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Old 12-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Gnome Desktop and Firestarter


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From what I can tell I have the Gnome desktop.

If I uninstall Firestarter ( since it is not working)will that effect my Gnome desktop?

Will I have to initiate the GUFW/UFW?
Confused....what to do-
 
Old 12-21-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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No, uninstalling Firestarter should not affect Gnome. Firestarter is just an application designed to configure iptables.

I'm curious, though, why you say that FS isn't working. It normally needs to be run with root privileges won't start without them.
 
Old 12-21-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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No, uninstalling Firestarter should not affect Gnome. Firestarter is just an application designed to configure iptables.

I'm curious, though, why you say that FS isn't working. It normally needs to be run with root privileges won't start without them.
Firestarter tells me:


"etho is not ready"....( depending on what I have typed into that section of Network MGR)Or
" wlan0 is not ready"

I think (newbie and not sure) that Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition 2.7 is not recognizing my WUSB54GC Linksys adapter. If that is the case I don't know how to point it to the interface. I'm not sure if I should download the driver that I found at:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=923387

I am still learning and I most certainly don't want to wreck my OS

My connection is wireless and the modem is down the hall from my desktop.

Been trying since Nov. 30, 2011 to get my OS onto the internet.
 
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That error does not mean that Firestarter isn't working.

It means, as you said, that the internet interfaces don't seem to be connecting.

Have you been able to connect to the internet with that computer, either wired or wireless?

Try running the lspci command in a terminal; that should display the type of ethernet chipsets your computer has. Post the output of the command here.
 
Old 12-22-2011, 12:16 PM   #5
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Commands results

cat@username:~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [IDE 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 3a)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
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
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 3100 Graphics
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)

I have been able to connected to the internet but only on my Windows XP SP3 Partition side.
I split the Partition with the Lucid Linux/Ubuntu: Ultimate Edition 2.7
 
Old 12-22-2011, 08:44 PM   #6
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Using this search string

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ubuntu realtek RTL8111/8168B
I found a number of posts about issues with that model card. The types of issues and solutions varied; kernel version seemed to be one variable.

Try googling that string and seeing whether any of the descriptions matches your symptoms.

You can use the command uname -a in a terminal to get your kernel version.
 
Old 12-23-2011, 12:52 AM   #7
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Google String RtL8111/8168B

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Using this search string



I found a number of posts about issues with that model card. The types of issues and solutions varied; kernel version seemed to be one variable.

Try googling that string and seeing whether any of the descriptions matches your symptoms.

You can use the command uname -a in a terminal to get your kernel version.
I have started searching through the threads and reading and trying to learn what others have done. Found one man that has almost the same problem as I.

I really appreciate your help. You helped me and didn't have to- Thank you!
I'll keep you posted
 
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[blush] You are most welcome.

When I was a newbie (and remember we were all newbies once), people helped me when they didn't have to, both here at LQ and elsewhere.

Now that I've made enough mistakes to learn a few things myself, I'm trying to pay it forward.

Plus I like solving problems; it's a great way to learn. (I like crossword puzzles too, I think for the same reasons.)
 
Old 12-24-2011, 12:34 AM   #9
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Kernel version and Rtl8111

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[blush] You are most welcome.

When I was a newbie (and remember we were all newbies once), people helped me when they didn't have to, both here at LQ and elsewhere.

Now that I've made enough mistakes to learn a few things myself, I'm trying to pay it forward.

Plus I like solving problems; it's a great way to learn. (I like crossword puzzles too, I think for the same reasons.)
Frankbell

I opened the terminal and typed [ Code ] uname -a :

2.6.32 - 25 generic #43 Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 1 09:46:39 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

After googling and reading post's about this internal card...lot's of people have had problems similar to mine. Also I found that people have consistently lost their online connection as well. That has also been a problem for me but only at certain times of the day and evening.

I think I found a site to help me but am very skittish and uncertain which driver to obtain.
The site offers to find it for me ( not sure if you have to pay ) think there is a chance-

http://www.driverstock.com/RealTek-R...552/index.html

I hope I am in the right place. What do you think?

newbie
 
Old 12-24-2011, 03:38 PM   #10
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You may want to use ndiswrapper. Ndiswrapper allows you to use windows drivers. It can save a lot of headaches. Open the package manager and install ndisgtk. This gives you a graphical front-end, easy to use. All you need to do is supply the windows driver. You will need to extract the driver and choose the .inf file during the setup.
 
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:17 PM   #11
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You may want to use ndiswrapper. Ndiswrapper allows you to use windows drivers. It can save a lot of headaches. Open the package manager and install ndisgtk. This gives you a graphical front-end, easy to use. All you need to do is supply the windows driver. You will need to extract the driver and choose the .inf file during the setup.
Dear fair_is_fair:
The truth is that the driver for the NIC is in a folder on my Ubuntu/Gnome desktop. I downloaded the driver because the NIC consistently kicks me off of the internet.
I do not know how to upack/extract the driver. I (think) I extracted it last night because now instead of the .tar file, I now have a folder with a Read Me file, a Make File (whatever that is) and two other files that I don't know what they are or what to do with them.
I understand the command Code: apt – get but that's all I've learned besides lspci so far. I am able to read a little from the “Ubuntu Linux Bible” each day. Learned about Repositories today.
I would like to install this driver first (to fix the issue with my NIC shutting down my internet connection, kicking me off line) then go and get Ndiswapper, download it, and install it, using Windows Wireless Drivers which I found in my “Application” menu.
I'm wondering how to get the driver, that is in the folder on my Desktop, to be seen by Synaptic Package Manager, or how to point Synaptic Package Manager to the file on my Desktop, so that it can install the package using SPM's interface?
I'm not exactly sure where the folder that contains the “Read Me” file, the “Makefile” a file named “src” and another file with the name “autorun.sh” should be placed on my system, as I said above it's on my Desktop right now. Do I need to move it to another (correct or proper) location?
If I have the exact syntax for how to formulate the apt – get command with the file name and how to point apt – get to where the file is, I (think) that I can get the driver installed.

A Newbie:ZTCoracat

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Old 12-26-2011, 12:24 AM   #12
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It sounds like you already have ndiswrapper installed. The buntu front end is called 'windows wireless drivers'.
You are dual booting with xp so you could search for the realtek folder in xp for the necessary files.

This would be an easier process than trying to install a linux driver but it would be a greater learning experience.

Good luck.
 
Old 12-26-2011, 07:01 PM   #13
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Ndis Wrapper & NIC driver

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It sounds like you already have ndiswrapper installed. The buntu front end is called 'windows wireless drivers'.
You are dual booting with xp so you could search for the realtek folder in xp for the necessary files.

This would be an easier process than trying to install a linux driver but it would be a greater learning experience.

Good luck.
I went to the Realtek folder:
REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver (on the Windows side) and the folder is empty- .don't get why?
I haven't installed Ndiswapper on the Linux/Ubuntu side but now I can because I understand how to now.
I still have to learn ( I don't know how to ) get SPM to recognize the (rtl8111) driver and install it. Looking on Google and Bing and reading the Linux Bible.
I could follow the instrustions in the read me file to install but it is all commands for the terminal and w/o knowledge and wisdom; I've learned already if I can't fix it don't break it.

It's hard for me; being a newbie......Do you know a Linux site with instrustions for drivers?
 
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By and large, Linux does not have drivers in the same was as Windows; with some exceptions.

Most Linux drivers are built into the kernel; upon boot, the kernel scans the available hardware and selects the drivers needed for that configuration.

If you are looking for additional wireless drivers, I would suggest this site:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers

If you want to use ndiswrapper, the ndiswrapper site has good instructions on how to use it. http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page
 
Old 12-27-2011, 02:53 PM   #15
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By and large, Linux does not have drivers in the same was as Windows; with some exceptions.

Most Linux drivers are built into the kernel; upon boot, the kernel scans the available hardware and selects the drivers needed for that configuration.

If you are looking for additional wireless drivers, I would suggest this site:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers

If you want to use ndiswrapper, the ndiswrapper site has good instructions on how to use it. http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page
I will visit the sites you have advised. Thank You and hope to get my Ubuntu online!
Happy New Year!
 
  


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