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russellswords
January 7th, 2013, 11:00 PM
Hi

I'm new to Ubuntu and have recently installed 12.10 on my old laptop. The problem I am having is that I cannot connect to a wireless as it appears that the driver is disabled although I have no problem connecting over a wired connection. The laptop does have a wireless button which now isn't working working

If anyone can help, please dumb it down a little as I'm only new to Ubuntu. :p

This is all the information I have been able to find so far:
alan@alan-LM1WN:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network:0 DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:06:01.0
logical name: eth1
version: 05
serial: 00:16:6f:a1:45:29
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:9.0.5.27 (Dec 12 2007) latency=32 link=no maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
resources: irq:18 memory:b0008000-b0008fff
*-network:1
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:06:09.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:40:ca:03:e0:f6
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.21 latency=32 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:18 memory:b0006000-b0007fff memory:44000000-4401ffff


alan@alan-LM1WN:~$ sudo iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 No scan results

alan@alan-LM1WN:~$ sudo lshw -C network^C
alan@alan-LM1WN:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.10"
Linux alan-LM1WN 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

alan@alan-LM1WN:~$ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes

alan@alan-LM1WN:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
arc4 12473 0
rt2800usb 22285 0
rt2800lib 57144 1 rt2800usb
crc_ccitt 12595 1 rt2800lib
rt2x00usb 19941 1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib 48562 3 rt2800usb,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
mac80211 461161 3 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
isofs 39210 1
bnep 17707 2
rfcomm 37276 0
bluetooth 183228 8 bnep,rfcomm
parport_pc 31968 0
ppdev 12817 0
snd_hda_codec_si3054 12864 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 63356 1
snd_hda_intel 32515 3
snd_hda_codec 111547 3 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda _intel
snd_hwdep 13272 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80163 3 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25382 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
ipw2200 140513 0
snd_seq 51255 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
joydev 17161 0
i915 457161 3
libipw 46357 1 ipw2200
tifm_7xx1 12898 0
snd_timer 24411 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
pcmcia 39509 0
snd_seq_device 14137 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
tifm_core 15068 1 tifm_7xx1
drm_kms_helper 45271 1 i915
cfg80211 175375 4 rt2x00lib,mac80211,ipw2200,libipw
yenta_socket 27095 0
drm 230463 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
pcmcia_rsrc 18191 1 yenta_socket
lib80211 14040 2 ipw2200,libipw
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
lpc_ich 16925 0
snd 61991 16 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda _intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 14599 1 snd
psmouse 84843 0
microcode 18209 0
snd_page_alloc 14036 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
serio_raw 13031 0
i2c_algo_bit 13197 1 i915
mac_hid 13037 0
video 18847 1 i915
lp 13299 0
parport 40753 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
firewire_ohci 35521 0
sdhci_pci 18155 0
sdhci 27830 1 sdhci_pci
b44 31326 0
ssb 50087 1 b44
firewire_core 57492 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core


If anyone can help, please dumb it down a little as I'm only new to Ubuntu. :razz:
Hope thats enough info.
Thanks in advance.

russellswords
January 8th, 2013, 04:21 PM
Does anyone have any idea? Would hopefully like to get this working before before my college exams. :confused:

steeldriver
January 8th, 2013, 04:37 PM
Not an expert but I don't see anything particularly wrong with your lshw driver / firmware status - the problem seems to be the hard block:




alan@alan-LM1WN:~$ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes


You can try


sudo rfkill unblock 0however if it's a true hard block (i.e. a hardware button) you may need to get that working properly - try searching for info based on the particular laptop manufacturer / model

russellswords
January 8th, 2013, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the reply.

Dont seem to get any response when I type: alan@alan-LM1WN:~$ sudo rfkill unblock 0

I did manage to find the help file and I am assuming that the identifier is 0?

Commands:
help
event
list [IDENTIFIER]
block IDENTIFIER
unblock IDENTIFIER
where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of:
<idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm

MSPdwalt
January 8th, 2013, 06:39 PM
I had a similar problem with an old Dell latitude. Sometimes Linux doesn't play nice with wireless switches. Update to the latest BIOS (might have to make a freeDOS flash drive). Go into the BIOS, disable the wireless card & Bluetooth, boot up, shutdown, go into BIOS, re-enable, boot up, ????? profit.

amahi
January 8th, 2013, 07:20 PM
Hi




alan@alan-LM1WN:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network:0 DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:06:01.0
logical name: eth1
version: 05
serial: 00:16:6f:a1:45:29
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless



1-

sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

at the last line changes false to true.

2-let's lock the NetworkManager.conf


chattr +i /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf


( to go back to normal Status use -i option:
chattr -i /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
)

3-

sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager restart

poltr1
October 12th, 2013, 05:08 AM
Amati: Thank you. I just installed Xubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude D500 which had the Intel Calexico2 wireless card, and these instructions worked flawlessly.