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Old 12-11-2015, 09:17 AM   #16
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[jim4305@localhost ~]$ dmesg | grep -iC 3 "bcma"
[ 0.000000] hub 1-1:1.0: 4 ports detected
[ 0.000000] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000b00-0x0000000000000b07 SystemIO conflicts with Region \_SB_.PCI0.SMBS.SMB0 1 (20130725/utaddress-251)
[ 0.000000] ACPI: If an ACPI driver is available for this device, you should use it instead of the native driver
[ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Found chip with id 0xA886, rev 0x01 and package 0x08
[ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x800, rev 0x28, class 0x0)
[ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x812, rev 0x21, class 0x0)
[ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 2 found: PCIe (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x820, rev 0x16, class 0x0)
[ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 3 found: UNKNOWN (manuf 0x43B, id 0x368, rev 0x00, class 0x0)
[ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Bus registered
[ 0.000000] kvm: Nested Virtualization enabled
[ 0.000000] kvm: Nested Paging enabled
[ 0.000000] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[jim4305@localhost ~]$
 
Old 12-11-2015, 09:37 AM   #17
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[jim4305@localhost ~]$ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:8C:FA:89:EB:8C
inet addr:192.168.1.250 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: 2602:306:338d:25e0:28c:faff:fe89:eb8c/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fe80::28c:faff:fe89:eb8c/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1808 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1462 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:925376 (903.6 KiB) TX bytes:184831 (180.4 KiB)

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:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 b) TX bytes:240 (240.0 b)
 
Old 12-11-2015, 09:55 AM   #18
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Here are all your requests. Did you see rfkill command was not found? I copied dmesg onto a file. It is very long as you suspected. Give me an email and I could send the file to you.

Someone asked me to reboot the wireless by FN+F12 on a boot. I am familiar with the wireless and do not see any other wireless on the list as usual so it is the pc not the wireless coming into the building.

So now you have all the data tell me how I can get the wireless to work again. It sounds like the internal wireless card you mentioned before. How can I get it to work again?

Thanks for all your help.
 
Old 12-11-2015, 04:20 PM   #19
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Did you see rfkill command was not found?
Yes, please open the Synaptic package manager and see if the package "rfkill" is installed. If not please install it and run the command again. Post any results.

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I copied dmesg onto a file. It is very long as you suspected. Give me an email and I could send the file to you.
You might be able create a text file, copy and the paste the information on to it and then upload it as an attachment in your next post.

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So now you have all the data tell me how I can get the wireless to work again. It sounds like the internal wireless card you mentioned before. How can I get it to work again?
First, install the "rfkill" package, run the command I gave you and see if there are any blocks (which I kind of doubt there will be.) Please post the results. If not, from what I see here and here, you need the "bcmwl-kernel-source" package for your wireless adapter to work. Again, please bring up Synaptic and install this package (if it isn't already) and reboot your laptop. Also, from what I understand, your adapter is a dual wireless and bluetooth device. There is a thread here concerning the bluetooth aspect of this device but from what I have read it's difficult to get it working. However, you may not have this problem or even need bluetooth functionality.

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Thanks for all your help.
You're welcome, hope it works.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 12-11-2015 at 04:25 PM. Reason: Added information/Correction.
 
Old 12-11-2015, 05:03 PM   #20
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I installed rfkill and here is the result.

Jim

rfkill
Usage: rfkill [options] command
Options:
--version show version (0.5)
Commands:
help
event
list [IDENTIFIER]
block IDENTIFIER
unblock IDENTIFIER
where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of:
<idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm nfc
 
Old 12-11-2015, 05:14 PM   #21
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Hi...

You forgot the word "list"...

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rfkill list
Regards...
 
Old 12-11-2015, 06:55 PM   #22
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I use Synaptic regularly to update the files but never have done more so you need to walk me through the process to install the two files you mentioned. I see the instructions how to install but need more help than that.

I wonder... since I downloaded the PCLinuxOS from a dvd can I just re-install it again and get the system to work? I have done that before and it wiped out all old files so I could start again fresh.

I also see where they can install a new card in the laptop... would that solve the problem??
 
Old 12-11-2015, 08:32 PM   #23
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I use Synaptic regularly to update the files but never have done more so you need to walk me through the process to install the two files you mentioned. I see the instructions how to install but need more help than that.
If installing the package through Synaptic will solve the problem, it shouldn't involve more than finding "bcmwl-kernel-source" in the list of packages and then marking it for installation and then installing it. It may want to grab additional packages, that's fine, let it do that. After it gets done installing, reboot your system and see if it works.

Beyond that, I don't think I'll be able to help you much.

Also, what did rfkill say?

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I wonder... since I downloaded the PCLinuxOS from a dvd can I just re-install it again and get the system to work? I have done that before and it wiped out all old files so I could start again fresh.
You can try that if you desire but I can't guarantee it will resolve the issue.

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I also see where they can install a new card in the laptop... would that solve the problem??
Not necessarily. It would be easier, I think, to purchase a USB adapter. I've had pretty good experiences with this one here. As shown in their list of supported distributions, if you are running any of the versions of PCLinuxOS below, it should work "out of the box"...

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PCLinuxOS 2013.7, 2013.715, 2013.10, 2013.12, 2014.04, 2014.05, 2014.07, 2014.08, 2014.12
Of course, there are more brands and models to choose from but the key is to purchase an adapter that has good native support in Linux, preferably without having to install drivers.

Regards...

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