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Old 10-22-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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Problem with Toshiba Satellite L505D - key Fn+F8 doesn´t work (Wireless)...


Some weeks ago, I published this thread and I finished it without any solution... I want to post this thread again and try to find a solution to this problem... Here's the problem (The thread that I posted weeks ago):


I have a problem with mi wireless connection... I tried using 'ndiswrapper' and I installed the driver for my card (Realtek RTL 8187SE' and at the moment I don't have wireless... My 'eth0' connection works perfectly, but my 'wlan0' connection doesn't work...

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-SP6905R...

If I type 'lspci' I receive the next message:

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gilberto@gilberto-Satellite-L505D:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge Alternate
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M860G [Mobility Radeon 4100]
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 22)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

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If I type 'iwconfig', I receive the next message:

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lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 802.11b/g Mode:Managed Frequency=2.422 GHz
Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
Retryn RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=0/100 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=0 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

vboxnet0 no wireless extensions.
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The last one is because I installed 'VirtualBox'....

If I type 'rfkill list' nothing appears (After execute 'sudo rfkill unblock all' ) ....

I read posts on Internet and all the people say that 'ndiswrapper' is a good option to this problem, but as I said it doesn't work for me.... I installed the driver 'rtl-8187se' for windows 7 (Because my Laptop had Windows 7 before I install Ubuntu 10.10)...

At the moment, I've just re-installed Ubuntu 10.10...

I think that maybe the problem is that my wireless card is 'off' (Maybe)... But I don't know how to turn it on in Linux (I tried 'sudo ifconfig wlan0 up' and nothing happen)... Because I installed Ubuntu in the whole disk...

I type again: 'sudo rfkill unblock all' and then: 'rfkill list' and nothing happen...

I installed again Windows with Ubuntu, and If I turn the wireless on from Windows, I've got Wireless in Linux (Good news...) but the idea is to have only Linux in my laptop, so the problem here is to get working the keys Fn+F8 in Linux (That's the way as I turn on the wireless in this laptop)...

Somebody help me... Thanks in advance...
 
Old 10-23-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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I read posts on Internet and all the people say that 'ndiswrapper' is a good option to this problem, but as I said it doesn't work for me.... I installed the driver 'rtl-8187se' for windows 7 (Because my Laptop had Windows 7 before I install Ubuntu 10.10)...
Unfortunately a lot of the information out there in the wild is horribly dated. If you check the Realtek page at linuxwireless.org you'll see that this chipset should work with the rtl8187 driver that is in the kernel. I haven't looked at your old thread, but if you were using an updated kernel and were installing ndiswrapper, you may have set up a conflict between the two drivers.

It isn't particularly clear from your post what is, or is not installed at the moment. If you have not installed ndiswrapper, then don't. If you have, it would probably be a good idea to remove it for now.

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I think that maybe the problem is that my wireless card is 'off' (Maybe)... But I don't know how to turn it on in Linux (I tried 'sudo ifconfig wlan0 up' and nothing happen)... Because I installed Ubuntu in the whole disk...
That is a possibility, but from your iwconfig output it looks like you haven't configured your card to connect to an access point. Have you tried to configure the card in NetworkManager? Also look at the output of lsmod and make sure that you don't have both rtl8187 and ndiswrapper installed (if you installed ndiswrapper).
 
  


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