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Old 04-27-2011, 11:32 PM   #16
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also can i move this to the wireless forum in hopes for more help?
 
Old 04-28-2011, 12:11 AM   #17
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Hi,

Found this on the Linux Mint forum. Apparently the Debian way (I use LMDE), doesn't work on other Mint versions (Ubuntu based). Try what's suggested there, believe me, the broadcom-sta is worth it.

Kind regards,

Eric
went thru these steps. no change. thanks for helping tho. wish it wasnt so much bs, i jus want my wireless to work and dont understand the crazy amount of trouble im having.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 01:31 AM   #18
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Hello,

Reacting to your post 15, when you install and get the option for the wireless drivers, try selecting Broadcom STA instead of b43. The b43 is really a bad piece of work in my personal opinion and is very troublesome. See if that makes any difference. Also, I assume you didn't re-install for every trial so after so many trials I guess your system has a lot of driver conflicts in regards to the wireless. Is a clean re-install an option? If so, then try to go with the broadcom-sta driver, don't try other things before. You could also try the link I pointed to at the Linux Mint forums. As a last option, you could download and use Linux Mint Debian Edition. That works and has a lot less problems and bugs since it's based on Debian itself and not on Ubuntu. At least I don't have any problems with it

In regards to you not finding the # to get CODE tags, I'm assuming you use the Quick Reply window to post. If that's the case then look at the bottom of that window, you'll see two buttons, one indicating Go Advanced. Click on that one and you'll have more editing options in the form of two icon bars. The lower one has the # nearly at the end. If you click on the Quote button in a post you get this advanced editor from the start. I'm attaching a screenshot for reference.

If you would like to move your thread then click on the Report button of your post and ask the mods to move it.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 04-28-2011, 02:55 AM   #19
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I have done 6 clean installs tonight alone. I try to start from scratch as much as possible. I now have wireless from my broadcom chip as well as my netopia usb but have no idea as to how i have done this. Now the question is how do i keep it? I will repost the things from your first comment.
lspci
Code:
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce Go 6150] (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev f1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 02)
07:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
07:05.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
07:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
07:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
lsusb
Code:
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 055d:b230 Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Netopia 802.11b WLAN Adapter
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0c45:62c0 Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
iwconfig
Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan1     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"bailey"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 3C:75:4A:C6:90:61   
          Bit Rate=11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:0 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3  
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:35/100  Signal level:-73 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
im scared now no turn off the computer because i will probably behave as a child if the wireless is not there and throw this computer through a window. I have spent countless hours where as i could have been doing anything else in place of this crap.
I will download Linux Mint Debian Edition and try this as well. i started with ubuntu 10.10 maverick and found my way to mint 10 julia. also tied blackbuntu but it had so many things in which i have no idea how to use.
not sure as to weather or not to mark this as solved so i will keep the title and my computer as is in hopes that someone can tell me how to keep the wireless from dissapearing again. thanks again for all your time and help. Try to get help like this from those f%$#'s over there at Windows.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 02:58 AM   #20
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Hi,

Are you running now from a live session with the broadcom-sta drivers enabled? As long as your problem isn't completely solved you should keep your thread open.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 04-28-2011, 04:13 AM   #21
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Hi,

Are you running now from a live session with the broadcom-sta drivers enabled? As long as your problem isn't completely solved you should keep your thread open.

Kind regards,

Eric
I am running from fresh install. Not live cd. I am online with my netopia 2300 usb wireless adapter although it has a problem of freezing the comp. My broadcom is working as well yet doesn't show any networks. Some how it appeared while adding stuff in synaptic under "wlan" trying to get the usb wireless to work. I use public unsecured network and the netopia card gets better signal i guess, I am scared to restart comp until lmde finishes downloading and i have slept or i will break the comp if does not work on reboot. I wish I knew what I was doing and things might be a lil easier.

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Old 04-28-2011, 04:40 AM   #22
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Hi,

That's already one advantage that you have it installed. Did you use only the broadcom-sta drivers or have you been trying other solutions too? You mentioned LMDE, did you install that version?

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 04-28-2011, 05:01 AM   #23
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Hi,

That's already one advantage that you have it installed. Did you use only the broadcom-sta drivers or have you been trying other solutions too? You mentioned LMDE, did you install that version?

Kind regards,

Eric
I am gonna leave the comp on all night to download several distros. in the morning i will reboot and see if wireless is gone. If i have no wireless i will install lmde, as for the fix i jus installed the b43 because the description said firmware and the network manager app said device missing firmware. installing the wlan items in synaptic might have helped. idk for sure
 
Old 04-28-2011, 05:32 AM   #24
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Hello,

Ok, looking forward to your feedback.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-09-2011, 12:19 PM   #25
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Installed windows seven. Wireless works off gate, not a single problem. Too bad cause i hate windows but # months is too much time wasted on something that should just f***ing work. Thanks for all the help.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 01:31 PM   #26
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Hello,

Too bad you decided to go back to Windoze. If you want to give it another try with Linux Mint, contact me offline and I'll walk you through it, even connect remotely, using TeamViewer, if necessary. I'm sure we'll get it to work.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-21-2011, 01:52 AM   #27
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Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 drivers fix, but where are they?

I am having similar problems, so I did some research. Follow this link.


Here is what you need to especially hone in on:
Quote:
April 25th, 2007 at 2:48 am
Problem Solved. I updated/re-installed the Nvidia Geforce Go 6150 driver that HP Update provides, NOT THE ONE on the HP site for the laptop, and the wireless card was rediscovered, the driver installed, and now Iím connecting using it. How interesting! Read this HP! Losers!
The only problem is that I cannot find the Video Card drivers anywhere. Any help on that would be good!
 
  


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