LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2010, 07:31 AM   #1
Honky
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2010
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Machine is not starting with Zyxel G302 v3 (Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx)


Hello,

I am new to Ubuntu and I am currently trying to get my machine Wireless. The ubuntu version I use is 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and the Wireless is a PCI Zyxel G-302 v3.

Everytime I install the hardware the PC will not start. Can anybody help moe on how to install this hardware correctly so it works?

Many Thanks
Alex

Last edited by Honky; 05-24-2010 at 07:31 AM. Reason: change tags
 
Old 05-25-2010, 09:56 AM   #2
serafean
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Czech Republic
Distribution: Gentoo, Chakra
Posts: 871
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 103Reputation: 103
Hi, does ubuntu at least try to boot with the card installed? (does the computer get to GRUB?), or does the computer do nothing at all?
First would be figuring out if its faulty hardware or bad software. to do this, either try starting a different distro/OS, or find out which driver your card is using and blacklist it :
Code:
blacklist "module_name"
just add this to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf replacing "module_name" by the name of the driver it uses.
 
Old 05-25-2010, 04:15 PM   #3
Honky
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2010
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
serafan,

ok I blacklisted the RTL8185L driver. I then installed the card and out of the 10 times I restarted the machine, 2x it did come up and the wireless was working. But the other times the startup did not work and stopped.

When it stops it it at the point where the "ubuntu" appears on the screen with the 5 dots that turn from white to red. It's like once the system is over that "hill" it works fine and the way I want it to... So maybe it is some sort of ubuntu problem that it does not want to recognise the wireless but sometimes misses it at start up.

Any further suggestions to make this work?

Cheers

Last edited by Honky; 05-25-2010 at 04:38 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 05:24 AM   #4
serafean
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Czech Republic
Distribution: Gentoo, Chakra
Posts: 871
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 103Reputation: 103
Hi, this is good new : the hardware doesn't seem dead :-)
On the other hand, if you wireless is working, then you have blacklisted the wrong driver.
I must admit I can't find any driver with that name, the only ralink drivers I found are :"RTL8192E" and "RTL8192U". Our goal here is to disable any driver that might try to enable the hardware, and then try them one by one, to see which one works best. What would be great is if you could start ubuntu in "safe mode" or anything without graphical boot, and see what error it throws out (it almost always does); that would ease debugging this issue a lot.
 
  


Reply

Tags
lucid, lynx, wireless, zyxel


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04) [ISPConfig 2] LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-02-2010 06:32 PM
LXer: What’s New in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-29-2010 03:10 AM
LXer: Ubuntu 10.04: Waiting for the Lucid Lynx LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-16-2010 04:10 AM
LXer: Ubuntu Lucid Lynx changes its spots LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-04-2010 09:00 PM
LXer: 15 Beautiful Wallpapers from Ubuntu Artwork Pool for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 02-23-2010 12:11 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration