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Hi all, I am fairly new to the world of Linux and could use some assistance. I recently upgraded a laptop from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04. After restarting the system ...
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    Upgrading disabled my wireless connectivity


    Hi all, I am fairly new to the world of Linux and could use some assistance. I recently upgraded a laptop from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04. After restarting the system I somehow lost wireless connectivity.

    The wireless card is an older D-Link (I can get more info on it when Iím not at work). The laptop is a Toshiba, also an older model with a Pentium Centrino and 2gb ram.

    When I enter the network tools folder in the admin dropdown I can see wlan0 yet is set to being inactive. Like I say I am still very new to the Linux world so if there is any additional info I can provide pleas feel free to let me know.

    Thanks

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    Welcome aboard!

    How did you go about performing the upgrade? What steps did you go through? I only ask because if you skip release versions, things can stop working properly.
    Aside from that, take a look at this page: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html
    Post back here with all of the requested info.
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    I did the upgrade through the updates window I believe was under the applications dropdown menu. I was prompted that 10.04 was available for me to upgrade so I basically followed the on screen steps for the upgrade.

    I was only running 8.04 for two days trying to get the feel of it.

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    If you were only using 8.04 for 2 days, then is it safe to assume that you don't have anything important saved?
    If not, it might just be easier to do a clean install of 10.04.
    Your wireless drivers should have a good chance of being detected/installed out-of-the-box.
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    Nothing important at all. I will try doing a fresh install and see what happens.

    Thanks.

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    So a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and I still am unable to get the wierless card to function. I did all of the searching that I know how through network tools and the network icon in the upper right corner to locate and establish a connection yet still am notified that the wireless network is disabled. (sorry for the bad spelling on wireless so many times)

    I have now run "lspci -knn" through a terminal and received the following;

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
    Kernel modules: iwl3945
    07:06.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller [104c:8039]
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    Kernel modules: yenta_socket
    07:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:803a]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
    Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394
    07:06.2 Mass storage controller [0180]: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) [104c:803b]
    Kernel driver in use: tifm_7xx1
    Kernel modules: tifm_7xx1
    07:06.3 SD Host controller [0805]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller [104c:803c]
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    07:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection [8086:1092] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: e100
    Kernel modules: e100
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0013] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: ath5k
    Kernel modules: ath5k

    I appologize if any information was lost, I am currently working through windows and transfering .txt files from one machine to another.

    Thanks again for the help.

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    This might help since you're transferring files:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tml#post701169

    Download the script and transfer that to your Linux machine. Follow the steps in the link.
    Once you have the resulting .txt file, post it back here.
    Just to make it easier to read, post it in
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    Ubuntu 8.04 automatically installed the proprietary firmware and driver required for such chip sets as Broadcom. This was changed in later versions so that you have to go to the system->preferences->hardware drivers (or something like that) and install the proprietary bits yourself. When I updated to 10.10 and later, I had to do that myself, on the same system that 8.04 and 9.04 worked out-of-the-box with the wireless hardware in my Dell D630 laptop. If you need more help, go here (assuming this is a PCI and not a USB device) and select the chip set your wireless uses: PCI - Linux Wireless
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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