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Old 01-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Question HP pavilion dv6000, OS linux, problem: wireless driver, How do I make it work?


I have changed my OS from Windows 7 ultimate to Ubuntu 11.10 and since the change the Wi-Fi card has not been working, when the Wi-Fi card is on the light will become blue, but no matter where the switch is the light is orange and I am forced to use an Ethernet cable to access the internet. when on Windows the card would work just fine. If anyone could help me i would greatly appreciate it.
 
Old 01-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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Try right clicking the little network icon on the taskbar and make sure that "enable wireless" is ticked. If not, tick it.

Also, try going to your menu, find System Settings, Networking and find the wireless tab. If the box is empty, click "new" and then continue to edit it.

Or, open a terminal as root and type this, I believe it is:

sudo ifup wlan0

That is assuming your wireless device is configured with wlan0. If not, just change to the dev name for your wireless card instead.

---------- Post added 01-20-12 at 08:07 PM ----------

Try right clicking the little network icon on the taskbar and make sure that "enable wireless" is ticked. If not, tick it.

Also, try going to your menu, find System Settings, Networking and find the wireless tab. If the box is empty, click "new" and then continue to edit it.

Or, open a terminal as root and type this, I believe it is:

sudo ifup wlan0

That is assuming your wireless device is configured with wlan0. If not, just change to the dev name for your wireless card instead.
 
Old 01-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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The "enable wireless" is on since i switched over but yet no wi-fi, and i have tried the manual way of setting up the wifi and i tried the code and it does not work
 
Old 01-21-2012, 03:50 AM   #4
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Okay, maybe this command in a terminal:

sudo ifconfig -wlan0

If that doesn't work just do
sudo ifconfig -help
and it will list some other options or the right command line to try and get it going. Also, I know that the rc.config file in the /etc or /var folder is what you need to alter so if you can find that, try opening as a text file as sudo "sudo cd /etc/rc.config"
and that might help you change something?
 
Old 01-24-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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This is what i got from the command " sudo ifconfig -help "
Quote:
Usage:
ifconfig [-a] [-v] [-s] <interface> [[<AF>] <address>]
[add <address>[/<prefixlen>]]
[del <address>[/<prefixlen>]]
[[-]broadcast [<address>]] [[-]pointopoint [<address>]]
[netmask <address>] [dstaddr <address>] [tunnel <address>]
[outfill <NN>] [keepalive <NN>]
[hw <HW> <address>] [metric <NN>] [mtu <NN>]
[[-]trailers] [[-]arp] [[-]allmulti]
[multicast] [[-]promisc]
[mem_start <NN>] [io_addr <NN>] [irq <NN>] [media <type>]
[txqueuelen <NN>]
[[-]dynamic]
[up|down] ...

<HW>=Hardware Type.
List of possible hardware types:
loop (Local Loopback) slip (Serial Line IP) cslip (VJ Serial Line IP)
slip6 (6-bit Serial Line IP) cslip6 (VJ 6-bit Serial Line IP) adaptive (Adaptive Serial Line IP)
strip (Metricom Starmode IP) ash (Ash) ether (Ethernet)
tr (16/4 Mbps Token Ring) tr (16/4 Mbps Token Ring (New)) ax25 (AMPR AX.25)
netrom (AMPR NET/ROM) rose (AMPR ROSE) tunnel (IPIP Tunnel)
ppp (Point-to-Point Protocol) hdlc ((Cisco)-HDLC) lapb (LAPB)
arcnet (ARCnet) dlci (Frame Relay DLCI) frad (Frame Relay Access Device)
sit (IPv6-in-IPv4) fddi (Fiber Distributed Data Interface) hippi (HIPPI)
irda (IrLAP) ec (Econet) x25 (generic X.25)
eui64 (Generic EUI-64)
<AF>=Address family. Default: inet
List of possible address families:
unix (UNIX Domain) inet (DARPA Internet) inet6 (IPv6)
ax25 (AMPR AX.25) netrom (AMPR NET/ROM) rose (AMPR ROSE)
ipx (Novell IPX) ddp (Appletalk DDP) ec (Econet)
ash (Ash) x25 (CCITT X.25)
 
Old 01-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #6
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Since the wireless device in the DV6000 is a Broadcom device and will most likely not have the necessary firmware installed by default, have you launched the "Additional Drivers" application and installed the driver/firmware for that device?
 
Old 01-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Yes I have tried the "Additional Drivers" app and installed the driver and it says it's ready but the light remains orange
 
Old 01-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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what is the output of
Quote:
sudo lspci
and
Quote:
sudo ifconfig -a
 
Old 01-24-2012, 08:27 PM   #9
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Code: sudeo lspci
Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
05:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
05:05.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
05:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
05:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
05:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection (rev 02)
code: sudo ifconfig -a
Quote:
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:be:7c:fe
inet addr:192.168.1.106 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::216:36ff:febe:7cfe/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:96857 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:92523 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:90649707 (90.6 MB) TX bytes:15918335 (15.9 MB)

ham0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 7a:79:05:40:7b:99
inet addr:5.64.123.153 Bcast:5.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: 2620:9b::540:7b99/96 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fe80::7879:5ff:fe40:7b99/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1404 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:90 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:500
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:17962 (17.9 KB)

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: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:200 (200.0 B) TX bytes:200 (200.0 B)
 
Old 01-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #10
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you have a bcm4311 wireless card maybe this will help

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx
 
Old 01-24-2012, 10:07 PM   #11
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I tired everything on that list and no luck what so ever
 
  


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