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Old 03-13-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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Linux Mandriva 2009.0 Wifi problem


I have installed Mandriva 2009.0 One on my HP laptop, and I've tried many things to get the Mandriva to pick-up my linksys' wifi signal, but none of the things I've tried seems to work. The only thing that I have left to try is to add a line to the file /etc/modprobe.conf. The problem that I have with that is that it says that I'am unable to change the file. Please help me and with the latter problem and also help me with making Mandriva pick-up my wifi signal.

P.S.: I am extremly new to linux, and have second to none knowledge about how to configure my wifi settings on Mandriva.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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I run Mandy 2009 also, and have a lappy with wifi running. I have an old think-pad, not a newer HP.

Any way, to get us going in the right direction, open a konsole and run the commands '/sbin/ifconfig' and '/sbin/iwconfig' and post the results. Hopefully you will see a name on the left side like ath0. This will be the name of your wireless interface.

If it is not there, we'll have to find out if there is a driver loaded, or not.

You also need some information about our wireless access point. Things like SSID, channel, mode of operation and type of encryption, if you are using encryption. Could you post the make and model of your wireless access point?
 
Old 03-15-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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It says that I have no wireless exstensions. What does that mean and how do I get the wireless exstensions?

Router I use is:
Linksys
Model: WRT54G
Standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Channels:
11 Channels (US, Canada)
13 Channels (Europe, Japan)
Ports/Buttons:
Internet: One 10/100 RJ-45 Port
LAN: Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports
One Power Port
One Reset Button
One SecureEasySetup Button
Cabling:Type CAT 5
LEDs: Power, DMZ, WLAN, LAN (1, 2, 3, 4), Internet, SecureEasySetup
RF Power Output: 18 dBm
UPnP able/cert: Able
Security Features: Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall, Internet Policy
Wireless Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access™2 (WPA2), WEP, Wireless MAC Filtering

Network Authentication is: WPA-PSK
Data Enryption: TKIP
SSID: AudreyNet plus another one at my other house which is called FamVanenburg

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Old 03-15-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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It says that I have no wireless exstensions. What does that mean and how do I get the wireless exstensions?
It means you do not have a wireless driver loaded. In order to load one, we need to know what wireless card chip set you have. To find out, there are two ways. The best way is for you to open a konsole, and run the command '/sbin/lspci' and post the results. That is assuming this is a pci bus card. If it is usb, the the command would be '/sbin/lsusb'.

All command without the quotes. Type what is between the quotes.

Since this is mandy, you can go into MCC, you need the route password. Click Hardware-->Browser and Configure Hardware. On the left column you should see the card listed. Click it, and the details show up on the right side.

Once we know what card you have, then we can find out what driver supports the card. With andy luck it will be a common card, and the driver will already be there. Next we load the driver. Then the fun begins, we configure the wire and wireless parts of the card.

For the Linksys router, the documentation will be online. So if we need it, we can get at it. What you have posted looks good. I have a Linksys router, but a different model. It works well.

Post the above, and we'll go from there.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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None of the commands work, but I looked in configure hardware and it says MCP51 SMBus if I'm not mistaken. BTW how do I find the driver and how do I know if it is the driver.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 07:28 PM   #6
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The commands will work on any distro. Things that make them fail are, typing errors ( most common error ) the executable file is not in the path of the user executing the command, ( very common error ) or something is not installed.

Did you type what was between the quotes exactly as they appear??? Please (use cut and paste) post the error message you get. Without that, I can not help determine why things did not work the first time.

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how do I find the driver and how do I know if it is the driver.
Execute the commands I gave you, post the results. We need to know what chip set you have. Then there are places to look on the web to identify the driver that works with the chip set you have.

Next, we see if you already have the driver. You may have what you need. If not, then there are other ways to get it going, including using the windoze driver with a piece of code called ndiswrapper. This is not the best solution, the best is a native linux driver, if one exists.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 04:28 PM   #7
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Once I type in the commands even after copy pasting them, it says ' no such file or directory.'Then I looked into my files and went to the /sbin folder and saw that neither of the files /sbin/lspci nor /sbin/lsusb were there.

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Old 03-17-2009, 05:03 PM   #8
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O.K. then the fastest way to run them is to switch to root. On your konsole, at the command prompt type 'su' and press enter, no quotes. You will be prompted for the root password. You would have set that up at install time. Enter your root password. You should see the command prompt change from a $ sign to a # sign.

Try the commands now, they should be found. If not, then you have package(s) missing.

On my Mandriva 2009 system here is where those files are. I used the command 'locate' to find them. Locate will show any file or directory after you update the data base as root, using the 'updatedb' command. It would help you a lot to do the same. Then you could find what you need.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 03:49 PM   #9
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I found it. I had to put /usr before the command you gave me. But here it is, it's a usb.

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:62c0 Microdia
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
 
Old 03-18-2009, 07:42 PM   #10
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After doing some googling, the HP device is the wireless adapter. The Microdia device is a web cam.

It will take a little more searching to find out if there is a driver for it. HP is one of the better open source supporters.

Would you please post the model information for your HP laptop. It should help finding a driver.

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Old 03-18-2009, 08:06 PM   #11
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press keys alt f2 then type harddrake2 then when it asks put in your password this will display all your hardware look for your wifi card. and tell us what it is. most likley a broadcom but may be not. at this point it will ask you can try to configure it but most likey it is a Broadcom or some other one then it will point you in the direction to fix this problem. we need to know the hardware.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:15 PM   #12
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This is what I found, though on the HP website I also found driver options. I don't know if that might help as well.

* Processor: Available with Mobile AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core and Mobile AMD Sempron processors
* Screen: 15.4" widescreen with HP BrightView
* Graphics: Optional NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 discrete graphics. Standard NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics and NVIDIA nForce Go 430 chipset with AMD processors.
* Wireless: Integrated wireless support for 802.11 b/g, configurable 802.11 a/b/g, Wireless LAN and Bluetooth technologies on select models
* Media Card: 5-in-1 media card
* IEEE1394 / FireWire port
* Three USB 2.0 ports on select models, ExpressCard/54 slot
* Speakers: Integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers
* OS Options: Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2 or Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2.
* Battery: Standard 6-cell or optional 12-cell battery available for additional battery life
* Weight: weight starting at 6.5 lbs
* Two omni-directional microphones on select models with integrated camera
* Optional dual stereo headphone jacks -- one with high-definition digital audio support (S/PDIF capable)
* Optional HP Pavilion WebCam

My Laptop is an HP Dv6000 Entertainment PC, and is capable of running Windows Vista Home Ultimate as opposed to what it says in the descpription.

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Old 03-19-2009, 05:47 AM   #13
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This is the list of HP DV6000 pc's. There are 48 models. Which one do you have? Look for a label on the bottom for the exact model. Just about every machine will have a different hardware configuration, and different drivers. So to save time and frustration, please post the exact model.

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HP Pavilion dv6000 CTO Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6000t CTO Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6000z CTO Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6001ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6001xx Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6002xx Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6003ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6003xx Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6004ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6005ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6006ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6007ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6010ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6011ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6012ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6013ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6014ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6015ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6016ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6017ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6018ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6019ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6020ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6021ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6022ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6023ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6024ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6025ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6040ca Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6040us Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6045nr Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6054ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6057ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6058cl Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6058ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6059ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6060ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6061ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6062ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6063ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6064ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6065ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6067ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6086ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6087ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6088ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6095ea Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6097ea Notebook PC
I would bet HP does not supply a driver for linux. Here is one person who got the wireless adapter working, with a set of instructions.

http://dreamlinuxforums.org/index.php?topic=1047.15

Keep in mind, this may be a different adapter, until we check out the model we won't know.

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Old 03-19-2009, 08:23 AM   #14
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This is the exact model.

HP Pavilion dv6451us Notebook PC
 
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This is the exact model.

HP Pavilion dv6451us Notebook PC
and the wifi card is
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Supported Devices and Features
Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g WLAN Broadcom 802.11 b/g WLAN Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter Broadcom 4322AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter
and I told you to use harddrake to the drivers are linked to the to the URPMI package manager to install. or open you package manager and install broadcom. or do it this way from mandriva 2009 wiki
 
  


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