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Dr.JakeDaSnake
August 4th, 2010, 03:42 AM
Hi guys,
I just finished installing Ubuntu 10.04 onto my usb flashdrive (do not want to install onto computer). I made it to where the USB is first on my BIOS so it's running very well on my computer. Although everything seemed to work well, my internet connection is really getting to me. Right now it is saying that, although i've enabled everything, there are no internet/wifi locations anywhere (even though i'm literally five feet from my router). I then get a weird icon saying that i need to download some wireless driver software (2 to be exact). I tried downloading them but they both say that they cannot finish the process. I'm becoming quite disturbed and wondering if anybody can help out. Thanks!


p.s. i heard 9.10 was better... but i can't find it on the website! AND idk if i should just uninstall and delete everything and start all over (but i really don't want to do that because it took me the entire day to download ubuntu)

ubunterooster
August 4th, 2010, 03:50 AM
You need to connect via wired ethernet and then install the drivers

as for 9.10: http://releases.ubuntu.com/9.10/

jtarin
August 4th, 2010, 04:06 AM
In a terminal issue the command
lspci post results.
In a terminal issue the command
lsmod post results.
In a terminal issue the command
ifconfig
post results.

What is your router make and model? Can you connect to your router through your web browser?


I'm becoming quite disturbedM-m-m-m....how disturbed?:-k

Dr.JakeDaSnake
August 4th, 2010, 04:56 PM
Before i put in the code... i just wanted to answer the last part of ur question: my router's brand is cisco and under it there is "linksys" i don't know much about it... anyway i will soon reply with the results...

and i am really disturbed :P haha

Dr.JakeDaSnake
August 4th, 2010, 07:57 PM
ALRIGHT i got the results and here they are:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge

00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge

00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge

00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)

00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)

00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)

00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 13)

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge

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

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]

05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)

08:01.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)

08:01.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 01)

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsmod

Module Size Used by

binfmt_misc 6587 1

ppdev 5259 0

lp 7028 0

parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp

dm_crypt 11331 0

snd_hda_codec_idt 51914 1

joydev 8708 0

snd_hda_intel 21877 2

snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel

snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec

snd_pcm_oss 35308 0

snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss

snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss

snd_seq_dummy 1338 0

snd_seq_oss 26726 0

snd_seq_midi 4557 0

snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi

arc4 1153 2

snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi

snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event

snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq

snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq

b43 157218 0

snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_os s,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device

mac80211 204922 1 b43

b44 25542 0

cfg80211 126485 2 b43,mac80211

dell_wmi 1793 0

psmouse 63245 0

sdhci_pci 5470 0

sdhci 15462 1 sdhci_pci

soundcore 6620 1 snd

dell_laptop 6856 0

led_class 2864 2 b43,sdhci

ricoh_mmc 2923 0

mii 4381 1 b44

serio_raw 3978 0

dcdbas 5422 1 dell_laptop

i2c_piix4 8335 0

snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

ssb 37336 2 b43,b44

shpchp 28820 0

k8temp 3024 0

squashfs 20680 1

aufs 149050 1

nls_iso8859_1 3249 1

nls_cp437 4919 1

vfat 8901 1

fat 47767 1 vfat

dm_raid45 81647 0

xor 15028 1 dm_raid45

fbcon 35102 71

tileblit 2031 1 fbcon

font 7557 1 fbcon

bitblit 4707 1 fbcon

softcursor 1189 1 bitblit

vga16fb 11385 0

vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb

radeon 674135 3

ttm 49943 1 radeon

drm_kms_helper 29297 1 radeon

usb_storage 39425 1

ati_agp 5094 0

drm 162471 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper

i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 radeon

pata_atiixp 3148 0

agpgart 31724 3 ttm,ati_agp,drm

ahci 32008 1





ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:c5:c5:ac:db

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:21



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:92 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:92 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:7072 (7.0 KB) TX bytes:7072 (7.0 KB)


idk what ANY of this means so if u can decipher plz help haha

jtarin
August 4th, 2010, 09:48 PM
OK it appears that you have modules for your cards, but you need to download updated ones to get your wireless working so you need a hard-wire connection.Your "ifconfig" shows your ethernet card recognized so lets see if we can get that up.How do you connect through Ethernet? Modem? Router?

Try the first command and then run ifconfig to see if eth0 has an IP address.

Start the network interface eth0:

ifup eth0


Stop the network interface eth0:

ifdown eth0

Dr.JakeDaSnake
August 4th, 2010, 11:14 PM
I know this sounds ignorant buy i do not know the difference between a modem, ethernet, and router. I just know that i have this little thing in my house that we all connect to through wifi. Anyway, i performed the commands and these were my results:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ifup eth0
ifup: failed to open statefile /var/run/network/ifstate: Permission denied
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:c5:c5:ac:db
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:21

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:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2016 (2.0 KB) TX bytes:2016 (2.0 KB)

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ifdown eth0
ifdown: failed to open statefile /var/run/network/ifstate: Permission denied

jtarin
August 5th, 2010, 09:24 PM
I neglected to tell you to preface those commands as "sudo"


sudo ifup eth0

yifangt
October 11th, 2010, 07:09 PM
I believe Ubuntu 10.04 is of problem for the wireless connection, which disturbed me for more than 2 months now and I tried all the methods I could find. Some worked, some did not! Sometimes some worked, sometimes no! I am waiting for a new update Ubuntu 11. Another 6~10 months? Not sure! I started to suspect if Linux is on the right track, at least Ubuntu. Or free softwares are only a dream?

Ivan

yifangt
October 11th, 2010, 07:14 PM
I believe Ubuntu 10.04 is of problem for the wireless connection, which disturbed me for more than 2 months now. The problem arose from my updating from 9.10 to 10.04. The network was fine before the updating. After that the wireless connection never worked well but all the hardware is for sure fine and the driver seems right too. I tried all the methods I could find, especially the one from this forum. Some worked, some did not! Sometimes some worked, sometimes no! I am waiting for a new update Ubuntu 11. Another 6~10 months? Not sure! I started to suspect if Linux is on the right track, at least Ubuntu. Or free softwares are only a dream?

Ivan

anewguy
October 11th, 2010, 09:52 PM
There are a few ways to get this working, but since it sounds like you don't have a lot of knowledge (and that's OK!!!) the easiest method has already been suggested:

- hard-wire your computer to your router
- in a terminal window type sudo apt-get update
- check in System/Administration/Drivers for the driver(s) for your wireless and enable them
- physically disconnect the hard-wire connection

If this is something you don't understand or are not comfortable with, it would do you well to find a friend, neighbor, etc., who is a little more knowledgable and understands what we are saying. To have someone physically there with you to see the equipment at hand would be the best for you.

There are other ways to get this working that do not require any type of connection to the internet. If you are so inclined, please locate the Windows XP driver files (.inf and .sys) for your wireless adapter (they are probably something similar to bcml5a.inf and .sys). Once you have those files, post back and I can walk you through installing them very easily.

Dave ;)