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    Compaq c60, can't enable wifi

    i've got ubuntu 12.04 installed on a compaq c60. wireless connection doesn't work anymore, the wifi led is red which means that it is not enabled. i ve activated it in the bios setup. wireless connection is also disappeared in the network menu. I tried reading similar posts on this forum but apparently rfkill command doesn't work for me, it says nothing. I hope I can get some help, thank you very much and sorry for my bad english.nO

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    Re: i can't enable wifi

    You could try:

    killall nm-applet; nm-applet
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    Re: i can't enable wifi

    thanks for your answer. says 'applet now removed from the notifications area' but wireless connection still not appear and the wifi led is still red.

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    Re: Compaq c60, can't enable wifi

    Quote Originally Posted by dentedileone View Post
    i've got ubuntu 12.04 installed on a compaq c60. wireless connection doesn't work anymore, the wifi led is red which means that it is not enabled.
    Welcome to the forums dentedileone

    Please follow the 'Wireless Script' link in my signature and do as the linked post suggests to do. Post back the diagnostics report here.
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    Re: Compaq c60, can't enable wifi

    thank you very much
    here's the netinfo.txt file output.
    Code:
       
    *************** info trace ****************
    
    
    **** uname -a ****
    
    Linux pc-selene 3.2.0-38-generic-pae #61-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 19 12:39:51 UTC 2013 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    
    
    **** lsb-release ****   
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS"
    
    
    **** lspci ****   
    
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP77 Ethernet [10de:0760] (rev a2)
     	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:360a]
     	Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
     -- 
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:001c] (rev 01)
     	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:137b]
     	Kernel modules: ath5k
    
    
    **** lsusb ****   
    
     Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
     Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
     Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
     Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
     Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
     Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b091 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Webcam
     Bus 004 Device 002: ID 04e8:685e Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd GT-I9100 Phone [Galaxy S II] (USB Debugging mode)
    
    
    **** iwconfig ****
    
    
    **** rfkill ****
    
    
    **** lsmod ****
    
       Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1          12617  2
    nls_cp437              12751  2
    vfat                   17308  2
    fat                    55605  1 vfat
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     31775  1
    snd_hda_codec_conexant    52554  1
    joydev                 17393  0
    snd_hda_intel          32765  3
    snd_hda_codec         109562  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80916  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    ath                    19387  0
    mac80211              436493  0
    nouveau               712674  3
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0
    snd_rawmidi            25424  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    psmouse                86520  0
    ttm                    65344  1 nouveau
    drm_kms_helper         45466  1 nouveau
    drm                   197641  5 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    snd_seq                51592  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              28931  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    serio_raw              13027  0
    k10temp                12990  0
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 nouveau
    uvcvideo               67203  0
    cfg80211              178877  2 ath,mac80211
    cdc_acm                22277  0
    mxm_wmi                12893  1 nouveau
    snd                    62218  16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    videodev               86588  1 uvcvideo
    shpchp                 32325  0
    rfcomm                 38139  0
    bnep                   17830  2
    parport_pc             32114  0
    ppdev                  12849  0
    bluetooth             158479  10 rfcomm,bnep
    soundcore              14635  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         14108  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    video                  19115  1 nouveau
    wmi                    18744  1 mxm_wmi
    mac_hid                13077  0
    i2c_nforce2            12906  0
    lp                     17455  0
    parport                40930  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    pata_amd               13750  0
    forcedeth              58096  0
    ums_realtek            17920  0
    usb_storage            39646  3 ums_realtek
    
    
    **** nm-tool ****
    
        NetworkManager Tool
    
      State: disconnected
      - Device: eth0
     -----------------------------------------------------------------
       Type:              Wired
       Driver:            forcedeth
       State:             unavailable
       Default:           no
       HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
        Capabilities:     Carrier Detect:  yes
        Wired Properties     Carrier:         off 
    
    
    **** NetworkManager.state **** 
    
       [main]
     NetworkingEnabled=true
     WirelessEnabled=true
     WWANEnabled=true
     WimaxEnabled=true
    
    
    **** NetworkManager.conf ****
       [main]
     plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
     dns=dnsmasq
      [ifupdown]
     managed=false
    
    
    **** NetworkManager.conf-10.04 **** 
    
    
    **** interfaces **** 
    
      auto lo
     iface lo inet loopback
    
    
    **** iwlist ****
    
    
    **** resolv ****
    
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    #     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    
    
    **** blacklist.conf **** 
    # This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by 
    # alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the 
    # device instead.  
    # evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly 
    blacklist evbug  
    
    # these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred 
    blacklist usbmouse 
    blacklist usbkbd  
    
    # replaced by e100 
    blacklist eepro100  
    
    # replaced by tulip 
    blacklist de4x5  
    
    # causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces 
    blacklist eth1394  
    
    # snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much 
    # hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810) 
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m  
    
    # Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device) 
    blacklist snd_aw2 
    
    # causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306) 
    blacklist i2c_i801  
    
    # replaced by p54pci 
    blacklist prism54  
    
    # replaced by b43 and ssb. 
    blacklist bcm43xx  
    
    # most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565) 
    blacklist garmin_gps  
    
    # replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721) 
    blacklist asus_acpi  
    
    # low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes 
    # hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969) 
    blacklist snd_pcsp  
    
    # ugly and loud noise, getting on everyone's nerves; this should be done by a 
    # nice pulseaudio bing (Ubuntu: #77010) 
    blacklist pcspkr  
    
    # EDAC driver for amd76x clashes with the agp driver preventing the aperture 
    # from being initialised (Ubuntu: #297750). Blacklist so that the driver 
    # continues to build and is installable for the few cases where its 
    # really needed. 
    blacklist amd76x_edac 
    blacklist hp-wmi 
    
    
    **** dmesg ****
    
    [    0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC/303C, BIOS F.54 08/18/2009 
    [   13.846134] wmi: Mapper loaded 
    [   14.933666] ath5k: Unknown parameter `rfkill'   
    
    **************** done ********************
    Last edited by varunendra; March 14th, 2013 at 01:30 PM. Reason: fixed carriage returns

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    Re: Compaq c60, can't enable wifi

    Looks like you have already tried a few things in a wrong way -
    Quote Originally Posted by dentedileone View Post
    Code:
    **** blacklist.conf **** 
    ....
    ....
    blacklist amd76x_edac 
    blacklist hp-wmi 
    
    
    **** dmesg ****
    
    [   14.933666] ath5k: Unknown parameter `rfkill' 
    I would really like to know all the changes you have made so far.

    Meanwhile, please try -
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath5k
    Then post back results of -
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    iwconfig
    iwlist scan
    dmesg | grep ath
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    Re: Compaq c60, can't enable wifi

    sudo modprobe ath5k says:
    Code:
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/options, it will be ignored in a future release.
    FATAL: Error inserting ath5k (/lib/modules/3.2.0-38-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ath5k.ko): unknow symbol in module, or unknow parameter (see dmesg)
    rfkill list
    Code:
    Usage: rfkill [options] command
    Options: 
    -- version show version (0.4-1ubuntu2 (Ubuntu) )
    Commands: 
    help
    event
    list [IDENTIFIER]
    block IDENTIFIER
    unblock IDENTIFIER
    where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of:
    <idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm
    iwconfig
    Code:
    lo no wireless extensions.
    eth0 no wireless extensions

    iwlist scan
    Code:
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
    eth0 interface doesn't support scanning
    dmesg | grep ath
    Code:
    [ 15.771404] ath5k: unknown parameter `rfkill`
    [ 75.768873] ath5k: unknown parameter `rfkill`
    [ 184.042352] ath5k: unknown parameter `rfkill`
    I've been trying by using different solutions i've found on internet but i guess i did something wrong
    i really can't remember how i'm here now.
    thanks again for your help

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    Re: Compaq c60, can't enable wifi

    Please delete the file in /etc/modprobe.d directory where you added "rfkill" as parameter for ath5k.
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/<file name>
    Then retry the modprobe command from my previous post.

    If not sure, please post output of -
    Code:
    grep -iR rfkill /etc/modprobe.d/
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    Re: Compaq c60, can't enable wifi

    If not sure, please post output of -
    Code:
    grep -iR rfkill /etc/modprobe.d/
    [/QUOTE]

    Code:
    /etc/modprobe.d/options:options ath5k rfkill=0

    i'm not really sure, i'd prefer to avoid other mistakes
    could you tell me which file should i delete please?
    thank you

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    Re: Compaq c60, can't enable wifi

    Remove this file and create a new one:
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/options
    echo "options ath5k nohwcrypt=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/ath5k.conf
    sudo modprobe -rfv ath5k
    sudo modprobe -v ath5k
    This disables the hardware encryption of the driver.

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