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    Ubuntu 8.04 issues

    Hi all!!!

    I just installed ubuntu 8.04 on an Acer Aspire One and i have some issues

    1) It will not recognize any usb device every time i insert a stick or a hard drive i get this message ''Invalid mountoption when attempting to mount the volume''
    how can i ''change'' this option?

    2) I have no WiFi Support. I heard somewere about a project called mad wifi witch i visited but i couldn't understand nothing (i'm almost a newbie) is there an easer way to get WiFi to work?

    3) Is there a way to make the gdesklets icon invisible in the system tray when running? (Nothing wrong with it i just can't find a reason to be there)

    Thnak you all for your time.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 issues

    1) not sure about #1 but you can see what devices are attached via usb with the command lsusb.

    2) we need to see what wifi adaptor you have. in a terminal type:

    Code:
    lshw -C network
    3) I havent used gdesklets but I can put the screenlets tool in the system tray.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 issues

    ok the output of lshw -C network was:

    gtone@Netbook:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:1e:68:b6:1c:eb
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.2LK ip=192.168.1.5 latency=0 module=r8169 multicast=yes
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet controller
    product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    gtone@Netbook:~$
    I can also see that my computer is using 2 restricted drivers for wireless i supose witch are:

    1. Atheros Hardware Access Layer (HAL)
    2. Support for Atheros 802.11 Wireless LAN Cards

    But still i can't find any wireless networks...I have to tell you that my computer has a switch for the wireless but it's not working...


    Now for the usb problem, I put a usb stick on my computer and this is the output of lsusb after puting the stick

    gtone@Netbook:~$ lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 004: ID 058f:6387 Alcor Micro Corp. Transcend JetFlash 110 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (2GB)
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 064e:d101 Suyin Corp.
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c062 Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    gtone@Netbook:~$
    I have no idea what the code says...but i can see my logitech mouse on that list that is working properly but the jetflash is not working and i also saw now that it says it's a 2GB usb but it's a 4GB stick if that makes any difference....

    Please help me to keep ubuntu on the AAO i love them!!!

    Have a Happy New Year Everyone

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 issues

    Looking through the forum i found some other commands that the output might help someone to fix my problem here they are:

    iwconfig

    gtone@Netbook:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    gtone@Netbook:~$
    ifconfig

    gtone@Netbook:~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:68:b6:1c:eb
    inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::21e:68ff:feb6:1ceb/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:3148 errors:0 dropped:3201475832 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2424 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:3927470 (3.7 MB) TX bytes:250104 (244.2 KB)
    Interrupt:219 Base address:0xe000

    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:1014 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1014 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:50700 (49.5 KB) TX bytes:50700 (49.5 KB)

    gtone@Netbook:~$
    sudo iwlist scan

    gtone@Netbook:~$ sudo iwlist scan
    [sudo] password for gtone:
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    gtone@Netbook:~$

    hope this can give enough info about my computer...

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 issues


    HP Pavilion DV3505ea Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 @ 2.0Ghz - 2GB RAM - 160GB HDD - nVidia GeForce 9300M GS - Intel 5100AGN Wireless

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 issues

    i tryed that link and followed the instructions for installing madwifi theese are the commands that i used:

    wget http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org...current.tar.gz
    sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    mkdir madwifi-hal-current
    tar -xzf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz -c madwifi-hal-current
    cd madwifi-hal-current
    make
    make install
    modprobe ath_pci
    and this was the output of the terminal:

    gtone@Netbook:~$ wget http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org...current.tar.gz
    --16:24:23-- http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org...current.tar.gz
    => `madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz'
    Resolving snapshots.madwifi-project.org... 217.24.1.134
    Connecting to snapshots.madwifi-project.org|217.24.1.134|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 4,421,132 (4.2M) [application/x-gzip]

    100%[===================================>] 4,421,132 495.96K/s ETA 00:00

    16:24:35 (381.68 KB/s) - `madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz' saved [4421132/4421132]

    gtone@Netbook:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    build-essential is already the newest version.
    linux-headers-2.6.24-22-generic is already the newest version.
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    mcpp linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic libglib1.2ldbl ndiswrapper-common
    gnome-bin libgtk1.2 libgnome32 gnome-libs-data libatk1-ruby1.8 libart2
    libgnorbagtk0 ruby1.8 libgif4 libgnomeui32 libglib2-ruby1.8
    libcairo-ruby1.8 libgdk-pixbuf2-ruby1.8 libgtk1.2-common imlib-base
    liborbit0 gdk-imlib11 libgtk2-ruby1.8 libgnomesupport0 libzvt2 libruby1.8
    linux-headers-2.6.24-19 libpango1-ruby1.8 libgnorba27
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    gtone@Netbook:~$ mkdir madwifi-hal-current
    gtone@Netbook:~$ tar -xzf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz -c madwifi-hal-current
    tar: You may not specify more than one `-Acdtrux' option
    Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.
    gtone@Netbook:~$ cd madwifi-hal-current
    gtone@Netbook:~/madwifi-hal-current$ make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    gtone@Netbook:~/madwifi-hal-current$ make install
    make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
    gtone@Netbook:~/madwifi-hal-current$ modprobe ath_pci
    it seems that it can't make it through the last steps but have no idea what is going wrong...

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 issues

    It seems like when you tried to extract the archive it failed. Can you verify that you have a directory named madwifi-hal-current and there are files in that directory. make cannot find the makefile that should be contained in madwifi-hal-current.

    If there is a directory and it contains all the extracted files then I would try and download the archive again and re-extract it. I find it easier to use nautilus to extract an archive by right-clicking on the archive and selecting extract here, unless you don't have a GUI at the moment.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 issues

    Try

    Code:
    tar -xzf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
    cd madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6*/
    make
    make install
    modprobe ath_pci
    (the guide had a typo.) When you execute the tar command, the extracted directory is called madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3879-20081204.
    That's quite a mouthful.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 issues

    you might try--
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install madwifi-tools
    if you don't have the repository, you can download it here

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 issues

    ok i installed madwifi tools fine but now i can't find them?

    The other instalation of madwifi with the typo didn't work for the same reasons...

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