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rossmc92
July 2nd, 2009, 03:41 PM
Various Problems With Toshiba Satellite

So I finally managed to navigate my friend away from Vista. He'd borrowed my spare laptop while his was being repaired and loved it. So we went ahead and installed Jaunty on his Toshiba Satellite L300D based on it working well on the live CD. However, a short while after install we noticed the wireless disconnects shorty after connecting. The only way I can see that fixes this is if I disable the wireless and re-enable it several times and then restarting.

I really, really don't want him to go back to Windows but this hasn't exactly given the best impression on Ubuntu. Help would be great but if there appears to be no way for it to work, could you advise any other known distro that works with it well?

Thanks in advance.

The Toxic Mite
July 2nd, 2009, 03:51 PM
Hmm. Tell your friend to do the following:



Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal, and type in the following command:


lshw -c network

Also, can you post the output of this other command please?


iwconfig


Thanks! :)

rossmc92
July 2nd, 2009, 04:09 PM
lshw -c network;

andrew@andrew-laptop:~$ lshw -c network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1e:33:7d:83:63
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI latency=0 module=r8169 multicast=yes
*-network:0
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:21:63:97:a7:04
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes ip=192.168.11.6 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: 06:60:68:15:32:b9
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes

iwconfig;

andrew@andrew-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"001D7374A8F8"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.472 GHz Access Point: 00:1D:73:74:A8:F8
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality=56/100 Signal level:-43 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

superprash2003
July 2nd, 2009, 06:07 PM
take a look http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1146367

The Toxic Mite
July 2nd, 2009, 07:16 PM
That's strange - the "product" and "vendor" strings aren't there.

Would you mind running lshw -c network again please? Thanks :-k

rossmc92
July 2nd, 2009, 08:01 PM
That's strange - the "product" and "vendor" strings aren't there.

Would you mind running lshw -c network again please? Thanks :-k

I would but the laptops not with me now, he took it back and is putting XP on it.

The Toxic Mite
July 2nd, 2009, 08:53 PM
I would but the laptops not with me now, he took it back and is putting XP on it.

Damnit!

Well, I wish him luck, but he might regret putting XP on it later... ;)