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Poll Results: How long have you been using your current, main installation?

 
  • 24% (50)
    less then a month
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  • 14% (30)
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  • 24% (49)
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  • 13% (27)
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post #331 of 4043
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveToSail View Post

I am new to Linux.

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto a Laptop that succumbed toa Windows Virus. I loaded it as a stand-alone (no dual-boot) and am liking it so far.

I wish that I could get the WiFi to work though.

what is the exact problem?
post #332 of 4043
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveToSail View Post

I am new to Linux.
I installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto a Laptop that succumbed toa Windows Virus. I loaded it as a stand-alone (no dual-boot) and am liking it so far.
I wish that I could get the WiFi to work though.

If you want some help with that Wifi we're all more than willing to help you out tongue.gif

Open up a terminal and type " lspci " without the quotation marks and post the output here, it will look similar to this;
My lspci output; (Click to show)
Quote:
sarge ~ # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ba)
02:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 04)
02:01.2 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 21)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5761e Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

so we know what card it is and what drivers you may need.
post #333 of 4043
I JUST ran into this installing Edubuntu on a Dell Laptop. Use this suggestion...... http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1974006 and look here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2048958

I spent 2 days trying to figure this out. I have installed a few different versions of Linux on an external drive I have that's plugged into my desktop (I triple booy between Win7, WinXP and Linux) and NEVER had a problem with my wireless card (a TP-Link TL-WN951N).
post #334 of 4043
The software won't recognoze that there is a built-in wifi there. I am using a Dell inspiron e1705.
post #335 of 4043
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

If you want some help with that Wifi we're all more than willing to help you out tongue.gif
Open up a terminal and type " lspci " without the quotation marks and post the output here, it will look similar to this; My lspci output; (Click to show)
so we know what card it is and what drivers you may need.

I'll try that when i get home and post the result here.

Thanks!smile.gif
post #336 of 4043
rick@rick-MP061:~$ 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 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
post #337 of 4043
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveToSail View Post

rick@rick-MP061:~$ 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 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

there ya go.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4311_Natty_11.04?highlight=%28ManufacturerModel%29

a little out of date but see if it works.
Edited by jrl1357 - 9/4/12 at 4:00pm
post #338 of 4043
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveToSail View Post

The software won't recognoze that there is a built-in wifi there. I am using a Dell inspiron e1705.

To get wireless to work you need to install the correct driver for your card, which according to the lspci output is the Broadcom 4311. By default Ubuntu uses the proprietary broadcom sta driver, however it has been reported to cause issues.

In a terminal type:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source

The above updates your software, installs the open source driver, then removes the sta driver.
 
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post #339 of 4043
Well, I tried all of those suggestions. It says Wireless is Unavailable.Does that mean that it is recognizing that there is a wireless device but that it isn't functioning properly or that there is no signal? I know that there is a signal as another laptop is picking up our router.
post #340 of 4043
Thread Starter 
I mean this in the best way possable but your not being very helpful. something like wireless can be messed up by 100 different things so we need screenshots, exact terminal code, etc. what is the exact output of
Code:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

and
Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source

the exact does it install? does it remove?

also after all that run this
Code:
sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf

then reboot (just in case, probably don't need to)

and run this
Code:
lsmod

resulte should be something like this:
Code:
root@A880GZ:/home/jlloyd13# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
cpufreq_powersave      12454  0 
cpufreq_userspace      12576  0 
cpufreq_stats          12866  0 
cpufreq_conservative    13147  0 
pci_stub               12429  1 
vboxpci                19066  0 
vboxnetadp             25443  0 
vboxnetflt             23571  0 
vboxdrv               190105  3 vboxnetflt,vboxnetadp,vboxpci
binfmt_misc            12957  1 
nfsd                  211858  2 
nfs                   312243  0 
nfs_acl                12511  2 nfs,nfsd
auth_rpcgss            37143  2 nfs,nfsd
fscache                36739  1 nfs
lockd                  67328  2 nfs,nfsd
sunrpc                173671  6 lockd,auth_rpcgss,nfs_acl,nfs,nfsd
loop                   22641  0 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     30783  1 
snd_hda_codec_realtek   188797  1 
snd_hda_intel          26345  5 
snd_hda_codec          78031  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
snd_hwdep              13186  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                63900  3 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
snd_page_alloc         13003  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
powernow_k8            17573  0 
parport_pc             22364  0 
k10temp                12611  0 
sp5100_tco             12900  0 
i2c_piix4              12536  0 
snd_seq                45093  0 
snd_seq_device         13176  1 snd_seq
snd_timer              22917  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    52850  19 snd_timer,snd_seq_device,snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
parport                31858  1 parport_pc
mperf                  12453  1 powernow_k8
arc4                   12458  2 
rt2800pci              13829  0 
rt2800lib              43713  1 rt2800pci
radeon                639188  2 
rt2x00pci              12847  1 rt2800pci
rt2x00lib              38335  3 rt2x00pci,rt2800lib,rt2800pci
eeprom_93cx6           12455  1 rt2800pci
mac80211              192768  3 rt2x00lib,rt2x00pci,rt2800lib
ttm                    48725  1 radeon
cfg80211              137140  2 mac80211,rt2x00lib
drm_kms_helper         27227  1 radeon
drm                   167670  4 drm_kms_helper,ttm,radeon
rfkill                 19012  1 cfg80211
crc_ccitt              12347  1 rt2800lib
power_supply           13475  1 radeon
i2c_algo_bit           12841  1 radeon
i2c_core               23876  5 i2c_algo_bit,drm,drm_kms_helper,radeon,i2c_piix4
edac_mce_amd           17103  0 
edac_core              35258  0 
soundcore              13065  1 snd
psmouse                64455  0 
shpchp                 31293  0 
serio_raw              12931  0 
evdev                  17562  4 
pcspkr                 12579  0 
processor              28157  1 powernow_k8
button                 12937  0 
ext3                  161867  2 
mbcache                13065  1 ext3
jbd                    56902  1 ext3
usbhid                 36379  0 
hid                    81288  1 usbhid
sg                     25874  0 
sr_mod                 21899  0 
sd_mod                 36136  4 
crc_t10dif             12348  1 sd_mod
cdrom                  35401  1 sr_mod
ata_generic            12479  0 
ohci_hcd               22467  0 
thermal                17383  0 
thermal_sys            18040  2 thermal,processor
pata_atiixp            12736  0 
ahci                   24997  3 
libahci                22860  1 ahci
ehci_hcd               40215  0 
r8169                  46980  0 
mii                    12675  1 r8169
usbcore               128498  4 ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd,usbhid
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libata                140589  4 libahci,ahci,pata_atiixp,ata_generic
scsi_mod              162372  4 libata,sd_mod,sr_mod,sg
root@A880GZ:/home/jlloyd13#
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