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ohchumanities
September 15th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm totally new to Ubuntu and really Linux in general. I just made the switch over from Windows and I am having all sorts of issues adjusting.

First, I haven't been able to get my wireless network to show up. I've seen several how-tos on how to correct this problem, but nothing seems to work.

Connected to this, I can't seem to get anything I've downloaded to work either. As I don't have internet on my pc, I've been downloading through windows, putting the downloads onto an external hardrive, and then uploading them in Ubuntu. I've then tried to follow the command line instructions, but nothing seems to work. Most often, I get a message like "No such file or directory".

I've also been trying to get LAMP and XAMPP to work (the main reason I switched to a linux based os), but again, nothing.

I'm obviously doing some things wrong here- so any help would be great! Thanks so much- I've heard such great things about Ubuntu and hope to keep working with it.

porchrat
September 15th, 2008, 08:35 PM
it seems like most of your issues could be solved by getting your network working.

If you could post the ouput of this command here on the forum we could help you a little more:


lshw -C network

This will tell us what wireless module you are running.

Another thought: Can't you just use an ethernet connection to the router in place of the wireless connection in the meantime?

ohchumanities
September 15th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Ok, here's what I got. (I'm on two computers now, one with internet, one running Ubuntu, so sorry if I make an errors re-typing)

Hardware LIster (lshw)-B.02.12.01
lshw [-format] [-options . . .]
lshw -version
-version print program version (B.02.12.01)

format can be
-html output hardware tree as HTML
-xml output hardware tree as XML
-short output hardware paths
-businfo output bus information

options can be
-class CLASS only show a certain class of hardware
-C CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
-disable TEST disable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc.)
-quiet don't display status
-sanitize samitize output (remove sensitive information like serial numbers, etc.)

Does this help at all? Thanks for getting back to me!

ohchumanities
September 15th, 2008, 08:59 PM
I didn't see your post about the ethernet connect- that's not a bad thought. I would like to get my wireless working, and I still can't seem to get anything I download to work. Is it because I'm transfering from an external hardrive? Or do I not have these files in the right place? If that makes sense.

phidia
September 15th, 2008, 09:11 PM
It seems you didn't enter the command "lshw -C network" that porchrat provided correctly.
Open a terminal from Applications > Accessories and enter that command and also "lspci -v" as they appear-don't include the quotation marks.

To answer your last question: To use files you downloaded probably requires creating an external repo (your own repository) it's doable but requires more work than just plugging in your Ethernet or configuring wireless (hopefully).

ohchumanities
September 15th, 2008, 10:05 PM
Hi sorry about the last mix up.

Here is the information you asked for:
Command: lshw -C network
PCI (sysfs)
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:15:c5:73:f2:43
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
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:02:03.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:16:cf:9c:ae:55
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

Command: lspci -v:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at dff00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at eff8 [size=8]
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at dfec0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at dff80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at dfebc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=0b, subordinate=0b, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=0c, subordinate=0d, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: dfc00000-dfdfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d0000000-00000000d01fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at bf80 [size=32]

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at bf60 [size=32]

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at bf40 [size=32]

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at bf20 [size=32]

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at b0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=32
Memory behind bridge: dfb00000-dfbfffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at bfa0 [size=16]

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at dfbfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0005
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at dfbfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]


Thanks again for all of the help! I think I have the right information posted now. Thanks again so much.

panhandle
September 15th, 2008, 10:09 PM
You mentioned that you have followed howtos here on the boards. Did you follow this one?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=190177

porchrat
September 16th, 2008, 09:28 PM
panhandle is right...that guide looks like it will work as this is your wireless module:


product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation

This could be the problem though...seems like the wireless card is disabled:


configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:16:cf:9c:ae:55

Does your machine have some sort of wireless switch and if so is it disabled or enabled? If not then no worries, but if so it is a easy possible solution.

ohchumanities
September 16th, 2008, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the help everyone, I will try to get this all fixed. To make matters worse my internet is completely down at home right now, so as soon as I get a chance, I'll try your solutions. I don't think my wireless card is disabled, as it still works when I boot Windows. So, I'll try this fix and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks again so much!