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Old 01-25-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
uncledunc
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HP Notebook, VISTA, wireless DSL. UBUNTU "Unable to resolve host notebook"


Last fall I purchased an HP Pavilion dv5-1017nr Entertainment Notebook with VISTA Home Premium. Linux was unavailable locally, so I bought a Live/Installation UBUNTU 8.04 DVD 32bit/64bit (2 sided), intending to replace VISTA.

The HP has INTEL Centrino Core 2 Duo p7350 CPU. When I tried the UBUNTU DVD live, it seemed to work, but installed I get no Internet, no communication with VISTA, only an "Unable to resolve host notebook" message.

The notebook is to learn Linux. and I use a desktop for my online activities. I would like to know if my best option would be to find a different distro rather than deal with the one I have. If so, which one might work? I have heard good things about MINT.

Most of the solutions require that I look for support online and can with my dual boot, but only if VISTA and UBUNTU can play nice together.

Thanks in advance for help.

uncledunc
 
Old 01-25-2009, 11:03 PM   #2
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open a terminal and type lspci you will then see you net card post the out put. the whole idea is to get on line right so lets look at your hardware by typing lspci then post it
if it is a broadcom card .use this one if not using Ubuntu so you can down load the drivers
 
Old 01-26-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Results from Terminal Command lspci, for Drakeo:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Cantiga Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cantiga PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) PCI Express Port 1
00:1c.1 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) PCI Express Port 2
00:1c.2 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) PCI Express Port 3
00:1c.3 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) PCI Express Port 4
00:1c.4 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) PCI Express Port 5
00:1c.5 PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family) PCI Express Port 6
00:1d.0 USB Controller:Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family)USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller:Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family)USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller:Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family)USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller:Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family)USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller:Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH 9 Family)USB2 UHCI Controller #1(rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA ACHI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH9 Family) SM Bus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Signal Processing controller: Intel Corporation 82801l (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 06e8 (rev a1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 4237
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., LTD RTL 8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
06:00.0 Firewire (IEEE 1394) JMicron Technologies, Inc., Unknown Device 2380
06:00.1 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc., Unknown Device 2382
06:00.2 SD Host Controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc., Unknown Device 2381
06:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc., Unknown Device 2383
06:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc., Unknown Device 2384

Also have a printout available from Belarc Advisor I was using when I tried to use the ndiswrapper utility. That was when I found that trying to mount C: drive to get the WINDOWS driver only gave me the "unable to resolve" message.

Sure hope this will help me get online. I have done nothing with the UBUNTU installation yet, not even any personalized settings. My impression of UBUNTU so far has been good, notwithstanding.

uncledunc
 
Old 01-27-2009, 02:58 PM   #4
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well looking at this your cards
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02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 4237
everything I read says you are supported.
the only problem with making it easy for you to use is to be on a wired line and system--> preferences ---> hardware and enable it it will down load the firmware and you should be going.
to mount c drive let me guess sudo mount /dev/sda1 that is your C drive. and ubuntu does mount it at start up . in linux c= sda1 the first drive is sda and the partition would be 1.
on older systems it was hda so if you had two hard drives the next one would be sdb1
ubuntu is mounting your drive. open your home folder at the top left click edit --> preferences ---> behavior check open all windows in browser now when you open your home folder you will see to the left all your drives.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 09:03 AM   #5
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Tried suggestions: Still not on line

To Drakeo

Thanks for the suggestions. Yesterday I tried the following:

To eliminate variables, I booted first into Vista on the notebook. It works and goes on line immediately. The computer battery is fully charged, I checked forums including this one, and rebooted to UBUNTU. The modem is working, the router is working, and the wireless connection is working. The notebook is in the same room as both the modem and the router.

I followed the path you suggested:system --> preferences --> hardware as far as I could. The system folder has no hardware tab, so I looked for an equivalent, but there is nothing with reference to hardware. Administration has two references to hardware (testing and drivers) but neither was helpful. Drivers only tested proprietary drivers and there were none and testing reported there was no network to test.

Checking whether Ubuntu mounted C drive, I tried the command:
sudo mount /dev/sda1, but only got the error message, "sudo: unable to resolve host notebook."

Places --> home folder --> Edit --> Preferences --> Behavior --> Always Open in Browser windows is default for UBUNTU. On left of window I find
icons for home folder, desktop, file system, 52.0 GB Media, HP_Recovery, Network Servers, Trash, Documents, Music, Pictures, and Video. Don't see drives.

I did click on the Network manager icon and enabled it. All it offered me was an Ethernet connection and PPPOE, nothing wireless. I did disable both since I am only interested in wireless, but found no other options.

Maybe I'm missing the one critical thing I need to do. Very close, but as yet no cigar. Any ideas about what I missed?

uncledunc
 
Old 01-29-2009, 09:43 AM   #6
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here is what I found your device is not supported till the 2.6.27. kernel and with your limited linux user ability it would be better to use Mandrivia 2009 one lived cd to test it. or slackware 12.2 or ubuntu 8.10 which is really working out the bugs. or fedora 10. buggy
the stock kernel for 8.04 is 2.6.24 kernel. I have been testing the mandriva 2009 one a free live distro and it works well. I prefer the kde desktop it is alot like xp. mandriva gives you a choice of gnome desk environment if you like to burn lables.for dvd they have some great programs. or you can after installing it choose to add one or the other.
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http://www.mandriva.com/ I started using Mandriva in 1997 and have kept using it through the years.
it is well supported and very stable. big thing after installing it if you like it is to update the system the update will be as large as the whole system. and it will not wipe out your windows it will talk you through the install and how to keep . It will also ask you if you want your windows stuff moved to. do not forget your windows partition that you will keep is /dev/sda1
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and when your running ubuntu live that 53 gig is your windows volume. click it and your in your windows.file system.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 08:43 AM   #7
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Solution in sight (I hope)

Following my reading of your post, I ordered two live/install DVDs, one Mandriva 2009 and one Ubuntu 8.10. I plan to try both when they arrive in a few days and post results.

You're correct about my "limited linux user ability". The learning curve was much steeper than I thought. Still, an admission of ignorance is not an admission of stupidity and it's all great fun. I will apply the research skills I learned in grad school. Assistance from good people like you is gratifying and I hope not to tax your patience inordinately.

I worked with SEARCH last night to find out how the new OS would affect the bootloader. Exchanging Mandriva for Ubuntu should be fairly uncomplicated (after I see if it works live) provided I (a) install it in exactly the same place (size and partition), and (b)leave the WIN partition intact. What I have read so far re GRUB, it is mostly a matter of editing to include Mandriva and possibly deleting Ubuntu. One post I found reported the installation of either 10 or 11 distros, although the reason for so many is not entirely clear. I have no experience with LILO, but I am confident I can manage. With maybe a little help. I also have a lot of Linux books.

Maybe I can post "Solved" next time.

uncledunc
 
Old 02-03-2009, 01:19 PM   #8
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Special note to Drakeo:

This morning I received a Live/DVD of Ubuntu 8.10. This post is coming from the notebook that couldn't get online with Ubuntu 8.04. The new distro LIVE got on line so easy it made me laugh. My next job will be to install it over the 8.04, if it will

I think this thread is complete with a big THANK YOU and MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Look for a thread on newbies regarding a horizontal monitor setting HP desktop
running Kubuntu 8.10 I could use your magic there

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