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    wireless not working


    ok having issues with a friends laptop, hes got a Intel 4965 AGN wireless card, and we have tried to get it working with feisty for a while now, and we tried many different ways. Its a toshiba satellite a205-s4617 if it helps.

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    I see that iwlwifi drivers are included in Ubuntu, but not sure if they are the right ones to work with 4965 AGN. If you need the driver, see here...
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    I don't know what you've tried and haven't. Open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    lsmod
    and see if there is a iwlwifi driver loaded. Also do:
    Code:
    ifconfig
    And post the output here please.
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    okay hey dapper dan im the friend hes talking about im duel booting between vista and ubuntu 7.04 feisty if that helps and heres the info u asked for.

    lsmod
    Code:
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ipv6                  268960  10 
    binfmt_misc            12680  1 
    rfcomm                 40856  0 
    l2cap                  25856  5 rfcomm
    bluetooth              55908  4 rfcomm,l2cap
    ppdev                  10116  0 
    i915                   24448  2 
    drm                    81044  3 i915
    acpi_cpufreq           10056  1 
    cpufreq_userspace       5408  0 
    cpufreq_stats           7360  0 
    cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        9228  1 
    freq_table              5792  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    cpufreq_conservative     8200  0 
    tc1100_wmi              8068  0 
    pcc_acpi               13184  0 
    dev_acpi               12292  0 
    sony_acpi               6284  0 
    video                  16388  0 
    sbs                    15652  0 
    i2c_ec                  6016  1 sbs
    i2c_core               22656  1 i2c_ec
    dock                   10268  0 
    button                  8720  0 
    battery                10756  0 
    container               5248  0 
    ac                      6020  0 
    asus_acpi              17308  0 
    backlight               7040  1 asus_acpi
    nls_utf8                3072  2 
    ntfs                  107764  2 
    ndiswrapper           194608  0 
    sbp2                   23812  0 
    parport_pc             36388  0 
    lp                     12452  0 
    parport                36936  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    fuse                   46612  0 
    af_packet              23816  4 
    joydev                 10816  0 
    snd_hda_intel          21912  1 
    snd_hda_codec         205056  1 snd_hda_intel
    snd_pcm_oss            44544  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          17408  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                79876  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           4740  0 
    pcmcia                 39212  0 
    snd_seq_oss            32896  0 
    snd_seq_midi            9600  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25472  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      8448  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                52592  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              23684  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          9100  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    uvcvideo               42500  0 
    videodev               28160  1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat            15236  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    snd                    54020  12 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    sdhci                  18700  0 
    soundcore               8672  1 snd
    yenta_socket           27532  1 
    rsrc_nonstatic         14080  1 yenta_socket
    sky2                   43528  0 
    mmc_core               26756  1 sdhci
    v4l2_common            25216  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    tifm_7xx1               8704  0 
    tifm_core              11140  1 tifm_7xx1
    iTCO_wdt               11812  0 
    psmouse                38920  0 
    snd_page_alloc         10888  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    pcmcia_core            40852  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    intel_agp              25244  1 
    agpgart                35400  3 drm,intel_agp
    iTCO_vendor_support     4868  1 iTCO_wdt
    serio_raw               7940  0 
    shpchp                 34324  0 
    pci_hotplug            32576  1 shpchp
    evdev                  11008  4 
    tsdev                   8768  0 
    ext2                   66824  1 
    mbcache                 9604  1 ext2
    sg                     36252  0 
    sr_mod                 17060  0 
    cdrom                  37664  1 sr_mod
    sd_mod                 23428  5 
    ata_piix               15492  4 
    ata_generic             9092  0 
    libata                125720  2 ata_piix,ata_generic
    scsi_mod              142348  5 sbp2,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
    ehci_hcd               34188  0 
    generic                 5124  0 [permanent]
    ohci1394               36528  0 
    ieee1394              299448  2 sbp2,ohci1394
    uhci_hcd               25360  0 
    usbcore               134280  5 ndiswrapper,uvcvideo,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    thermal                14856  0 
    processor              31048  2 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan                     5636  0 
    fbcon                  42656  0 
    tileblit                3584  1 fbcon
    font                    9216  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 6912  1 fbcon
    softcursor              3200  1 bitblit
    vesafb                  9220  0 
    capability              5896  0 
    commoncap               8192  1 capability
    ifconfig
    Code:
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:A0:D1:73:97:E7  
              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:17 
    
    eth0:avah Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:A0:D1:73:97:E7  
              inet addr:169.254.10.123  Bcast:169.254.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              Interrupt:17 
    
    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:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:722 (722.0 b)  TX bytes:722 (722.0 b)

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    Let's try something...

    From the command line, do:
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    sudo modprobe iwlwifi
    If it returns no errors, do:
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    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    Then:
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig
    ...again and see if wlan0 is a new device listed there... If we got lucky and there is, proceed to the Ubuntu wireless configuration utility and complete the configuration. If iwlwifi will not load, then I think you will then need to download and compile the one linked for 4965 AGN.

    Please keep in mind that I've never used this device or driver. I'm only telling you how I would proceed if I was in your situation, which may or may not be the best way to go about solving the problem...
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    okay that didnt work i received the following error and thanks for trying to help me get this figured out im really new to linux

    Code:
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe iwlwifi
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    nick@nick-laptop:~$

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    okay I dont know if this will help with solving the problem but i just tried to follow this tutorial Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN and i got this in return. I received Error 1 when i tried excuting the make comand

    Code:
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe mac80211
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo wget \
    >   http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17.tgz
    --19:44:07--  http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17.tgz
               => `iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17.tgz'
    Resolving intellinuxwireless.org... 204.253.143.234
    Connecting to intellinuxwireless.org|204.253.143.234|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 83,700 (82K) [application/x-gzip]
    
    100%[====================================>] 83,700        68.28K/s             
    
    19:44:08 (68.13 KB/s) - `iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17.tgz' saved [83700/83700]
    
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo tar xvf iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17.tgz
    iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17/
    iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17/iwlwifi-4965.ucode
    iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17/LICENSE.iwlwifi-4965-ucode
    iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17/README.iwlwifi-4965-ucode
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo cp iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17/iwlwifi-4965.ucode /lib/firmware/
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo wget \
    >   http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-1.0.0.tgz
    --19:45:11--  http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-1.0.0.tgz
               => `iwlwifi-1.0.0.tgz'
    Resolving intellinuxwireless.org... 204.253.143.234
    Connecting to intellinuxwireless.org|204.253.143.234|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 216,532 (211K) [application/x-gzip]
    
    100%[====================================>] 216,532       72.59K/s             
    
    19:45:14 (72.32 KB/s) - `iwlwifi-1.0.0.tgz' saved [216532/216532]
    
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo tar xvf iwlwifi-1.0.0.tgz
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/GIT_SHA1
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/LICENSE
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/LICENSE.GPL
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/LICENSE.BSD
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/README.iwlwifi
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/INSTALL
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/ISSUES
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/CHANGES
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/.keep
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/01-queue_delayed_work.sh
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/02-cancel_delayed_work.sh
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/03-isr.patch
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/d80211-v1.patch
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/02-kcompat_delayed_work.patch
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/04-rx_flag_radiotap.patch
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/05-delayed_work_define.patch
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/patches/wlan_80211.patch
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-hw.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-3945-hw.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-4965-hw.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-commands.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-eeprom.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/base.c
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwlwifi.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-priv.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-debug.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-3945-rs.c
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-3945-rs.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-4965-rs.c
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-4965-rs.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/Kconfig
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/Makefile
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-3945.c
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-3945.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-4965.c
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-4965.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-channel.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-helpers.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-io.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/origin/iwl-spectrum.h
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/Makefile
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/scripts/
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/scripts/patch_kernel
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/scripts/check_kernel
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/scripts/determine_compat
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/scripts/generate_compatible
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/scripts/make_snapshot
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/load
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/unload
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/dvals
    iwlwifi-1.0.0/FILES
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo cd iwlwifi-1.0.0 
    sudo: cd: command not found
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ sudo cp iwlwifi-1.0.0
    cp: missing destination file operand after `iwlwifi-1.0.0'
    Try `cp --help' for more information.
    nick@nick-laptop:~$ cd iwlwifi-1.0.0 
    nick@nick-laptop:~/iwlwifi-1.0.0$ sudo make
    Makefile:20: 
    Makefile:21: WARNING: $SHELL not set to bash.
    Makefile:22: If you experience build errors, try
    Makefile:23: 'make SHELL=/bin/bash'.
    Makefile:24: 
    Kernel Makefile not found at '/lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/source'
    make: *** [compatible/kversion] Error 1
    nick@nick-laptop:~/iwlwifi-1.0.0$ sudo make SHELL=/bin/bash
    Kernel Makefile not found at '/lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/source'
    make: *** [compatible/kversion] Error 1
    nick@nick-laptop:~/iwlwifi-1.0.0$

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    Similar problem with a Intel 3945

    I am having problems with the Intel 3945 wireless on a dv6000 and an almost new(3 day) installation of Ubuntu Feisty. The wireless does work but it is very slow. Roughly a third the speed which it runs at under XP. I also have intermittent connction problems. Sometimes I'll boot up and the wireless card sees my netgear router, but will not connect. I turn ipw3945 off/on a couple times with modprobe and it seems to help sometimes. I thought maybe installing Intel's iwlwifi for the 3945 and 4965 might help. I followed the instructions in the installation readme which Rapid followed and got the exact same return. I read the Readme that came with the firmware microcode -README.iwlwifi-3945-ucode. Kernel firmware_loader infrastructure is mentioned in this document. I am not sure whether this is part of the feisty kernel. I am not sure how I would check this. Would this cause a problem with compiling? Do I need a newer kernel? Can I recompile the kernel with the features included. I am new to Ubuntu (3 days) but used Slackware for awhile about 8 years ago I am unfamiliar with the utilities that are used for configuring and compiling a kernel. Are there any documents online discussing kernel building? I believe mac80211 v8 is required for this driver to work as well. I did check to see whether this module was running, I don't remember how I did it. I couldn't tell what version was running though. An help or pointers will be appreciated.

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    hey pompolli ya i got mine to work awhile ago forgot to reply. what worked for me is downloading the gusty kernel but not the gusty updates then did the wifi drivers in Zoltans blog dont have time to find the links i used now just moved into college and busey hope this helps

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