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IBUA
November 16th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Hey,

I'm new to ubuntu and stuff so please bare with me.

I installed Ubuntu 8.04 a few days ago planning to upgrade it to unbuntu studio but i had a no internet connection.

So i went and read all the various threads and documentation to to do with drivers and stuff (as i think that is the problem)

Then i found out just now that it seems tthat Ubuntu has not picked up any of my external hardware E.G Webcam (except External HDD which it is dual booted from). And the way i connected to my houses wireless connection is through a Dell TrueMobile 1300 USB Wireless Adaptor. so it hasn't detected that.

When i did the

-lspci Thingy (sorry if i've typed it wrong)

it came up with "Intel Coropration 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev0)" (which is the wired socket hardware thingy which came installed on the computer)

I ran the hardware detecter thing and it came up with that aswell.

My problems/questions are:

1. How do i install / make Ubuntu Detect my USB Wirless Adaptor instead of the ethernet thingy
2. How to connect to the internet from that.

Cheers

(Thanks for the help in advance)

IBUA
November 16th, 2008, 01:40 PM
Anyone?

I've been asking help for the last few days and no one has replied? :(

Is my problem too complicated or something?

Kevbert
November 16th, 2008, 01:43 PM
lspci lists all pci bus devices. What you want is

lsusb to list your usb devices (that are plugged in).

IBUA
November 16th, 2008, 01:46 PM
lspci lists all pci bus devices. What you want is

lsusb to list your usb devices (that are plugged in).

Thank you!

After that what should i do?
Because obviously ubuntu is not working with the wirless adaptor ... is that something to do with the driver?

As under the network manager thingy it doesn't come up with the wireless hardware. It only comes up with a Wired Connection thin and Point to Point which i have neither.

Kevbert
November 16th, 2008, 01:53 PM
Once you've entered
lsusb in Applications-Accessories-Terminal it should tell you what your usb wireless adapter is with regards to chipset. From this we can work out what firmware driver you need to install. If you get no response please try the following (again in terminal)

iwconfig
ifconfig
and post back here. You can copy the output by highlighting the text and copying with Ctrl-Shift-C and pasting here in a new post with Ctrl-V.
If nothing is displayed what is you wireless adapter make, model and revision ?

IBUA
November 16th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Once you've entered
lsusb in Applications-Accessories-Terminal it should tell you what your usb wireless adapter is with regards to chipset. From this we can work out what firmware driver you need to install. If you get no response please try the following (again in terminal)

iwconfig
ifconfig
and post back here. You can copy the output by highlighting the text and copying with Ctrl-Shift-C and pasting here in a new post with Ctrl-V.
If nothing is displayed what is you wireless adapter make, model and revision ?

Ok, i need to wait a little bit before i can go and type the codes (my brother will get off the computer with ubuntu on it in a few minutes)

But i can tell you now that the wireless adaptor is a Dell TrueMobile 1300 USB Wireless Adaptor (not just the card)

If that helps?

Swagman
November 16th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Was there a particular reason you installed 8:04 instead of the latest 8:10 ?

Just asking as 8:10 supposedly has a better network manager.

IBUA
November 16th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Was there a particular reason you installed 8:04 instead of the latest 8:10 ?

Just asking as 8:10 supposedly has a better network manager.

Because i got the same problem, and someone said it would be easier to sort out on 8.04???

Or is that wrong?

Swagman
November 16th, 2008, 02:10 PM
No... not really wrong.

It's just the newer versions usually have improved drivers in them.

An example would be...

My cousin bought a canon flatbed scanner IDE 25 and connected it to their Feisty Fawn install. It wouldn't work... I spent hours trawling google and found a hack.. and pasted it as a tomboy note so all they had to do was copy & paste it into a terminal.

That problem was cured with Gutsy Gibbon.

IBUA
November 16th, 2008, 02:14 PM
No... not really wrong.

It's just the newer versions usually have improved drivers in them.

An example would be...

My cousin bought a canon flatbed scanner IDE 25 and connected it to their Feisty Fawn install. It wouldn't work... I spent hours trawling google and found a hack.. and pasted it as a tomboy note so all they had to do was copy & paste it into a terminal.

That problem was cured with Gutsy Gibbon.


Oh fair enough.

Well if no one can help me with it on 8.04 ill go back to 8.10 (it was a faff re installing it as like i said i'm very new to this stuff)

IBUA
November 16th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Once you've entered
lsusb in Applications-Accessories-Terminal it should tell you what your usb wireless adapter is with regards to chipset. From this we can work out what firmware driver you need to install. If you get no response please try the following (again in terminal)

iwconfig
ifconfig
and post back here. You can copy the output by highlighting the text and copying with Ctrl-Shift-C and pasting here in a new post with Ctrl-V.
If nothing is displayed what is you wireless adapter make, model and revision ?


Here is the output from all 3 commands.

FROM LSUSB

james@james-desktop:~$ lsusb

Bus 004 Device 006: ID 13fe:1f00 Kingston Technology Company Inc.

Bus 004 Device 005: ID 1058:1001 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. External Hard Disk

Bus 004 Device 004: ID 413c:8102 Dell Computer Corp.

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c016 Logitech, Inc. M-UV69a Optical Wheel Mouse

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:0920 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


james@james-desktop:~$

IWCONFIG


james@james-desktop:~$ iwconfig
lo

no wireless extensions.


eth0 no wireless extensions.



IFCONFIG

james@james-desktop:~$ ifconfig
eth0
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:11:80:b2:6d

UP BROADCAST 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)

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:582 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:582 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:29100 (28.4 KB) TX bytes:29100 (28.4 KB)




(SORRY if thats confusing... it didnt copy very well from the ubuntu computer to the windows one)
Does this help?

IBUA
November 16th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Anyone?

Swagman
November 16th, 2008, 04:10 PM
hmm.. My WIRED connection (eth0)

susan@susans-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
susan@susans-desktop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

<snip>!

UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:68688 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:52589 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:75495083 (75.4 MB) TX bytes:7373161 (7.3 MB)
Interrupt:23 Base address:0x2000

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:117146 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:117146 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:56766944 (56.7 MB) TX bytes:56766944 (56.7 MB)

susan@susans-desktop:~$

Unfortunately my mates borrowed my netgear USB adapter so I can't give you a reading from that.

This is on Intrepid Ibex