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Old 07-17-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
rony2
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Ubuntu Stuck


I am trying to get Ubuntu working. At first my wireless wouldn't work but adding a driver fixed that. I accessed the network via Firefox and downloaded the updates with the download manager.

When I restart, after the logon, the system freezes with a blank orange screen with a blank white box in the upper left corner. I tried logging on using options to change the type of session but the same blank screen results.
 
Old 07-17-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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Do you know what exactly you have installed that caused the issue?
 
Old 07-17-2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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I followed a suggestion provided from an earlier post when I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognize my D-link DWL G510. This is what I did exactly;
installed ndiswrapper from the CD
copied the drivers to a new folder "dlink drivers" in my directory
cd'ed to the new folder
ran ndiswrapper -i mrv8k.inf
ran ndiswrapper -l (the new driver was there)
sudo ndiswrapper -m
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
gedit /etc/modules (added ndiswrapper after the last entry ans saved the file)

The network started to work and I could connect to the internet.

I then restarted.

Since this post I reinstalled Ubuntu and did the above procedure. This time I got the orange screen with the following message in the box in the upper left corner

"There was an error starting the GNOME settings daemon.
Some things such as sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.
The last error message was: Did not receive a reply. possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply time out expired, or the network connection was broken.
GNOME will try to restart the settings daemon next time you log in.

At this point the screen is frozen and all I can do is turn it off.
 
Old 07-20-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rony2 View Post
"There was an error starting the GNOME settings daemon.
Some things such as sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.
The last error message was: Did not receive a reply. possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply time out expired, or the network connection was broken.
GNOME will try to restart the settings daemon next time you log in.

At this point the screen is frozen and all I can do is turn it off.
Are you able to get to a virtual terminal by hitting ctrl + alt + F2? If so you can log in there and rmmod ndiswrapper to see if this is the problem, but I don't think ndiswrapper would freeze your system, but I guess it's possible.
If you can't even get to a virtual terminal, then boot up with the ubuntu live cd and mount your ubuntu partition like this:
open a terminal
sudo mkdir /mnt/ubuntu
sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/ubuntu (replace X with your ubuntu partition.)

Then run "sudo gedit /mnt/ubuntu/etc/modules" and remove the ndiswrapper line. Save the file and reboot into your ubuntu setup.

If removing ndiswrapper from starting does not fix it then it may be a problem with your graphics driver. Try removing ndiswrapper first.

I had that "There was an error starting the GNOME settings daemon." once, but I can't remember what fixed it. You could just try reinstalling gnome-settings-daemon via synaptic, but lets try one thing at a time.

Last edited by tommcd; 07-20-2008 at 10:52 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 10:43 AM   #5
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I was able to get the terminal screen with the "ctrl + alt + F2 but when I did the rmmod there was no response from the machine. I followed your instructions for using the live cd and removed the ndiswrapper. I was able to reboot to the hard drive so ndiswrapper was apparently the problem. Now the question is what do I use to access my network?
 
Old 08-07-2008, 01:30 AM   #6
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Now the question is what do I use to access my network?
Do you know what chipset your Dlink DWL G510 card uses? The Windows driver that you used for ndiswrapper should tell you. Or run "sudo lspci -v" and your wireless card should be near the end of that output. You can also run "sudo lshw" if you prefer that.
It seems that your card underwent several revisions with different wireless chipsets. Most references I found mentions the atheros driver, which you can easily install from system > administration > Hardware Drivers. This page says it uses madwifi driver (atheros) and it works:
http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_alles.php
This page mentions madwifi also for your card also:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ha...workCardsDlink
Several people around the Ubuntu forums used ndiswrapper without incedent:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...dlink+dwl+g510
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...dlink+dwl+g510

So find out what driver your card uses. If it is atheros I would go for that. It is better to run native linux drivers if possible.
If that fails then try ndiswrapper again, since it does work for at keast some people. You can always remove it again if you have problems.
The ndiswrapper wiki says your card works, and it mentions Marvell

and Atheros chips used for different revisions of your card.
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...3/id,list_c-f/
Here is the official install guide for ndiswrapper:
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...,installation/
Good luck. Write back with how you make out.

EDIT: It sems that from your post #3 that your card probably uses a marvell driver.
Quote:
ran ndiswrapper -i mrv8k.inf
So ndiswrapper may be the only way to go, unless someone knows of a native linux driver for that card.

Last edited by tommcd; 08-07-2008 at 01:39 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2008, 06:03 AM   #7
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As the post above indicates, looks like there's a couple of different chipsets for that card. If its one of the Atheros chipsets, it should be pretty easy to setup w/ Madwifi. Once you post your lspci output, hopefully some more help will follow.

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