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    Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    Hello Ubuntu,
    Recently I bought Lenovo g510(4th Gen I3, 4GB RAM,500 GB HDD, 2 GB Graphic Card,Win 8). I wish to install Ubuntu. In case if I install it, will my laptop's wifi works fine ?
    Please help me.

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    Re: Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    The best way to find out is to download Ubuntu and Boot into it using DVD or USB and select Try Ubuntu to see if the WiFi works...

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...re-you-install


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    Re: Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    And once tried Ubuntu like this, open a terminal with CTRl+ALT+T and show the output of
    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    rfkill list
    Is the laptop using (U)EFI secure boot?

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    Re: Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    Thanks for your replies,
    Till now I didn't install ubuntu. In case if wi-fi supports then only I will install ubuntu.
    Please confirm whether my laptop supports wi-fi in ubuntu.

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    Re: Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    With these outputs we can say "yes" (there is no "no" ) Did you try the Live-CD?

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    Re: Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    I also just bought a Lenovo G510 (Intel Core i7 4700MQ, 2,4GHz, 4GB RAM, HYBRID 1TB 5400RPM SSHD(8G), AMD Mars XT8750 (2GB)) and want to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.
    Wifi is not working out of the box for my live usb stick.
    Ubuntu recognize that a driver is missing and opens a window "Additional Drivers" and tells that I have a broadcom sta wireless driver. Also the commands from praseodym tell me that I have a broadcom and nothing is blocked.
    Anyway when I click "Activate" to activate the driver I see short a status bar and than "Sorry, installation of this driver failed".

    When I look at the named logfile (jockey.log) I see an "Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-29-generic (x86_64)".

    Code:
    ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-3.8.0-29-generic is not supported
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-29-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/make.log for more information.
    FATAL: Module wl not found.
    update-initramfs is disabled since running on read-only media
    Setting up fakeroot (1.18.2-1) ...
    update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/fakeroot-sysv to provide /usr/bin/fakeroot (fakeroot) in auto mode.
    
    2014-01-23 19:26:12,152 WARNING: modinfo for module wl failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module wl
    2014-01-23 19:26:12,152 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl driver
    2014-01-23 19:26:12,231 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    From there I got pointed to make.log but I can't interpret what is meant there.
    Code:
    DKMS make.log for bcmwl-6.20.155.1+bdcom for kernel 3.8.0-29-generic (x86_64)
    Thu Jan 23 19:26:08 UTC 2014
    make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-29-generic'
    CFG80211 API is prefered for this kernel version
    Using CFG80211 API
      LD      /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/built-in.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/shared/linux_osl.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: In function 'wl_cfg80211_join_ibss':
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:705:26: error: 'struct cfg80211_ibss_params' has no member named 'channel'
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: At top level:
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1560:2: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1560:2: warning: (near initialization for 'wl_cfg80211_ops.scan') [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1565:2: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1565:2: warning: (near initialization for 'wl_cfg80211_ops.set_tx_power') [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1566:2: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1566:2: warning: (near initialization for 'wl_cfg80211_ops.get_tx_power') [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: In function 'wl_update_bss_info':
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1991:11: error: 'struct cfg80211_bss' has no member named 'information_elements'
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1992:15: error: 'struct cfg80211_bss' has no member named 'len_information_elements'
    make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o] Error 1
    make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-29-generic'
    What could I do to get WIFI running?
    Last edited by tom49; January 23rd, 2014 at 08:49 PM.

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    Re: Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    Got it solved. I just executed:
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

    I found this in that link: http://askubuntu.com/questions/33426...apter-14e44365

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    Re: Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    I was stuck at black screen (command mode) where I was asked to log in(command mode only not UI mode) user credentials after successful, I am unable to find out UI. I tried different commands (Searched through AskUbuntu) but till now i didn't find out any solution to my problem. I previously installed ubuntu successfully in my dell. As i bought new Lenovo g510(4th Gen I3, 4GB RAM,500 GB HDD, 2 GB Graphic Card(Radeon),Win 8), I am unable to install. While installing wifi drivers on working fine. After successful installation, Only black screen was appearing. I moved with ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso. Please help me out.
    Last edited by tankarakesh.38; February 7th, 2014 at 07:53 AM.

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    Re: Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    Check this thread out to see how to use "nomodeset" and other boot options : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132

    If the "nomodeset" option lets you boot into normal GUI, check "Additional Drivers" program (while being connected to internet via cable) to see if it offers you any proprietary drivers. If yes, install it and reboot.

    Your current problem (black screen) is not related to wifi, so if the above suggestion doesn't work for you, try starting a different thread in "Multimedia & Video" or "Hardware" section of the forums to solve that problem first.

    Although we can work separately on your wifi issue if the 'nomodeset' option gives you a usable interface.
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    Re: Lenovo G510 Wifi support ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom49 View Post
    I also just bought a Lenovo G510 (Intel Core i7 4700MQ, 2,4GHz, 4GB RAM, HYBRID 1TB 5400RPM SSHD(8G), AMD Mars XT8750 (2GB)) and want to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.
    Wifi is not working out of the box for my live usb stick.
    Ubuntu recognize that a driver is missing and opens a window "Additional Drivers" and tells that I have a broadcom sta wireless driver. Also the commands from praseodym tell me that I have a broadcom and nothing is blocked.
    Anyway when I click "Activate" to activate the driver I see short a status bar and than "Sorry, installation of this driver failed".

    When I look at the named logfile (jockey.log) I see an "Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-29-generic (x86_64)".

    Code:
    ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-3.8.0-29-generic is not supported
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-29-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/make.log for more information.
    FATAL: Module wl not found.
    update-initramfs is disabled since running on read-only media
    Setting up fakeroot (1.18.2-1) ...
    update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/fakeroot-sysv to provide /usr/bin/fakeroot (fakeroot) in auto mode.
    
    2014-01-23 19:26:12,152 WARNING: modinfo for module wl failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module wl
    2014-01-23 19:26:12,152 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl driver
    2014-01-23 19:26:12,231 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    From there I got pointed to make.log but I can't interpret what is meant there.
    Code:
    DKMS make.log for bcmwl-6.20.155.1+bdcom for kernel 3.8.0-29-generic (x86_64)
    Thu Jan 23 19:26:08 UTC 2014
    make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-29-generic'
    CFG80211 API is prefered for this kernel version
    Using CFG80211 API
      LD      /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/built-in.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/shared/linux_osl.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.o
      CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: In function 'wl_cfg80211_join_ibss':
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:705:26: error: 'struct cfg80211_ibss_params' has no member named 'channel'
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: At top level:
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1560:2: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1560:2: warning: (near initialization for 'wl_cfg80211_ops.scan') [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1565:2: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1565:2: warning: (near initialization for 'wl_cfg80211_ops.set_tx_power') [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1566:2: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1566:2: warning: (near initialization for 'wl_cfg80211_ops.get_tx_power') [enabled by default]
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: In function 'wl_update_bss_info':
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1991:11: error: 'struct cfg80211_bss' has no member named 'information_elements'
    /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1992:15: error: 'struct cfg80211_bss' has no member named 'len_information_elements'
    make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o] Error 1
    make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-29-generic'
    What could I do to get WIFI running?
    I have the exact same machine as you, WiFi works out of the box. However it looks like your setup thinks the wireless adaptor is a Broadcom - it should be a Qualcomm Atheros. What hardware does it detect? Mine is as follows:

    Code:
    lshw -C network
      *-network               
           description: Wireless interface
           product: AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
           vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 01
           serial: 40:f0:2f:e6:a4:17
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.11.0-23-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
           resources: irq:17 memory:b9500000-b957ffff memory:9ff00000-9ff0ffff
     *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: QCA8172 Fast Ethernet
           vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 10
           serial: 20:1a:06:99:c3:8d
           size: 10Mbit/s
           capacity: 100Mbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=alx duplex=full ip=10.247.144.51 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10Mbit/s
           resources: irq:48 memory:b9400000-b943ffff ioport:3000(size=128)
    I am also running Ubuntu 12.04LTS with kernel 3.11.0-23-generic. Why are you using 3.8.0-29-generic?

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