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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    I can tell the obvious that it is disabled. How would I go about changing it?

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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    Hi

    Try these three commands in a terminal one after another. It is easiest if you copy and paste each one into the terminal.

    Code:
    sudo service network-manager stop
    sudo rm /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
    sudo service network-manager start
    Enter your password when asked. It will not be echoed to the screen. This is normal.

    Please report back.

    Kind regards
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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    Thank you very much. That worked great!

    Do you happen to know how this could have happened in the first place?

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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    Details as requested

    sudo lshw -C network
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 network


    *-network:0

    description: Ethernet interface

    product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+

    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

    physical id: 1

    bus info: pci@0000:06:01.0

    logical name: eth0

    version: 10

    serial: 00:16:d4:13:8c:71

    size: 10Mbit/s

    capacity: 100Mbit/s

    width: 32 bits

    clock: 33MHz

    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation

    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s

    resources: irq:21 ioport:a000(size=256) memory:c0210000-c02100ff

    *-network:1

    description: Wireless interface

    product: AR2413 802.11bg NIC

    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.

    physical id: 2

    bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0

    logical name: wlan0

    version: 01

    serial: 00:16:ce:7f:cf:63

    width: 32 bits

    clock: 33MHz

    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless

    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=2.6.38-8-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.3 latency=168 link=yes maxlatency=28 mingnt=10 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

    resources: irq:22 memory:c0200000-c020ffff

    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$


    cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state

    [main]

    NetworkingEnabled=true

    WirelessEnabled=true

    WWANEnabled=true

    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$



    service network-manager status

    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$ service network-manager status

    network-manager start/running, process 1056

    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$

    MOVE AWAY FROM ROUTER 10 - 15 mtrs

    Results in are exactly the same but the Network Connections just doesn’t connect to wireless and eventually times out with the Disconnected signal.

    Plug the eth0 in and it connects wifi for a while then disconnects again.

    (I have been using 10.10 wireless all evening with no problems)
    Martin
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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    Hi

    @inearlygaveup.

    I take it then wireless on 11.04 is not disabled but you just cannot connect as it disconnects you right away ?

    Let's have a look at the revision of the card. Your lspci command did not work correctly so please you could repost the output of

    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 network
    Also, i want you to try to connect, using 11.04, to your access point. When it disconnects open a terminal and type

    Code:
    dmesg | grep -E "wlan0|ath5k" | tail -n30
    Post the output of those two commands between code tags to make it easier to read. To do this wrap the output in code tags so it will look like this.

    [code] output from commands[/code]

    It will look like this on the forums

    Code:
     output from commands
    Much easier to read.

    BTW: What type of encryption are you using ? WEP, WPA ?

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; May 10th, 2011 at 12:43 AM.
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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    Code:
    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 network
    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$
    No response

    Code:
    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$ dmesg | grep -E "wlan0|ath5k" | tail -n30
    [   81.276049] wlan0: authentication with 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 timed out
    [   91.695503] wlan0: authenticate with 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 1)
    [   91.697258] wlan0: authenticated
    [   91.697339] wlan0: associate with 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 1)
    [   91.699783] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
    [   91.699791] wlan0: associated
    [   91.700886] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
    [  101.840058] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
    [  816.634750] wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 by local choice (reason=3)
    [  819.351551] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  828.439131] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 1/3)
    [  828.636088] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 2/3)
    [  828.836095] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 3/3)
    [  829.036116] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 timed out
    [  831.998688] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  831.998784] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 1/3)
    [  832.196072] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 2/3)
    [  832.422822] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  832.607841] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 1/3)
    [  832.804091] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 2/3)
    [  833.008135] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 3/3)
    [  833.208140] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 timed out
    [  835.488260] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 1/3)
    [  835.688113] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 2/3)
    [  835.888148] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 3/3)
    [  836.088123] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 timed out
    [  845.123397] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 1/3)
    [  845.320092] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 2/3)
    [  845.520092] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 3/3)
    [  845.720082] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 timed out
    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$
    BTW: What type of encryption are you using ? WEP, WPA ?
    WPA2

    NOTE
    I have also installed the Wicd Network Manager this shows that I am connect even though I am not
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    Martin
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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    Hi

    No response
    I did not expect that. Could you post the output of

    Code:
    lspci -nnk
    and also

    Code:
    lsusb
    Can i ask why you are using WICD. Did network manager also give you problems ?

    819.351551] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 828.439131] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 1/3)
    [ 828.636088] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 2/3)
    [ 828.836095] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 (try 3/3)
    [ 829.036116] wlan0: direct probe to 00:e0:4d:13:5a:74 timed out
    This looks like it might be an issue here

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; May 10th, 2011 at 02:01 PM.
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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    Hi

    @inearlygaveup

    Have a read of this

    https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/5/5/152

    I looks like it might be a kernel bug, a regression. They are aware of it (it's dated 5th May 2011).

    Thst would make sense if the same card and driver worked in 10.10 but not in 11.04.

    Same card and driver as you, and by the looks of it same kernel 2.6.38.

    Might have to sit tight for a fix to come down from on high.

    Kind regards
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    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    Code:
    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$ lspci -nnk
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge [1002:5950] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel modules: ati-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a3f]
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a36]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a37]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4374] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4375] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [1002:4373] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller [1002:4372] (rev 83)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c-piix4
    00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller [1002:4376] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
    	Kernel modules: pata_atiixp
    00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller [1002:437b] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge [1002:4377] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge [1002:4371] (rev 80)
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    	Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    	Kernel modules: k8temp
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M] [1002:5975]
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: radeon
    	Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb
    06:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    	Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp
    06:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC [168c:001a] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device [1468:0418]
    	Kernel driver in use: ath5k
    	Kernel modules: ath5k
    06:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: ENE Technology Inc CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller [1524:1412] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    	Kernel modules: yenta_socket
    06:04.1 FLASH memory [0501]: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller [1524:0530] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    06:04.2 SD Host controller [0805]: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller [1524:0550] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    06:04.3 FLASH memory [0501]: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: [1524:0520] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    06:04.4 FLASH memory [0501]: ENE Technology Inc SD/MMC Card Reader Controller [1524:0551] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$
    Code:
    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$ lsusb
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:008c Microsoft Corp. Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0402:5602 ALi Corp. M5602 Video Camera Controller
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    martin@martin-Aspire-5100:~$
    Network Manager is the first one I had installed giving the original problem. I installed WICD just to see if it made any difference - it didn't.

    Should I remove WICD and stick with Network Manager.
    Martin
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    Re: Wifi disabled, grayed out box, 10.04, Netbook

    Hi and thanks for your time, I did have a look at https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/5/5/152

    Got the drift of the conversation although most went straight over the top of my head.

    I agree that you can sometimes get it to connect then walk to another room and if lucky it stays connected, I have had it connect all evening but then on others it drops the connection within a couple of minutes.

    Then I have to reboot into 10.10.

    As you said I will wait for the fix.

    Thanks again for your help.

    kind regards

    Martin
    Martin
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