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Old 12-31-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
nanimo
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Lost (wired) eth0 after installing Broadcom bcm4328 wireless card


I have a dell mp1210 xps laptop. I just recently installed installed Ubuntu 9.10 and am very green. With difficulty I managed to install the drivers for the wireless card and now have wireless on the laptop. In order to get the wireless working I had to restart my computer, and once it booted up again the wireless works, but there is no trace of eth0-my wired network device (Broadcom BCM4401-B0) which was working fine before I got the wireless adapter working. Lspci still shows the device as it did when it was functioning, but ifconfig only shows my local loopback and wlan0 (my wireless device). I am not sure how eth0 got deleted, I am wondering if maybe I have to set up some sort of switching between the wired and wireless adapters so they are not both active at the same time. Any suggestions would be really nice, I have been digging through the forums, but I am unsure of what went wrong or what to do about it.
Thank you for your time
Cheers
 
Old 12-31-2009, 10:25 PM   #2
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Can you describe the procedure you followed to get your wireless driver installed? For (almost) all such installations, no "reboot" should be needed since the modprobe command installs the driver in the kernel "on the fly."

Anyhow, since both of your devices are supplied by Broadcom, it's possible that you've installed a driver for your wireless device that also supports the wired device. If that's the case, you'd have two drivers (the wireless one and the original one for the wired device) attempting to control the same hardware. In any case, only drivers using shared memory can (sometimes) control the same device.

Another possibility is that you're trying to use your wired and wireless connection at the same time. (Your comment re the ifconfig output seems to suggest that this is not the case.) Systems like the NetworkManager will not allow more than one network connection to be established.

Have you looked at the output of the dmesg command to see if there is any hint as to why the wired driver is disabled? (Use the command dmesg | less in a terminal window to look at the dmesg output.)

Last edited by PTrenholme; 12-31-2009 at 10:34 PM. Reason: Typo
 
Old 12-31-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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Is the device still listed it you do
Code:
ifconfig -a
(you didn't say if you passed any flags to ifconfig)

Also is the driver installed:
Code:
lsmod | grep b44
(FSF says this is the correct driver http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/net/wired-ethernet)

Cheers,

Evo2.

Last edited by evo2; 12-31-2009 at 10:29 PM.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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Thank you for your response. I attempted to install the wireless card with ndiswrapper using the following guide:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper
I installed ndiswrapper using apt-get
then I added b43, bcm43xx, b43legacy to my /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file
I then downloaded R151519.exe from the dell drivers website and unextracted the files to a
directory with the unzip command - I then attempted to install the drivers with ndiswrapper
by doing the following
sudo ndiswrapper -i ~/bcmwl5.inf
then when I used the command: ndiswrapper -l this is what I got: yoshi@yoshi-laptop:~/Downloads/rdir/DRIVER$ ndiswrapper -l
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklistBackup, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4328) present (alternate driver: ssb)
At this point it seemed like the device was working for me, but it would not show up in
either ifconfig or iwconfig.
I then tried the following two commands: sudo depmod -a && sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
for the first of those two commands (I ran them sepearetely) I got no feedback in the terminal, but for the second command I got some of the same error messages as before, but no indication that I had loaded the drivers or associated the with the right hardware. Here is what the response to sudo modprobe ndiswrapper was:
yoshi@yoshi-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
[sudo] password for yoshi:
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklistBackup, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
At this point the guide was no longer helpful for me, because I could not access the device - granted I had limited knowledge of how to do so, but the guide broke down for me at this point. So I attempted to use Jockey - the included graphical program to install proprietary hardware drivers for devices - I had two options in the program which appeared to relate to my wireless card - Broadcom STA wireless driver and Broadcom b43 wireless driver - I first tried B43 without any sucess - then I tried the STA - after that I think my computer locked up - I manually restarted the machine and now the wireless works - I can see the wireless device in ifconfig and iwconfig and can connect to wireless networks - but somehow my eth0 connection (Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-Tx) device now does not show up. when I do lspci this is what I get:

yoshi@yoshi-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G72M [GeForce Go 7400] (rev a1)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 0a)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 05)
03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)

So both cards still appear, but this is what I get from ifconfig now:
yoshi@yoshi-laptop:~$ ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:cf:5f:67:eb
inet addr:192.168.1.105 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::216:cfff:fe5f:67eb/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1609 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1640 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1180641 (1.1 MB) TX bytes:301213 (301.2 KB)
Interrupt:17 Memory:ecffc000-ed000000
So I am not really sure what it is that happened or why my machine froze when I was using Jockey to install the broadcom sta driver

I have tried using dmesg to figure out what's wrong - but that is not a command that I understand very well and so it hasn't been helpful - I will include my dmesg output in a seperate post - it makes this post too long Also to answer evo2's question, I get no response from the lsmod | grep b44

Any ideas what I should look for from here?
 
Old 01-02-2010, 11:51 AM   #5
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here is my dmesg output:
[ 0.341173] pci 0000:00:1c.3: bridge io port: [0xe000-0xefff]
[ 0.341178] pci 0000:00:1c.3: bridge 32bit mmio: [0xecc00000-0xecefffff]
[ 0.341186] pci 0000:00:1c.3: bridge 64bit mmio pref: [0xe0100000-0xe03fffff]
[ 0.341228] pci 0000:03:00.0: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xecbfe000-0xecbfffff]
[ 0.341286] pci 0000:03:00.0: supports D1 D2
[ 0.341288] pci 0000:03:00.0: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.341293] pci 0000:03:00.0: PME# disabled
[ 0.341337] pci 0000:03:01.0: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xecbfd800-0xecbfdfff]
[ 0.341397] pci 0000:03:01.0: supports D1 D2
[ 0.341399] pci 0000:03:01.0: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.341404] pci 0000:03:01.0: PME# disabled
[ 0.341449] pci 0000:03:01.1: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xecbfd400-0xecbfd4ff]
[ 0.341510] pci 0000:03:01.1: supports D1 D2
[ 0.341512] pci 0000:03:01.1: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.341517] pci 0000:03:01.1: PME# disabled
[ 0.341562] pci 0000:03:01.2: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xecbfd500-0xecbfd5ff]
[ 0.341622] pci 0000:03:01.2: supports D1 D2
[ 0.341624] pci 0000:03:01.2: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.341629] pci 0000:03:01.2: PME# disabled
[ 0.341672] pci 0000:03:01.3: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xecbfd600-0xecbfd6ff]
[ 0.341731] pci 0000:03:01.3: supports D1 D2
[ 0.341733] pci 0000:03:01.3: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.341738] pci 0000:03:01.3: PME# disabled
[ 0.341781] pci 0000:03:01.4: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xecbfd700-0xecbfd7ff]
[ 0.341841] pci 0000:03:01.4: supports D1 D2
[ 0.341843] pci 0000:03:01.4: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.341848] pci 0000:03:01.4: PME# disabled
[ 0.341920] pci 0000:00:1e.0: transparent bridge
[ 0.341928] pci 0000:00:1e.0: bridge 32bit mmio: [0xecb00000-0xecbfffff]
[ 0.341966] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
[ 0.342220] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.AGP_._PRT]
[ 0.342285] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PCIE._PRT]
[ 0.342365] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP01._PRT]
[ 0.342436] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP02._PRT]
[ 0.342508] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP04._PRT]
[ 0.351283] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 9 10 11) *4
[ 0.351405] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs *5 7)
[ 0.351523] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs *9 10 11)
[ 0.351641] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 5 7 9 10 11) *3
[ 0.351760] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 *10 11 12 14 15)
[ 0.351881] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 *11 12 14 15)
[ 0.352003] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *9 10 11 12 14 15)
[ 0.352123] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 *7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
[ 0.352312] SCSI subsystem initialized
[ 0.352333] libata version 3.00 loaded.
[ 0.352333] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.352333] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.352333] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.352333] ACPI: WMI: Mapper loaded
[ 0.352333] PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
[ 0.380007] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.15
[ 0.380025] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 0.380025] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 0.380025] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 0.380025] NetLabel: Initializing
[ 0.380025] NetLabel: domain hash size = 128
[ 0.380025] NetLabel: protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOv4
[ 0.380036] NetLabel: unlabeled traffic allowed by default
[ 0.380088] hpet0: at MMIO 0xfed00000, IRQs 2, 8, 0
[ 0.380093] hpet0: 3 comparators, 64-bit 14.318180 MHz counter
[ 0.400015] Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 0
[ 0.401725] Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 1
[ 0.420019] pnp: PnP ACPI init
[ 0.420030] ACPI: bus type pnp registered
[ 0.449094] pnp 00:02: io resource (0x1000-0x1005) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0x1000-0x107f), disabling
[ 0.449099] pnp 00:02: io resource (0x1008-0x100f) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0x1000-0x107f), disabling
[ 0.449177] pnp 00:03: io resource (0x1006-0x1007) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0x1000-0x107f), disabling
[ 0.449180] pnp 00:03: io resource (0x100a-0x1059) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0x1000-0x107f), disabling
[ 0.449184] pnp 00:03: io resource (0x1060-0x107f) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0x1000-0x107f), disabling
[ 0.449187] pnp 00:03: io resource (0x1010-0x102f) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0x1000-0x107f), disabling
[ 0.450244] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.450247] ACPI: ACPI bus type pnp unregistered
[ 0.450258] system 00:00: iomem range 0x0-0x9fbff could not be reserved
[ 0.450261] system 00:00: iomem range 0x9fc00-0x9ffff could not be reserved
[ 0.450264] system 00:00: iomem range 0xc0000-0xcffff has been reserved
[ 0.450267] system 00:00: iomem range 0xe0000-0xfffff has been reserved
[ 0.450270] system 00:00: iomem range 0x100000-0x7fe933ff could not be reserved
[ 0.450273] system 00:00: iomem range 0x7fe93400-0x7fefffff has been reserved
[ 0.450276] system 00:00: iomem range 0x7ff00000-0x7fffffff has been reserved
[ 0.450279] system 00:00: iomem range 0xffb00000-0xffffffff has been reserved
[ 0.450282] system 00:00: iomem range 0xfec00000-0xfec0ffff could not be reserved
[ 0.450285] system 00:00: iomem range 0xfee00000-0xfee0ffff has been reserved
[ 0.450287] system 00:00: iomem range 0xfed20000-0xfed9ffff has been reserved
[ 0.450290] system 00:00: iomem range 0xffa80000-0xffa83fff could not be reserved
[ 0.450293] system 00:00: iomem range 0xf4000000-0xf4003fff has been reserved
[ 0.450296] system 00:00: iomem range 0xf4004000-0xf4004fff has been reserved
[ 0.450299] system 00:00: iomem range 0xf4005000-0xf4005fff has been reserved
[ 0.450302] system 00:00: iomem range 0xf4006000-0xf4006fff has been reserved
[ 0.450305] system 00:00: iomem range 0xf4008000-0xf400bfff has been reserved
[ 0.450308] system 00:00: iomem range 0xf0000000-0xf3ffffff has been reserved
[ 0.450314] system 00:02: ioport range 0x4d0-0x4d1 has been reserved
[ 0.450320] system 00:03: ioport range 0xf400-0xf4fe has been reserved
[ 0.450323] system 00:03: ioport range 0x1080-0x10bf has been reserved
[ 0.450326] system 00:03: ioport range 0x10c0-0x10df has been reserved
[ 0.450329] system 00:03: ioport range 0x809-0x809 has been reserved
[ 0.450336] system 00:08: ioport range 0xc80-0xcff could not be reserved
[ 0.450338] system 00:08: ioport range 0x910-0x91f has been reserved
[ 0.450341] system 00:08: ioport range 0x920-0x92f has been reserved
[ 0.450344] system 00:08: ioport range 0xcb0-0xcbf has been reserved
[ 0.450347] system 00:08: ioport range 0x930-0x97f has been reserved
[ 0.450353] system 00:0b: iomem range 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff has been reserved
[ 0.455040] AppArmor: AppArmor Filesystem Enabled
[ 0.455105] pci 0000:00:01.0: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:01
[ 0.455108] pci 0000:00:01.0: IO window: disabled
[ 0.455112] pci 0000:00:01.0: MEM window: 0xed000000-0xefefffff
[ 0.455116] pci 0000:00:01.0: PREFETCH window: 0x000000d0000000-0x000000dfffffff
[ 0.455121] pci 0000:00:1c.0: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:0b
[ 0.455123] pci 0000:00:1c.0: IO window: disabled
[ 0.455129] pci 0000:00:1c.0: MEM window: disabled
[ 0.455134] pci 0000:00:1c.0: PREFETCH window: disabled
[ 0.455139] pci 0000:00:1c.1: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:0c
[ 0.455141] pci 0000:00:1c.1: IO window: disabled
[ 0.455147] pci 0000:00:1c.1: MEM window: 0xecf00000-0xecffffff
[ 0.455152] pci 0000:00:1c.1: PREFETCH window: 0x000000e0000000-0x000000e00fffff
[ 0.455160] pci 0000:00:1c.3: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:0d
[ 0.455164] pci 0000:00:1c.3: IO window: 0xe000-0xefff
[ 0.455170] pci 0000:00:1c.3: MEM window: 0xecc00000-0xecefffff
[ 0.455175] pci 0000:00:1c.3: PREFETCH window: 0x000000e0100000-0x000000e03fffff
[ 0.455184] pci 0000:00:1e.0: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:03
[ 0.455186] pci 0000:00:1e.0: IO window: disabled
[ 0.455192] pci 0000:00:1e.0: MEM window: 0xecb00000-0xecbfffff
[ 0.455197] pci 0000:00:1e.0: PREFETCH window: disabled
[ 0.455207] alloc irq_desc for 16 on node 0
[ 0.455209] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.455214] pci 0000:00:01.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 0.455218] pci 0000:00:01.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.455227] pci 0000:00:1c.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 0.455232] pci 0000:00:1c.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.455240] alloc irq_desc for 17 on node 0
[ 0.455242] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.455245] pci 0000:00:1c.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 0.455250] pci 0000:00:1c.1: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.455258] alloc irq_desc for 19 on node 0
[ 0.455260] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.455263] pci 0000:00:1c.3: PCI INT D -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[ 0.455268] pci 0000:00:1c.3: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.455276] pci 0000:00:1e.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.455281] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 0 io: [0x00-0xffff]
[ 0.455284] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 1 mem: [0x000000-0xffffffffffffffff]
[ 0.455286] pci_bus 0000:01: resource 1 mem: [0xed000000-0xefefffff]
[ 0.455289] pci_bus 0000:01: resource 2 pref mem [0xd0000000-0xdfffffff]
[ 0.455291] pci_bus 0000:0c: resource 1 mem: [0xecf00000-0xecffffff]
[ 0.455294] pci_bus 0000:0c: resource 2 pref mem [0xe0000000-0xe00fffff]
[ 0.455297] pci_bus 0000:0d: resource 0 io: [0xe000-0xefff]
[ 0.455299] pci_bus 0000:0d: resource 1 mem: [0xecc00000-0xecefffff]
[ 0.455301] pci_bus 0000:0d: resource 2 pref mem [0xe0100000-0xe03fffff]
[ 0.455304] pci_bus 0000:03: resource 1 mem: [0xecb00000-0xecbfffff]
[ 0.455306] pci_bus 0000:03: resource 3 io: [0x00-0xffff]
[ 0.455308] pci_bus 0000:03: resource 4 mem: [0x000000-0xffffffffffffffff]
[ 0.455343] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[ 0.455480] IP route cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
[ 0.456280] TCP established hash table entries: 262144 (order: 10, 4194304 bytes)
[ 0.458551] TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
[ 0.459358] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536)
[ 0.459361] TCP reno registered
[ 0.459485] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[ 0.459570] Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs...
[ 0.647488] Freeing initrd memory: 7685k freed
[ 0.651667] Simple Boot Flag at 0x79 set to 0x1
[ 0.651887] Scanning for low memory corruption every 60 seconds
[ 0.652053] audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
[ 0.652074] type=2000 audit(1262431316.650:1): initialized
[ 0.662183] HugeTLB registered 2 MB page size, pre-allocated 0 pages
[ 0.663682] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.2
[ 0.663741] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 512 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
[ 0.664372] fuse init (API version 7.12)
[ 0.664454] msgmni has been set to 4015
[ 0.664721] alg: No test for stdrng (krng)
[ 0.664735] io scheduler noop registered
[ 0.664738] io scheduler anticipatory registered
[ 0.664740] io scheduler deadline registered
[ 0.664780] io scheduler cfq registered (default)
[ 0.664914] pci 0000:01:00.0: Boot video device
[ 0.665072] alloc irq_desc for 24 on node 0
[ 0.665075] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.665085] pcieport-driver 0000:00:01.0: irq 24 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 0.665092] pcieport-driver 0000:00:01.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.665245] alloc irq_desc for 25 on node 0
[ 0.665248] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.665257] pcieport-driver 0000:00:1c.0: irq 25 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 0.665268] pcieport-driver 0000:00:1c.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.665452] alloc irq_desc for 26 on node 0
[ 0.665454] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.665463] pcieport-driver 0000:00:1c.1: irq 26 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 0.665474] pcieport-driver 0000:00:1c.1: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.665664] alloc irq_desc for 27 on node 0
[ 0.665666] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.665675] pcieport-driver 0000:00:1c.3: irq 27 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 0.665686] pcieport-driver 0000:00:1c.3: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.665799] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[ 0.665901] pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.4
[ 0.666390] ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (on-line)
[ 0.666483] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.666939] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 0.666993] input: Power Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input1
[ 0.666999] ACPI: Power Button [PBTN]
[ 0.667045] input: Sleep Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0E:00/input/input2
[ 0.667048] ACPI: Sleep Button [SBTN]
[ 0.667714] ACPI: SSDT 000000007fe94134 00244 (v01 PmRef Cpu0Ist 00003000 INTL 20050624)
[ 0.668043] ACPI: SSDT 000000007fe93ee9 001C6 (v01 PmRef Cpu0Cst 00003001 INTL 20050624)
[ 0.668315] ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])
[ 0.668340] processor LNXCPU:00: registered as cooling_device0
[ 0.668344] ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states)
[ 0.668706] ACPI: SSDT 000000007fe94378 000C4 (v01 PmRef Cpu1Ist 00003000 INTL 20050624)
[ 0.668979] ACPI: SSDT 000000007fe940af 00085 (v01 PmRef Cpu1Cst 00003000 INTL 20050624)
[ 0.669328] ACPI: CPU1 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])
[ 0.669349] processor LNXCPU:01: registered as cooling_device1
[ 0.669353] ACPI: Processor [CPU1] (supports 8 throttling states)
[ 0.675368] thermal LNXTHERM:01: registered as thermal_zone0
[ 0.675376] ACPI: Thermal Zone [THM] (25 C)
[ 0.676516] Linux agpgart interface v0.103
[ 0.676526] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[ 0.677771] brd: module loaded
[ 0.678224] loop: module loaded
[ 0.678296] input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /devices/virtual/input/input3
[ 0.678457] ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: version 2.13
[ 0.678474] ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: PCI INT B -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 0.678480] ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: MAP [ P0 P2 IDE IDE ]
[ 0.678522] ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.704324] ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
[ 0.708993] scsi0 : ata_piix
[ 0.709097] scsi1 : ata_piix
[ 0.709895] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xbfa0 irq 14
[ 0.709898] ata2: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xbfa8 irq 15
[ 0.710893] Fixed MDIO Bus: probed
[ 0.710929] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
[ 0.711011] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
[ 0.711150] alloc irq_desc for 20 on node 0
[ 0.711152] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.711158] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: PCI INT A -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[ 0.711171] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.711174] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: EHCI Host Controller
[ 0.711227] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[ 0.715130] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: debug port 1
[ 0.715137] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: cache line size of 32 is not supported
[ 0.715152] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: irq 20, io mem 0xffa80000
[ 0.730015] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
[ 0.730100] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.730129] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.730136] hub 1-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
[ 0.730215] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
[ 0.730230] uhci_hcd: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
[ 0.730320] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[ 0.730327] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.730330] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.730361] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
[ 0.730389] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 20, io base 0x0000bf80
[ 0.730465] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.730491] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.730497] hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 0.730590] alloc irq_desc for 21 on node 0
[ 0.730592] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.730596] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[ 0.730602] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.730606] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.730635] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
[ 0.730670] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: irq 21, io base 0x0000bf60
[ 0.730750] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.730776] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.730782] hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 0.730870] alloc irq_desc for 22 on node 0
[ 0.730872] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.730876] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: PCI INT C -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
[ 0.730882] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.730886] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.730918] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
[ 0.730956] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: irq 22, io base 0x0000bf40
[ 0.731045] usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.731071] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.731077] hub 4-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 0.731161] alloc irq_desc for 23 on node 0
[ 0.731163] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 0.731167] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: PCI INT D -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 23
[ 0.731173] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.731177] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.731213] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
[ 0.731250] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: irq 23, io base 0x0000bf20
[ 0.731332] usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.731360] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.731366] hub 5-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 0.731468] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:KBC,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
[ 0.734467] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
[ 0.734473] serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 0.734547] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[ 0.734655] rtc_cmos 00:06: RTC can wake from S4
[ 0.734690] rtc_cmos 00:06: rtc core: registered rtc_cmos as rtc0
[ 0.734721] rtc0: alarms up to one month, y3k, 114 bytes nvram, hpet irqs
[ 0.734812] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
[ 0.734900] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.15.0-ioctl (2009-04-01) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
[ 0.734991] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 0.734995] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.735248] cpuidle: using governor ladder
[ 0.735364] cpuidle: using governor menu
[ 0.735762] TCP cubic registered
[ 0.735887] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 0.736320] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[ 0.736603] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 0.736624] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.13
[ 0.736626] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 0.736629] Bluetooth: SCO (Voice Link) ver 0.6
[ 0.736631] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 0.736670] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 0.736673] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 0.736674] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 0.737135] PM: Resume from disk failed.
[ 0.737148] registered taskstats version 1
[ 0.737261] Magic number: 10:106:377
[ 0.737363] rtc_cmos 00:06: setting system clock to 2010-01-02 11:21:56 UTC (1262431316)
[ 0.737366] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.737368] EDD information not available.
[ 0.738102] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input4
[ 0.891110] ata1.00: failed to set max address (err_mask=0x1)
[ 0.891116] ata1.00: device aborted resize (192426570 -> 195371568), skipping HPA handling
[ 0.891126] ata1.00: ATA-7: Hitachi HTS721010G9SA00, MCZOC10H, max UDMA/100
[ 0.891131] ata1.00: 192426570 sectors, multi 8: LBA48 NCQ (depth 0/32)
[ 0.910482] ata2.00: ATAPI: TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS-L632D, DE04, max UDMA/33
[ 0.930483] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
[ 0.930592] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA Hitachi HTS72101 MCZO PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 0.930708] sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
[ 0.930742] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 192426570 512-byte logical blocks: (98.5 GB/91.7 GiB)
[ 0.930790] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 0.930793] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[ 0.930818] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[ 0.930960] sda: sda1 sda2 <
[ 0.970314] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/33
[ 0.975532] sda5 >
[ 0.975783] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
[ 1.002621] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = 1803807031 ns)
[ 1.053924] scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632D DE04 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 1.159064] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[ 1.159068] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[ 1.159141] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
[ 1.159179] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
[ 1.159215] Freeing unused kernel memory: 660k freed
[ 1.159472] Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 7584k
[ 1.172543] usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 1.335020] ohci1394 0000:03:01.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[ 1.335067] acpi device:25: registered as cooling_device2
[ 1.335599] input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A03:00/device:21/device:22/input/input5
[ 1.335640] ACPI: Video Device [VID] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no)
[ 1.392092] ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[19] MMIO=[ecbfd800-ecbfdfff] Max Packet=[2048] IR/IT contexts=[4/4]
[ 1.512315] usb 1-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 1.790111] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 2.053883] usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 2.278892] PM: Starting manual resume from disk
[ 2.278896] PM: Resume from partition 8:5
[ 2.278898] PM: Checking hibernation image.
[ 2.279198] PM: Resume from disk failed.
[ 2.305395] EXT4-fs (sda1): barriers enabled
[ 2.329368] kjournald2 starting: pid 412, dev sda1:8, commit interval 5 seconds
[ 2.329405] EXT4-fs (sda1): delayed allocation enabled
[ 2.329411] EXT4-fs: file extents enabled
[ 2.335502] EXT4-fs: mballoc enabled
[ 2.335519] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
[ 2.712908] ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[424fc0001734f141]
[ 3.066479] type=1505 audit(1262431318.822:2): operation="profile_load" pid=435 name=/usr/share/gdm/guest-session/Xsession
[ 3.069666] type=1505 audit(1262431318.822:3): operation="profile_load" pid=436 name=/sbin/dhclient3
[ 3.070595] type=1505 audit(1262431318.832:4): operation="profile_load" pid=436 name=/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action
[ 3.070993] type=1505 audit(1262431318.832:5): operation="profile_load" pid=436 name=/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script
[ 3.141719] type=1505 audit(1262431318.902:6): operation="profile_load" pid=437 name=/usr/bin/evince
[ 3.153304] type=1505 audit(1262431318.912:7): operation="profile_load" pid=437 name=/usr/bin/evince-previewer
[ 3.160474] type=1505 audit(1262431318.922:8): operation="profile_load" pid=437 name=/usr/bin/evince-thumbnailer
[ 3.198798] type=1505 audit(1262431318.952:9): operation="profile_load" pid=439 name=/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf
[ 3.199812] type=1505 audit(1262431318.952:10): operation="profile_load" pid=439 name=/usr/sbin/cupsd
[ 14.321940] udev: starting version 147
[ 14.348260] Adding 3959980k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:3959980k
[ 14.375515] intel_rng: FWH not detected
[ 14.406642] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[ 14.410676] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 14.424226] dcdbas dcdbas: Dell Systems Management Base Driver (version 5.6.0-3.2)
[ 14.475010] Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.5
[ 14.475153] usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb
[ 14.477694] ricoh-mmc: Ricoh MMC Controller disabling driver
[ 14.477694] ricoh-mmc: Copyright(c) Philip Langdale
[ 14.477880] ricoh-mmc: Ricoh MMC controller found at 0000:03:01.2 [1180:0843] (rev 1)
[ 14.477898] ricoh-mmc: Controller is now disabled.
[ 14.480695] sdhci: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver
[ 14.480698] sdhci: Copyright(c) Pierre Ossman
[ 14.481842] sdhci-pci 0000:03:01.1: SDHCI controller found [1180:0822] (rev 19)
[ 14.481864] alloc irq_desc for 18 on node 0
[ 14.481866] alloc kstat_irqs on node 0
[ 14.481874] sdhci-pci 0000:03:01.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 14.483964] Registered led device: mmc0::
[ 14.485005] mmc0: SDHCI controller on PCI [0000:03:01.1] using DMA
[ 14.492929] input: Dell WMI hotkeys as /devices/virtual/input/input6
[ 14.496783] EXT4-fs (sda1): internal journal on sda1:8
[ 14.499453] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 14.502136] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device <unnamed> (046d:08c6)
[ 14.548209] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 14.564988] input: UVC Camera (046d:08c6) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-5/1-5:1.0/input/input7
[ 14.565047] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 14.565050] USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)
[ 14.605252] HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[ 14.605282] HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 14.611689] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[ 14.651176] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
[ 14.693299] ndiswrapper (link_pe_images:575): fixing KI_USER_SHARED_DATA address in the driver
[ 14.695251] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,10/12/2006, 4.100.15.5) loaded
[ 14.695581] ndiswrapper 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 14.695613] ndiswrapper 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 14.710607] ndiswrapper: using IRQ 17
[ 14.820405] input: HDA Intel Mic at Ext Front Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 14.820481] input: HDA Intel Mic at Ext Front Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9
[ 14.820539] input: HDA Intel HP Out at Ext Front Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input10
[ 14.820595] input: HDA Intel HP Out at Ext Front Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input11
[ 14.950865] wlan0: ethernet device 00:16:cf:5f:67:eb using NDIS driver: bcmwl5, version: 0x4640f05, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 14E4:4328.5.conf
[ 14.950910] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
[ 14.957426] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 15.045050] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 15.088069] __ratelimit: 3 callbacks suppressed
[ 15.088073] type=1505 audit(1262449330.842:12): operation="profile_replace" pid=1037 name=/usr/share/gdm/guest-session/Xsession
[ 15.090069] type=1505 audit(1262449330.852:13): operation="profile_replace" pid=1038 name=/sbin/dhclient3
[ 15.090797] type=1505 audit(1262449330.852:14): operation="profile_replace" pid=1038 name=/usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action
[ 15.091197] type=1505 audit(1262449330.852:15): operation="profile_replace" pid=1038 name=/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script
[ 15.096179] type=1505 audit(1262449330.852:16): operation="profile_replace" pid=1039 name=/usr/bin/evince
[ 15.108491] type=1505 audit(1262449330.862:17): operation="profile_replace" pid=1039 name=/usr/bin/evince-previewer
[ 15.115745] type=1505 audit(1262449330.872:18): operation="profile_replace" pid=1039 name=/usr/bin/evince-thumbnailer
[ 15.125723] type=1505 audit(1262449330.882:19): operation="profile_replace" pid=1041 name=/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf
[ 15.126567] type=1505 audit(1262449330.882:20): operation="profile_replace" pid=1041 name=/usr/sbin/cupsd
[ 15.129151] type=1505 audit(1262449330.882:21): operation="profile_replace" pid=1042 name=/usr/sbin/tcpdump
[ 15.225426] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.2, id: 0x81a0b1, caps: 0xa04713/0x200000
[ 15.267752] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input12
[ 15.543732] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 15.543735] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 15.550290] Bridge firewalling registered
[ 15.599448] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[ 15.784263] usplash:375 freeing invalid memtype ffffffffd0000000-ffffffffd4000000
[ 30.160528] ndiswrapper (iw_set_auth:1602): invalid cmd 12
[ 30.760912] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[ 41.730027] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
 
Old 01-02-2010, 01:27 PM   #6
PTrenholme
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First, why are you using the antiquated ndiswrapper Windows simulation package? The newer b43 drivers are much easier to use, and designed for Linux systems. All you needed to do is use the sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o command to extract the Broadcom firmware into the /lib/firmware directory and you'd have been up-and-running. (Of course you would need the wl_apsta.o file, but the file you used to set up ndiswrapper should work just as well.)

Second, all dmesg does is to display the messages generated by the kernel during your last boot. Piping the output into a filter like this "dmesg | grep -i ndis" will display all the messages containing the string "ndis" (the -i switch makes the filter case-insensitive). You'd use grep -i broadcom to see anything about Brodcom in the output, and so on.

Third, note the warnings in your output suggesting that you rename the files in /etc/modprobe.d to have a .config at the end since future releases of the Ubuntu distribution will ignore all files in the directory without that type extension. (That's so prior versions can be saved in the same directory without causing any problems.)

Fourth, I didn't notice any mention of the wired connection in the dmesg output you posted, which implies that the kernel is unaware of any such connection.

Fifth, my wife's impatient, and I need to run now . . .
 
Old 01-02-2010, 03:36 PM   #7
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Thanks for your note, ndiswrapper is working just fine for now for my wireless, so I assume leave it in place for the time being, at least until I get the wired problem sorted out. If my kernel is not aware of my wired ethernet controller what does that mean? It seems like the device is still installed according to lspci, so how could the kernel become unaware of it? Do you think it may have something to do with the wireless controller becoming active- so the system does not map the wired ethernet controller? Sorry if these questions seem foolish or basic, but I am just not entirely sure what to do.
Thanks for your help.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 03:51 PM   #8
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I think I found a solution. While researching your network cards to find the drivers they need, I came across this. It suggests the following:
  1. Open Hardware Drivers and activate the Broadcom STA module
  2. Create the file /etc/modprobe.d/wl or /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf with the following contents:
    Code:
    #ssb workaround, added `date`
    install wl modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb; modprobe --ignore-install wl $CMDLINE_OPTS; modprobe b44;
  3. Reboot
You might need to disable/blacklist/uninstall ndiswrapper if this doesn't work.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 02:04 AM   #9
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So I created the file you suggested burninGpi, but it did not seem to have any effect. Do you think this problem is somehow caused by ndiswrapper? It is interesting that you suggest enabling the Broadcom sta module - because that is exactly what I did to get my wireless working. Is there a way to determine if this problem is being caused by ndiswrapper or should I just attempt to use the b43? I am a bit nervous about trying to ditch ndiswrapper and switch to b43 - because it was difficult to get the wireless working in the first place and if I lose that too, then I am totally cut off from the internet. However, if that is really the only way to get to the bottom of this then I can give that a try. Above PTrenholme suggested that I install the b43 driver with the command: sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
Can some one explainn to me what the wl_apsta.o file is and how I can use the broadcom drivers to create the apsta.o? Also is there a way to tell if there is a hardware incompatibility with my hardware before trying to use the b43 drivers? The ndiswrapper page specifically identified that I blacklist the b43 drivers - is it possible with this card that the b43 drivers wouldn't work?
Thank you so much for your suggestions and thoughts, it has been such a help.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 02:16 AM   #10
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I took a look at the ubuntu forums link that burninGpi posted and created /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf with the following contents:
sudo modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb wl
sudo modprobe wl
sudo modprobe b44
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

It did not bring back my wired connection - but when I turn the extrenal wireless switch on my laptop off - ifconfig only shows:
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

Does this give any hints about the switching of my wireless card interfering with my wired ethernet adapter?
Thanks again.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 03:06 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by nanimo View Post
I took a look at the ubuntu forums link that burninGpi posted and created /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf with the following contents:
sudo modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb wl
sudo modprobe wl
sudo modprobe b44
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
Um, those look commands that should be entered in a terminal, not put in a file in /etc/modprobe.d/.

Please run the following commands and post the output
Code:
sudo modprobe b44
/sbin/lsmod | grep b44
/sbin/ifconfig
/sbin/iwconfig
Evo2.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 08:37 AM   #12
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Hi,

First, to make your posts cleaner therefore easier to read you should place your long lists/data within the vbcode tags # or Quote. You will find the # at the top of the reply window and the Quote to the left of #.

If you want to be able to switch between the wireless device and the Ethernet device then I suggest that you look at using 'wicd'. I'm sure your distribution has a 'wicd' package. Of course you will need to have the driver for each device.

As for not recognizing the Ethernet device, you are blacklisting the driver for the device. The recommendation to blacklist the drivers when using the propriety drivers is so that the legacy drivers are not loaded thus causing a conflict.

 
Old 01-03-2010, 03:19 PM   #13
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I ran the code Evo2 suggested - here are the results
Code:
yoshi@yoshi-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe b44
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklistBackup, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf line 2: ignoring bad line starting with 'sudo'
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf line 3: ignoring bad line starting with 'sudo'
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf line 4: ignoring bad line starting with 'sudo'
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf line 5: ignoring bad line starting with 'sudo'
yoshi@yoshi-laptop:~$ /sbin/lsmod | grep b44
b44                    34352  0 
ssb                    40944  1 b44
mii                     6368  1 b44
yoshi@yoshi-laptop:~$ /sbin/ifconfig 
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

pan0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr c6:c4:cd:a1:ae:56  
          inet6 addr: fe80::c4c4:cdff:fea1:ae56/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:88 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:14004 (14.0 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:cf:5f:67:eb  
          inet addr:192.168.1.105  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::216:cfff:fe5f:67eb/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1831 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1809 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:999489 (999.4 KB)  TX bytes:361684 (361.6 KB)
          Interrupt:17 Memory:ecffc000-ed000000 

yoshi@yoshi-laptop:~$ /sbin/iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"linksys"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:22:6B:87:7C:56   
          Bit Rate=117 Mb/s   Tx-Power:32 dBm   
          RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B   
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:53/100  Signal level:-62 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:10202   Missed beacon:0

pan0      no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
What I noticed after installing wicd - is that pan0 seems to have a lot more information in it now. Wicd is attempting to use pan zero to connect to a wired network - but it fails and says that it can't get an ip adress- this is the same open network I was attached to prior to my problems with my wired card - so I don't think it is any sort of ip problem with the network - I believe the problem is still on my end. Why is it that pan0 has so much more information now and eth0 is still gone?

I am not sure if I am reading this wrong but does OneBuck think that I may have blacklisted my wired driver and that is what is causing the problem?
 
Old 01-03-2010, 05:42 PM   #14
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Hi,

Originally you stated that you followed the propriety driver setup. Your output above doesn't show a Ethernet device. Try 'ifconfig -a' and post 'lsmod'. What's in the 'blacklist.conf' for the Broadcom drivers now?

 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nanimo View Post
I took a look at the ubuntu forums link that burninGpi posted and created /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf with the following contents:
sudo modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb wl
sudo modprobe wl
sudo modprobe b44
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
Those lines are not supposed to be in /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf. They were an alternative to rebooting and would be run in a terminal.

Make sure your /etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf only contains this:
Code:
#ssb workaround, added `date`
install wl modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb; modprobe --ignore-install wl $CMDLINE_OPTS; modprobe b44;
Then run the following in a terminal and post the output:
Code:
sudo modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb wl
sudo modprobe wl
sudo modprobe b44
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
/sbin/ifconfig -a
/sbin/iwconfig
/sbin/lsmod | grep wl
/sbin/lsmod | grep b44
/sbin/lsmod | grep ndis
grep b44 < /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
 
  


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