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traum313
February 21st, 2010, 04:50 AM
I can't get my wireless card to work. I downloaded a broadcom driver for it and i do believe its the right one, but its not helped. If some one wouldnt mind helping me out with it a little bit it would be much appreciated.
I'm running mint 8.
The information on my internal wireless card i got using the terminal is:
lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter

northd_tech
February 21st, 2010, 05:52 AM
That's a Broadcom 4318 wireless, and I believe that the proprietary "b43" wireless driver was the best solution for those (my Broadcom "4328" wireless prefers the Broadcom STA driver). Did you download that from Broadcom's website, or was it from one of the ubuntu repositories, or using Synaptic Package Manager (if Mint has that), or ??

If you search this forum for "broadcom 4318" you should find several threads:

http://ubuntuforums.org/tags.php?tag=broadcom+4318

You also might want to watch/post on this recent thread:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1412151

edit: You will want to remember that Linux Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu, not ubuntu per se (and Mint 8 is the newest one), so the solutions might be somewhat different for yours. I and a relative gave up on wireless under Mint 6 (but his wireless still isn't working under Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 either- it's a real %$&# of a 64-bit wireless card).

DaRCNoob
April 5th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Well I'm a Linux / Ubuntu newbie using Ubuntu Karmic. I've tried the B43* solution and the Ndiswrapper solution - but can't work out what's missing from the puzzle to get it working. I'm running it dual partitioned with windoze - on win the wifi works which is how I can post here so I can use it to download things to the USB drive and then load them into the Ubuntu partition. I'm not sure where to go next....

Here's the output from various commands:

darc@ubuntu:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
nls_utf8 1568 1
isofs 31620 1
binfmt_misc 8356 1
ppdev 6688 0
snd_intel8x0 30168 2
snd_ac97_codec 101216 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 1532 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 37920 0
iptable_filter 3100 0
snd_mixer_oss 16028 1 snd_pcm_oss
ip_tables 11692 1 iptable_filter
snd_pcm 75296 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
x_tables 16544 1 ip_tables
snd_seq_dummy 2656 0
snd_seq_oss 28576 0
snd_seq_midi 6432 0
snd_rawmidi 22208 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6940 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 50224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
joydev 10272 0
ndiswrapper 185404 0
snd_timer 22276 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
pcmcia 36808 0
snd_seq_device 6920 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
psmouse 56180 0
lp 8964 0
yenta_socket 24200 1
snd 59204 14 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
rsrc_nonstatic 11644 1 yenta_socket
soundcore 7264 1 snd
led_class 4096 0
i2c_sis96x 3904 0
serio_raw 5280 0
k8temp 4188 0
pcmcia_core 35792 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
shpchp 32272 0
parport 35340 2 ppdev,lp
snd_page_alloc 9156 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
nls_iso8859_1 3740 2
nls_cp437 5372 2
vfat 10716 2
fat 51452 1 vfat
usb_storage 52544 2
sis_agp 6972 0
sis900 19932 0
mii 5212 1 sis900
ssb 35300 0
amd64_agp 9796 1
agpgart 34988 2 sis_agp,amd64_agp
darc@ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 91
serial: 00:16:36:47:d3:72
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=half latency=173 link=no maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:19 ioport:1800(size=256) memory:e2005000-e2005fff memory:28000000-2801ffff(prefetchable)
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: b
bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64
resources: irq:17 memory:e2000000-e2001fff
darc@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:47:d3:72
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0x1800


lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


darc@ubuntu:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.


eth0 no wireless extensions.


darc@ubuntu:~$ sudo iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.


eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.


darc@ubuntu:~$ sudo cat /var/log/messages | grep firm
Apr 3 15:25:32 ubuntu kernel: [ 27.744041] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 15:25:32 ubuntu firmware.sh[1069]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 15:25:32 ubuntu kernel: [ 27.784068] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 15:25:32 ubuntu firmware.sh[1075]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43-open/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 15:25:33 ubuntu firmware.sh[1095]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 15:25:33 ubuntu kernel: [ 28.400038] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 15:25:33 ubuntu kernel: [ 28.406637] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 15:25:33 ubuntu firmware.sh[1105]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43-open/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 15:50:03 ubuntu kernel: [ 15.516103] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 15:50:03 ubuntu kernel: [ 15.652880] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 15:50:03 ubuntu firmware.sh[901]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 15:50:03 ubuntu firmware.sh[984]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43-open/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 15:50:05 ubuntu kernel: [ 17.558130] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 15:50:05 ubuntu firmware.sh[1131]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 15:50:05 ubuntu kernel: [ 17.562650] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 15:50:05 ubuntu firmware.sh[1137]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43-open/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 18:20:07 ubuntu kernel: [ 20.788071] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 18:20:07 ubuntu kernel: [ 20.791966] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 18:20:08 ubuntu firmware.sh[1116]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 18:20:08 ubuntu firmware.sh[1122]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43-open/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 18:20:08 ubuntu firmware.sh[1148]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 18:20:08 ubuntu kernel: [ 21.352040] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 18:20:08 ubuntu firmware.sh[1154]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43-open/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 18:20:08 ubuntu kernel: [ 21.357349] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 18:43:25 ubuntu kernel: [ 18.161399] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 18:43:25 ubuntu kernel: [ 18.216711] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 18:43:25 ubuntu firmware.sh[1154]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 18:43:25 ubuntu firmware.sh[1160]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43-open/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 18:43:26 ubuntu kernel: [ 18.880081] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 18:43:26 ubuntu firmware.sh[1181]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43/ucode5.fw'
Apr 3 18:43:26 ubuntu kernel: [ 18.884276] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
Apr 3 18:43:26 ubuntu firmware.sh[1188]: Cannot find firmware file 'b43-open/ucode5.fw'
darc@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep firm
darc@ubuntu:~$ ls -al /lib/firmware
total 9824
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 2010-04-04 11:03 .
drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 12288 2010-04-03 15:23 ..
drwxr-xr-x 29 root root 4096 2009-10-28 20:57 2.6.31-14-generic
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 2009-10-28 20:59 acx
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 22622 2009-10-17 23:55 aic94xx-seq.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 83968 2009-10-17 23:55 ar9170-1.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3508 2009-10-17 23:55 ar9170-2.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15960 2009-10-17 23:55 ar9170.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30348 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c502_3com.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35184 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c502_3com-wpa.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31764 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c502.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31764 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c502d.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35276 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c502d-wpa.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31776 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c502e.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35272 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c502e-wpa.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35276 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28156 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c503-i3861.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28032 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c503-i3863.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35372 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c503-rfmd-0.90.2-140.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37800 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c503-rfmd-acc.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37956 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c503-rfmd.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35180 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c504_2958-wpa.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 39928 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c504a_2958-wpa.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31748 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c504.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35196 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c504c-wpa.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37005 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c505a-rfmd2958.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 36992 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c505-rfmd2958.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35528 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c505-rfmd.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31824 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c506.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35228 2009-10-17 23:55 atmel_at76c506-wpa.bin
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 2010-04-04 11:03 b43
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 2010-04-03 19:55 b43legacy
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 114688 2009-10-17 23:55 BCM2033-FW.BIN
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3245 2009-10-17 23:55 BCM2033-MD.BIN
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12401 2009-10-17 23:55 dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33768 2009-10-17 23:55 dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1142480 2009-10-17 23:55 i2400m-fw-usb-1.3.sbcf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1251036 2009-10-17 23:55 i2400m-fw-usb-1.4.sbcf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 209190 2009-10-17 23:55 ipw2100-1.3.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 201138 2009-10-17 23:55 ipw2100-1.3-i.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 196458 2009-10-17 23:55 ipw2100-1.3-p.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 191154 2009-10-17 23:55 ipw2200-bss.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 185428 2009-10-17 23:55 ipw2200-ibss.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 187836 2009-10-17 23:55 ipw2200-sniffer.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 112128 2009-10-17 23:55 isl3877
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 29036 2009-10-17 23:55 isl3886pci
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 29500 2009-10-17 23:55 isl3886usb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 29736 2009-10-17 23:55 isl3887usb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 93996 2009-10-17 23:55 isl3890
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 335056 2009-10-17 23:55 iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 149652 2009-10-17 23:55 iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 150100 2009-10-17 23:55 iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 187608 2009-10-17 23:55 iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 187972 2009-10-17 23:55 iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 345008 2009-10-17 23:55 iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 353240 2009-10-17 23:55 iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 337400 2009-10-17 23:55 iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 459992 2009-10-17 23:55 iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 118884 2009-10-17 23:55 lbtf_usb.bin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2010-04-03 15:13 NPE-B -> NPE-B.01020201
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15664 2009-10-13 20:41 NPE-B.01020201
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2010-04-03 15:13 NPE-C -> NPE-C.02020201
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15664 2009-10-13 20:41 NPE-C.02020201
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 76802 2009-10-17 23:55 ql2100_fw.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 84566 2009-10-17 23:55 ql2200_fw.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 123170 2009-10-17 23:55 ql2300_fw.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 132978 2009-10-17 23:55 ql2322_fw.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 206500 2009-10-17 23:55 ql2400_fw.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8192 2009-10-17 23:55 rt2561.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8192 2009-10-17 23:55 rt2561s.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8192 2009-10-17 23:55 rt2661.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8192 2009-10-17 23:55 rt2860.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 2009-10-17 23:55 rt2870.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2048 2009-10-17 23:55 rt73.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 141200 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-cx23418-apu.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 158332 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-cx23418-cpu.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16382 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-cx23418-dig.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 262144 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-cx2341x-dec.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 376836 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 155648 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16382 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-cx23885-avcore-01.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 376836 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-cx23885-enc.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16382 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-cx25840.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8192 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-pvrusb2-24xxx-01.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8192 2009-10-17 23:55 v4l-pvrusb2-29xxx-01.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62484 2009-10-17 23:55 zd1201-ap.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 70612 2009-10-17 23:55 zd1201.fw
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-28 20:59 zd1211
darc@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


darc@ubuntu:~$