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Old 04-24-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
l3ecl
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Ubuntu problem


I have a freshly installed ubuntu 9.10 but I can't connect wirelessly.

When I click on the network icon, there are no wireless networks available. (Disabled?)

And I've tried maybe activating it, but my Hardware Drivers come up empty.

wireless adapter


Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c018 Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 11)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
02:0a.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
 
Old 04-24-2010, 09:18 PM   #2
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02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
You need to find the driver for this.
Open up synaptic or whatever ubuntu is using and use the model you have as a search term.
Once you see the module, go to the ubuntu forums to see what was the most common way of installing and enabling the module.
Search "module name" in "howto" section.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by l3ecl View Post
I have a freshly installed ubuntu 9.10 but I can't connect wirelessly.

When I click on the network icon, there are no wireless networks available. (Disabled?)

And I've tried maybe activating it, but my Hardware Drivers come up empty.

wireless adapter


Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c018 Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 11)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
02:0a.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
Post:
Code:
sudo ifconfig
sudo iwconfig
sudo lspci
You may need to install specific driver.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 01:46 AM   #4
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Code:
sudo ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:ba:ad:c9:3c
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)
Interrupt:20 Base address:0xa400

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:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

Code:
sudo iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 IEEE 802.11-DS Mode:Managed
Encryption keyff

wlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS Mode:Managed
Encryption keyff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Code:
sudo lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 11)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
02:0a.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
 
Old 04-25-2010, 01:54 AM   #5
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You need to find the driver for this.
Open up synaptic or whatever ubuntu is using and use the model you have as a search term.
Once you see the module, go to the ubuntu forums to see what was the most common way of installing and enabling the module.
Search "module name" in "howto" section.
I went to synaptic manager but i did not know what to look for. i searched "d-link", "dlink", and "ethernet" but couldn't find anything. also i have the cd for d-link driver that i used in windows, is that cd still of use?
 
Old 04-25-2010, 02:08 AM   #6
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'D-Link' is the brand name. RTL8139 is the model.
Quote:
You need to find the driver for this.
Open up synaptic or whatever ubuntu is using and use the model you have as a search term.
Once you see the module, go to the ubuntu forums to see what was the most common way of installing and enabling the module.
Search "module name" in "howto" section.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 02:23 AM   #7
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'D-Link' is the brand name. RTL8139 is the model.
i just tried that too and nothing.

Code:
sudo lshw -C network
*-generic DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: Gammagraphx, Inc. (or missing ID)
vendor: Gammagraphx, Inc. (or missing ID)
physical id: a
bus info: pci@0000:02:0a.0
logical name: wifi0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm cap_list logical wireless ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=hostap firmware=0.0.0 latency=32 maxlatency=255 mingnt=255 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11-DS
resources: irq:22 memory:ef000000-ef000fff(prefetchable)
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8139 Ethernet
vendor: D-Link System Inc
physical id: c
bus info: pci@0000:02:0c.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:50:ba:ad:c9:3c
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=32 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:20 ioport:a400(size=256) memory:ed800000-ed8000ff
 
Old 04-25-2010, 05:29 AM   #8
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

http://www.google.com/search?q=Gamma...ient=firefox-a

Obviously, there are drivers for the device. If all else fails, try mepis or fedora as a live cd to see what the wireless output is. use that to find the correct driver.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 07:05 PM   #9
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i have the windows cd for the driver, but there are multiple .sys and .inf files.

what happens if i install using the wrong driver? is there a way to undo the installation like windows? im thinking of solving this via trial and error but would like to undo the install everytime it doesnt work
 
Old 04-26-2010, 07:30 PM   #10
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the driver you need for your 'Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)' wifi connection, as per your lspci output is described in the following link: http://wiki.debian.org/linux-wlan-ng . While it is from debian - ubuntu is debian based - it should work, and it should be on your ubuntu cd/dvd or you should be able to download it.

Post back here if you have problems or questions.

Cheers
 
  


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