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Old 08-18-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
brit4leafs
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Cool Why can I not get wireless?!


Hi all.

I have been searching around these threads/forum posts for a while now and I still cannot make sense of it or get my wireless working.

I am on an HP Pavilion dv6700 CTO with an intel wireless card built-in. I think I found the driver on HP's site, but I am not sure.

I have read many posts about commands and ndiswrapper but no matter what i do nothing works. I have tried everything people have posted and so far zilch.

I am up and running on ethernet, but that is as far as I think I can go alone.

If someone could please advise that would be great... amazing actually.

Thanks,

Brit

P.S. Newbie is an understatement for me.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Some additional information will be needed before anyone can help much:

Which Linux distribution are you using?

Wireless card model and chipset - you should be able to get this information from the HP website using the serial number of your computer. There's no reason anyone else should have to look this up for you.

What have you tried so far?

What errors are you getting?

Output of lsmod and lspci?

Output of ifconfig and maybe iwconfig, although this may be premature.

Post as much pertinent info as you can and probably someone can help you.

Cheers,

Dave
 
Old 08-18-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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Okay, let's try it.

First, what distro are you running?

Second, can you provide a link to that driver you mentioned.

Third, when you say nothing works could briefly describe what you actually tried to do.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 11:33 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by brit4leafs View Post
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If someone could please advise that would be great... amazing actually.

Thanks,

Brit

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Welcome to LQ!

I suggest that you read the next two links;
 
Old 08-19-2008, 09:35 AM   #5
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Ok so first of all I have no idea what a lot of that meant.

When I go to look up my computer (HP Pavilion dv6700) for the wireless driver I get this page:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...636595&lang=en

I looked up my wireless driver on my comp and it said I have a Intel(R) Wireless WiFi 4965AGN, but I could not find the chipset for the life of me. Could be GL960 or Intel ICH8??, but I am not sure at all- best kept secret of the Microsoft world.

I am trying to set up my wireless on Kubuntu 8.04.1.

These are the links to the forums I have already tried:

http://thelinuxnewbie.blogspot.com/2...577896146.html

and there were a couple others from this forum (archived I think) but I cannot find them currently. One was a long list of command prompts one after the other and another was trying to get ndiswrapper. I couldn't get it adepting or find how to get it via internet.

(Not that I understood what they were saying in their advice anyways.. I only speak English, unfortunately )

As for the other questions... I have no idea what they meant. Sorry I am probably really frustrating as I know so little.


Brit

Last edited by brit4leafs; 08-19-2008 at 09:37 AM.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 02:45 PM   #6
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Try to follow this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=743299
 
Old 08-19-2008, 04:36 PM   #7
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Klearview...

I did what you said, i went to that link and I started the terminal window.

I was able to get to this point before it didn't work anymore:

6. Now you can build your madwifi and install the modules:

Code:
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe ath_pci
sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta
The last 2 commands can cause some complications on some systems. If they do check your System >> Administration >> Restricted Drivers Manager and disable atheros here. Then try again.

7. Now restart your computer and you should be able to see any available networks in your Network Manager.

When I tried to type that last bit in I kept getting this:

W: Failed to fetch cdrom:[Kubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release amd64 (20080701.2)]/dists/hardy/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ make sudo make install
make: *** No rule to make target `sudo'. Stop.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ make sudo make install sudo modprobe ath_pci suco modprob wlan_scan_sta
make: *** No rule to make target `sudo'. Stop.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ make sudo make install
make: *** No rule to make target `sudo'. Stop.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ sudo make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ sudo modprobe ath_pci
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ sudo make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$


I dont know what I did wrong. Everything seemed to be going fine...
 
Old 08-19-2008, 04:38 PM   #8
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I also did not see where you mean System>>Administrator....
 
Old 08-19-2008, 04:45 PM   #9
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Put your Kubuntu install cd in the drive before attempting step 5.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 05:01 PM   #10
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okay, I did that and this is what I got:

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/universe Sources
W: Failed to fetch cdrom:[Kubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release amd64 (20080701.2)]/dists/hardy/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

W: Failed to fetch cdrom:[Kubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release amd64 (20080701.2)]/dists/hardy/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ sudo make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$ sudo apt-cdrom update && sudo aptitude install build-essential
E: Invalid operation update
brit@ubuntu:~/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007$


I am sorry if I am frustrating you.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 06:42 PM   #11
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okay, let's use repositories only:

get rid of cd-rom as installation source:

sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list

and comment out (put # in front of) the line that starts with deb cd-rom.

Then do 'sudo apt-get update' and finally 'sudo apt-get install build-essential'
 
Old 08-20-2008, 09:19 AM   #12
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Hi.

I did what you said and this is the message I got (not all of it though) I wanted to make sure it looked right before I assumed anything worked.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/main linux-libc-dev 2.6.24-21.40 [698kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main libc6-dev 2.7-10ubuntu3 [2538kB]
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main libstdc++6-4.2-dev 4.2.3-2ubuntu7 [1217kB]
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main g++-4.2 4.2.3-2ubuntu7 [3035kB]
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main g++ 4:4.2.3-1ubuntu6 [1450B]
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main libtimedate-perl 1.1600-9 [30.1kB]
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main patch 2.5.9-4 [97.8kB]
Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main dpkg-dev 1.14.16.6ubuntu4 [559kB]
Get:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main build-essential 11.3ubuntu1 [7070B]
Fetched 8183kB in 20s (397kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package linux-libc-dev.
(Reading database ... 85251 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-libc-dev (from .../linux-libc-dev_2.6.24-21.40_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libc6-dev.
Unpacking libc6-dev (from .../libc6-dev_2.7-10ubuntu3_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libstdc++6-4.2-dev.
Unpacking libstdc++6-4.2-dev (from .../libstdc++6-4.2-dev_4.2.3-2ubuntu7_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package g++-4.2.
Unpacking g++-4.2 (from .../g++-4.2_4.2.3-2ubuntu7_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package g++.
Unpacking g++ (from .../g++_4%3a4.2.3-1ubuntu6_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libtimedate-perl.
Unpacking libtimedate-perl (from .../libtimedate-perl_1.1600-9_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package patch.
Unpacking patch (from .../patch_2.5.9-4_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package dpkg-dev.
Unpacking dpkg-dev (from .../dpkg-dev_1.14.16.6ubuntu4_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package build-essential.
Unpacking build-essential (from .../build-essential_11.3ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up linux-libc-dev (2.6.24-21.40) ...
Setting up libc6-dev (2.7-10ubuntu3) ...
Setting up libtimedate-perl (1.1600-9) ...
Setting up patch (2.5.9-4) ...
Setting up dpkg-dev (1.14.16.6ubuntu4) ...
Setting up libstdc++6-4.2-dev (4.2.3-2ubuntu7) ...
Setting up g++-4.2 (4.2.3-2ubuntu7) ...
Setting up g++ (4:4.2.3-1ubuntu6) ...

Setting up build-essential (11.3ubuntu1) ...
brit@ubuntu:~$

I don't know really what to do now. The light has not turned blue even when I restarted and see what happens and I do not have any "Wireless" menu that other Forums have typed about.

Brit

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