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Old 01-30-2010, 01:12 AM   #1
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Problem with a Wireless PCI card


I'm running Ubuntu 9.10. I installed a Linksys 2.4GHz 802.11b PCI card model WMP 11 and got an error message. Anyone know know to install this thing? Thanks.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 03:13 AM   #2
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Hi, it might help if you place the error message here, else there is nothing to go. Generally with the drivers will be something like README or README.txt that should tell you exactly how to install the drivers.
 
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Also post the output of "sudo lspci -v","lspci -n" and "lsmod". It will help us determine which which wireless device controller your card uses and which kernel module you need. Sometimes you need to install or cut out firmware for the kernel module to work. This wireless device has used 3 different chipsets in it's history, so it's important to start with lspci.

Determining which kernel driver you need (or whether you already have it) is the first step.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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Here is sudo lspci - v:

00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems WMP11v4 802.11b PCI card
Subsystem: Linksys Device 0020
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
Memory at e0124000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

Here's lspci -n:

00:00.0 0600: 1039:0730 (rev 02)
00:00.1 0101: 1039:5513 (rev d0)
00:01.0 0601: 1039:0018
00:01.1 0200: 1039:0900 (rev 82)
00:01.2 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 07)
00:01.3 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 07)
00:01.4 0401: 1039:7018 (rev 02)
00:01.6 0703: 1039:7013 (rev a0)
00:02.0 0604: 1039:0001
00:09.0 0200: 17fe:2120
01:00.0 0300: 1039:6300 (rev 31)

And lsmod:

lsmod
Module Size Used by
arc4 1660 0
ecb 2524 0
rtl8187 50624 0
mac80211 181236 1 rtl8187
led_class 4096 1 rtl8187
eeprom_93cx6 1916 1 rtl8187
cfg80211 93052 2 rtl8187,mac80211
binfmt_misc 8356 1
sis 5884 2
drm 159584 3 sis
sisfb 234864 1 sis
dm_crypt 12928 0
snd_wavefront 37332 0
snd_cs4236 29620 0
snd_wss_lib 26012 2 snd_wavefront,snd_cs4236
snd_opl3_lib 10396 2 snd_wavefront,snd_cs4236
snd_hwdep 7200 2 snd_wavefront,snd_opl3_lib
snd_mpu401 7016 0
snd_trident 35492 2
snd_ac97_codec 101216 1 snd_trident
iptable_filter 3100 0
ac97_bus 1532 1 snd_ac97_codec
ip_tables 11692 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 16544 1 ip_tables
snd_pcm_oss 37920 0
snd_mixer_oss 16028 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 75296 5 snd_cs4236,snd_wss_lib,snd_trident,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 2656 0
snd_page_alloc 9156 3 snd_wss_lib,snd_trident,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem 4156 1 snd_trident
snd_mpu401_uart 6940 4 snd_wavefront,snd_cs4236,snd_mpu401,snd_trident
snd_seq_oss 28576 0
snd_seq_midi 6432 0
snd_rawmidi 22208 3 snd_wavefront,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6940 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 50224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 22276 4 snd_wss_lib,snd_opl3_lib,snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 6920 6 snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
ppdev 6688 0
lp 8964 0
parport_pc 31940 1
ns558 5404 0
snd 59204 21 snd_wavefront,snd_cs4236,snd_wss_lib,snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401,snd_trident,snd_ac97_codec,sn d_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
i2c_sis630 6024 0
shpchp 32272 0
gameport 11368 4 snd_trident,ns558
soundcore 7264 1 snd
parport 35340 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
dm_raid45 84228 0
xor 15620 1 dm_raid45
usbhid 38208 0
sis900 19932 0
mii 5212 1 sis900
floppy 54916 0
sis_agp 6972 1
agpgart 34988 2 drm,sis_agp

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Old 01-30-2010, 02:31 PM   #5
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The png screenshot shows a totally different problem than wireless not working. The files that firefox is complaining about are local to your system.

As far as getting you card working, here is a nice howto that someone wrote up using the same wireless card. I would at least give it a read to better understand what is going on. http://www.majordojo.com/2004/10/linux-woes-how.php

FYI, the Lynksis WMP11v4 uses the InProComm chipset, where at the WMP11v2 uses a Broadcom chipset. Make sure you are working with teh right on.
 
  


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