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Old 01-03-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
AGazzaz
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wireless and modem connection on Acer Extensa 5220


Hello,
I got an Acer Extensa 5220 about a week ago but until now I can not get the wireless connection working on mandriva 2008, although it worked on mepis 6.5 live cd by default

My wireless card details ( broadcom corporation bcm94311mcg wlan mini-pci )

about the modem can I get it working too on this laptop (I do not know if it is a winmodem or not and I do not even know how to find out)

Thanks.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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Download the scanmodem tool and see what it reports about the modem.

For the nic I am not a Mandriva user but post loaded modules from this command.
/sbin/lsmod

Next info about the nic.
/sbin/lspci -v

And kernel version
uname -r

If fairly new kernel and mandriva has them enabled one may try using b43 module to see if you can get it going. Use the search tool here for searching distro and b43 for more post. If not working because of broadcomm tweak changes to the 43xx chipset then look into ndiswrapper and using the windows inf driver.

Brian
 
Old 01-07-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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frankly I did not understand what you told me to do although I tried
should I post any output from the scanmodem and /sbin/lsmod (/sbin/lspci is not working) ?

the kernel version:2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv

anyway I got the wireless connection working using the Mandriva Control Center (all I needed was a file)
so how can I get the modem working?
(sorry for late feedback)
 
Old 01-08-2008, 03:49 PM   #4
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scanmodem should tell you which type of modem because I would think it is a winmodem. Unless it is external serial or one of the rare real modems that exist I would say it is a winmodem. Best tool is scanmodem to find out if it can even be used in linux.

Brian
 
Old 01-12-2008, 04:19 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian1 View Post
scanmodem should tell you which type of modem because I would think it is a winmodem. Unless it is external serial or one of the rare real modems that exist I would say it is a winmodem. Best tool is scanmodem to find out if it can even be used in linux.

Brian
Thank you Brian.

I do not know which file to post but I think ModemData.txt is the most appropriate

Code:
 Only plain text email is forwarded by the  Discuss@Linmodems.org List Server,
 as HTML can contain viruses. Use as the email Subject Line:
           YourName, YourCountry Mandriva Linux release 2008.0 (Official) for i586
Kernel 2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv on an i686 /  kernel 2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv 
 With this Subject Line cogent experts will be alerted, and useful case names left in the Archive.
 YourCountry will enable Country specific guidance. Your contry's local Linux experts
 can be found through: http://www.linux.org/groups/index.html
 Responses from Discuss@Linmodems.org are sometimes blocked by an Internet Provider mail filters.
 So in a day, also check the Archived responses at http://www.linmodems.org 
--------------------------  System information ----------------------------
CPU=i686,  Mandriva Linux release 2008.0 (Official) for i586
Kernel 2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv on an i686 / 
Linux version 2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv (lcapitulino@n5.mandriva.com) (gcc version 4.2.2 20070909 (prerelease) (4.2.2-0.RC.1mdv2008.0)) #1 SMP Thu Sep 27 04:17:10 CEST 2007
 scanModem update of:  2008_03_01


 There are no blacklisted modem drivers in /etc/modprobe*  files 

The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) packages providing audio support, 
also includes drivers for some modems. The ALSA diagnostics are written during 
bootup to /proc/asound/ folders.


The /proc/asound/pcm file reports:
-----------------------
00-02: ALC268 Analog : ALC268 Analog : capture 2
00-00: ALC268 Analog : ALC268 Analog : playback 1 : capture 2

about /proc/asound/cards:
------------------------
 0 [Intel          ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
                      HDA Intel at 0xfc300000 irq 22

USB modem not detected by lsusb

For candidate card in slot 00:1b.0, firmware information and bootup diagnostics are:
 PCI slot	PCI ID		SubsystemID	Name
 ----------	---------	---------	--------------
 00:1b.0	8086:284b	1025:011f	Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H 

 Modem interrupt assignment and sharing: 
 22:     276439   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb2, HDA Intel
 --- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 00:1b.0 ----
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1b.0[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1b.0 to 64


 === Finished modem firmware and bootup diagnostics section. ===
 === Next deducing cogent software ===




 The base of the UDEV device file system is: /dev/.udev

 Versions adequately match for the compiler installed: 4.2.2
             and the compiler used in kernel assembly: 4.2.2

 linux-headers-2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv resources needed for compiling are not manifestly ready!

 If compiling is necessary packages must be installed, providing:
	 kernel-source-2.6.22.9-laptop-1mdv


If a driver compilation fails, with message including some lack of some FileName.h (stdio.h for example), then
Some additional kernel-header files need installation to /usr/include. The minimal additional packages are libc6-dev
and any of its dependents, under Ubuntu linux-libc-dev

If an alternate ethernet connection is available,
$  apt-get update
$  apt-get -s install linux-kernel-devel
will install needed package
For Debian/Ubuntu related distributions, run the following command to display the needed package list:

Otherwise packages have to be found through http://packages.ubuntu.com
Once downloaded and transferred into a Linux partition,
they can be installed alltogether with:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb


Checking pppd properties:
	-rwsr-xr-t 1 root root 317284 2007-08-21 00:57 /usr/sbin/pppd

In case of an "error 17" "serial loopback" problem, see:
    http://phep2.technion.ac.il/linmodems/archive-sixth/msg02637.html

To enable dialout without Root permission do:
	$ su - root  (not for Ubuntu)
         chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd
or under Ubuntu related Linuxes
	 chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd

Checking settings of:	/etc/ppp/options
lock
noauth
noipdefault
usepeerdns

In case of a message like:
   Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied
see http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-sixth/msg04656.html

Read Modem/YourSystem.txt concerning other COMM channels: eth0 eth1
Which can interfere with Browser naviagation.

 Don't worry about the following, it is for the experts
 should trouble shooting be necessary.
==========================================================

 Checking for modem support lines:
 --------------------------------------
     /device/modem symbolic link:   
slmodemd created symbolic link /dev/ttySL0:  
     Within /etc/udev/ files:

     Within /etc/modprobe.conf files:

     Within any ancient /etc/devfs files:

     Within ancient kernel 2.4.n /etc/module.conf files:

--------- end modem support lines --------
I hope it helps.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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Hi AGazzaz, I happened to see your post.

I have exactly the same wireless card as you (broadcom corporation bcm94311mcg wlan mini-pci ).

My laptop is acer 4620z and I managed to install wireless network successfully using UBUNTU 7.10 gutsy.

I followed the detail instruction from this:
http://invaleed.wordpress.com/2007/1...ci-ubuntu-710/

Hope it helps.
 
  


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