Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I installed ubuntu 7.04 (aka feisty) a few days ago now but have no idea how to fix my lack of internet connection. For days, every spare moment, I've been running back and forth between this computer, which is running my DI 524 router, and the ubuntu one which is hooked up via the DWL G122 adapter (USB), trying various terminal commands etc., but to no avail. As much as other's problems sound like my own, there is invariably something different that doesn' t work when I try.
Here is my lshw
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
bus info: firewire@4
logical name: rausb1
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=RT2500USBSTA driverversion=1.0.0 - BETA2 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=RT2500USB WLAN
and my 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
RX bytes:200 (200.0 b) TX bytes:200 (200.0 b)
and my lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP]
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
00:08.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R200 QL [Radeon 8500 LE]
Finally this is my iwconfig if it helps.
lo no wireless extensions.
rausb1 RT2500USB WLAN ESSID:"Alchemy" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Bit Rate=11 Mb/s
RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Link Quality=0/100 Signal level:-120 dBm Noise level:-209 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
I've tried repeatedly to identify the card, but none of the commands I've seen work. Bad command.
I've tried setting up the static IP, switching to DHCP, etc., but none of it works and as soon as I exit the Network screen, the changes all reset themselves again to blank. I've tried pinging but it's all zeros.
I've been through a lot in the past 24 hours, but basically I installed ndiswrapper, build essential, the drivers from the install cd of my wireless adapter. I've disabled IPV6, turned aspci off and if- and iwconfig a lot. I've been searching other sites as well but no one's problem is the same sa mine as far as driver, chipset, adapter and version of ubuntu. I've gotten some help elswhere but so far nothing has worked. I followed a long line of commands smoothly but then I came to:
gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.1st
and it was blank.
Someone else suggested sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.1st but it too was blank. I still don't know if that proposed edit would have helped or not.
Any ideas? I'll post whatever info is needed.