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dmies73
May 8th, 2009, 06:42 AM
I started with an install of 8.04, no joy there,, so thought maybe a new release would work better, so i installed Ubuntu 8.10 tonight still no joy on getting my network to work.. I have tried following the tech options from others post but I am so friggen lost it is not funny.. here is the answers to the wireless problem questions and data..

I need this computer up and running before I have to take a road trip... and with my job that can be in two hours,, desperate for help PLEASE>>>

1. Machine Brand
HP Pavilion zv6000
2.Wireless
lspci

03:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation bcm4318 [Air Force One 54g]
802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
3. Interface
ifconfig
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:a5:63:64:bb
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU: 1500 Metrid:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 Dropped:0 overruns:0 fram:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 Dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collision:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
iwconfig
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg EESID: ""
Mode: Managed Frequency:2.412 ghz Access Point: Not-Associated
TX-Power= 0dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
PowerManagement:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rs invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

4. Modules
lsmod
b43 131356 0
rfkill 17176 2 rfkill_input,b43
mac80211 216820 1 b43
led_class 12164 1 b43
input_polldev 11912 1 b43
ssb 40580 1 b43

5. Kernel Boot messages
dmesg
[ 5.288042] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[ 27.050240] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 47.265554] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input9
[ 47.356098] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 47.390955] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 47.390971] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
[ 47.428548] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input10
[ 47.492060] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 47.496988] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 47.496998] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
[ 635.951706] b43-phy1: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 640.171729] input: b43-phy1 as /devices/virtual/input/input11
[ 640.264097] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 640.269647] b43-phy1 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 640.269664] b43-phy1 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
[ 640.310202] input: b43-phy1 as /devices/virtual/input/input12
[ 640.372059] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 640.377696] b43-phy1 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 640.377713] b43-phy1 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
[ 665.949034] b43-phy2: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 667.087519] b43-phy3: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 671.236184] input: b43-phy3 as /devices/virtual/input/input13
[ 671.328070] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 671.335925] b43-phy3 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 671.335941] b43-phy3 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
[ 671.378396] input: b43-phy3 as /devices/virtual/input/input14
[ 671.440062] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 671.445132] b43-phy3 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 671.445153] b43-phy3 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
[ 681.625410] b43-phy4: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 685.859637] input: b43-phy4 as /devices/virtual/input/input15
[ 685.952075] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 685.956578] b43-phy4 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 685.956598] b43-phy4 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
[ 686.003752] input: b43-phy4 as /devices/virtual/input/input16
[ 686.068062] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 686.073031] b43-phy4 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 686.073040] b43-phy4 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
[ 777.490865] b43-phy5: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 781.717042] input: b43-phy5 as /devices/virtual/input/input17
[ 781.808075] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 781.814870] b43-phy5 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 781.814886] b43-phy5 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
[ 781.856959] input: b43-phy5 as /devices/virtual/input/input18
[ 781.920062] firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 781.925010] b43-phy5 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 781.925019] b43-phy5 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).


6. Network config
*-network:0
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:03:02.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network:1
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:03:06.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:0f:b0:bd:2d:2a
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/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=128 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
*-network:0 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: f2:cf:a2:f7:00:8d
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 3
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:14:a5:63:64:bb
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg


7. Networks

lo Interface doesn't support scanning
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning
wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning
wlan0 no scan results

8. Ubunto Version
Ubuntu 8.10

9. Kernel
2.6.27-7-generic i686

10. Restarting the network
* Reconfiguring network interfaces

dmies73
May 8th, 2009, 08:26 AM
After a week and a half of frustration, chatrooms, reinstalls, new systems, new cards, pulling my hair out..... I got it to work. this is what I did.. I followed this pages instructions to a tee..

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=885847

and when it was all done it worked...

merkourio
May 8th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Thnx alot for the help!
I had the same problem!

newbuntuxx
May 30th, 2012, 04:06 AM
If you came here from google having the same problem with 12.04, see this:
http://clusterbleep.net/blog/2012/05/09/ubuntu-12-04-splash-screen-lockup-with-livecd/

Short version:
To get around the problem and actually install Ubuntu, you’ll have to boot from the LiveCD as before, press F6 at the Install/Memtest/Check CD screen, and add the following to the boot options: b43.blacklist=yes . Then when you continue booting, you’ll be able to login and install.

Once you’ve successfully booted in Ubuntu or Kubuntu, make sure you have a wired Internet connection and issue these commands at the terminal or konsole to install the Broadcom Wifi firmware: sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer . Reboot, and everything should work, including your Wifi.

Megaptera
May 30th, 2012, 05:49 AM
Hi newbuntuxx,
Did you notice that this thread is about 3 years old?

nothingspecial
May 30th, 2012, 06:23 AM
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