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    Wireless disabled?

    Sorry I have been trying to sort out this problem out for a while now but cant seem to get it to work. I am using wicd as my netowrk manager and running ubuntu 8.01 (64 bit). The drivers for my wirless card have been installed in three different ways so should be working (ndiswrapper, a windows driver installer program and a linux build thoug hthe linux build said "error 2")

    I get this out put from lshw -c network

    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Network controller
    product: ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
    vendor: Texas Instruments
    physical id: 8
    bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=32
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Ethernet
    vendor: nVidia Corporation
    physical id: a
    bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: a2
    serial: 00:e0:4d:8f:1f:91
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.61 ip=192.168.1.101 latency=0 maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 module=forcedeth multicast=yes
    *-network:0 DISABLED
    description: Ethernet interface
    physical id: 1
    logical name: pan0
    serial: f6:0b:d1:e8:22:9d
    capabilities: ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes
    *-network:1 DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 2
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:1a:ee:01:6c:ee
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg


    any ideas what maybe wrong? I'm a little new to linux. Many thanks in advance =)

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    Re: Wireless disabled?

    I may be off here, but if you do a right click on the network icon are the networking and wireless boxes checked?

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    Re: Wireless disabled?

    not sure what you mean sorry, if I right click the wicd icon then i get an options to either connect, about or quit. If i open up my wicd then no wirless icons show up it just gives my wired connection and says no wireless networks. Also I dont actualyl know what to call my "wirelss interface" in preferences.

    thought I had better add this information too: (out put from ndiswrapper -l)

    tnet1130 : driver installed
    device (104C:9066) present

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    Re: Wireless disabled?

    Quote Originally Posted by WelshMikey View Post
    I get this out put from lshw -c network

    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Network controller
    product: ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
    vendor: Texas Instruments
    physical id: 8
    bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=32
    Just to tip you to the right direction: UNCLAIMED means that no driver has been associated with your wireless interface. Thus you need to do some more configuration/reinstalling. I have no experience with TI cards or NDISwrapper though, so can't really help there.

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    Re: Wireless disabled?

    Please do the following commands and let us know the outcome:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe acx
    sudo lshw -C network
    Is your wireless still UNCLAIMED? If so, please let us see:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -l
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Wireless disabled?

    Cheers I had been wonderign what unclaimed meant, as for the outputs they are as follows:

    1) sudo modprobe acx

    FATAL: Module acx not found.

    2) sudo lshw -C network

    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Network controller
    product: ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
    vendor: Texas Instruments
    physical id: 8
    bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=32
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Ethernet
    vendor: nVidia Corporation
    physical id: a
    bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: a2
    serial: 00:e0:4d:8f:1f:91
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm msi ht bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.61 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.101 latency=0 link=yes maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 module=forcedeth multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
    *-network DISABLED
    description: Ethernet interface
    physical id: 1
    logical name: pan0
    serial: 5a:11:e4:60:fe:5c
    capabilities: ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

    3) ndiswrapper -l

    tnet1130 : driver installed
    device (104C:9066) present


    NOTE: In relation to the above problem (output 1) I have both the acx-20071003 and acx20080210 versions of the acx driver for linux downloaded, but neither of them seem to build properly.acx-20071003 wont even start to build using the make command and the acx20080210 seems to work but then gives an output of "error 2" in the last line (once again using the make command)

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    Re: Wireless disabled?

    seems to work but then gives an output of "error 2"
    When you try to compile a module and it ends in 'error', it is not ever going to work. I think your missing acx module is an example of a good plan gone bad:
    FATAL: Module acx not found.
    For now, let's switch to plan B. Please do:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    sudo lshw -C network
    You don't have to copy and paste the whole lshw, just tell us if UNCLAIMED has gone away. If it has, we can fine-tune your ndiswrapper setup and get you connected. If not, we will turn to Plan 9!
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Wireless disabled?

    cheers, tried it but It still says unclaimed

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    Re: Wireless disabled?

    Wonderful! It doesn't like acx and it won't bind to ndiswrapper! Let's see what the logs say about all this. Please do:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    sudo cat /var/log/messages | grep ndis
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Wireless disabled?

    Apr 20 17:24:15 welshmikey-desktop kernel: [ 20.577493] ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    Apr 20 17:24:15 welshmikey-desktop kernel: [ 21.170090] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    Apr 20 20:09:27 welshmikey-desktop kernel: [ 13.373805] ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    Apr 20 20:09:27 welshmikey-desktop kernel: [ 13.516449] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper


    Cheers for the help btw =) its much appreciated

    just found something strange, firstly in /root there is a folder called acx with something called acx.ko in it? not sure what that is, also my kernel folder has no drivers folder in it is this normal?
    Last edited by WelshMikey; April 21st, 2009 at 09:53 AM. Reason: extra information

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