] Registered led device: iwl-phy0:RX
[ 192.445982] Registered led device: iwl-phy0:TX
[ 192.467179] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 192.888302] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_wlan
[ 193.212577] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 193.215251] wlan0: authenticated
[ 193.215256] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 195.122012] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 195.122017] wlan0: associated
[ 195.122062] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 195.125562] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 205.110942] wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
[ 205.522178] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 204.546419] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 206.450914] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 204.549976] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 204.556376] wlan0: authenticated
[ 204.556382] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 204.565210] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 204.565217] wlan0: associated
[ 204.565288] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 207.562206] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 208.559053] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 208.561693] wlan0: authenticated
[ 208.561700] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 208.565899] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 208.565906] wlan0: associated
[ 208.565978] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 211.560329] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 212.556054] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 212.558700] wlan0: authenticated
[ 212.558707] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 212.562887] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 212.562894] wlan0: associated
[ 212.562966] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 215.558609] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 216.557073] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 216.559723] wlan0: authenticated
[ 216.559730] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 216.563960] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 216.563967] wlan0: associated
[ 216.564040] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 219.557023] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 220.554082] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 220.556731] wlan0: authenticated
[ 220.556738] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 220.560838] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 220.560845] wlan0: associated
[ 220.560917] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 223.555135] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 224.551096] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 224.553763] wlan0: authenticated
[ 224.553771] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 224.557815] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 224.557822] wlan0: associated
[ 224.557895] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 227.553381] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 228.552100] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 228.554738] wlan0: authenticated
[ 228.554744] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 228.558984] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 228.558991] wlan0: associated
[ 228.559063] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 231.551701] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 232.549105] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 232.551751] wlan0: authenticated
[ 232.551758] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 232.555855] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 232.555862] wlan0: associated
[ 232.555935] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 235.551826] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 236.550114] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 236.554448] wlan0: authenticated
[ 236.554455] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 236.558572] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 236.558578] wlan0: associated
[ 236.558651] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 246.548659] wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
[ 250.610896] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 250.612625] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 248.712733] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 248.712751] wlan0: authenticated
[ 248.712756] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 248.721286] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 248.721293] wlan0: associated
[ 248.721364] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 251.712850] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 252.709868] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 252.712587] wlan0: authenticated
[ 252.712594] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 252.716805] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 252.716812] wlan0: associated
[ 252.716884] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 257.613527] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 258.609379] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 256.710282] wlan0: authenticated
[ 256.710290] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 256.714660] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 256.714667] wlan0: associated
[ 256.714739] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 261.611774] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 262.611371] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 262.614020] wlan0: authenticated
[ 262.614025] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 262.618776] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 262.618781] wlan0: associated
[ 262.618822] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 263.712566] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 266.611390] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 264.719496] wlan0: authenticated
[ 264.719504] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 264.722980] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 264.722987] wlan0: associated
[ 264.723059] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 267.725862] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 268.721863] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 268.724502] wlan0: authenticated
[ 268.724510] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 268.728122] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 268.728129] wlan0: associated
[ 268.728201] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 271.724082] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 272.722872] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 272.725516] wlan0: authenticated
[ 272.725523] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 272.728989] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 272.728996] wlan0: associated
[ 272.729069] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 275.722323] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 276.719884] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 276.722528] wlan0: authenticated
[ 276.722535] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 276.726153] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 276.726159] wlan0: associated
[ 276.726232] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 279.720603] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 280.716896] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 280.719542] wlan0: authenticated
[ 280.719549] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 280.723124] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 280.723130] wlan0: associated
[ 280.723203] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 292.613960] wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
[ 292.666200] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 292.669224] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 292.671617] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 292.675956] wlan0: authenticated
[ 292.675962] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 292.679447] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 292.679454] wlan0: associated
[ 292.679525] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 295.673911] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 296.673000] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 296.675664] wlan0: authenticated
[ 296.675671] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 296.679323] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[ 296.679330] wlan0: associated
[ 296.679401] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 299.677019] wlan0: deauthenticated




lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832]
03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 0a)
03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 05)
03:01.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev ff)
0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)





iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:"2Octopos"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:1D:7E:B4:7D:70
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality=94/100 Signal level:-35 dBm Noise level=-127 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

shift_00
September 16th, 2008, 12:36 AM
symptoms:

the light of the wifi got flashing and all the system just overall slowed very much, the network manager won't open and "manage wireless connections" won't open quickly, but when it does no networks detected .. so i thought i would reboot, and when i did, everything was gone, i had to go through the whole process again to get the flashy wifi .. when i turned off the system got back on track .. in terms of speed that is ..

we are close aren't we ???

shift_00
September 16th, 2008, 12:44 AM
i think i should mention this, while building, a repetitive "clock skew detected, build might be incomplete" message kept coming out .. and building essentials i got it from synaptic rather than apt-get .. thanks

pytheas22
September 16th, 2008, 04:12 AM
Yes, you're a lot closer now--you have a wireless interface recognized, are able to see networks and apparently associate. This is much better than before. Unfortunately, however, there are still some errors mentioned by dmesg and I'm not sure what they mean, e.g.:


05.110942] wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
[ 205.522178] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 204.546419] wlan0: deauthenticated
[ 206.450914] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 204.549976] wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 204.556376] wlan0: authenticated
[ 204.556382] wlan0: associate with AP 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70
[ 204.565210] wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1d:7e:b4:7d:70 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[ 204.565217] wlan0: associated
[ 204.565288] wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (314)
[ 207.562206] wlan0: deauthenticated

It sounds maybe like the router is rejecting you for some reason after you get associated. I'll google some of this stuff and see what comes up. In the meantime, please try turning off all encryption on your router, then run these commands:


sudo kill -9 $(ps -e | grep NetworkManager)
sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode managed essid "2Octopos"
sudo dhclient wlan0

If that works, you will get an IP address. Do you?

EDIT: this bug report (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22/+bug/176602) looks relevant. Was your network encrypted when you tried to connect? They seem to think that the problem is related to WEP and/or WPA (but not WPA2). There is a solution in that thread, but it involves installing Ubuntu updates, which you obviously can't do without any connection. Please run the commands above to see if it gets you online with the router unsecured, then you can try downloading the patches and see if they solve the problem for good.

Also, I don't know if it's feasible, but if there's another wireless network somewhere that you could try connecting to, it would be good to know if that works, because it appears that the errors you're getting may be caused only by certain routers.

shift_00
September 16th, 2008, 06:11 PM
reporting from inside the dear ubuntu :) :guitar:

what happenned is that i got overwhelmed with everything that was so new to me, so i decided to go radical, reinstall, if not, download a gutsy, if not, cry by the wall ..

i reinstalled, and it is working, the light is off though, but it is working, i couldn't care less about that stupid light, i'm online, and i am ready to begin my journey to one day become a linux expert like you guys, perhaps even one of the good guys "hackers" :P .. not crackers, i read the how-to :D

thanks to everyone who helped .. thank you all .. :KS

pytheas22
September 17th, 2008, 01:47 AM
I'm glad it finally worked and that you can now spend some time enjoying Linux instead of fighting with it :)

Just for the benefit of anyone else who stumbles on this thread, though, how exactly did you solve the problem? Did you reinstall Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and everything worked, or was it installing Gutsy 7.10 that solved the problem?

shift_00
September 17th, 2008, 02:08 AM
nope just the same old hardy edition .. and you are true on the money sir, i am enjoying my experience ... :D thanks alot m8

adept_king
October 24th, 2008, 12:30 AM
same exact problem here.

the methods described above helped (i think) but i got more of the kind of results i was looking for from these two commands:

sudo dhclient wlan0

sudo iwlist scanning

i am trying to connect to a connection that brings you to a login page... by command line. if only i knew how to see html on command line.

pytheas22
October 24th, 2008, 02:49 AM
same exact problem here.

the methods described above helped (i think) but i got more of the kind of results i was looking for from these two commands:

sudo dhclient wlan0

sudo iwlist scanning

i am trying to connect to a connection that brings you to a login page... by command line. if only i knew how to see html on command line.

How far exactly have you gotten? Have you gotten to the point where it says you're connected? Having to log in via a web page shouldn't be a problem; in most cases you would just connect first as normal, then be redirected in your web browser to log in after the connection has been established.

adept_king
October 24th, 2008, 03:14 AM
thanks very much for your reply by the way!

--

heres the elusive formula:

i first re-installed the 3945 driver.
then found a file called compatable old drivers or something.

then iwconfig shows lo, eth0, wmaster0 and wlan0

wlan0 is the one i wanted, it had info next to it. the others do not, so ignoring them was my biggest lesson of the day.

next:

sudo dhclient wlan0 #(this command was AWESOME & my new obsession)

sudo iwlist scanning #(to find what connection you want, take note of the name and the many coloned number. very very useful.)

sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "netwhatever" #use to fix the name of the network if its wrong by some chance

sudo iwconfig wlan0 ap xxxxxx #replace the x's with the many coloned alphanumeric string found in iwlist scanning.

and if need be do this again:

sudo dhclient wlan0 #(you might have to replace wlan0 with your own special funny little word)

go ahead and ping google.com, hitting ctrl+c when you're tired of watching the results.

and better use 'sudo apt-get update' like crazy!

i came up for air and sudo apt-get install xmonad
...a little easier than one big scary bash window?

pytheas22
October 24th, 2008, 04:06 AM
Alright, so you're all set then? The problem is solved?

Also, if you want to know how to make it connect automatically, take a look at this post (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6022384&postcount=12) which I typed out for someone else a few minutes ago and see if you can figure out what to do...the process should basically be the same for you. If you can't figure it out let me know.

jrecortel
October 24th, 2008, 04:32 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=808516

steve789
October 24th, 2008, 08:37 AM
nope it didnt work on my inspiron 1525

Pagh
October 24th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Have you just tried to install the driver from Intels home page - there is a linux version as well (thats the good thing about intel PRO wifi) here is a link for the official driver: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=2259&DwnldID=10315&strOSs=39&OSFullname=Linux*&lang=eng

pytheas22
October 24th, 2008, 03:07 PM
nope it didnt work on my inspiron 1525

What is the output of:


lspci -nn
lshw -C Network
sudo iwlist scan
modinfo iwl3945
dmesg | grep -e wlan -e iwl

caglar.dursun
November 11th, 2008, 10:21 PM
I have the same problem on Asus F3S laptop.I did everything written on this page, but still not scanning networks

pytheas22
November 12th, 2008, 01:34 AM
I have the same problem on Asus F3S laptop.I did everything written on this page, but still not scanning networks

Please post the output of:


lspci -nn
lshw -C Network
sudo iwlist scan
modinfo iwl3945
dmesg | grep -e wlan -e iwl

Also, which version of Ubuntu are you using (8.04, 8.10...)?