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Old 09-15-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 10.04 - Compaq Presario V6000 wi-fi


I need help trying to get my internet to work on my Ubuntu partition. I really wanna use Ubuntu again and like...I just can't use the internet. I tried asking this on Ubuntu Forums.org but literally NO ONE tried to help me.

Can someone please help me out here?

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Old 09-15-2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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Hello,

First of all, can you please remove the code that you have posted in your first post? It is a lot of useless information. Post the output of the following commands for me:
Code:
lspci
lsmod
ifconfig
iwconfig
Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 09-17-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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Ok here ya go, sir.

Code:
dean@WalterMcIntosh:~$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
binfmt_misc             6587  1 
ppdev                   5259  0 
joydev                  8740  0 
snd_hda_codec_conexant    22705  1 
fbcon                  35102  71 
tileblit                1999  1 fbcon
font                    7557  1 fbcon
bitblit                 4707  1 fbcon
softcursor              1189  1 bitblit
vga16fb                11385  0 
vgastate                8961  1 vga16fb
snd_hda_intel          22069  2 
snd_hda_codec          74201  2 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep               5412  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss            35308  0 
snd_mixer_oss          13746  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                70694  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy           1338  0 
arc4                    1153  2 
snd_seq_oss            26722  0 
snd_seq_midi            4557  0 
snd_rawmidi            19056  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      6003  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                47263  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              19098  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          5700  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
i915                  288611  3 
b43                   163556  0 
drm_kms_helper         29329  1 i915
mac80211              205402  1 b43
snd                    54244  16 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm                   162377  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
intel_agp              24375  2 i915
cfg80211              126144  2 b43,mac80211
led_class               2864  1 b43
soundcore               6620  1 snd
psmouse                63677  0 
serio_raw               3978  0 
i2c_algo_bit            5028  1 i915
agpgart                31724  2 drm,intel_agp
snd_page_alloc          7076  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
video                  17375  1 i915
output                  1871  1 video
lp                      7028  0 
parport                32635  2 ppdev,lp
e100                   28211  0 
mii                     4381  1 e100
ahci                   32360  2 
ssb                    38934  1 b43
Code:
dean@WalterMcIntosh:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:36:bc:b6:56  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:76 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:76 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:5840 (5.8 KB)  TX bytes:5840 (5.8 KB)
Code:
dean@WalterMcIntosh:~$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
lspci didn't return anything.

Thanks, man
-Dean
 
Old 09-17-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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Bump. *_*
 
Old 09-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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Come on, guys...I REALLY wanna use Ubuntu -- it's so much better than Windows XP...I can actually surf the web securely...That's all I want, dudes...What gives?!
 
Old 09-17-2011, 04:03 PM   #6
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Is this a fresh install with a desktop?
Have you tried plugging in a patch cable to see if you get to the internet?
 
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:11 PM   #7
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I don't have a patch cable -- I can only use the wireless....but I can't...

Oh yeah! It is a fresh install -- Ubuntu 10.04
 
Old 09-17-2011, 04:59 PM   #8
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dean@WalterMcIntosh:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

iwconfig is for your wireless connection. Did you set it up?
Are you trying to connect to a wireless router?
Do you use WPA or WPA2?
Do you have the key?

For right now I would tell you to get a patch cord and plug into the router and see if you can get to the internet.

I dunno, I thought that ubuntu had to have internet access to complete the install.

Try the patch cord first.
 
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:24 PM   #9
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I don't have a patch cable...I just don't have one, man. I'm connecting to a wireless router -- I don't require a WPA jawn or WEP. It's unsecured.

I don't understand how to set it up, man. That's why I'm on here............

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Old 09-17-2011, 05:46 PM   #10
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You have the b43 module loaded into the kernel, which means that you most likely have a WLAN device with BCM43XX chipset. This chipset needs firmware that is normally not installed by default. Put in your Ubuntu CD, then open the "Additional Drivers" program and install the needed firmware. After that you should be able to connect to the network using the network manager.

By the way, this is a forum where people are trying to help in there free time without charging you anything. Bumping a thread within less than 24 hours is considered rude here, especially if you give no extra information in that bumping posts. If you need help really urgently then pay for support.
 
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:49 PM   #11
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That makes sense. I apologize for my rudeness. Thank you, guys.
 
Old 09-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #12
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Shat! I forgot that I installed it using a flash drive....How do I get drivers off of a flash drive? Is that even possible? I tried doing the hardware drivers thing under Administrative thing under system and it failed. How do I do that, mang?

EDIT: I thought I could do it considering when I boot up from the flash drive partition it does have the drivers available to install. I just don't know how to get them FROM the flashdrive itself. Is that even possible?

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Old 09-17-2011, 06:28 PM   #13
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On my compaq 3045 there is a special function key at the bottom left, hold that down and click your "f" (f keys at the top) showing your wireless hardware connection.

Mine turns on a blue LED beside the hard drive light (top middle above keyboard) to show the hardware is working.

After that try:
https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/interne...onnecting.html

you will need to enter the SSID (That's the network name as created in the wireless router or access point) and the key (that's the password you have configured for the wireless security. I know you said that your didn't have one. You should really set one up.
 
Old 09-17-2011, 06:45 PM   #14
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I've tried all that stuff minus the function key -- I don't know which one it is or if I even have it. However when I boot up in Windows XP my blue LED light for my wireless is on blue, when I boot up in Ubuntu it's orange/red (depending on your color-blindness). I'm not sure what function key this is....f3 say "www."
 
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Search for packages (ending in .deb) on the flash disk containing b43 in the name, like b43-fwcutter and try to install them.
 
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