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Old 08-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
jawalpole
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wireless driver???????????


Okay first off I am a total noob so bare with me. I recently installed linux mint 12 on a hp probook 4525s. It work wonderful while tethered but for some reason it will not find my wifi network. Any advice would be much appreciated.
 
Old 08-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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run the command as root user or with sudo
Code:
/usr/bin/lspci -v
Make sure it is showing the long list of devices with one for wireless/Ethernet
Code:
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet (rev b0)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5KPL-CM Motherboard
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
	Memory at feac0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
	I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [180] Device Serial Number ff-c2-7a-b9-20-cf-30-ff
	Kernel driver in use: ATL1E
Last line showing kernel driver in use
 
Old 08-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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the capabilities line reads <access denied>
the kernel driver in use is r8169
 
Old 08-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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walpole@walpole-HP-ProBook-4525s ~ $ /usr/bin/lspci-v
bash: /usr/bin/lspci-v: No such file or directory
walpole@walpole-HP-ProBook-4525s ~ $ /usr/bin/lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 9602 (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00005000-00005fff
Memory behind bridge: 94200000-943fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000080000000-000000008fffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00004fff
Memory behind bridge: 93200000-941fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000090000000-00000000910fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: 92200000-931fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000091100000-00000000920fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=06, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: 92100000-921fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 6018 [size=8]
I/O ports at 6024 [size=4]
I/O ports at 6010 [size=8]
I/O ports at 6020 [size=4]
I/O ports at 6000 [size=16]
Memory at 9440b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ahci
Kernel modules: ahci

00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at 9440a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at 94409000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at 94408000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at 94407000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
Kernel modules: sp5100_tco, i2c-piix4

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at 94400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=07, subordinate=07, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff

00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at 94406000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:16.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at 94405000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:16.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at 94404000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: k10temp
Kernel modules: k10temp

00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
Flags: fast devsel

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at 80000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 5000 [size=256]
Memory at 94300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Memory at 94200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: fglrx_updates, radeon

01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at 94310000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142c
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 43
I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
Memory at 90004000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at 90000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Expansion ROM at 90020000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169

06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1483
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at 92100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: wl, bcma, brcmsmac
 
Old 08-28-2012, 10:07 PM   #5
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You dont have to show long list of output. It is irrelevant. Just show the last stanza. It is for wireless. Also use the code tag to show output.
Ok. Output shows the wireless driver is installed . When you say it is not finding the Wifi, what that means is?. Your WIFI is not in the list of wireless networks?. It is in list but not accepting username password. It is accepting username password but no internet?. I am assuming, It is not shown in the list of wireless networks. So SSID (Wireless ID) may be set to hidden on Router?. Did you check that with router?
 
Old 08-29-2012, 06:36 AM   #6
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yes it is not finding the network. Also the router is not hidden.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 07:35 AM   #7
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hi jawalpole,
have you seen this!? It is a long thread but the first edited post should contain the instructions you need! Also check the referenced wiki pages...
In case of doubts or problems do not hesitate to come back for troubleshooting...good luck!
 
Old 08-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #8
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can you please show us the output of htese commands:
Code:
ifconfig && ifconfig -a && iwconfig
 
Old 08-29-2012, 11:16 AM   #9
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I just went through this with the 4318 chipset. Hardwired or usb wireless to get internet access and ran the terminal command > sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer.
You can also download the installer and dependencies on another machine and transfer them. Your chipset is listed too. Blacklisting anything was either not necessary or done by the installer because wireless works perfectly.

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43/
 
Old 08-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #10
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Linux Mint 13 Page: http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_maya.php
Announcement
====================
Boot hangs on systems using b43 wireless cards

An upstream issue in the kernel prevents Linux Mint 13 from booting on computers with b43 wireless cards. If you're in this situation, try the following:

To boot the live DVD, choose the "Compatibility mode" or add the following kernel argument to the boot options: b43.blacklist=yes
Install Linux Mint on the hard drive
If not present already, in Grub, modify the boot options to add: b43.blacklist=yes
Install the b43 firmware on the system

For more information on this problem, please read this bug report.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/950295
====================
This concern
YOUR CHIP! Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller

So.. follow the Mint announcement (blacklist..+ load module)
 
  


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