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rowico
May 4th, 2011, 02:14 AM
Hi,

So I'm extremely new to Ubuntu, and I know almost nothing about it. I installed Ubuntu 11.04 to my laptop (compaq presario v6000) and everything started up great except for the wireless, which may be something with the drivers or I'm just missing something obvious.

I've looked at many guides and threads and tried to follow them, but either get lost in the terminology or it doesn't seem to help. I know the wireless card is the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG, if that helps at all.

Thanks!

chili555
May 4th, 2011, 02:36 AM
I have a 3945ABG and run 11.04. Let's see what's wrong. We're going to use the terminal (Applications > Accessories Terminal using Classic Ubuntu; or Applications > Terminal using Unity). I like the terminal because you can get a lot of information in a hurry. Anything in the code box is a terminal command. Enter each line one at a time and press Enter. Post the result. First, let's see what position the wireless switch is in:
rfkill list allNext, let's see what interesting messages have been recorded about the driver iwl3945:
dmesg | grep iwlThe pipe symbol | is on the right side of my US keyboard on the same key with \.

rowico
May 4th, 2011, 02:57 AM
rfkill list all

robert@Rowico:~$ rfkill list all
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
robert@Rowico:~$

dmesg | grep iwl
returned nothing

chili555
May 4th, 2011, 03:06 AM
Let's load the module and see if that helps:
sudo modprobe iwl3945
dmesg | grep iwl
lspci -nn | grep -i wirelessThanks.

rowico
May 4th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Wow! That worked! It gave me the option in the connections button on the top bar to enable wireless then it automatically detected the network! Thank you SO much!!!!
:D:D:D:D:D:D

chili555
May 4th, 2011, 01:51 PM
If it doesn't start automatically on reboot, post back and we'll fix it.

rowico
May 4th, 2011, 08:52 PM
If it doesn't start automatically on reboot, post back and we'll fix it.

Yep, it didn't start this morning.

Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it.

rowico
May 5th, 2011, 03:14 AM
I just tried to in the same code from yesterday and it worked again, but am i going to have to do this each time?

chili555
May 5th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Let's see if we can make it persistent:
sudo su
echo iwl3945 >> /etc/modules
exitNow does it start on boot?

rowico
May 5th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Let's see if we can make it persistent:
sudo su
echo iwl3945 >> /etc/modules
exitNow does it start on boot?

It works! Thank you so much! :) :) :)

susie94
May 10th, 2011, 06:24 PM
I have a similar problem to rowico but the solution provided by chili555 does not work for me. One difference is that the code
rfkill list all
reveals that Yes is the condition for Hard Blocked

Not sure how to ţroceed Would welcome advice

chili555
May 10th, 2011, 07:33 PM
I have a similar problem to rowico but the solution provided by chili555 does not work for me. One difference is that the code
rfkill list all
reveals that Yes is the condition for Hard Blocked

Not sure how to ţroceed Would welcome adviceDo you solemnly swear on my C/C++ Programmers Bible that the hardware switch on your laptop is set to 'ON?' What kind of laptop is it? May we see:
lsmod

el cameleon
May 22nd, 2011, 12:51 PM
Hi,
I got the same problem here (Dell 1525 N Laptop with Intel 3945ABG wifi card) but adding iwl3945 to the file modules doesn't help :-(

Here is the output of some commands:

vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
snd_hda_codec_idt 60537 1
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 27535 1
snd_hda_intel 24140 1
snd_hda_codec 90901 3 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80042 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
binfmt_misc 13213 1
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
joydev 17322 0
dell_wmi 12601 0
sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
dell_laptop 13515 0
r852 17878 0
sm_common 16737 1 r852
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
nand 49822 2 r852,sm_common
nand_ids 8547 1 nand
nand_ecc 13070 1 nand
snd 55295 12 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel ,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_s eq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
mtd 26720 2 sm_common,nand
psmouse 73312 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
serio_raw 12990 0
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
coretemp 13283 0
arc4 12473 2
iwl3945 130113 0
iwlcore 148965 1 iwl3945
mac80211 257001 2 iwl3945,iwlcore
cfg80211 156212 3 iwl3945,iwlcore,mac80211
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
i915 450944 3
usbhid 41704 0
hid 77084 1 usbhid
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
ahci 21591 2
firewire_ohci 31504 0
drm 180037 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
firewire_core 56138 1 firewire_ohci
sdhci_pci 13623 0
libahci 25548 1 ahci
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
sdhci 22720 1 sdhci_pci
sky2 49172 0
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
video 18951 1 i915
Can someone help?

chili555
May 22nd, 2011, 01:45 PM
@ el cameleon--

Please post:
dmesg -e iwl -e wlanThanks.

el cameleon
May 22nd, 2011, 02:50 PM
Unfortunately, it doesn't seems to be valid....


vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ dmesg -e iwl -e wlan
dmesg : option invalide -- 'e'
Usage: dmesg [-c] [-n level] [-r] [-s bufsize]

chili555
May 22nd, 2011, 03:15 PM
Well, I'm sorry. I made a slight error. Please post:
dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan

el cameleon
May 22nd, 2011, 03:23 PM
It's better ;-)

vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan
[ 22.195798] iwl3945: Unknown parameter `#'
[ 23.473286] iwl3945: Unknown parameter `#'

chili555
May 22nd, 2011, 03:59 PM
iwl3945: Unknown parameter `#'There ought to be way more than that:
dmesg | grep iwl
ls /etc/modprobe.dThat's a message I have never seen before, frankly.

el cameleon
May 22nd, 2011, 04:59 PM
I am sorry, I have already tried quit a lot of solutions and I am afraid that my installation is now quite a mess. If you think it would be simplier to restart from a fresh install, don't hesitate to tell me, I will try to do it in the week.

Then, to answer your question:

vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ dmesg | grep iwl
[ 25.859522] iwl3945: Unknown parameter `#'
[ 27.345339] iwl3945: Unknown parameter `#'

vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ ls /etc/modprobe.d
alsa-base.conf blacklist-framebuffer.conf blacklist-watchdog.conf
blacklist-ath_pci.conf blacklist-modem.conf iwl3945.conf
blacklist.conf blacklist-oss.conf libpisock9.conf
blacklist-firewire.conf blacklist-rare-network.conf
vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ Note that iwl3945.conf is a file created by myself following some obscurs instruction that I don't remenber and that contain this line:

alias wlan0 iwl3945
options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1 # <-- enables software scanning

chili555
May 22nd, 2011, 05:30 PM
Please amend it to:
alias wlan0 iwl3945
options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1Then do:
sudo rmmod -f iwl3945
sudo modprobe iwl3945Any improvement?
I have already tried quit a lot of solutions and I am afraid that my installation is now quite a mess. If you think it would be simplier to restart from a fresh install, don't hesitate to tell meLet's see if we can't fix it first.

el cameleon
May 23rd, 2011, 06:18 AM
Hum...
First, thanks a lot for your kindest help. However, I didn't succeed to fix the issue:

Please amend it to: Code:
alias wlan0 iwl3945 options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1
=> This is the same that what was existing in the file, so no changes from that side.


Then do: Code:
sudo rmmod -f iwl3945 sudo modprobe iwl3945
I got some errors:

vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ sudo rmmod -f iwl3945
ERROR: Removing 'iwl3945': No such file or directory
vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ sudo rmmod -f /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945
ERROR: Removing 'iwl3945': No such file or directory
vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ sudo rmmod -f /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf
ERROR: Removing 'iwl3945': No such file or directory
vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ sudo rmmod -f /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf
ERROR: Removing 'iwl3945': No such file or directory
vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ sudo modprobe iwl3945The wifi still doesn't work :-( I am currently thinking of a way to be sure to save all my data before engaging a fresh new install.

chili555
May 23rd, 2011, 01:33 PM
This is the same that what was existing in the file, so no changes from that side.But that's not what you said before:
Note that iwl3945.conf is a file created by myself following some obscurs instruction that I don't remenber and that contain this line:
Quote:
alias wlan0 iwl3945
options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1 # <-- enables software scanningSo which is correct? Does your file contain this part or not?
# <-- enables software scanningPlease do:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.confMake sure it reads exactly like this and no more and no less:
alias wlan0 iwl3945
options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1To be perfectly clear, the # and all parts following must be removed entirely.
sudo rmmod -f /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945Nobody asked you to do this.
sudo rmmod -f /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.confNobody asked you to do this.

You can't just make up new commands at random, execute them and then be surprised that the underlying problem isn't fixed. You will only make your system worse or even unbootable.

Please fix your /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf file, reboot and let's see:
dmesg | grep iwl

el cameleon
May 23rd, 2011, 08:10 PM
Please fix your /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf file, reboot and let's see:
dmesg | grep iwl
Ok, and sorry for the misunderstood. Here is the result:

vincent@Dell-Inspiron:~$ dmesg | grep iwl
[ 22.440642] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 22.440646] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
[ 22.440704] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: sw scan support is deprecated
[ 22.440731] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 22.440745] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 22.501181] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 23 802.11a channels
[ 22.501186] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 22.501343] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 22.700362] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'

And it is now working!!! =D>
Many thanks, you are my hero (for some minutes at least ;-) !

Hope this will be fixed in the official release of Ubuntu quickly because it is not very easy to fix...

chili555
May 23rd, 2011, 08:26 PM
And it is now working!!! Great news! Post back if we can help you further.

dwilley
May 31st, 2011, 03:10 AM
I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a Compaq Presario V6000 and the wireless is not working. i'm also new to the whole Linux/Ubuntu thing.

Here's what i got so far:
Screenshot (http://www.northcarolinakia.com/pics/IMG_7511.JPG)

From what i can tell, there's files missing?

chili555
May 31st, 2011, 03:25 AM
The command is:
sudo modprobe iwl3945That's a lower-case L there and not the pipe symbol | that's on my US keyboard with \. If your card and driver are working correctly, it should already be loaded. What kind of trouble are you having?

By the way, I saw the command: sudo apt-get install udo

If you keep running commands randomly that you don't understand, you will soon wreck your system. If in doubt, stop and post a question. I'll try to answer as fast as I can, but I do stop to sleep and eat.

dwilley
May 31st, 2011, 03:28 AM
i clicked on the pie shaped icon in the top right hand corner to access the networking and tried to connect to my wireless network but it's not showing anything in the wireless.

chili555
May 31st, 2011, 03:31 AM
Please let us see:
lspci -nnThat's one command on one line. A screenshot as before is fine.

dwilley
May 31st, 2011, 03:32 AM
Screenshot 2 (http://www.northcarolinakia.com/pics/IMG_7512.JPG)

chili555
May 31st, 2011, 03:37 AM
typed in the command you gave me and nothing happened. it just went to a blank line with "user@user-Presario-V6000-RG390UA-ABA:~$"Are you quite sure you typed it correctly?
lspci -nnAgain, that's a lower-case L.

chili555
May 31st, 2011, 03:44 AM
Well, you do not have an Intel 3945ABG wireless card; you have a Broadcom BCM4311 (14E4:4311). Please start a new thread and reference your Broadcom BCM4311. Also tell us if you can temporarily get an ethernet connection. I'll watch for your thread in the morning.

------------
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

Sef
May 31st, 2011, 03:49 AM
...you have a Broadcom BCM4311....

Read post #1 in this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1604868).

dwilley
May 31st, 2011, 03:50 AM
i was able to get the wired ethernet to connect to the internet. will create a new thread for my issue.

dwilley
May 31st, 2011, 04:54 AM
Read post #1 in this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1604868).

just tried that and an error came up and said it couldn't be installed.

ghosh_rajk
June 5th, 2011, 01:16 AM
@chili555 : Excellent!!!!Thanks you so much. Your solution has worked out perfectly for me. My Intel 3945 is online again.

hakonst
July 27th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Hi - Im also having trouble with connecting with wireless network connection - I have the Intel 3945ABG (im quite shore) and running Ubuntu 11.04. I have tried to follow the guidance here above but my wireless connection is not connecting :(

chili555
July 27th, 2011, 12:51 AM
Hi - Im also having trouble with connecting with wireless network connection - I have the Intel 3945ABG (im quite shore) and running Ubuntu 11.04. I have tried to follow the guidance here above but my wireless connection is not connecting :(Please open a terminal and run and post:
rfkill list all
dmesg | grep iwlThanks.

hakonst
July 27th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Thanks for a quick response chili555

hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

and

hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep iwl
[ 11.931680] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 11.931685] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$

chili555
July 27th, 2011, 03:05 PM
The first part is perfect. No hardware switch or software is stopping your wireless. The dmesg part is sparse. Do you have a wireless interface?
iwconfigDoes it try to connect and fail? Do networks appear in Network Manager?
sudo iwlist wlan0 scanIs your ESSID hidden?

hakonst
July 27th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Yes I had tried to put those two commands in and the dmesg looked strange, here is the next information


Do you have a wireless interface?hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Something strange here...


Does it try to connect and fail? Do networks appear in Network Manager?hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
[sudo] password for hakonklara:
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.


Is your ESSID hidden?My SSID is not hidden (is that the same?) but you have to write WEP key to connect

chili555
July 27th, 2011, 03:35 PM
The dmesg does look strange indeed. However, it gives us a clue as to why when the driver iwl3945 tries to load, it fails and no wireless interface gets created. Please try again and post everything that appears:
dmesg | grep -e iwl -e 80211Something is not right under the hood and the parts that "look strange' are what we need to know to fix it.

hakonst
July 27th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Here are the results for
dmesg | grep -e iwl -e 80211
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep -e iwl -e 80211
[ 11.591554] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
[ 11.779257] lib80211: common routines for IEEE802.11 drivers
[ 11.779260] lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
[ 11.931680] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 11.931685] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
[ 12.757645] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[ 12.757650] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[ 12.757654] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 12.757657] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 12.757661] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 12.757665] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 12.757668] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$

chili555
July 27th, 2011, 04:12 PM
I still see no errors that we can fix and so no reason, so far, that it doesn't create a wireless interface and start. Let's take a look at complete logs. Please do:
rfkill list all > hakonst.txt
lspci -nn | grep 0280 >> hakonst.txt
dmesg >> hakonst.txt
lsmod >> hakonst.txt
modinfo iwl3956 >> hakonst.txt
sudo cat /var/log/syslog | tail -n50 >> hakonst.txt
zip hakonst.zip hakonst.txtIn your user directory, you will find a file, hakonst.zip. Attach it to your reply using the paperclip tool at the top of the reply box. Thanks.

hakonst
July 27th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Here are the logs,
thanks
Hákon

chili555
July 27th, 2011, 08:04 PM
I have the Intel 3945ABG (im quite shore) Your logs say:
08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)Would you please try:
sudo rmmod -f iwl3945
sudo rmmod -f iwlcore
sudo modprobe wl
iwconfigAny errors or warnings? May we see:
cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.confThanks.

hakonst
July 27th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Hmm...

When looking at the computer specs and trying some commands in the terminal I thought I had the Intel 3945ABG...

When running these commands:

sudo rmmod -f iwl3945 sudo rmmod -f iwlcore sudo modprobe wl iwconfig
I get:
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod -f iwl3945
[sudo] password for hakonklara:
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod -f iwlcore
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe wl
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.


####
and then when Í write the other commands
cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
I get:
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
# This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
# alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
# device instead.

# evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
blacklist evbug

# these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
blacklist usbmouse
blacklist usbkbd

# replaced by e100
blacklist eepro100

# replaced by tulip
blacklist de4x5

# causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
blacklist eth1394

# snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
# hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
blacklist snd_intel8x0m

# Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device)
blacklist snd_aw2

# causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306)
blacklist i2c_i801

# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54

# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx

# most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
blacklist garmin_gps

# replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
blacklist asus_acpi

# low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
# hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
blacklist snd_pcsp

# ugly and loud noise, getting on everyone's nerves; this should be done by a
# nice pulseaudio bing (Ubuntu: #77010)
blacklist pcspkr

# EDAC driver for amd76x clashes with the agp driver preventing the aperture
# from being initialised (Ubuntu: #297750). Blacklist so that the driver
# continues to build and is installable for the few cases where its
# really needed.
blacklist amd76x_edac
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$

Thanks

chili555
July 27th, 2011, 10:58 PM
I suspect iwl3945 and therefor some conflicting modules are loading from /etc/modules. Please do:
sudo gedit /etc/modulesIf you see iwl3945 in there, please remove it. Proofread, save and close gedit and reboot. Then let us see:
iwconfig
lsmod | grep iwlThanks.

hakonst
July 27th, 2011, 11:26 PM
Mayday-mayday ubuntu crash :) reinstall in progress...

chili555
July 27th, 2011, 11:48 PM
??? What do you think happened? It surely wouldn't crash from editing /etc/modules.

hakonst
July 28th, 2011, 12:24 AM
Hi - Ubuntu reinstalled (2x :( ) both times some problems in rebooting but second time Ubuntu started at least...
not shore what happened, I took a photo of the screen after the reboot, see attached.

I ran the complete logs again in txt file, see as well attached as zip file.

Can you see what my next step should be?

thanks,
Hákon

chili555
July 28th, 2011, 12:46 AM
I don't quite understand. Are you now able to boot normally? I reviewed your logs and they look very good so far. The only thing I see that's suspicious is this:
Jul 27 23:07:50 hakonklara-laptop gnome-session[1219]: WARNING: Application 'compiz.desktop' failed to register before timeoutIt's a warning and not an error. You might Google the warning or ask on Desktop Environments: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=329

Is there a wireless interface, eth1 perhaps?
iwconfigDoes it scan?
sudo iwlist eth1 scanSubstitute your wireless interface if it's not eth1.

hakonst
July 28th, 2011, 01:07 AM
It reboots now because I reinstalled Ubuntu and wiped the hard drive clean... I will take a look at the warning you mentioned.

Here are the results from the commands:

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

eth0 no wireless extensions.

hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist eth0 scan
[sudo] password for hakonklara:
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$

no wireless extensions or scanning :confused:

chili555
July 28th, 2011, 01:52 AM
How did you install the wireless driver wl? Through the Additional Drivers tool? May I see:
sudo dpkg -s bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo dpkg -s dkmsWe're just interested in the first few lines; ideally:
$ sudo dpkg -s dkms
[sudo] password for chili:
Package: dkms
Status: install ok installed
This is my favorite problem; it looks perfect in every way, except it doesn't work.

hakonst
July 28th, 2011, 09:24 AM
The Broadcom driver was automatically installed and I can see it through the Additional Drivers program.

The commands show that at least that the installation is ok:

hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -s bcmwl-kernel-source
[sudo] password for hakonklara:
Package: bcmwl-kernel-source
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 3288
Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Architecture: i386
Source: bcmwl
Version: 5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu3
Replaces: bcmwl-modaliases
Depends: dkms, linux-libc-dev, libc6-dev, linux-headers-generic | linux-headers
Conflicts: bcmwl-modaliases
Description: Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source
This package contains Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver
for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-, BCM4321-,
BCM4322-, BCM43224-, and BCM43225-, BCM43227- and BCM43228-based
hardware.
Modaliases: wl(pci:v000014E4d00000576sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004311sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004312sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004313sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004315sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004328sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004329sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d0000432Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d0000432Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d0000432Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d0000432Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004353sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004357sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004358sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004359sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d0000435Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004727sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d0000A99Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*)
Original-Maintainer: Alberto Milone <alberto.milone@canonical.com>
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -s dkms
Package: dkms
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: kernel
Installed-Size: 476
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Architecture: all
Version: 2.1.1.2-5ubuntu1
Depends: module-init-tools, gcc, make | build-essential | dpkg-dev, coreutils (>= 7.4), patch
Recommends: fakeroot, menu | sudo, linux-headers-2.6-686 | linux-headers-2.6-amd64 | linux-headers-generic | linux-headers, linux-image
Conffiles:
/etc/dkms/framework.conf 4e72dd99504978161b561f69256c1696
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/debian/README.Debian 6707f5716bc3a2d65fa1b05d81ba8add
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/debian/changelog f14e36c92f14270163eb20fa883d463e
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/debian/compat 84bc3da1b3e33a18e8d5e1bdd7a18d7a
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/debian/control 932cd11859c7c153a8c458325e74497f
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/debian/copyright de471e376ba2c3886424b5c4649c42d6
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/debian/dirs ea7a90f4a1be2e0054c3d4920c29e33f
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/debian/postinst 9332e9792ca4b1d4f79a2f79fe32b9a3
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/debian/prerm e7c0c39003edb2255d22a775efa907e5
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/debian/rules c385ec9e8f6c6745ad9b9665c38cbd84
/etc/dkms/template-dkms-mkdeb/Makefile d97acaeba72f667d3eb69695e9018243
/etc/bash_completion.d/dkms 195bee4c5aa1c561f920d4322b6b8be6
/etc/kernel/prerm.d/dkms 97139ec74350d65636320b76a11b1f47
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms a4c83e676c2d02e01eae1c0b94657594
/etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms a4c83e676c2d02e01eae1c0b94657594
Description: Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework
DKMS is a framework designed to allow individual kernel modules to be upgraded
without changing the whole kernel. It is also very easy to rebuild modules as
you upgrade kernels.
Homepage: http://linux.dell.com/dkms
Original-Maintainer: Dynamic Kernel Modules Support Team <pkg-dkms-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$

the question is... do I have the Broadcom or the Intell device?
thanks (a lot for all your help :) )

chili555
July 28th, 2011, 03:05 PM
You most certainly have a Broadcom. This is from the zips you've sent me:
Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)In bcmwl-kernel-source, the aliases contain:
modaliases: wl(pci:v000014E4d00000576sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004311sv*sd*bc*sc*i*, pci:v000014E4d00004312sv*sd*bc*sc*i*,
<snip>Also in your logs, I see:
[ 8.920922] eth%d: 5.100.82.38 driver failed with code 21The part I highlighted relates to the bcmwl-kernel-source package:
Source: bcmwl
Version: 5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu3
Replaces: bcmwl-modaliases
Depends: dkms, linux-libc-dev, libc6-dev, linux-headers-generic | linux-headersYour device is also claimed by the other Broadcom driver combination, b43 and ssb. Let's try them instead. Please do:
sudo su
apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
rmmod -f wl
rm /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf
echo b43 >> /etc/modules
modprobe b43
iwconfig
exitNow is it working?

hakonst
July 28th, 2011, 06:18 PM
I think were getting somewhere now.... now at least I'm getting the choice to enable wireless, here is the results - Im not connected yet though

hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for hakonklara:
root@hakonklara-laptop:/home/hakonklara# apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
dkms
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
bcmwl-kernel-source*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 192 not upgraded.
After this operation, 3,367 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 131965 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing bcmwl-kernel-source ...
Removing all DKMS Modules
Done.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Purging configuration files for bcmwl-kernel-source ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic
root@hakonklara-laptop:/home/hakonklara# rmmod -f wl
root@hakonklara-laptop:/home/hakonklara# rm /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.confrm: cannot remove `/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf': No such file or directory
root@hakonklara-laptop:/home/hakonklara# echo b43 >> /etc/modules
root@hakonklara-laptop:/home/hakonklara# modprobe b43
root@hakonklara-laptop:/home/hakonklara# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

root@hakonklara-laptop:/home/hakonklara# exit
exit
hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ ^C

I also ran the scanning command

hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

hakonklara@hakonklara-laptop:~$

What do you thing chili555?
Thanks.

chili555
July 28th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Please reboot and give me your report. If it isn't working, let's look at another log. Thanks.

hakonst
July 28th, 2011, 07:56 PM
I have finished rebooting - still not connected...

chili555
July 28th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Let's see a log, please.

hakonst
July 28th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Here are some logs... hope they are the right ones...
thanks

chili555
July 28th, 2011, 08:25 PM
We're almost there. Please open a terminal and do:
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installerAfter it finishes, reboot and enjoy your wireless.

hakonst
July 28th, 2011, 09:29 PM
Fantastic!! :) Its working - Thanks a million :popcorn:

chili555
July 28th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Glad it's working. Have fun!

raiden82
September 16th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Hi i have also the intel 3945 and doesn't work..on any distro, here's lspci:


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
05:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
05:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
05:01.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
05:01.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controlle

tried the commands you've posted but only this one gives a result:


dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan


[ 14.860438] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 14.860443] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
[ 553.937665] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 553.937670] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation

any idea? thanks

chili555
September 16th, 2011, 06:42 PM
There is no sign of it in your lspci; I wonder if it's defective. What does this say?
rfkill list all
lspci -nn | grep 0280
sudo lshw -C networkThanks.

wildmanne39
September 16th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Hi Dr. chili, we have been working on it here also if you want to look or you can just take it from here in this thread.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1845131
Thank you

siddi
November 21st, 2011, 11:58 AM
Hi,
I have an acer aspire and I also have a terrible problem with the wireless... The main issue is that the wireless connection is getting connected but the connection keeps dropping every few seconds... Am not following the directions from the discussion here....

lsmod gave me the following...... Please help

Module Size Used by
parport_pc 32114 0
ppdev 12849 0
rfcomm 38408 8
bnep 17923 2
binfmt_misc 17292 1
joydev 17393 0
gspca_vc032x 31999 0
gspca_main 27610 1 gspca_vc032x
snd_hda_codec_si3054 12864 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 254125 1
snd_usb_audio 100880 1
snd_usbmidi_lib 24558 1 snd_usb_audio
uvcvideo 67271 0
snd_hda_intel 24262 7
snd_hda_codec 91754 3 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda _intel
pcmcia 39822 0
acer_wmi 23302 0
sparse_keymap 13658 1 acer_wmi
snd_hwdep 13276 2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
tifm_7xx1 12937 0
videodev 85626 2 gspca_main,uvcvideo
snd_pcm 80468 7 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,s nd_hda_codec
tifm_core 15040 1 tifm_7xx1
arc4 12473 2
iwl3945 73329 0
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
iwl_legacy 71499 1 iwl3945
btusb 18160 2
yenta_socket 27428 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18367 1 yenta_socket
bluetooth 148839 23 rfcomm,bnep,btusb
psmouse 73673 0
serio_raw 12990 0
pcmcia_core 21511 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
mac80211 272785 2 iwl3945,iwl_legacy
snd_rawmidi 25241 2 snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_seq_midi
cfg80211 172392 3 iwl3945,iwl_legacy,mac80211
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28932 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 55902 25 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_usb _audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec ,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,s nd_seq_device
i915 505108 3
drm_kms_helper 32889 1 i915
drm 192226 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
wmi 18744 1 acer_wmi
soundcore 12600 1 snd
i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 i915
snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
video 18908 1 i915
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
sky2 49317 0



lspci gave the following

siddharth@siddharth-Aspire-5570:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
0a:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0a:09.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)

Coltsfan19
December 18th, 2011, 05:51 AM
Please help i cannot get on my wireless ive read forums and tried

trav@trav-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-RG360UA-ABA:~$ sudo modprobe iwl3945
[sudo] password for trav:
trav@trav-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-RG360UA-ABA:~$ dmesg | grep iwl
[ 13.934588] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 13.934593] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[ 13.934686] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 13.934702] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 13.975682] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
[ 13.975687] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 13.975848] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: irq 43 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 14.002439] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
[ 14.947623] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.32.2.9
trav@trav-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-RG360UA-ABA:~$ lspci -nn | grep -i wireless
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)
trav@trav-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-RG360UA-ABA:~$ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
trav@trav-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-RG360UA-ABA:~$ dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan
[ 13.934588] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 13.934593] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[ 13.934686] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 13.934702] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 13.975682] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
[ 13.975687] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 13.975848] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: irq 43 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 14.002439] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
[ 14.947623] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.32.2.9
[ 15.019245] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 20.573602] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 20.776084] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 20.976052] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 21.176042] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 28.552810] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 28.752127] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 28.952116] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 29.152116] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 36.516592] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 36.720062] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 36.920067] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 37.120066] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 44.500268] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 44.700084] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 44.900069] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 45.100052] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 52.484230] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 52.684057] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 52.884090] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 53.084074] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 60.460353] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 60.660069] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 60.860074] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 61.060071] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 68.428472] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 68.628129] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 68.828141] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 69.028132] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 76.404744] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 76.604169] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 76.804134] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 77.004072] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 133.504660] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 133.704123] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 133.904082] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 134.104082] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 141.476367] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 141.676072] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 141.876085] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 142.076097] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 149.453219] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 149.652082] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 149.852061] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 150.052065] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 157.419995] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 157.620049] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 157.820060] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 158.020037] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 165.404505] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 165.604167] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 165.804084] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 166.004084] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 173.380437] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 173.580110] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 173.780130] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 173.980091] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 181.361177] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 181.560139] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 181.760287] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 181.960388] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 189.341249] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 189.540050] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 189.740076] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 189.940057] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 460.536306] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 460.736106] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 460.936090] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 461.136215] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 468.499705] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 468.696171] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 468.896081] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 469.096193] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 476.472833] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 476.672079] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 476.872089] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 477.072070] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 484.457360] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 484.656181] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 484.856144] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 485.056203] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 492.442668] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 492.640234] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 492.840226] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 493.040178] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 500.408902] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 500.608184] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 500.808199] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 501.008098] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 508.373138] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 508.572072] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 508.772203] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 508.972075] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 516.356621] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 516.556184] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 516.756183] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 516.956132] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 527.432409] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 527.636084] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 527.836059] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 528.036070] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 535.417637] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 535.616171] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 535.816140] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 536.016160] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 543.401474] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 543.600219] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 543.800242] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 544.000185] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 551.372644] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 551.572194] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 551.772163] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 551.972160] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 559.337440] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 559.536153] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 559.736189] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 559.936149] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 567.308417] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 567.508120] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 567.708060] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 567.908061] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 575.317209] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 575.516090] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 575.718251] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 575.916114] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 583.300610] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 583.500181] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 583.700240] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 583.900229] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 595.032475] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 595.232103] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 595.432073] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 595.632102] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 603.004187] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 603.208069] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 603.408088] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 603.608065] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 611.009201] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 611.208169] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 611.408218] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 611.608181] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 618.977261] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 619.176167] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 619.376198] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 619.576180] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 626.954525] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 627.152181] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 627.352228] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 627.552444] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 634.940656] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 635.140056] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 635.340074] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 635.540074] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 639.104898] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: Card state received: HW:Kill SW:On
[ 639.124213] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: Not sending command - RF KILL
[ 639.124227] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: Error sending REPLY_RXON: enqueue_hcmd failed: -5
[ 639.124236] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: Error setting new configuration (-5).
[ 639.128153] iwl3945 0000:02:00.0: MAC is in deep sleep!. CSR_GP_CNTRL = 0x040003DD
[ 693.066568] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 698.628610] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 698.828193] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 699.028189] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 699.228216] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 706.609575] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 706.808094] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 707.008067] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 707.208077] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 714.592659] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 714.792170] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 714.992189] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 715.192164] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 722.564563] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 722.764213] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 722.964243] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 723.164215] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 730.536615] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 730.736190] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 730.936133] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 731.136183] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 738.506629] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 738.704172] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 738.904229] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 739.104141] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 746.472494] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 746.672181] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 746.872196] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 747.072206] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out
[ 754.443398] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 1/3)
[ 754.643770] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 2/3)
[ 754.844070] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 (try 3/3)
[ 755.048066] wlan0: direct probe to f8:7b:7a:4f:8f:56 timed out

chili555
December 18th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Let's also see:
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
iwconfig wlan0Actually, so far, things are looking good!

irtehun
December 30th, 2011, 05:13 PM
I'm having issues with this as well.
Here is a printout of all the commands I have seen and what they do

mint@mint ~ $ rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
mint@mint ~ $ dmesg | grep iwl
mint@mint ~ $ sudo modprobe iwl3945
mint@mint ~ $ dmesg | grep iwl
[ 1959.812270] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 1959.812277] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
mint@mint ~ $ lspci -nn | grep -i wireless
mint@mint ~ $ dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlan
[ 1959.812270] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 1959.812277] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
mint@mint ~ $ dmesg | grep iwl
[ 1959.812270] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 1959.812277] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
mint@mint ~ $ ls /etc/modprobe.d
alsa-base.conf blacklist-framebuffer.conf
blacklist-ath_pci.conf blacklist-modem.conf
blacklist.conf blacklist-oss.conf
blacklist-cups-usblp.conf blacklist-rare-network.conf
blacklist-firewire.conf blacklist-watchdog.conf

irtehun@irtehun-Precision-M65 ~ $ dmesg | grep -e iwl -e 80211
[ 149.885728] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
[ 150.002069] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 150.002076] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[ 150.029384] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[ 150.029392] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[ 150.029399] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 150.029405] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 150.029411] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 150.029416] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 150.029422] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)

Nomatter what i do, i cannot get it to show any wireless connections

chili555
December 31st, 2011, 12:00 AM
How about letting us see:
lspci -nn | grep 0280
cat /etc/network/interfacesThanks.

irtehun
December 31st, 2011, 12:54 AM
lspci -nn | grep 0280

comes back blank.

cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

chili555
December 31st, 2011, 03:07 AM
lspci -nn | grep 0280

comes back blank.That implies you have no wireless card! Let's dig deeper:
lsusb
sudo lshw -C networkThanks.

Mayz
January 18th, 2012, 12:40 AM
Hello I have problem with mine wireless connection.

I have Intel 3945ABG etc... Tried all kind of things (I hope that didn't tried to much, I did things what I think that I understood.)
I use Ubuntu 11.10 with Toshiba Tecra A6

In the network thing next to clock, I have wireless networks, but it's unchooseable. And says something like this (mine Ubuntu is Finnish)

Wireless connections
Device isn't ready


olli@Olli-PC:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 02
serial: 00:13:02:9f:9c:44
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwl3945 driverversion=3.0.0-14-generic firmware=15.32.2.9 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
resources: irq:42 memory:d0100000-d0100fff


Ah, and I _have_ checked: Use wireless networks...


olli@Olli-PC:~$ dmesg | grep iwl3945
[ 19.372102] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 19.372107] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[ 19.372186] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 19.372202] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 19.427919] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 23 802.11a channels
[ 19.427925] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 19.428121] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: irq 42 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 20.252699] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.32.2.9
[ 20.520227] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Microcode SW error detected. Restarting 0x82000008.
[ 20.520239] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Loaded firmware version: 15.32.2.9
[ 20.520277] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Error Log Dump:
[ 20.520285] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Status: 0x000202E4, count: 1
[ 20.520292] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Desc Time asrtPC blink2 ilink1 nmiPC Line
[ 20.520523] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: SYSASSERT (0x5) 0000201098 0x008B6 0x00274 0x00320 0x085FE 116
[ 20.520660] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Event Log Dump: display last 20 count
[ 20.520706] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200783 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.520732] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200785 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.520759] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200820 0x00000ece 0353
[ 20.520786] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200836 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.520812] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200837 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.520839] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200873 0x00000ecf 0353
[ 20.520866] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200888 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.520892] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200890 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.520919] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200926 0x00000ed0 0353
[ 20.520945] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200941 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.520972] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200943 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.520999] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200979 0x00000ed1 0353
[ 20.521027] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200994 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.521054] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200996 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.521080] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201031 0x00000ed2 0353
[ 20.521107] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201047 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.521134] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201048 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.521161] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201084 0x00000ed3 0353
[ 20.521187] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201096 0x00000002 0123
[ 20.521214] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201099 0x00000100 0125
[ 20.521237] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error Reply type 0x00000005 cmd REPLY_RXON (0x10) seq 0x0401 ser 0x00740000
[ 20.521254] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Command REPLY_ADD_STA failed: FW Error
[ 20.521263] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Adding station ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff failed.
[ 20.521273] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error setting Tx power (-5).
[ 21.020066] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error sending REPLY_TX_PWR_TABLE_CMD: time out after 500ms.
[ 21.024436] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Can't stop Rx DMA.
[ 21.024541] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Try to add interface when device not ready
[ 21.323762] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Microcode SW error detected. Restarting 0x82000008.
[ 21.323771] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Loaded firmware version: 15.32.2.9
[ 21.323808] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Error Log Dump:
[ 21.323814] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Status: 0x000202E4, count: 1
[ 21.323820] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Desc Time asrtPC blink2 ilink1 nmiPC Line
[ 21.324061] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: SYSASSERT (0x5) 0000201093 0x008B6 0x00274 0x0031C 0x0874C 116
[ 21.324210] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Event Log Dump: display last 20 count
[ 21.324251] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200779 0x000000d9 0106


And that just continues... I just feel like that I have made something wrong, but it have been from the start that way. It tried connect via Wireless during installation.

-Mayz

chili555
January 18th, 2012, 02:23 AM
It is trying to load the required firmware and then starts reporting errors. Let's see if your firmware is in place and not corrupted in some way. Please run and post:
md5sum /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
dmesg | grep 03:00



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note to Chili: 4df235482ac6c083e2b51cfb4d85c0fd

Mayz
January 18th, 2012, 06:14 AM
olli@Olli-PC:~$ md5sum /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
4df235482ac6c083e2b51cfb4d85c0fd /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
olli@Olli-PC:~$ dmesg | grep 03:00
[ 0.231437] pci 0000:03:00.0: [8086:4222] type 0 class 0x000280
[ 0.231494] pci 0000:03:00.0: reg 10: [mem 0xd0100000-0xd0100fff]
[ 0.232183] pci 0000:03:00.0: PME# supported from D0 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.232197] pci 0000:03:00.0: PME# disabled
[ 0.232269] pci 0000:03:00.0: disabling ASPM on pre-1.1 PCIe device. You can enable it with 'pcie_aspm=force'
[ 19.585863] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 19.585879] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 19.780563] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 23 802.11a channels
[ 19.780569] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 19.780726] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: irq 42 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 20.679341] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.32.2.9
[ 20.949063] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Microcode SW error detected. Restarting 0x82000008.
[ 20.949070] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Loaded firmware version: 15.32.2.9
[ 20.949103] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Error Log Dump:
[ 20.949107] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Status: 0x000202E4, count: 1
[ 20.949110] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Desc Time asrtPC blink2 ilink1 nmiPC Line
[ 20.949335] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: SYSASSERT (0x5) 0000202389 0x008B6 0x00274 0x00320 0x0860E 116
[ 20.949464] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Event Log Dump: display last 20 count
[ 20.949505] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202074 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.949528] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202076 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.949551] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202111 0x00000ece 0353
[ 20.949574] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202127 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.949596] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202128 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.949619] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202164 0x00000ecf 0353
[ 20.949642] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202179 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.949665] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202181 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.949688] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202217 0x00000ed0 0353
[ 20.949710] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202232 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.949733] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202234 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.949756] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202269 0x00000ed1 0353
[ 20.949779] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202285 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.949802] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202286 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.949825] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202322 0x00000ed2 0353
[ 20.949847] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202337 0x000000d9 0106
[ 20.949870] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202339 0x00000000 0302
[ 20.949893] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202375 0x00000ed3 0353
[ 20.949915] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202387 0x00000002 0123
[ 20.949938] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000202390 0x00000100 0125
[ 20.949958] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error Reply type 0x00000005 cmd REPLY_RXON (0x10) seq 0x0401 ser 0x00740000
[ 20.949978] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Command REPLY_ADD_STA failed: FW Error
[ 20.949984] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Adding station ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff failed.
[ 20.949989] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error setting Tx power (-5).
[ 21.448140] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error sending REPLY_TX_PWR_TABLE_CMD: time out after 500ms.
[ 21.452425] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Can't stop Rx DMA.
[ 21.452516] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Try to add interface when device not ready
[ 21.771713] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Microcode SW error detected. Restarting 0x82000008.
[ 21.771723] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Loaded firmware version: 15.32.2.9
[ 21.771760] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Error Log Dump:
[ 21.771766] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Status: 0x000202E4, count: 1
[ 21.771772] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Desc Time asrtPC blink2 ilink1 nmiPC Line
[ 21.772001] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: SYSASSERT (0x5) 0000201145 0x008B6 0x00274 0x00320 0x08602 116
[ 21.772168] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Event Log Dump: display last 20 count
[ 21.772209] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200830 0x000000d9 0106
[ 21.772232] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200832 0x00000000 0302
[ 21.772255] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200867 0x00000ece 0353
[ 21.772278] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200883 0x000000d9 0106
[ 21.772300] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200884 0x00000000 0302
[ 21.772323] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200920 0x00000ecf 0353
[ 21.772346] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200935 0x000000d9 0106
[ 21.772369] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200937 0x00000000 0302
[ 21.772392] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200973 0x00000ed0 0353
[ 21.772414] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200988 0x000000d9 0106
[ 21.772437] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200990 0x00000000 0302
[ 21.772460] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201026 0x00000ed1 0353
[ 21.772483] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201041 0x000000d9 0106
[ 21.772506] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201043 0x00000000 0302
[ 21.772529] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201078 0x00000ed2 0353
[ 21.772551] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201094 0x000000d9 0106
[ 21.772574] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201095 0x00000000 0302
[ 21.772597] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201131 0x00000ed3 0353
[ 21.772620] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201143 0x00000002 0123
[ 21.772643] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201146 0x00000100 0125
[ 21.772660] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error Reply type 0x00000005 cmd REPLY_RXON (0x10) seq 0x0401 ser 0x00740000
[ 21.772671] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Command REPLY_ADD_STA failed: FW Error
[ 21.772676] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Adding station ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff failed.
[ 21.772681] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error setting Tx power (-5).
[ 21.777034] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Can't stop Rx DMA.
[ 21.777140] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Try to add interface when device not ready
[ 22.043913] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Microcode SW error detected. Restarting 0x82000008.
[ 22.043924] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Loaded firmware version: 15.32.2.9
[ 22.043960] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Error Log Dump:
[ 22.043966] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Status: 0x000202E4, count: 1
[ 22.043972] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Desc Time asrtPC blink2 ilink1 nmiPC Line
[ 22.044202] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: SYSASSERT (0x5) 0000201149 0x008B6 0x00274 0x0031C 0x086F6 116
[ 22.044343] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Event Log Dump: display last 20 count
[ 22.044384] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200834 0x000000d9 0106
[ 22.044407] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200836 0x00000000 0302
[ 22.044430] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200872 0x00000ece 0353
[ 22.044452] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200887 0x000000d9 0106
[ 22.044475] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200889 0x00000000 0302
[ 22.044498] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200924 0x00000ecf 0353
[ 22.044521] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200940 0x000000d9 0106
[ 22.044543] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200941 0x00000000 0302
[ 22.044566] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200977 0x00000ed0 0353
[ 22.044589] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200992 0x000000d9 0106
[ 22.044611] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000200994 0x00000000 0302
[ 22.044634] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201030 0x00000ed1 0353
[ 22.044657] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201045 0x000000d9 0106
[ 22.044679] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201047 0x00000000 0302
[ 22.044702] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201083 0x00000ed2 0353
[ 22.044725] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201098 0x000000d9 0106
[ 22.044747] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201100 0x00000000 0302
[ 22.044770] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201135 0x00000ed3 0353
[ 22.044793] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201147 0x00000002 0123
[ 22.044815] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: 0000201150 0x00000100 0125
[ 22.044834] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error Reply type 0x00000005 cmd REPLY_RXON (0x10) seq 0x0401 ser 0x00740000
[ 22.044851] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Command REPLY_ADD_STA failed: FW Error
[ 22.044855] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Adding station ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff failed.
[ 22.044860] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Error setting Tx power (-5).
[ 22.049176] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Can't stop Rx DMA.
[ 22.049268] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Try to add interface when device not ready


I have just yesterday installed Ubuntu to this computer, should I just reinstall it now when I won't lose anything else than time? And I feel like that I would have reinstalled this allready with the time I tried to get WLAN work.

chili555
January 18th, 2012, 02:15 PM
I have been researching your issue extensively and will continue to do so. You have the latest firmware version, 15.32.2.9: http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=Downloads

The md5sum is correct, suggesting that at least the firmware is not corrupted.

I suggest you try two things. First, from a terminal, do:
dmesgNote the timestamp at the end so that, after the next steps, we can see what happens after the change.
sudo modprobe -r iwl3945
sudo modprobe iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=0
dmesg | grep -i iwlIs the firmware still not starting the card?

The other thing I suggest is to run your install CD as a live CD. Does the card work? If so, please re-install.

This exact card is near to my heart. Mine works perfectly every day.

AcidLauncheR
January 30th, 2012, 11:54 PM
I tried running through the steps with no result, my wireless adaptor still shows device not ready.

below are the outputs I'm getting:



acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ rfkill list all
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ dmesg |grep iwl
[ 26.112178] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 26.112185] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[ 26.112271] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 26.112289] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 26.167007] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
[ 26.167013] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 26.167171] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 26.189240] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
[ 27.549731] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.32.2.9
[ 27.549953] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 28.650698] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 28.650948] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 127.192429] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 143.263750] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 143.263755] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[ 143.263861] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 143.263884] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 143.303928] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
[ 143.303932] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 143.304136] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 143.304621] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
[ 143.335690] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.32.2.9
[ 143.335894] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 143.338846] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 143.338976] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ sudo modprobe iwl3945
[sudo] password for acidlauncher:
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945 line 2: ignoring bad line starting with 'iwl3945'
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ dmesg |grep iwl
[ 26.112178] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 26.112185] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[ 26.112271] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 26.112289] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 26.167007] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
[ 26.167013] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 26.167171] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 26.189240] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
[ 27.549731] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.32.2.9
[ 27.549953] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 28.650698] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 28.650948] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 127.192429] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 143.263750] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, in-tree:s
[ 143.263755] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation
[ 143.263861] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 143.263884] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 143.303928] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
[ 143.303932] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
[ 143.304136] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 143.304621] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
[ 143.335690] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: loaded firmware version 15.32.2.9
[ 143.335894] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 143.338846] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 143.338976] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ lspci -nn | grep -i wireless
0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$




I assume the problem lies with the line:

WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945 line 2: ignoring bad line starting with 'iwl3945'


ideas? Still blundering my way around Ubuntu and it's not pretty :)


thanks

siddi
January 31st, 2012, 12:00 AM
mine connects, but drops every few minutes only to reconnect again.....and it keeps happening

chili555
January 31st, 2012, 12:11 AM
I assume the problem lies with the line:

WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945 line 2: ignoring bad line starting with 'iwl3945'
Probably just a minor issue; let's have a look at:
cat /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945 The real problem is here:
Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switchThat means the little switch on your laptop that enables wireless is set to "Off." Can you flip it to "On?"

AcidLauncheR
January 31st, 2012, 03:49 AM
Probably just a minor issue; let's have a look at:
cat /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945 The real problem is here:That means the little switch on your laptop that enables wireless is set to "Off." Can you flip it to "On?"



acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945
alias wlan0 iwl3945
iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$



I have the wireless switch on, I swear :D

Though I'm not going to rule out it being broken :(

chili555
January 31st, 2012, 04:46 AM
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945
alias wlan0 iwl3945
iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1Please do:
sudo mv /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945 /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.confChange the file to read:
options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=0The parameter 1 is default; if you are trying to change behavior, and I'm not sure I understand why, use 0. Proofread carefully, save and close gedit.

Let's see:
rfkill list all
lsmod

AcidLauncheR
January 31st, 2012, 04:52 AM
Please do:
sudo mv /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945 /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.confChange the file to read:
options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=0The parameter 1 is default; if you are trying to change behavior, and I'm not sure I understand why, use 0. Proofread carefully, save and close gedit.

Let's see:
rfkill list all
lsmod

I'm seeing this right now:



alias wlan0 iwl3945
iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1


should I change it to read the options line exactly? add it? or replace only one line


figure I'd ask before I do

chili555
January 31st, 2012, 05:09 AM
I'm seeing this right now:

Quote:
alias wlan0 iwl3945
iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1
should I change it to read the options line exactly? add it? or replace only one line

To hopefully not be too blunt, please change it to exactly what I previously asked; no more and no less:
options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=0In order for it to take effect, the easiest way that's foolproof is to reboot.

AcidLauncheR
January 31st, 2012, 05:15 AM
To hopefully not be too blunt, please change it to exactly what I previously asked; no more and no less:
options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=0In order for it to take effect, the easiest way that's foolproof is to reboot.

not at all!

here are the results:



acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
bnep 17923 2
rfcomm 38408 0
bluetooth 148839 10 bnep,rfcomm
parport_pc 32114 0
ppdev 12849 0
tpm_infineon 13200 0
snd_hda_codec_idt 60049 1
binfmt_misc 17292 1
joydev 17393 0
usbhid 41905 0
hid 77367 1 usbhid
snd_hda_intel 24262 2
snd_hda_codec 91859 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13276 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80435 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25241 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
pcmcia 39822 0
snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28932 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
tpm_tis 14002 0
snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
i915 509487 3
snd 55902 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_se q_device
panasonic_laptop 13194 0
sparse_keymap 13658 1 panasonic_laptop
arc4 12473 2
yenta_socket 27428 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18367 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 21511 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
iwl3945 73360 0
drm_kms_helper 32889 1 i915
iwl_legacy 71499 1 iwl3945
mac80211 393459 2 iwl3945,iwl_legacy
drm 192194 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 i915
psmouse 73673 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
video 18908 1 i915
snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
serio_raw 12990 0
cfg80211 172427 3 iwl3945,iwl_legacy,mac80211
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
ahci 21634 2
libahci 25727 1 ahci
sdhci_pci 13658 0
sdhci 27360 1 sdhci_pci
sky2 49317 0
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$

chili555
January 31st, 2012, 05:48 AM
Now that you've rebooted, are the RF switch messages still present?
dmesg | grep -i switchInterestingly, rfkill list all looks perfect and there don't seem to be any driver or wmi issues.

Off to sleep; see you tomorrow.

AcidLauncheR
January 31st, 2012, 05:52 AM
Now that you've rebooted, are the RF switch messages still present?
dmesg | grep -i switchInterestingly, rfkill list all looks perfect and there don't seem to be any driver or wmi issues.

Off to sleep; see you tomorrow.


RF switch messages are still the same




acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$ dmesg |grep -i switch
[ 0.476248] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.479256] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.479381] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #1
[ 0.672979] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.682579] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 27.345938] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
[ 27.896257] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 29.026287] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 29.026539] iwl3945 0000:0b:00.0: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
acidlauncher@AcidLauncheR:~$


I wouldn't put it past the switch or something on the inside being broken, this computer has been around the world and I haven't been all that gentle with it (it IS a toughbook, of course)

I appreciate the help, have a good night... I may just end up having to get a USB wifi adapter

chili555
January 31st, 2012, 01:43 PM
I wouldn't put it past the switch or something on the inside being broken, this computer has been around the world and I haven't been all that gentle with it (it IS a toughbook, of course)

I appreciate the help, have a good night... I may just end up having to get a USB wifi adapterIf so, be sure to blacklist iwl3945. Also, if it were me, I'd get out my screwdriver.

AcidLauncheR
January 31st, 2012, 02:08 PM
If so, be sure to blacklist iwl3945. Also, if it were me, I'd get out my screwdriver.

I may do that, if it's just the switch I should be able to fix it pretty easy (it's an actual switch)


Thanks again for the help.... I'll post up results if I get them

chili555
January 31st, 2012, 02:38 PM
I may do that, if it's just the switch I should be able to fix it pretty easy (it's an actual switch)I'd also re-seat the card and the antenna wires. If it's the switch itself, you can probably bypass it by shorting the connectors. It's clumsy but might save an old laptop. I love my old laptops! My machine containing an Intel 3945 is the newer of my current two!

Good luck!

MikeLeong
April 18th, 2012, 09:15 AM
Hi, I am new to Ubuntu 11.10, just install it.

My wireless LAN intel 3945ABG doesn't want to be switched on, it's there in the network list, having hardware addreee, but Unavailable. Not possible to switch on and front indicator is also off. The toggle (both) for BT and Wireless LAN is on, and only BT light is on.

mariointas@mariointas-LENOVO3000-N200:~$ rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
mariointas@mariointas-LENOVO3000-N200:~$

Please help to identify this problem and thanks a lot!

chili555
April 18th, 2012, 12:51 PM
Not possible to switch on and front indicator is also off.
2: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: noI suspect your answer is here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1959458&highlight=Ideapad

denP
September 18th, 2012, 12:52 AM
I have fujitsu siemens amilo pro v3505 laptop.

I have two systems installed. They are:
- Ubuntu 12.04;
- Windows 7.

I do not have a special button to switch on / off the Wireless adapter. The button can be supported by drivers.

Case 1.

When I start Win7 WiFi is enabled (I had to install the driver to be able to switch it on automatically). I reboot and then WiFi is enabled for Ubuntu. It is not switched off during the reboot procedure.

Case 2.

I start Ubuntu. WiFi is switched off.

I have Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan]

Could you help me?

chili555
September 18th, 2012, 01:11 AM
Please start a new thread and with the wireless NOT working, post:
rfkill list allThanks.

denP
September 18th, 2012, 01:40 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12245186#post12245186